Post Tagged with: "Meta Materials"

Meta Faces Potential Class Action Lawsuit

Meta Faces Potential Class Action Lawsuit

January 12, 2022 at 12:49 pm

Since last we spoke of Dartmouth-based Meta Materials, it has become the target of both a scathing short-seller’s report and a potential class action lawsuit. Both developments were reported in the local mainstream press — by SaltWire’s Newfoundland-based Barbara Dean-Simmons¬†and the CBC’s Paul Withers — which I note because neitherRead More

Meta Materials Goes to Vegas

Meta Materials Goes to Vegas

January 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm

CES 2022, this year’s iteration of the annual consumer electronics trade show that bills itself as “the most influential tech event in the world,” was a “beast,” according to Tech Crunch, despite COVID concerns that cut in-person attendance to 40,000 from 180,000 in 2019 and caused some major companies —Read More

Innovacorp: Which Way Out?

Innovacorp: Which Way Out?

December 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm

This week, I thought I’d give myself a bit of a break, research-wise, by focusing on Innovacorp’s exits between 2011-2012 and 2020-2021. If you’re wondering why I keep choosing that timeframe, it’s basically, as I should have explained earlier, because Innovacorp did. The agency, which was founded in 1995, changed…Read...

SEC Subpoenas the ‘Unicorn’

SEC Subpoenas the ‘Unicorn’

November 24, 2021 at 12:45 pm

In other Innovacorp news, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Meta Materials in connection with its merger with Torchlight Energy (with thanks to the spectator who alerted me to this development). Meta Materials was Innovacorp’s first “unicorn” investment — that is, its first portfolio company to list onRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

November 4, 2021 at 9:29 am

Munger Games Everywhere I look these days I see vanity projects — from billionaires propelling themselves into almost-space to local businesswomen producing 13-episode podcasts — but the story of Warren Buffet’s partner designing a dorm for the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) takes the proverbial vanity cake. AccordingRead More

Innovacorp’s ‘Unicorn’

Innovacorp’s ‘Unicorn’

September 22, 2021 at 4:51 pm

Innovacorp, the province’s venture capital crown corporation, has won the VC lottery — it bet $3 million on a Dartmouth firm that makes “high-performance materials used in the defense and aerospace industries” and collected $104 million when that firm went public in the US (it’s Meta Materials NASDAQ:MMAT). How pleasedRead More