A new partnership between a leading robotics creator and one of its fellow Kansas City tech innovators showcases the founder’s longstanding commitment to harnessing the region’s potential as a collaboration powerhouse.
“When I moved back to Kansas City to start Tesseract, I made up my mind to lead by example and attempt to build close networks, highly strategic partnerships, and to build the stickiest (most innovative) culture I possibly could,” said John Boucard, CEO and founder of Tesseract, the Kansas City-based creator of radically connected robotics and software for applications ranging from construction and military to toy design and development and interactive wearables.
“It’s the possibility of building close and trusted networks inside Kansas City that I am fascinated with and will continue to encourage and support,” Boucard continued. “I believe Kansas City is America’s quietly revolutionary place.”
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Tesseract Ventures is the developer of a connected technology ecosystem that combines hardware such as sensors, data-collecting anchors, advanced wearables and a revolutionary smart space, with next generation software that provides in-depth data organization and visualization.
When combined, these tools offer organizations a clear view into their operations at every level, revealing insights that can improve efficiency, security and safety.
Tesseract this week announced a strategic partnership with Velociti, a provider of enterprise technology services and solutions in Kansas City for the past 25 years. The collaboration allows both companies to evolve beyond their current scopes, creating new opportunities to provide their clients with robust, custom technologies that can transform how they do business, Tesseract and Velociti said.
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“Our clients look to us for tools that can transform the way they work and do business,” said Deryk Powell, president and COO of Velociti. “We believe that together with Tesseract, we can develop the solutions they need to better understand what’s happening within their own businesses, and prepare for what’s coming next.”
And what is coming next?
The companies plan to create and implement new integrated IoT technology tools that can stand up to the ever-increasing complexity of logistics in construction, transportation, military, healthcare and beyond, Boucard said.
“Tesseract’s strength is in 21st century innovation and the creation of specialized technology that can deliver organizations the insights they need to make better decisions,” he continued. “Velociti has a 25 year track record of strategizing and implementing smart technology solutions for their clients. This partnership plays to both our strengths, as we work to give life to new tools and systems that can stand up to the challenges modern organizations face.”
With its primary operations based in Kansas City, Tesseract also is strategically expanding and refining its focus to support the U.S. military and the Department of Defense through its Cyber Physical Studio. That means an additional base of operations in Florida to complement the hub of innovation Tesseract is helping to cultivate locally, Boucard said.
“Tampa will become my narrowed focus to build a group of quiet professionals where I can amplify their best qualities and offer veterans a new culture where they are embraced and get to work on a Future State,” he said. “It is my honor to do so.”
Click here to learn more about Tesseract Ventures, one of Startland News’ Kansas City Startups to Watch in 2020.