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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.


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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Congratulations to Naeem Komeilipoor and Lex Schindler from AAVAA — our latest incubation!

AAVAA is a Montréal-based start-up with the dream to give everyone the power to seamlessly control their auditory environment without fumbling with devices. AAVAA solutions capitalize on the novelty of Brain and Biosignal Synthesis, the robustness of Acoustics, and the strength of Artificial Intelligence. We are building a bionic ear that selectively hears what you desire to hear without any cumbersome assumptions.

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Nokia names industrial automation startup HaiLa winner of the 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

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Nokia names industrial automation startup HaiLa winner of the 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

21 November 2019

Espoo, Finland — Nokia today announced that Canadian startup company HaiLa, which offers technologies that can drastically reduce energy consumption for Internet of Things devices, has won the 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge. HaiLa was awarded €100,000 in financial resources and will be given access to researchers and product development teams at Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs to position it for business growth as the world moves towards industrial automation enabled by 5G networks.

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New fund will support the creation of 20 new Canadian technology start-ups

Montreal, Quebec — November 4, 2019 — TandemLaunch, a start-up foundry and seed fund focused on creating, incubating and accelerating early-stage technology start-ups, today announced the final close of the TandemLaunch Ventures III (“TLVIII”) fund for total proceeds of approximately $30 million. This fund is dedicated to the creation of over twenty disruptive Quebec-based technology companies that have the potential for global commercialization. 

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Geoffrey C. Fox Named Recipient of 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award

Indiana University Professor Made Broad and Foundational Contributions to High Performance Computing

New York, NY, October 23, 2019 — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Geoffrey C. Fox of Indiana University Bloomington as the recipient of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Fox was cited for foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, and data analysis, and their interfaces with broad classes of applications. The award will be presented at SC 19: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, November 17–22, in Denver, Colorado.

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C2RO: Standing out with its GDPR compliance

Developed by the Montreal-based start-up C2RO, C2RO PerceiveTM uses a store’s surveillance cameras to understand the journey customers take throughout the store. This provides information on the preferences and behaviours of customers and allows businesses to develop demographic profiles of their different in-store visitors.

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