LATEST NEWS

Hello Tomorrow – Announcing…top finalists!

Retrieved from Hello Tomorrow. Right, here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The announcement of track finalists for the Hello Tomorrow Challenge, who will go on to compete in one of ten industrial categories for €15,000, and ultimately, the €100,000 grand...

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CBC – The race to find the ‘holy grail’ of drone technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) — once the stuff of science fiction — is fuelling the efforts of two Vancouver-based entrepreneurs to give industrial drones the ability to explore distant mining sites, search for missing people in remote locations and even deliver your favourite…

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In Mountain View for Y Combinator!

We're proud to announce that Iris Automation was accepted into the prestigious Y-Combinator accelerator program in Mountain View, California. We moved down to the the area to really soak in the silicon valley culture and build a company amidst other entrepreneurs. It...

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We Are Growing!

Summer has started with a bang here at Iris Automation Inc. Since the close of our pre-seed round in March, we have made big strides towards our goal of building a robust collision avoidance system for industrial drones. We have hired key folks who want to build the...

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Meet Somik Ghosh – Our Software Lead

Now that our funding round is completely closed we're excited to bring on new members full of energy and enthusiasm to the team. We're really pleased to announce our new Software Lead – Somik Ghosh! Somik is a skilled software engineer with previous startup experience...

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Iris Automation Raises Pre-Seed Round & Starts Hiring

We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed most of our pre-seed round of financing, led by Bee Partners in San Francisco. This has happened much faster than we could have expected and are very excited about what the future holds! With a boost of capital, we are able...

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ScienceVest is Live, Features Iris Automation

ScienceVest just went live and is featuring Iris Automation as one of their Seed-stage offerings! They are the marketplace to discover high-growth potential science startups and for investors to invest in curated life-science and science-tech startups. Investors can...

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CEO Alexander Harmsen Profiled in MacLean’s Magazine

A great article was published today about the rise of Canada’s Drone Industry in Canada’s favourite magazine. The article features our CEO and Co-Founder, Alexander Harmsen with quotes like this one: “As someone who was finishing flight school when most teenagers are...

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