Librestream is pleased to announce the company has raised CAD 11 million in a financing round led by Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognized investment firm in energy, water, advanced materials and industrial IT. Emerald was joined by BDC Capital’s Industrial, Clean and Energy Venture Fund as a co-investor as well as other new and existing private shareholders and investment funds. Librestream will use the funds to execute its aggressive growth plans including the addition of sales and marketing resources and acceleration of the product roadmap.
Librestream was recently awarded the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices award for Video Collaboration Solutions for Manufacturing. Its Onsight virtual presence platform is deployed globally across enterprises in manufacturing, energy, public sector and service organizations.
“Our solution is now deployed on every continent, driving strong business outcomes for our industrial and service customers. We feel it is critical to maintain this leadership position through aggressive growth including focused partner strategies, roadmap acceleration and international expansion,” explained Kerry Thacher, President & CEO, Librestream. “Adding investors of the caliber of Emerald and BDC with their strong networks of industrial partners will help solidify our position in an exciting new market that we have been at the forefront of creating.”
Charles Vaslet, Partner at Emerald Technology Ventures, shared, “We identified Librestream as the leader in this growing segment for video collaboration for the industrial market. Our research was reinforced by customers and partners who confirmed Librestream’s market leading position and the strong impact their products have on operations.”
“We invest in capital-efficient and scalable businesses that have the potential to reach and operate across a global market. Librestream fit these criteria with their proven platform that already delivers strong value to industrial enterprises,” added Geoff Catherwood, Partner at BDC Capital’s Industrial, Clean and Energy Venture Fund.
Following the transaction, both Charles Vaslet of Emerald Technology Ventures and Geoff Catherwood of BDC Capital have joined the board of directors of Librestream Technologies Inc.