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OMERS Ventures managing director sees plenty of tech opportunity

If Kent Thexton’s past is any indication, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Ventures portfolio will have a wireless ring to it.

Mr. Thexton’s 17 years of experience in that industry naturally predisposes him, in his new role as managing director of the pension plan’s venture capital investment arm, to keep an eye on telecom. But the gate is wide open for other promising technology, and media investments, he says.