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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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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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Intel Capital adds Ossia to its portfolio

Intel Capital today announced a new crop of tech startups it is now backing, including two companies in the Seattle region. Separately from the $62 million funding, Intel Capital also announced today that it just added Ossia, a Redmond-based six-year-old company that is quietly building technology that can charge electronic devices wirelessly, to its portfolio.

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Commodore Partners’ Court Westcott Featured Speaker at 2014 InsideAR Conference

InsideAR Munich 2014 took place from October 29th to 30th in the Kleine Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. More than 1000 participants joined Metaio for the most exciting Augmented Reality Conference worldwide. Court Westcott discussed how computer vision will disrupt the search engine by changing the origination point from where queries begin.

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