Our portfolio

We don’t invest in companies. We invest in people.

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  • RtTech

  • mnubo

  • Praemo

  • Decisive Farming

  • ThoughtTrace

  • e2ip

  • Invixium

  • Miovision

  • SkySpecs

  • WorldSensing

  • Clearpath

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E2ip connects people to
machines and machines to each other.

Eric

transforms the surfaces we touch everyday
ClientsIndustrial, aerospace, transportation
LocationMontreal, Canada
Expertise Human Machine Interface
InvestmentFebruary 2021

From ideation to fabrication, rethinking the boundaries between technology and design to deliver innovative Human-Machine Interface and Smart Surface solutions.

Creating new possibilities through innovations in printed electronics, material science, advanced manufacturing processes, and embedded systems.

HMI communications and control is key to transitioning industrial products to flexible connected interfaces with new data layers.

Embedded software platforms help OEMs add connectivity and brand differentiation functionality through GUIs on touch screen panels.

Rapid deployment is achieved through IP driven, pre-formulated software on hardware, accompanied by a rich tools platform.

GUI builder tools enable scalable platforms with rapid prototyping.

RtTech understood that complete real-time intelligence and tracking is the first step towards increasing industrial productivity.

Keith

connected EVERYTHING on the plant floor
Clients Industrial Operators
Location New Brunswick, Canada
Expertise Real-time Intelligence
Investment February 2015

Acquired by Aspentech and Vinci Energies in 2018

RtTech’s solutions were successfully deployed in over 100 sites across 26 countries for Cargill, BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, AGL, Alcoa, and more.

In 2018, RtTech was acquired by AsptenTech and Vinci Energies. AspenTech’s asset optimization strategy was augmented with sophisticated cloud and edge processing across the plant and enterprise. The acquisition of the industrial solutions segment enabled Actemium (a division of Vinci Energies) to enhance asset utilization and utilities consumption.

Started with the data historian and then went direct to sensor data for smaller companies.

Applications and connectivity established downtime monitoring and maintenance & reliability KPIs at the machine level.

RtDuet industrial analytics was designed to improve equipment availability and utilization in manufacturing and power generation.

RtEMIS was designed as an energy management information system for industrial facilities based on connected applications.

SkySpecs delivers
autonomous inspections
with a bold vision
– to
make renewable energy
the most affordable
form of energy in the
world.

Danny, Tom and Jon

are committed to making the clean energy transition a reality
Clients Renewable Energy
Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Expertise Predictive Failure Intelligence
Investment November 2019

Using machine learning, robotics, and software, SkySpecs optimizes the operations and maintenance of the renewable energy industry to enable better data driven decision making. Their mission is to continue driving change in the renewable energy sector with technology and automation that minimizes unplanned downtime and increases total production, making renewable energy more accessible to the world.

SkySpecs has offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan & Amsterdam, Netherlands, & operates in 19 countries on 5 continents.

North American leader in onshore and offshore wind turbine blade inspections, servicing large global wind portfolio owners.

Inspections are autonomous with proprietary anti-collision technology and are capable of advanced photogrammetry.

Inspection data is housed in Horizon, developed in-house as an industry standard source of truth to support and inform critical data driven decisions.

Horizon uses advanced AI methods on blade data to alert clients about damage propagation rates and failure, creating transparency and enabling predictive O&M.

Miovision is helping
build tomorrow’s smart
cities by transforming
the way traffic networks
are managed today.

Kurtis

is the maestro of traffic
Clients Smart Cities
Location Waterloo, Canada
Expertise Intelligent Traffic Networks
Investment May 2018

Miovision is creating a future with more on-demand city services and less traffic by using data to transform mobility. Backed by the world’s most advanced traffic AI, their innovations in traffic signal planning and operations have made it possible for cities to improve the transportation experience for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

With offices in Kitchener, Canada and Cologne, Germany, Miovision serves over 17,000 municipalities worldwide.

Traffic AI processes video feed to generate data on vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, which can be analysed singularly.

Processed data is used to create traffic networks for city planners and other authorities.

7 billion cars counted, 8 million hours of processed traffic video and 1,000 clients in 66 countries.

Cities use unique Miovision insights to optimize traffic and urban planning, improving the experience for all citizens.

Praemo is creating
a future without
disruption by using data
to create actionable
insights
 to improve
productivity, quality and
safety.

Michael

uses AI to provide plant operators with prescriptive insights
Clients Industrial Markets
Location Kitchener, Canada
Expertise AI and Prescriptive Insights
Investment August 2019

Using AI, the Industrial IoT, and extensive industry knowledge, Praemo provides predictive analytics and prescriptive intelligence to help organizations turn their operations data into actionable insights. Their analytics engine – Razor™ enables real-time processing of data from multiple sources to improve productivity, product quality and safety of operations for industrial customers.

Praemo is headquartered in Kitchener, Canada and has an office in South Carolina, USA.

Praemo deploys an unbiased AI approach into industrial operations that is faster, more cost effective & efficient with large sets of client data.

Razor™ uses a micro targeted approach by securely connecting to client equipment, sensors and backend data systems.

Razor™ allows clients to see operational anomalies and problems developing in real time and provides active alerts for the operational team.

Prescriptive insights help foresee potential disruptions within your operational environment before they escalate.

ThoughtTrace is
reshaping the legal
document service for
industrial markets with
cost effective AI
to
discover critical clauses.

Nick

uses AI to discover and understand complex contracts and documents
Clients Energy, Industrial Markets
Location Houston, TX, USA
Expertise AI and NLP
Investment May 2020

ThoughtTrace’s AI-powered document intelligence platform enables organizations to uncover valuable information buried in contracts in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional methods. Their solution helps clients expand and link data analytics from a physical asset to the contracts that govern that asset, dramatically reducing operating expenses, minimizing risk, and creating new revenue opportunities. ThoughtTrace is headquartered in Houston, TX with offices in five other major cities in the USA.

