Joining Impressive Company, VoltSafe Inc. Becomes a MaRS Venture Services-Supported Company
MaRS supports science and tech ventures that are tackling some of society’s greatest challenges, providing them with tailored resources at every stage of growth, with focus on cleantech, health, fintech and enterprise software. They seek to support where the potential is greatest to build high-impact companies that strengthen the Canadian economy.
As a MaRS Venture Services-supported company, VoltSafe will gain access to advice, research, connections to talent, capital and markets, driving positive impact internationally. MaRS supports companies that build new technologies which tackle big problems, push the boundaries of clean technology and improve people’s lives – all key pillars of VoltSafe Inc.
As North America’s largest innovation hub, MaRS will help increase market penetration of the VoltSafe Winter product already on store shelves, as well as support the introduction of additional VoltSafe verticals to market through the extensive network of contacts and resources MaRS offers.
Noting the importance of this development, Trevor Burgess, VoltSafe Inc. CEO,stated, “I’m very pleased to see VoltSafe become a MaRS Venture Services-supported company, gaining access to connections, talent, capital and customers which will help us continue to forge our path to a very successful future. This backing reinforces the positive impact VoltSafe is already having as we continue to achieve key milestones in both awareness and sales. MaRS recognizes Canada’s talent in cleantech and supports companies as they aim to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. With the unique and innovative goal of re-inventing the common pronged plug, VoltSafe is progressively striving towards such a vision. VoltSafe is taking on a monumental task that will positively change lives for decades to come and being a MaRS Venture Services-supported company will help us achieve that goal.”
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, VoltSafe is a Canadian tech startup that has reinvented the pronged electrical plug, with the first prong-less magnetic electrical plug for high power. Developed in 2015, the ground-breaking, patented Canadian technology, has created the world’s safest, simplest and smartest plug design since electricity came into homes more than 140 years ago. In 2018, VoltSafe successfully pitched on Dragon’s Den, receiving three offers above ask, and recently won the BC Cleantech Newcomer award at GLOBE Cleantech 2020. Its first product to market is VoltSafe Winter (magnetic plug for block heaters). The company’s current product pipeline includes magnetic plug replacement solutions for household, commercial, marine, electric vehicles, and more.