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Category: Julie Angus

The rise of ocean awareness and conservation

Oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. With water covering 70 percent of our globe, it would have been more fitting to call our planet Ocean instead of Earth. Oceans produce more than half the world’s oxygen, provide the primary protein for 2.6 billion people, and allow companies to earn $2.5 trillion a year. These […]

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Checking in with Julie Angus

  What are you most excited for in the next three months? We’re closing our pre-seed financing round, which has been a whole new experience as this is the first investment capital I have ever raised. It was a steep learning curve and has taken much of my time over the last few months. This […]

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An update from Julie Angus

What’s the best news you received this past quarter about your business? Winning $100,000 in the Impact Investor Challenge! We were one of the five finalist companies selected out of more than 100 to participate in a 10-week impact investing competition hosted by Spring Activator in Vancouver. After a final pitch in front of a […]

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Catching Up with Julie Angus

What technology challenges have you faced over the past few months and what steps have you taken to overcome them? A big focus for us has been developing the communication systems and live-stream video feed for our autonomous boats. Our solar-powered boats can travel both in coastal waters and far offshore, which means that, at […]

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A conversation with Julie Angus

What is your company trying to do? Our goal is to transform how we understand and protect our waters by helping build an Internet of Things for the ocean. We are developing energy-harvesting autonomous boats equipped with sensors and cameras to make oceanic observations that can be relayed instantly. We offer a safer, more efficient […]

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Cleantech entrepreneur sees an ocean of opportunity

Victoria, BC-based Julie Angus understands the ocean better than most people – its beauty, power and environmental importance. In 2006, Angus became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean with her partner on a 156-day, 10,000-kilometre odyssey from Portugal to Costa Rica. “Being on the open ocean in all of its states is […]

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