CPE News (8.9.2022) – Canvass Analytics Inc. has completed its US $14.23 million Series A round of financing with an extension of US $7.73 million. Canvass has also obtained a CDN $5.7 million repayable loan from the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
In October 2020, Canvass announced the closing of US $6.5 million Series A round led by Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc. (Yamaha Motor Ventures) with participation from existing investors Real Ventures, BDC Capital, EDC, and Viaduct Ventures.
Canvass did not disclose if all the initial Series A investors participated in the extension.
Led by CEO Humera Malik, Toronto based Canvass AI is a leading industrial AI software provider that puts the power of AI in the hands of industrial workforces to solve day-to-day operational problems.
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Canvass AI Accelerates Expansion with Completion of US $14.23 Million Series A Funding
DENVER, CO and TORONTO, ON – [August 9, 2022] – Canvass Analytics Inc. (“Canvass AI”), a leader in industrial AI software, today announced the completion of its previously reported Series A financing with an extension of US $7.7 million, led by Yamaha Motors Ventures and a CDN $5.7 million repayable loan from the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The Series A extension will fuel the company’s mission to empower industrial workforces to drive impact across their operations with the power of Industrial AI.
“The completion of our Series A endorses our go-to-market strategy and the acceptance of our solution in market. Today, leading industrials and manufacturers are using our patented Canvass AI platform to solve challenges that have plagued their operations for decades. This, in turn, is providing a positive impact to their productivity, profitability, and sustainability goals,” said Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass AI. “This additional financing places us in a solid position to achieve our growth plans and accelerate AI adoption in large and mid-cap industrial companies.”
As previously announced, the FedDev loan will enable the company to expand its diverse and inclusive workforce in Ontario as the company accelerates its growth with industrial companies who are rapidly adopting and scaling AI across their operations.
“Our government believes that protecting our environment and fighting climate change is not only the right thing to do for the planet but also for our economy. The Government of Canada is proud to support tech companies like Canvass AI in the important work they are doing to reduce the environmental impact of major industries as we move toward net-zero emissions” said the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
“Canvass AI’s laser focus on enabling industrial companies to achieve their performance goals faster with the power of AI is filling a gap in the market that industrial companies have been searching for. We are excited by Canvass AI’s strategy to empower industrial engineers as the change makers of Industry 4.0 so that the industrials can extend their competitive advantage, reduce costs, and advance their sustainability initiatives,” commented Anish Patel, COO and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Ventures.
Canvass AI’s customers span the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, metals and mining, and energy sectors, all of which contribute significantly to the global economy as well as climate change. The Canvass AI platform provides industrial engineers with easy-to-use AI solutions to apply and scale across their operations that address their operational challenges, without requiring coding or data science expertise. Today, leading companies use Canvass AI to reduce carbon emissions and waste, improve yields, optimize facility operations, improve asset reliability and integrity, and optimize energy consumption.
About Canvass AI
Canvass AI is a leading industrial AI software provider that puts the power of AI in the hands of industrial workforces to solve day-to-day operational problems. Some of the world’s largest companies use Canvass AI’s patented Industrial AI Platform to reduce carbon emissions and waste, improve yields, and optimize facility operations. Backed by Alphabet and Yamaha Motor Ventures, the Company is recognized by CB Insights as one of the world’s top 50 technology companies that is advancing manufacturing. Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
About FedDev Ontario
For 13 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation, growth and job creation in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving productivity, growing revenues, creating jobs, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our pivotal projects, our Southern Ontario Spotlight, and FedDev Ontario’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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