Trusscore poised for development after attracting $26-million funding

KITCHENER – Trusscore, a cloth science firm that makes sustainable alternate options for conventional constructing merchandise, is ready to increase operations after attracting important new funding {dollars}.

The corporate, which has a producing facility in Palmerston,  just lately introduced it has raised $26 million in Collection A funding.

The funding was led by Round13 Capital from its newly created Earth Tech Fund that may again corporations with complementary environmental and business mandates.

Collection A financing refers to funding in a privately-held, start-up firm after it has proven progress in constructing its enterprise mannequin and demonstrates the potential to develop and generate income.

In a press launch the corporate acknowledged the brand new funding will allow Trusscore to “speed up its development by constructing out its analysis and growth and gross sales and advertising and marketing capabilities and drive extra manufacturing capability to fulfill rising product demand.”

In an e mail to the Neighborhood Information Trusscore CEO Dave Caputo acknowledged among the funds will likely be used to put money into “extra staff members and manufacturing capability” on the Palmerston services.


The corporate presently has 70 staff on the Palmerston facility and round 200 in complete.

He additionally stated future development “will predominately be pushed by our present product traces.”

Trusscore leverages superior nanotechnology and materials science to create “new, better-performing constructing merchandise,” the discharge states, together with its progressive Trusscore wall and ceiling board, a high-strength polymer various for drywall that goals to divert among the tens of millions of tons of drywall that find yourself in landfill every year.

Through the previous 18 months Trusscore has prolonged its success within the agricultural and business sectors to the residential market, the place its merchandise have been used as an alternative choice to drywall in areas like basements and garages.

The corporate states the product is right for family areas that require “a easy and sturdy end that’s straightforward to take care of and might stand up to damp or moist circumstances.” The corporate says the product may be put in 4 instances quicker than drywall and is designed to last more than the constructions inside which it’s put in.

“At Trusscore, we consider the one future is a sustainable future. We’re decided to assist change the environmental influence of the development business with sustainable merchandise that assist construct a greater future for generations to come back,” stated Caputo.

“This funding in Trusscore will function gas for our development. Our give attention to innovation and materials science is driving actual demand for our sustainable alternate options to conventional constructing supplies.”

Trusscore has been named one in every of Canada’s fastest-growing corporations for eight consecutive years by Canadian Enterprise.

The corporate raised $5.33 million in an over-subscribed seed financing spherical in Could 2020. 4 months later the corporate introduced a partnership with HGTV house renovation consultants Bryan and Sarah Baeumler.

In July, Trusscore expanded its manufacturing and distribution functionality by buying Calgary-based Westech Constructing Merchandise.

The increase can be an essential milestone for Round13 as Trusscore is the primary funding for its Earth Tech Fund.

“Our new Earth Tech Fund is our first environmental, social, and company governance (ESG) fund. We created it particularly to speed up the expansion of corporations which have made a dedication to the atmosphere and have sustainability as a strategic enterprise crucial,” Round13 Capital normal associate Craig Robust acknowledged.

“As an organization that’s disrupting the established order in a legacy business that causes tens of millions of tons of waste yearly, Trusscore is the proper first funding to launch this fund. With Dave on the helm, and his imaginative and prescient for each the corporate and the general development business, Trusscore may be very effectively positioned for fulfillment.”

Trusscore’s advertising and marketing and analysis and growth groups are primarily based on the Communitech Hub in Kitchener with Canadian manufacturing vegetation in Calgary and Palmerston and a U.S. facility in Dayton, Ohio.