Strategic Investment

ARI is also a technology angel investor with a mission to provide strategic, operational, and technical capabilities to emerging software companies in Toronto and the GTA. We focus on bringing together partner companies, investors, and talented individuals to work with these companies, complementing their core strengths, and enabling them to realize their full potential.


Animated MediaOur intial investment was in Animated Media Inc. and the development of the VGK Platform, an integrated software development suite that streamlines the user interface design process by using the best graphics editing software package for the job and enabling that content to run fast and across platforms with advanced features. The VGK Platform is ideal for bringing video, audio, and animations into native applications and UIs and renders the multimedia content using the publically-available OpenGL 3D & 2D APIs for stunning images with very fast hardware acceleration.


BarterballIn January 2015, Alt Richmond Inc. acquired "sharing economy" service Barterball.com. Barterball is a service-for-service sharing community established in Southern California. ARI intends to re-focus the service for start-ups and social innovation companies & organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Follow us on Twitter @Barterball for more news and updates.


Silicon SpringsIn 2013, Chris Brady invested in Silicon Springs Ventures (renamed Silicon Springs Enterprises). Silicon Springs was created as an economic development initiative to establish a high technology industry cluster in the greater Coachella Valley region of Southern California. The primary purpose of Silicon Springs Enterprises is to create a successful range of digital interactive media offerings on the latest mobile device and operating systems platforms, providing robust job opportunities for area youth, wealth creation for founder-investors and other entrepreneurs, and economic stability for the region.