TandemLaunch Blog

OPTIUS is building the next-generation photonic AI accelerator chips

September 25, 2020

TandemLaunch Inc, the Montreal-based deep-tech venture studio, announced the funding of OPTIUS to build the next-generation photonic AI accelerator chips.

“As one of the most active AI venture builders, TandemLaunch is always looking for technologies that can offer computing breakthroughs for AI applications. OPTIUS unique framework offers this breakthrough in a practical format for many applications. We are excited to support OPTIUS as they bring their technology to market.” Said Dr. Helge Seetzen, CEO of TandemLaunch.

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Congratulations to Eyitemi Popo and Gursimran Singh Sethi from LATYS

LATYS is leveraging groundbreaking research in the area of reconfigurable metasurfaces to create the world’s first non-reciprocal wireless relay system that breaks the current rules of antenna design. LATYS proprietary technology is built using non-resonant metasurfaces that allow us to build ultra-compact wireless relays that are dynamically reconfigurable and are inherently immune to interference, multipath fading, and noise.

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Why and How to Introduce Diversity into your Start-up

First published in 2010

Almost a decade ago, I wrote a blog post about diversity and the techniques used at TandemLaunch to leverage diverse teams for greater success. TandemLaunch has changed a lot since those early days. We have created over 30 companies who now employ over 1,000 professional, raised three funds and learned countless lessons throughout that journey. But our commitment to diverse and recognition of the value brought by diverse teams remain just as strong.

The world has also changed during this decade. The #metoo movement and current racial equality moments have transformed many aspects of our society. Equality, diversity and inclusion have moved forward in our collective consciousness and much progress has been made on many fronts. Yet, even more progress will be needed in the future if we really want to make the entrepreneurial world accessible with equal opportunity. In that spirit, I have dusted off the old blog post, updated the temporal references and made it available again for your reading pleasure.

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Sustainability Development Technology Canada (SDTC) Funds Omniply

SDTC Funds Omniply

Omniply’s Clean Technology Aims to Create Sticker Electronics for OLED Displays and Sensors

Montreal, Canada, July 30, 2020: Omniply Technologies the creator of flexible sticker electronics, today proudly announced that it has received funding from Sustainable Technology Development Canada (SDTC). SDTC focuses on helping Canadian Entrepreneurs accelerate the development and deployment of globally competitive clean technology solutions.

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Black Lives Matter

TandemLaunch stands in solidarity

Racism is a vile expression of the most primitive human flaws and deserves condemnation wherever it is encountered. No human should suffer the oppressive violence we have witnessed. But condemnation and support alone may not be enough. Our world shares a tragic history of oppression of minority groups that isn’t fading despite decades of activism. We need more.

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THE LAUNCH: a Podcast by TandemLaunch - interview with Ashok Prabhu Masilamani, CTO and Founder at Stratuscent

Editor’s Note: The Launch a Podcast by TandemLaunch is brought to you by PodBean.

This episode features Ashok Prabhu Masilamani — who is currently a chief technology officer and founder at Stratuscent, which is an electrical & electronic manufacturing start-up based in Montreal. Stratuscent’s breakthrough portable, real-time, and low-cost electronic nose leverages chemical sensing and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect, digitize, and catalog simple and complex everyday scents enhancing brand identification, quality control, yield, and safety.

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C2RO Perceive AI Video Analytics Software Raises the Bar and Sets New Standards for GDPR compliance in Europe

French Supervisory authority concurs that C2RO Perceive™ does not present high residual risks for the privacy rights of individuals as deployments expand across Europe.

Montreal, Canada — June 3, 2020 — C2RO has proudly announced today that the CNIL, an independent French administrative regulatory body whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is properly applied by technology firms, concurred with C2RO’s Office of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) that the company’s AI video analytics solution Perceive™, does not present a high residual risk for the privacy rights of individuals. This represents a significant step in C2RO’s commitment to ensuring compliance with European regulations including GDPR for protecting personal data while delivering state-of-the-art mission-critical AI software products to businesses and communities across Europe.

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Congratulations to Emanuel Peinke and Mohamed Fouda from Optius

Optius is a recently formed start-up that uses light to solve one of the biggest problems in modern computation: Time and energy consumption of data transfer. We believe that emerging technologies, like autonomous driving, will benefit significantly from our technology. The extremely fast computation would allow true and robust real-time decision making. We foresee applications for Artificial Intelligence, Big data, High-performance computing, Autonomous driving, and High-frequency trading.

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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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