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TandemLaunch is a unique startup foundry and seed fund based in Montreal. We work with driven entrepreneurs to turn research from the world’s best universities into exceptional technology companies.

HaiLa Technologies Inc. Raises $5 Million in Seed Financing to Commercialize Low Power IoT Solution

MONTREAL, May 26, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -HaiLa Technologies Inc., a Canada-based semiconductor start-up that has developed a low power communication technology for IoT, announced today that it has raised $5 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Chrysalix Ventures. Other investors include Ecofuel Fund, TandemLaunch, a prolific university from California, and several angel investors including HaiLa’s newly appointed CEO and President, Ole Christian Andersen. This financing will enable HaiLa to demonstrate manufacturability, secure first tier customers and partners, and set the stage to completely revolutionize the wireless sensor industry.

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Aerial Technologies enables broader access to affordable Remote Care utilizing your home WiFi

No Hardware, No wearables, No installation or invasive cameras, a truly game changing solution

Montreal, May 5th, 2020 — Aerial Technologies, a Montreal-based AI company, announced today the launch of the world’s first AI-based ambient Remote Care Solution. Aerial’s leading team of experts have been working for the past 5 years on its ground-breaking technology patented in 2010 to create this state-of-the-art solution which can use the existing WiFi infrastructure available in people’s homes without requiring any additional hardware! This new technology changes the paradigm of the TeleCare industry; it enables broader access to Remote Care at a fraction of the cost, as well as greater convenience with its passive non-invasive approach.

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Ten technologies for a post COVID-19 world

While confined to our homes, we in the technology scouting team at TandemLaunch are looking for solutions from researchers and inventors from around the world to help alleviate some of the hardships that have surfaced during this crisis. While a lot of good people are uniting to accelerate the development of a vaccine to COVID-19 and much needed equipment to support intensive care units, we have been searching for solutions that will address the persisting challenges facing us all as technology users. In this blog, we explore inventions add issues such as internet bandwidth constraints, data analysis, biometric tracking, remote work productivity and portable diagnostics. These challenges have always existed, but their relative importance may shift dramatically in a post-COVID-19 world. Innovation will see us through this crisis, and inventors the world over remain the key to solving our biggest problems.

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Innovation in the face of COVID-19

These are unprecedented times. The globalization of humanity has allowed countries to better utilize their comparative advantages while sharing technology, knowledge and capital, however, with this increasing interconnection has come a greater vulnerability to widespread chain-reactions when disaster strikes. The COVID-19 pandemic has, within only a few weeks, altered virtually every aspect of our lives. Uncertainty pervades the future of our lifestyles, our policies and our economies.

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Do Not Let Gender Bias!

Why is it important to talk about Women in Tech?

Equality of rights and opportunities for everyone is something that we should all stand for at all levels to support visibility! Women have always participated actively in the evolution of science and new technologies. To name a few: Margaret Wilcox, Maria Telkes, Florence Parpart, Ada Lovelace and Hedy Lamarr, are all Women and are all inventors. They changed the world then and the Women of today continue to do so now. They create new products that disrupt society and our daily lives. We are hosting a panel discussion to highlight the brilliant Women in Tech who work to change our world. We will discuss their stories, their personal journey and the challenges they have faced.

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Strategic Investors include Fonds Québecor Innovation and La Capitale Assurances

Montreal, Quebec — January 28th, 2019 — CONTXTFUL, a Montreal-based technology start-up focused on developing products that provide insights on mobile users, improving how advertisers and insurers interact with their customers, today announced it has raised $2 million in seed financing. The seed round is led by Fonds Innovexport and includes strategic investors such as Fonds Québecor Innovation inc., La Capitale Assureur de l’administration publique as well as Anges Québec, private angels and founding partners.

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