Userful Scores $1 Million Investment

by Rob Lewis | Business

Calgary-based Userful Corporation has helped its customers cut global CO2 emissions by more than 29,000 tonnes over the last 12 months - the environmental equivalent of taking 5,000 cars off the road. Now thanks to a $1 Million investment from AVAC Ltd., Userful is preparing to ramp-up sales of it's ecologically-friendly software.

Userful is a web-service that lets users multiply and manage their desktop computers. They can multiply their hardware investment, creating up to 10 independent workstations from a single computer by attaching multiple monitors, mice and keyboards. This reduces demand for electricity and cuts hardware waste by up to 80%.

Userful also enables users to manage and monitor their desktops through a central administrative web site, which generates significant savings in administration. Userful replaces expensive administrative tools, licenses, and IT staff enabling non-experts to easily manage and control their desktops from a simple web-browser.

AVAC's repayble investment will help Userful take advantage of the global opportunities their technology presents and should help attract third-party risk capital. AVAC helps Alberta-based companies build capacity and attract commercial investment to advance ideas and products in agri-business, ICT, life sciences and other industrial technology sectors.

Userful Corporation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Userful lets anyone provide secure managed desktop computers at a fraction of traditional costs. Our software lets you multiply and manage your desktops -- multiplying your hardware investment by delivering up to ten workstations from just one standard PC, and managing them all through an admin web site. Userful software is used daily on over 30,000 desktops worldwide from schools and libraries... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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