Vancouver tech startup VoltSafe is aiming to redefine how the world connects to electricity.
VoltSafe has filed patents in over forty countries for the world’s first, prongless, high power, electrical connector technology that doesn’t incur power losses like competitors.
The Canadian company says its “revolutionary design hasn’t been seen since electricity first came into homes more than a century ago.”
“Governments around the world are placing a heightened focus on addressing climate change and VoltSafe’s patented tech helps accelerate decarbonization with a safer, simpler and smarter way to connect to high power, with unprecedented levels of safety and sustainable energy management,” stated Trevor Burgess, VoltSafe CEO.
VoltSafe believes we must discover and deliver more efficient ways to connect to and manage our daily energy consumption, and considers itself “an integral part of the solution.”
“Wherever there is high power, VoltSafe can create the prongless magnetic connector and energy management platform to go with it,” explains VoltSafe CTO, Sanad Aridah. “We’re working on solutions that span residential, commercial and industrial applications from home to marine, aviation to autonomous electric vehicles and more.”
“It’s not enough to simply shift to electrification; it’s also imperative to have smart and efficient ways to monitor, manage and minimize power usage,” added Aridah. “VoltSafe [technology] addresses it all.”
An area of focus for VoltSafe now is the company’s marine solution for shore power. With “record amounts of investment funds flowing into the industry,” the electric marine sector eliminates greenhouse gases and air emissions, reduces harmful water emissions, and reduces air and water noise pollution, according to the company.
Late last year General Motors committed major money to Pure Watercraft, a Seattle startup that makes electric motors for boats. “The boating market is growing like it hasn’t since post-World War II,” Pure Watercraft CEO Andy Rebele said at the time.
“We know the problem is real and the demand for our tech exists,” said Burgess. “We continue to receive inbound inquiries almost daily, including Fortune 500 companies who are all seeking different use cases of VoltSafe’s patented technology to achieve their desired needs.”
Burgess is using equity crowdfunding platform FrontFrundr to raise funds for VoltSafe. Currently over 40% subscribed, the campaign aims to raise $250,000 in capital and runs through June.
The company has also appeared on Dragons Den, where it received three offers.