Cogito Capital invests internationally in technology companies that are poised for growth. Companies with a strong leadership team, a novel intellectual property, successful sales and customer success, and a desire to expand internationally will be a good fit for Cogito Capital’s direction and capabilities.
Cogito Ventures accelerates adoption of AI and IoT technology in maturing industries, such as real estate, retail, transportation and telecommunications.
FleetOps is a platform that use integrated telematics and machine learning to solve a multi-billion dollar problem in the logistics industry. FleetOps not only optimizes load board processes and functions, but maps the routes to best suit the needs of the drivers, the trucks and the loads themselves to ensure highest level of satisfaction and utilization of fleet transport in North America.
Designware is a platform that allows modular, scalable user interface and user experience development by professionals who are looking to bring content ideas to life on multiple screen sizes and operating systems at once. UI/UX developers are incredibly costly to keep in house, and outsourcing the service to developers increases lead times by months due to scope miscommunication. Designware makes making basic interactive features available to those who are less proficient with code, while allowing developers to scale their own small businesses and take on more projects at once.
ACTO App revolutionizes the sales training process for the medical technologies industry. The app brings tangible and valuable benefits to both sales person and company: The sales person gets access to learning materials, supplementary documents, sales training and two-way communications with their sales team on site, giving them all the support they need to educate and inspire buying confidence with their clients. Meanwhile, the app tracks their progress, automatically correlates success factors with actual selling performance and gives companies a way to measure ROI for the first time ever, even after decades of billion-dollar annual sales training budgets.
RYSE SmartShades Gear is a home IOT solution that is retrofitted to blinds and shades without tools and within minutes. The Gear is a strong, solar-powered, self-enclosed machine with the torque needed to move even the heaviest of blinds (backed by a money-back guarantee) and connects through Zigbee, Amazon Echo and Google Home as a wireless, touchless remote blind solution that is fractions of the cost of the current alternative – installing brand new “smart” blinds.
The leading grocery technology company in North America, works with grocers and retailers to transform how people shop. The company partners with more than 800 national, regional, and local retail brands to facilitate online shopping, delivery and pickup services from more than 70,000 stores across more than 5,500 cities in North America on the Instacart Marketplace. Instacart makes it possible for millions of busy people and families to get the groceries they need from the retailers they love, and for more than 600,000 Instacart shoppers to earn by picking, packing and delivering orders for customers on their own flexible schedule. The Instacart Platform offers retailers a suite of enterprise-grade technology products and services to power their e-commerce experiences, fulfill orders, digitize brick-and-mortar stores, provide advertising services, and glean insights. With Instacart Ads, thousands of CPG brands – from category leaders to emerging brands – partner with the company to connect directly with consumers online, right at the point of purchase.
Caper is a technology provider for retailers and grocery stores that brings autonomy to the in-store shopping experience. Caper builds intelligent shopping carts, powered by deep learning and computer vision, to detect and identify items (with cameras mounted in the cart) as they are added to the basket.
e-Zinc (Previously e-Zn)
e-Zinc is a technology company that has developed a ground-breaking technology in the energy storage industry. Their family of patents has enabled them to take advantage of Zinc in a way that could revolutionize off-grid energy collection and usage.
Mero Technologies is a technology company that has developed a hardware-enabled solution that saves property managers thousands of dollars per year through an overlooked cost centre – washrooms. The sensor and analytics platform gives property managers and commercial cleaners the real-time data, insights, and training needed to reduce consumables waste, prevent complaints and deliver a premium tenant experience.
SWTCH is a technology company bringing EV charging solutions to multi-residential and commercial buildings in an accessible and affordable way. The SWTCH hardware and software suite brings scalability and deployment options to older buildings with antiquated energy management systems without having to do a full power balancing system upgrade beforehand.
Vero is a technology provider which aims to revolutionize the rental process for both potential tenants and landlords, from sourcing and verification to post-signing operations. The platform enables lead to lease in less than one day, delivering renters, owners, and operators with unprecedented efficiency. VERO’s patent-pending technology verifies critical applicant metrics which results in a quick leasing decision, VERO’s modern leasing infrastructure helps customers track and close more deals for more income with less headache.
Vivvi is a company built upon the need for urban professionals having access to convenient and high-quality care and education for their young children. This means that companies in the downtown core can maintain their top-level talent, and the parents can rest easy knowing their children will be in great care, and higher education from a young age.
PremiseHQ is a company that allows property owners and property managers to see and manage their entire building’s operations through a single pane of glass. The visualization and operational tools allow property managers to see what is happening in the building and address problems as they see fit. Meanwhile, the PremiseHQ platform itself allows for technology vendors to quickly, easily and cost-effectively enter new buildings while meeting the same level of compliance and security as mature vendors on the platform.
Portlmedia is Canada’s largest network of content/advertising/commerce-enabled tablets in rideshare vehicles (Uber + Lyft) – tapping into the power of geo-location (and historic ride) data that the rideshare companies provide via API. Its network of connected screens eliminates idle time by providing media and entertainment options to riders who are experiencing idle time. A proprietary, easily installable hardware and software package delivers geo-located, contextual partnered content while collecting and measuring user behaviour.
Cogito dedicates significant resource in post investment support in its portfolio
companies. Our capital deployment can get involved with multiple stage of the
business. This includes earlier stage investments into technology companies with
differentiating deep tech offerings and growth stage technology businesses
seeking for strategic partners investing not only capital but also resources that
may contribute to the future of the business.
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