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Origen Air

Smart, living air purification removing VOCs, pathogens, and CO2 from indoor air and surfaces

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded July 2019
  • Employees 6
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Origen Air’s patent pending GM pothos ivy, developed over 15+ years at UW, removes volatile organic compounds, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens while producing fresh oxygen for a building’s inhabitants. Our free-standing social distancing product and HVAC-integrated roof-top gardens purify indoor air with Enhanced Plants, carbon filtration, and ultra-violet disinfection. Origen Air will lease our product through direct and influencer sales.


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    Founder & CEO B.A. Psychology, Environmental Studies, History (1997) LL.B. Law (2002)

    14 years experience as senior legal counsel for BC leading mediation, arbitration, and litigation strategy for large legal teams. Expertise in contract, tax, land, and commercial law. Seven years CEO experience. Commercial Real Estate Broker.

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    Founder and CTO

    18 years as owner/operator of hotels, an orchid nursery, and a hotel consultancy group in the Hawaiian Islands. CEO Economic Development for the Ucluelet First Nation (2017-2018) and President and CTO BestCoast Management Energy and Bio-filtration Company.

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    Jim Crawford
    CFO CPA (1972) FCPA (2008)

    45 years as founding/senior partner at CPCM accounting firm. Specializing in high tech firms' full service accounting requirement, SR&ED claims, financing, business management, and succession planning.

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    Ryan Lider
    Senior Biotech and Software Engineer B.SC. Microbiology (2017) Computer Science (2018)

    16 years software development, web development, and embedded sensor systems programming. Three years lab, genetics. mutagenesis, and gene editing. OSCP cyber security penetration tester.


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    Aaron Cruickshank
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    Frank Leffelaar

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