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Why aquaculture matters

By 2050 our planet will be home to 10 billion people, requiring a 70% increase in food production. Aquaculture offers a sustainable alternative to open-sea fishing, but unlike agriculture, which has benefited from major technological advances, aquaculture relies on antiquated techniques and technologies. Now, through advanced technologies such as AI and computer vision, the XpertSea Platform is playing an essential role in transforming the industry into a modern, efficient and sustainable source of food for our planet.

Our mission

XpertSea’s mission is to develop technologies that transform aquaculture into a modern, efficient and sustainable source of food for our planet. Through research and development of advanced technologies for aquaculture producers, we’re increasing the availability of quality food, reducing the environmental impact of food production, and improving profitability across the aquaculture food chain.

Canadian technology for the world

XpertSea is a Canadian technology company with headquarters in Québec City. Our more than 100 customers in over 48 countries range from hatcheries and research centers to local and multinational farming operations. Employing more than 50 people in specialties from machine learning and computer vision to data science, software engineering and animal nutrition, we’re using Canadian know-how to help feed the world.


Valérie Robitaille
Co-Founder and CEO
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Cody Andrews
Co-Founder and Engineer
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François Robitaille
Co-Founder and Head of Finance
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Sylvie Lavigne
Co-Founder and Vice-President
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Mikael Lefebvre
Chief Revenue Officer
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Samuel Couture-Brochu
Chief Technology Officer
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Todd Birzer
Head of Product Management
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Our history

Valérie Robitaille and Cody Andrews begin developing commercial applications using optics and photonics in marine environments.
Following interest from aquaculture producers, XpertSea is founded and investigation of the aquaculture space begins.
XpertSea closes a financing seed round of 1.25M CAD from investors led by Real Ventures, edō Capital and BDC.
XpertSea commercially launches the XperCount2, a connected device with computer vision for characterizing aquatic organisms.
Devices are in operation in over 40 countries and clients have uploaded over 100,000 aquaculture production reports on the platform.
XpertSea raises C$10 Million in Series A financing from investors led by Obvious Ventures, Aqua-Spark and Real Ventures. The company doubles its workforce in a year and includes local representatives and partners in Europe, Asia and South America.

Our investors

XpertSea is backed by high profile investors who believe that there’s an imperative need for innovation in aquaculture.

Obvious Ventures
edō Capital
Real Ventures
YUL Ventures