Poka Closes $25M Series B Round to Connect and Empower Frontline Factory Workers Across Global Manufacturers
Poka is a connected worker platform built specifically for manufacturers. The company’s mission is to provide a hub for operational knowledge in factories by empowering workers to learn, share and collaborate right from the production floor. Poka was the recipient of the 2020 Open Bosch Award in recognition of outstanding innovation and was distinguished as a top Connected Worker vendor in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Operations Strategy, two years in a row. Poka is trusted by leading global manufacturers including Nestlé, Danone, Bosch, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, and Tetra Pak. For additional information, visit www.poka.io
About 40 North Ventures
40 North Ventures is an early-to-growth-stage venture capital fund within 40 North, the related investment platform of Standard Industries. 40 North Ventures invests in high-potential companies focused on building the industrial future through technology and business model innovation, enabling businesses to be more data-driven, customer-centric and environmentally sustainable. Learn more at www.40northventures.com
About McRock Capital
McRock is the first dedicated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) venture capital fund manager focused on the intersection of sensors and software in large industrial markets and smart cities. The McRock team has a unique background of building high-growth venture-backed IIoT companies while also having worked in the power, water, oil and gas industries. McRock is backed by several leading institutional investors and global corporations including Cisco Systems, Caterpillar, Shell, Mitsubishi, AspenTech and Électricité de France (EDF). For more information, visit McRockCapital.com and follow on Twitter @McRockCapital.
At Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public retirement and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at December 31, 2020, CDPQ’s net assets total CAD 365.5 billion. For more information, visit cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.
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