TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Less than two weeks since returning from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, emerging technology company Utopya Innovations Inc. (OTC: ANDI) is making its biggest announcement to date as it reveals that prodigious lawyer and venture capitalist Mr. Loudon Owen is acting as an advisor to the company.
Mr. Owen is a force to be reckoned with. Early on in his impressive 25-year career, he was a co-investor, Director and co-Chief Operating Officer of Softimage, a world leader in high-end 3D animation, in its growth from 4 to 250 employees, to its IPO on NASDAQ and to its eventual sale to Microsoft. He has served on the Board of Directors of a range of public companies, including Softimage, BPI Mutual Funds, Khan Resources and Brookfield/BF Realty. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of various public and private companies including Avesoro Resources, Kilo Goldmines, Genesis Land Development, Posera Ltd, DLT Labs and Quantec Geoscience. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of McLean Watson Capital, one of Canada’s pre-eminent venture capital firms. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an MBA from INSEAD.
To add to this exceptional list of achievements, Mr. Owen also knows a thing or two about David-and-Goliath battles. As Chairman of i4i Inc., he famously initiated and led a lawsuit against a well-known software company, which was found to have infringed on i4i’s patent. The battle went all the way to the US Supreme Court and resulted in the largest patent award ever affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court.
As a firm believer in giving back, Mr. Owen devotes his time to a number of pro bono activities, including serving on several non-profit boards and associations.
It appears that Mr. Owen is also a “Utopyan” at heart, and the team at Utopya Innovations Inc. is thrilled to receive his guidance and expertise going forward.
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