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Testfire Labs completes seed round

March 1, 2018

We are excited to announce we officially completed our seed round. Testfire Labs will be the 4th recipient (2nd in Edmonton) to receive funding from Accelerate Fund II, managed by Yaletown Captial.

This round of funding is a major stepping stone towards bringing Hendrix to market, and we are proud to do our part in the innovation ecosystem in Canada. The funding will help Testfire Labs scale up our team and allow the company to accelerate our go-to-market strategy.

It takes a village to raise a startup. Thanks to our partners: BDC, Alberta Innovates, IRAP, Startup Edmonton, VA Angels, EEDC, & Yaletown Captial.

To our beta customers, thank you for the support and feedback of your experiences with Hendrix; with your continued usage, we are working to increase Hendrix’s usability and value.

Inaugural Angel Summit of the Americas April 10 to 13

February 26, 2018


Valhalla Private Capital and Angels Nest are pleased to announce our inaugural Angel Summit of the Americas event April 10 to 13, 2018 at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort Cancun, Mexico.
Angel Summit of the Americas is the only summit where the top angel investors and VC’s from the 35 counties of the Americas are invited to gather.
Markets are global, deals are global, and so is capital. Get access and insights into the best deals in the Americas. Improve your investment skills. Network with top angels and VC’s. Increase your cross-border investment portfolio.
Angel Summit of the Americas’ 4-day “unconference” will break down barriers to get more cross-border deals done.
Register now with our early bird code “earlybird2018”

Quini Launches Private Data Network Solution

January 10, 2018

Cloud-based ecosystem gives wine producers, retailers and wholesalers managed data collection environment and exclusive consumer wine tasting data

VANCOUVER, BC – January 10, 2018 – Quini® (, the leader in real-time wine tasting data and technology solutions, today announced QUINI PDN(Private Data Network). The cloud-based ecosystem is enabled by Quini on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It allows large and medium-sized wine producers, retailers and wholesalers to deploy the company’s proprietary QUINI DATA platform to capture and analyze critical wine tasting sensory and attitudinal data in near real-time, within a private, controlled environment.

Offered as a white label solution, QUINI PDN helps companies to use Quini’s software system to privately test and collect data from consumers, trade channels and staff to help drive product and marketing decisions.

“Companies that can harvest deep, rich wine tasting data on an on-going basis, and analyze it in near real-time, will have the next edge in the market,” said Roger Noujeim, Quini’s CEO. “QUINI PDN is a premium product option that adds to our QUINI DATA solution the advantages of confidentiality and exclusive data that many enterprise clients demand.”

Data captured within a client QUINI PDN is excluded from publication on and Quini apps, and from third-party consumer websites and apps that deploy Quini’s wine database search and tasting APIs (Application Programming Interface).
To further enhance confidentiality, operating within QUINI PDN allows clients to control the distribution of tasting data internally, with customized live QUINI ANALYTICS delivered to company executives and departments, on a need basis.

The QUINI DATA framework incorporates four integrated software modules, including:
QUINI SOMM – Proprietary mobile wine tasting event management system with real-time topline data and analytics. Used for staff tastings and training, consumer focus groups, online and in-person surveys, trade events and tastings, media and critic tours, wine clubs.
QUINI SEARCH – Proprietary advanced consumer wine search and rating interface for tasting rooms, retail shops, online stores, full-service restaurants and wine bars.
QUINI APP – Proprietary visual sensory and attitudinal wine tasting and rating system.
QUINI ANALYTICS – Integrated, industry-leading, customizeable dashboard with pre-built ready-to-use analytics.
To book a demonstration, please contact our sales team at