Latest News

We’re bringing the future in sight to the entire UAS industry. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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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Iris Automation Receives ByCast Award for Entrepreneurship

Yesterday, Iris Automation received the ByCast Award for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship for their business plan, market research and product development. This $10,000 award is given out yearly to the company that shows the most promise and is meant to be an early...

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Launching Iris Automation!

Iris Automation incorporated and is now officially a registered Canadian corporation! This has already been quite a journey as we are developing software, speaking with potential customers and doing a lot of market research. The idea of building collision avoidance...

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