Two KASTx Ventures Portfolio Companies Join Plug and Play Alberta’s First Accelerator Program

Two of KASTx Ventures’ portfolio companies have been selected to join global tech investor Plug and Play Alberta’s prestigious digital health accelerator program, the first of its kind at the newly built Alberta offices. Lumiio, a company specializing in developing digital health programs for the purposes of improving health outcomes Read more…

Lumiio and MitoCanada Launch Patient Registry for Mitochondrial Diseases

Lumiio recently announced in partnership with MitoCanada, the launch of a new patient registry for mitochondrial diseases. The registry will allow for centralized data collection from patients and their families. Providing this data to health communities and their stakeholders will allow for expedited drug discovery, faster diagnoses and ultimately deeper insights to help improve quality of life for patients.   There Read more…

Pure Life Carbon Completes Successful $13 Million Capital Raise

Pure Life Carbon (PLC), an advanced carbon growing medium producer and KASTx Ventures portfolio company, has recently completed a successful capital raise of $13 million, laying a strong foundation for future growth and expansion.   The funds have allowed the company to start building out their production facility in Red Deer, AB to help meet the growing demand for their products from Read more…

Lumiio Announces Official SOC2 Compliance (Type 1)

Lumiio, KASTx Ventures’ cornerstone digital health and data collection company, has announced their successful System and Organization Controls (SOC2) Type 1 compliance. This rigorous auditing assessment is the first in a two-step process for the company to receive full SOC2 accreditation. Receiving this first certification is a step towards demonstrating the first-class data protection and cybersecurity practices company follows.   The next Read more…

Meet Our New Director, Operations: Christian Idicula

KASTx Ventures is pleased to announce Christian Idicula has joined our team as Director, Operations. For Christian, his career path has been anything but straight, because he has always been most driven by his core values and passion for learning and growth.  “Most people tend to pursue just one, maybe two things in their career. That hasn’t really been me,” he said. “For me, the ideas Read more…

Navigating Towards Success: The Secret Sauce for Small Biotech Companies

What wasn’t possible just 20 years ago, is steadily increasing in both possibility and popularity: small biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies facilitating their own commercialization process and launch. According to this article by McKinsey & Company, first-time launchers in biotech and biopharma have accounted for “more than a quarter of all Read more…

Dataffinity Health Celebrates Growth with Full Rebrand to New Name Lumiio

Dataffinity Health has announced an official rebrand to celebrate its continued growth and expansion of its programs to 18 countries. The new name Lumiio reflects the guiding force the company has become to other stakeholders across the health communities they work with. KASTx Ventures has been an integral partner supporting Lumiio’s growth through expertise in corporate strategy, governance, Read more…