McRock Capital

About

McRock Capital is the first dedicated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) venture capital fund focused on the intersection of sensors & software and large industrial markets. The IIoT is made up of advanced sensors, intelligent machines, data networks and analytic software. We are in an era of profound transformation as the digital world is helping us maximize the efficiency of our most critical field assets and physical infrastructures. McRock seeks out and invests in IIoT companies across Canada and the United States.

Source: McRock Capital

Strategy

McRock iNFund, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) venture capital fund managed by McRock Capital, has led a $3 million Series A financing in Moncton-based RtTech Software. Existing investor New Brunswick Innovation Foundation also participated in the round.

RtTech develops and markets software apps that provide Operational Intelligence for industrial facilities.

RtTech offers two main solutions - RtDuet, a real-time software app designed to improve equipment availability and utilization in industrial facilities like manufacturing and power generation, and RtEMIS, an energy management information system designed to reduce energy consumption. As part of this
financing, Scott MacDonald and Whitney Rockley, the co-founders of McRock, have both joined RtTech’s Board of Directors.

“This funding could not have come at a better time as we look to capitalize on the exploding IIoT markets. We are adding features to our flagship industrial software apps that will leverage cloud-based technology and will make our products more widely accessible and affordable to our global industrial facilities clients”, said Pablo Asiron, CEO of RtTech Software. “The McRock founders have a tremendous amount of experience growing technology companies. We are proud to have attracted an investment partner with such a strong focus on the Industrial Internet”.

In January 2015, McRock announced a strategic investment in its venture capital fund by Cisco Systems and two of Canada’s largest fund-of-funds investors, Teralys Capital and BDC Capital.

Source: McRock Capital


  • Industry Focus
    Sensors & Software, Large Industrial Markets
  • Year Founded
    2012
  • Address
    642 King St West, Suite 310
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada M5V 1M7
  • Key Personnel
    Scott MacDonald, Co-founder and Managing Director
    Whitney Rockley, Co-founder and Managing Director
    Jeremy Gilman, Principal