How data and connectivity solutions can revolutionize the responder workflow

*Disclaimer: Posts here reflect thoughts and views of my own, and do not always reflect those of our venture investment firm, TechNexus. TechNexus, through one of our corporate partners, is an investor in a few of the ventures mentioned below.*

Over the past couple decades, improvements in internet speed and our understanding and utilization of data have transformed much of our daily lives. We went from playing board games to playing multi-player RPG on our iPhones. …


Dissecting the wildfire response workflow through the lens of ventures

*Disclaimer: Posts here reflect thoughts and views of my own, and do not always reflect those of our venture investment firm, TechNexus.*

Not every fire is bad — in fact, prescribed and managed fires are necessary for proper forest management. They create the black-and-green checkerboard across the forest and serve as natural dampers to lower the fire intensity when flames do occur in dry conditions. The “good” fires, therefore, are an effective one-step-backward-for-two-steps-forward approach in disaster management.

However, the reality is that this is much easier said than done. Whereas…


Lessons COVID-19 is teaching us about work and life

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No one saw Coronavirus coming. We all wish it never happened. But it did. And it’s significantly impacted our daily lives as we all navigate through the professional, personal, and social implications of a global pandemic. Luckily enough, it’s also allowing us to re-imagine and re-evaluate our fundamental assumptions about how to work and live. Here are my perspectives:

Work

The primary motives for working with people in physical proximity are twofold: communication and productivity. It’s just easier to bounce off ideas, hold meetings, monitor the progress of projects when you…


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Crisis by definition represents a stark deviation from the norm, and deviations often create a lot of noise. Are we in a health crisis, or a financial crisis, or both? Is cash king? Should I sell all my stocks right now, or buy the dips instead? Is the Fed serious with the $2tn bail-out package? Is that why the S&P 500 is back up to 2,900 so quickly when there are 6.5m+ job losses claimed? Is this the stage for Bitcoin to finally shine as a truly deflationary hedge mechanism in the digital era? But why has the supposedly uncorrelated…


*Disclaimer: Posts here reflect thoughts and views of my own, and do not always reflect those of our venture investment firm, TechNexus.*

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My selfish reasoning for rarecasional jaywalking has always been that the traffic system is not flexible. If, in principle, the traffic system were to optimize for orderly and efficient movement of vehicles and pedestrians, then maybe I could determine to jaywalk when I do not see any cars in my vicinity and can ensure my own safety. Albeit by failing to abide by law, my actions are not agitating — heck, I’m actually improving the Pareto efficiency curve!


I recently moved to a venture investing role at TechNexus. Our value proposition as a VC lies in providing large enterprises with creative corporate strategies by way of jointly investing in early-stage (Seed- / Series A) start-ups that are redefining and/or reimagining traditional business models across industries. We actively invest in public safety, aviation, audio and fitness, and look forward to partnering with more corporate partners to accelerate their next phases of growth.

As with every new job, there is much to learn. I have never really been a writer myself, but by writing I’d like to engage with the…

Eugene Bock

early-stage vc @technexus investing in the future of urban tech, audio, fitness, aviation

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