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Genia Photonics Inc.

Genia Photonics Inc. makes laser molecular analysis systems for real-time feedback, from explosive trace and chemical monitoring to in-vivo pathology imaging

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Location Laval, QC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded September 2009
  • Employees 14
  • Website geniaphotonics.com

Company Summary

Genia Photonics's portable fiber laser technology enables real-time molecular analysis. Developed in partnership with In-Q-Tel and Homeland Security, Genia's mid-IR laser system can remotely scan for explosive traces. Genia technology has been developed to provide real-time molecular feedback that enable operational gains in the chemical or pharma industries by process optimization or in the medical field to replace biopsies during procedures.

Team

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    Francois Gonthier
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Prior to Genia, Dr, Gonthier co-founded in 1997 a fiber optic component manufacturer, ITF optical technologies, was president until 1999, and CTO until 2006 when ITF was sold. ITF raised $100 M, and went from 3 to 500 employees. Prior to ITF, Dr. Gonthier was R&D coordinator at Alcatel Canada for 5 years. Dr. Gonthier has more than 35 patents or applications. Dr. Gonthier has a B. eng, Master and Ph.D from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal.

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    Benoit Lorrain
    CFO

    20 years of expertise in fund raising (private equity, grants), treasury, financial planning, admin and accounting operations, HR, IT, risk management, legal contract review in private and public companies. CFO at Nikon Optical Canada (+50% growth on 4 years). CFO at Kangaroo Media (TSX:KTV) completed an RTO transaction bringing it public and raising +5M. VP Fin. & Admin at ITF Optical Technologies raising +100M and grew from 5 to +500 employees.

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    Joseph Salhany
    CEO

    his 30+ years of experience in small to large multi-national corporations, include roles from design through program and product management. At Nortel, Joseph held several roles including Sr. Program Manager, responsible for taking successfully from concept to delivery of Nortel leading products. He also held senior management roles at ITF Optical Technologies and EXFO. He holds a B. Eng in Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, 1983

Advisors

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    Choates, Hall and Stewart
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    PWC
    Accountant
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    Louis Hoel
    Corporate financing advisor
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Jonathan Blanshay and his group (19 angels in 4527003 Canada inc.)
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    Jon Storm and his group of 5 angels
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    Fidelity True North Fund
    Maxime Lemieux, Pyramis Global Advisors
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    Scott Lamacraft
    CEO, Cormark
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