Vention is a manufacturing automation technology company whose mission is to democratize industrial automation.

Vention helps some of the most innovative manufacturers automate their production floors in just a few days through a democratized user experience. 

Vention was founded in 2016 by Etienne Lacroix. The company is headquartered in Quebec, Canada, with offices in Berlin and Boston.


Vention's online-first manufacturing automation platform allows clients to design, automate, order, and deploy automated equipment directly from their web browsers.


Vention's end-to-end platform combines a suite of machine design and industrial automation technologies with hundreds of plug-and-play components, and next-day shipping across North America.


Vention clients have used the platform to create everything from robot cells and assembly lines to proprietary automated equipment and tooling. It currently serves over 3,000+ customers on five continents and across 25 manufacturing industries.


Vention is backed by Georgian Partners, Bain Capital, Fidelity Investment Canada ULC, White Star Capital, Real Ventures, White Star Capital, Bolt Ventures, and others. The company raised $95M in Series C round on May 10, 2022. This brings Vention's total funding to $138.8M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $138.8M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Montreal
  • State: Quebec
  • Country: Canada
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