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Westcott LLC

Carl Westcott founded Westcott LLC in 1996 as an entrepreneurial private investment platform. Westcott LLC makes opportunistic investments across a broad array of industries and business models.

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Commodore Partners Ltd.

Founded in 2002, Commodore Partners is a Westcott-owned private equity firm that focuses on venture capital investments and the acquisition and development of real estate.

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Commodore Development LLC

Commodore Development LLC is a Westcott-owned development firm formed to develop the real estate assets of Commodore Partners and the Westcott family.

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Carl H. Westcott

Carl H. Westcott is Chairman of Westcott LLC and General Partner of Commodore Partners, Ltd., a real estate holding and development company.

In 1986, Mr. Westcott founded Westcott Communications. The company delivered education, training and information to various markets via interactive classrooms, private satellite television, and videotape. The company was sold in 1996 to KIII.

He founded First Extended Service Corporation in 1978, a processing firm for auto dealerships. FESC merged with AON Insurance Company in 2002.

He was a majority shareholder in Digital Witness which was formed in 2001 to develop and market video software solutions. The company was acquired by Westec Interactive Security, Inc. in November 2007.

He devotes much of his time to the Westcott Foundation. In 2003 Mr. Westcott received the Horatio Alger Award and was inducted as a Lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

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Meta grabs $23M to keep riding the wave of augmented reality excitement

Meta has raised $23 million in new funding for a similar technology.

Meta’s headset is like a pair of big sunglasses equipped with sensors and projectors. While wearing it, a “pioneer” (what Meta calls its beta users) sees a virtually constructed world and can interact with elements in it. For a great overview of this, check out VentureBeat’s take on Microsoft’s HoloLens headset we tested last week, which takes a very similar approach to augmented reality.

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Ossia Raises $10M From KDDI And Others To Help Bring Wireless Power To Japan

Real, practical wireless power is still more fantasy than fact for most, but Ossia has a new strategic partner that could help accelerate its transition to wider availability and usefulness. Japan’s KDDI, the country’s second-largest wireless carrier, has participated in Ossia’s recent $10 million raise, which will help Ossia spur the development of its Cota wireless power technology.

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Expect Labs Raises $13M Series A to Bring Intelligent Voice Interfaces to Every Device and Application

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Expect Labs, the creator of the MindMeld platform for building intelligent voice interfaces, today announced that it has raised a $13 million Series A financing. This financing round was led by IDG Ventures and a subsidiary of USAA, and also includes Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, Telefonica Digital, Liberty Global Ventures, Fenox Ventures, Westcott LLC, and Quest Venture Partners. These investors join Expect Labs’ existing investors Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and KPG Ventures to bring the total funding for the company to $15.4 million.

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Augmented Reality and Advertising: The Future is Closer Than You Think

Court Westcott of Commodore Partners predicts that within 5 years, 50 percent of all search queries will be speech or image-based. This will take content marketing to a whole new level when it comes to inspiring, motivating and developing relationships between brands and customers.

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