Poka, a Quebec City, Canada-based training and knowledge platform for manufacturers, raised $10m in Series A financing.
Backers included iNovia Capital, Uncork Capital, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec through its fund Espace CDPQ, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) and the Leclerc family.
The company intends to use the funds to expand into the United States and Europe.
Led by CEO and co-founder Alex Leclerc, Poka is a Web and mobile app that allows workers to capture, consume and share critical information in real-time on the factory floor. In 3 years, the company has served manufacturing leaders including Thomas & Betts, ArcelorMittal, WestRock, and Danone.
By creating a standardized multimedia knowledge base of guides, training content and solutions related to each workstation and machine, Poka enables them to reduce production downtime, improve quality and safety, and facilitate communication across factories, departments and shifts.