Veridae exits Stealth mode under Mentor's leadership

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Last week Vancouver's Veridae Systems announced its exit from stealth mode with a series of announcements including the release of version 1.0 of its Clarus Post-Silicon Validation Suite.

Incorporated in September 2009, Veridae Systems was established to build upon the knowledge from six years of research at the University of British Columbia.

Techvibes readers that follow the New Ventures BC Competition may recall that Veridae was a Top 10 Finalist in their 2009 competition. And you may recognize the name Jim Derbyshire as well.

Derbyshire was Veridae's mentor during the competition and is now their CEO.

While Derbyshire has only been in Vancouver for five years, he takes mentoring in the local tech community seriously and has worked with companies at SFU Venture Connection and Bootup Labs in addition to New Ventures BC.

As Mentor-in-Residence at SFU Venture Connection, Derbyshire has spent time working with uber-successful student entrepreneur Milun Tesovic of MetroLyrics, the founders of Layerboom who became a Bootup Labs company and exited with a sale to Joyent, and 2010 New Ventures BC Competition winner

In addition to being an important mentor in Vancouver's tech community, Derbyshire is filling other roles in the local ecosystem - he's the Chairman of Bootup Labs' grad Overinteractive Media (Dimerocker) and he's an investor in Avigilon.

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