Unstructured data solution that digests documents and creates associations of information using ontologies.

Uncover information in minutes or hours, compared to weeks or months with traditional methods.

Domain specific AI algorithms trained by subject matter experts and millions of contracts.

Intelligent and automatic identification and classification of documents greatly increases organization efficiency and accuracy.

Invixium envisions a world
where physical spaces are
seamlessly secured with
innovative facial
recognition
and analytics.

Shiraz

made the body the key
Clients Energy, Industrial Markets
Location Toronto, Canada
Expertise Biometric Security
Investment October 2015

Invixium is differentiated through its advanced algorithms, smart engineering and flexible architecture. Titan, a flagship device, uses touchless facial recognition technology to provide access control and workforce management. Thermal infrared cameras detect fever and reduce health risks at office buildings, industrial facilities, construction sites and airports. Headquartered in Toronto with a presence in the US, UK and India, Invixium’s solutions have been sold in 60 countries to over 350 customers.

Access control and identity management delivered through edge computing and facial recognition.

4 factor authentication and 'liveness' recognition with fever detection, iris recognition and fingerprint/finger-vein backup.

Next generation of ultra-strong, feature rich product line that can survive a waterfall, or extreme weather conditions.

Best-in-class: Identification of 15 to 18 faces per minute, enriched with deep analytics, device data and audit credentials for superior time & attendance software.

A forerunner in AI
and ML built specifically
for the IoT
, mnubo is
exceptional at extracting
business value from
equipment data.

Fred, Adi, JCC and JC

use data science to transform industrial insights
Clients Energy, Industrial Markets
Location Montreal, Canada
Expertise AI and Machine Learning
Investment May 2015
Acquired by Aspentech in 2019

mnubo’s data analytics platform focused on extraction of true value from sensor data by delivering advanced real-time analytics, strategic insights, predictions and enabling richer applications. In 2019, mnubo was acquired by AspenTech to accelerate and augment AspenTech’s vision for asset optimization solutions – combining deep process expertise with AI and machine learning.

Horizontal AI provider for industrial IoT data. They create new data assets and derived IP from equipment data with IoT analytics for clients.

Semi-supervised learning applied to unstructured data sets, enabling insight without sophisticated and expensive internal practices.

Algorithms and machine learning techniques applied to over 120 different product types to create monetizable insights for clients.

Making the quantum leap from predictive analytics to prescriptive analytics with use cases around asset health and predictive maintenance.

Decisive farming is re-imagining farming with a collaborative approach to farm management, precision agronomy and crop marketing.

Remi & Tasha

are revolutionizing farm management with digital solutions
Clients Growers
Location Alberta, Canada
Expertise Precision Agriculture
Investment October 2016

Acquired by Telus in 2019

By acting as the farmer’s primary operating system, Decisive Farming supports everything from sensors, weather, planning & budgeting and agronomic soil testing amongst other offerings. In 2019, Telus acquired Decisive to bring an innovative data and technology play, centered around collaboration, farmer profitability and timely data driven decisions. At the time of acquisition, the platform managed over 6 million acres and on 40 different crop types in North America.

Data platform for farmers and service providers (retail, equipment dealers etc.) based on the efficiencies of data sharing and data driven decision making.

Sensor, weather and service provider data along with crop plans, field boundaries & other information enable predictive insights & precision agriculture.

Track grower margins in (near) real-time, value futures & options, feed agronomic program for accurate information.

Worldsensing provides
wireless remote
monitoring of critical
assets
from tailing dams
in Brazil to bridges
in Italy.

Ignasi

transforms how infrastructure is managed
Clients Mining & Construction
Location Barcelona, Spain
Expertise Connected Operational Intelligence
Investment July 2017

By empowering operators to make the right decisions based on real-time intelligence, Connected Operational Intelligence helps make predictions, improve efficiency and prevent disasters in over 60 countries across 6 continents. Loadsensing is a leading platform for automated correlation, machine learning, anomaly detection and predictive analytics across construction, mining and critical infrastructure. Worldsensing has offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Loadsensing helps monitor and reveal hidden threats by measuring strain across complex geotechnical environments.

Cloud-based visualization and accessible by any internet-connected device.

Utilises several wireless data loggers that work remotely to gather data. Long-range capabilities are perfect for harsh environments or difficult-to-access sites.

Predictive real time analytics, machines learning and anomaly detection create increased efficiency and ROI.

Clearpath is creating safer and more efficient environments for industrial workers by using navigation AI and robotics to automate movement-based tasks.

Matt, Ryan and Bryan

are masters of industrial autonomous software
Clients Industrial Factories & Warehousing
Location Kitchener, ON, Canada
ExpertiseIndustrial Autonomous Software
Investment September 2020

Clearpath is a pioneer in autonomous robotics, developing one of the first platforms for robotics research. Today, Clearpath is a global leader in autonomous navigation and robotics to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation in manufacturing, warehousing and academia. Clearpath is headquartered in Kitchener, Canada and operates through sales partnerships in North America, Europe and Asia.

OTTO Motors enables industrial transformation with fully autonomous, flexible material handling robots.

Key autonomy software strengths in localization, coordination, docking and planning – robust point-to-point autonomous navigation of mobile robots

Autonomy Research Kit (ARK) is designed for researchers in academia and corporate R&D providing a powerful processor, sensor suite which is ROS ready and fully extensible with developer API

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are built for rough, all-terrain environments - durable and can easily incorporate a variety of payloads including sensors, manipulators and customization.

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that want to change the world.