OneCup AI is proud to be selected to join the prestigious Cultivator AgTech Accelerator. A four-month program that combines agriculture and technology to accelerate the development of agriculture technology startups in Canada.
Google for Startups
Google (GCP) reached out to OneCup and invited us into their Google Startup Program.We are pleased to bring on GCP as our third cloud provider to run BETSY's inference at scale, with a generous stipend of $100K in cloud credits.
Alberta Innovates selected OneCup as one of 50 high potential Alberta ventures that will travel to SXSW in Austin, TX with a shared mission to accelerate their growth trajectory by connecting with investors, customers and strategic partners.
We are proud to announce that Conexus/Emmertech invested in OneCup. They have become our second venture capitalist investor. Emmertech is a $60 million venture capital fund focused on agtech and agribusiness innovation, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.
NVIDIA offered us a spot in NVIDIA’s AI Accelerated Program. This is in addition to our current membership in their Inception and Metropolis programs. Our partnership with NVIDIA is invaluable as they give access to expertise, hardware and powerful AI tools.
BETSY Video Player
OneCup's BETSY continues to grow and scale. At the end of February, she is averaging 7 million animal images daily, with some hours peaking at over 500,000 images. OneCup also released a new video player enabling our customers and partners to visualize BETSY's inference results.
SVG Ventures THRIVE is the leading global Agrifood investment and innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. OneCup competed against 900 companies to earn a spot in the final 15 positions in the second iteration of its THRIVE Canada Accelerator program.
In December, OneCup released the Canadian Angus Association's (CAA) iPhone app to their CAA’s 2,700 purebred ranches. The product launch went smoothly, and the customer response was highly positive.
OneCup is pleased to announce our partnership with SumAg Ventures to bring BETSY to ranches in Western Canada. SumAg's expertise will prove incredibly helpful in marketing, sales and onsite support to farms, ranches and feedlots in Canada.
OneCup AI is proud to be featured in NVIDIA's annual GTC conference. Our partnership with NVIDIA has enabled OneCup to build BETSY in under one year. Learn more on NVIDIA's Youtube Channel: Building BETSY, World's First AI Ranch Hand.
Tall Grass Ventures
OneCup AI is pleased to announce our lead VC Investor - Tall Grass Ventures. Their extensive experience in ranching and agriculture will prove invaluable as OneCup scales up operations locally and internationally.
Visual ID Study
Working with Lakeland College, OneCup presented at the European Federation of Animal Science. In a trial processing 28,800 hours of video, OneCup demonstrated the power of BETSY to identify Dairy Cattle with 96% to 98% accuracy.
OneCup hosted several talks and hosted a booth at the Canada Outdoor Farm Show this year. Our booth was crazy busy, with nearly 40,000 people attending the event in London, Ontario.
CTV News interviewed OneCup and one of our BETSY customers. The news clip aired in late August, generating several sales and potential partnerships. The news story is available on CTV New's website.
CBC News interviewed OneCup on the applications of BETSY as a mobile app. The story highlights the power of Face ID applied to animals. The story is available at the CBC: Keeping an eye on livestock?
There's an app for that
OneCup AI is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of Olds College's AgSmart conference. We hosted a super busy booth and talked about how BETSY can be applied to producers and feed yards. OneCup also tested our new long-range WIFI gear.
OneCup AI is pleased to announce our acceptance into NVIDIA's Metropolis program. As OneCup scales to full production, our new partnership will prove helpful in defining new channels and opportunities for OneCup.
In partnership with the NRC IRAP program, OneCup received a grant for $100,000 to advance BETSY's Deepstream pipeline into full production. The ultimate goal is to process a 1-hour long video in 60 seconds.
Board of Directors
OneCup AI is proud to announce Demetra Georganas and William H. Smith's appointment to our Board of Directors. Their extensive business experience will prove invaluable to guide OneCup's development, growth and expansion.
Board of Advisors
OneCup AI is pleased to announce our Industry lead Board of Advisors. Including experts in AI, Finance, Government, Telecom, Systems, Auctioneering, Breeding, Calving, Veterinary Medicine and a world-renowned Steak Chef.
Second Seed Round
Due to investor demand, OneCup AI opened a second seed round in Q4 2020 to accommodate additional investor interest. As before, we only accepted investment from strategic partners that could materially move BETSY forward.
OneCup AI, in partnership with BCIT, completed a four-month project to build a detailed and comprehensive horse annotation dataset - consisting of thousands of images and tens of thousands of annotations.
OneCup AI, in partnership with twelve beta sites in Alberta and Saskatchewan, delivered BETSY hardware to validate ID, thermal cameras to track health and HD/Infrared cameras to capture livestock activity.
In preparation for our international launch of BETSY, OneCup AI filed several trademarks worldwide. Each trademark is for an upcoming service or technology - with the corresponding domain
OneCup AI finished in the top 10 of over 170 companies to enter into the prestigious 3rd annual TESCO AgTech competition. Being our first competition, OneCup was thrilled to rank so highly right out of the gate.
OneCup AI filed for our first patent for our 360 Live ID platform in Q4, 2020. Our innovative technology potentially can revolutionize how animals are tracked and identified using only computer vision.
OneCup AI completed our first financing seed round in Q3 2020. We only accepted investment from strategic partners that could BETSY forward in development and commercialization.
AWS Activate Program
OneCup AI is pleased to announce we have been selected for Amazon's Activate credit program. AWS's generous contributions in tools, resources, technical support and training will prove invaluable in getting started on AWS quickly.
OneCup AI, in partnership with Olds College, completed a six-month project to create arguably the world's most comprehensive cattle annotation dataset. Working with domain experts, together, we set the foundation for BETSY's skillset.
OneCup AI is honoured to announce it has joined the NVIDIA Inception, a program designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences by providing access to resources and expertise.