NexOptic Technology Corp (TSXV:NXO)


NexOptic Technology Corp. (TSX-V: NXO, OTCQX: NXOPF, Frankfurt: E3O1) is a Toronto venture exchange listed technology company based in Vancouver. The Company is developing scalable hardware, software and artificial intelligence technologies for camera and imaging lenses.

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Investment Highlights

  • Management team includes the former Chief Technologist for NASA (12 years).
  • Incredible patent and patent pending hardware, software and artificial intelligence technologies designed to improve how people view the world.
  • One of NexOptic’s specialties is to provide significantly bigger apertures in more compact spaces allowing for higher resolution images, and greater distance viewing in many camera and other imaging situations.
  • Recipient of grant from the Government of Canada.
  • Twice appointed to the coveted TSX-Venture coveted Top 50 list as a best market performer in the technology sector.
  • Strong US and European shareholder following.


  • Remarkable smartphone lens design that significantly outperforms leading smartphone distance imaging lenses.
  • A powerful, 10X zoom, digital, multi-lens binocular that is redefining what binoculars could be
  • Artificial Intelligence technologies.
  • NexOptic lenses and Artificial Intelligence technologies are transferable and scalable to multiple imaging and camera and other applications.

Management Profiles

Darcy Daugela Chairman

Mr. Daugela has a passion for leading the development of practical applications from cutting edge technology. Over Mr. Daugela’s 30-year career, he has been an owner and founder of several firms, including International Business and Engineering Corporation (“IBEC”), a manufacturer of agricultural machinery with a suite of innovative products and an international distribution network. Mr. Daugela has his MBA and has proven leadership experience in a large variety positions in both small and large organizations. He is a professional engineer, with several patents and a history of innovation in a wide variety of applications and industries including agriculture, oil and gas, information technology, process control, and optics.

John Daugela CEO

Having managed several firms over his 25 year career, Mr. Daugela has been successful in many diverse leadership roles including President, Founder, Project Manager and Technology Development Lead. His prior experience includes co-managing the private engineering firm International Business and Engineering Corporation (”IBEC”), which was nominated for the Canadian export Achievement Award and was eventually acquired. While at IBEC, Mr. Daugela was a key innovator in several core elements of intellectual property and helped bring dozens of industrial products to market, such as electronics, cookers, steamers, driers, sensors, and alarm systems. Mr. Daugela was also integral in international manufacturing and sales for IBEC. Additionally, through his passion for innovation, Mr. Daugela founded a firm that brought new camera technologies to the iconic Canadian Snowbirds jet formation team.

Paul McKenzie President

Mr. McKenzie has acted in the capacity of Co-Founder, CEO, CFO, President and/or Director to several successful, publicly traded companies. He is the Co-Founder and Director of a company building highly sophisticated, multilingual applications for smartphones and desktops, designed to service a broad spectrum of the $80 billion promotions market in terms of client profile and needs fulfillment. Several of his companies have made significant resource discoveries worldwide and he has overseen and negotiated joint-venture and alliance partnerships with companies whose market-capitalizations have exceeded $20 billion. To date, Mr. McKenzie has been integral in raising well over US $70 million for his associated companies.

Samantha Shorter CFO

Ms. Shorter has over a decade of experience in providing reporting, assurance and accounting services to publicly traded companies, including technology companies. She left public practice in 2011, where she acted in the capacity of Audit Manager with a major Canadian accounting firm, and has since taken on a variety of leadership roles. Her depth of governance and accounting knowledge insures effective implementation and oversight for financial reporting, administration and internal controls development and budgeting for NexOptic. Ms. Shorter completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours at the University of British Columbia. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA) and Certified Internal Auditor.

Bobby Braun Director

Dr. Braun is the dean of engineering and applied science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has worked in the space community for more than 30 years and served as NASA’s Chief Technologist. He was instrumental in the design and execution of the entry, descent, and landing system for NASA’s Mars Pathfinder mission and has contributed to every U.S. Mars landed mission since.In 2012, he co-founded Terminal Velocity Aerospace with Spaceworks Enterprises Inc. to develop small re-entry system technology for commercial and data science applications. He sold his interest in the venture to Spaceworks in 2015.