News and updates from the cloud PLM and complex manufacturing worlds.

A Year After L-Spark


It’s been a year since graduating the L-Spark Accelerator Program, where we’ve taken the tools and practices we learned to scale and grow Upchain. In the last year we’ve closed our $7.4 million series A, opened up a new office space, landed a host of incredible clients, and doubled our headcount. L-Spark has been with us throughout the journey and [...]

A Year After L-Spark2018-12-12T11:37:31+00:00

Our Croatian Dev Team Is Growing


Upchain is growing – and people are noticing. Our development office in Varaždin, Croatia has been profiled as a rising star on the Croatian tech scene. We’re extremely excited to expand our Croatian team. The more developers we have at Upchain, the faster we'll be on our way to building the best cloud PLM solution in the [...]

Our Croatian Dev Team Is Growing2018-12-12T14:28:29+00:00

We’ve Secured Our Series A and People Are Talking


We’re happy to report that we’ve closed our series A round for $7.4 million, led by OpenText Enterprise App Fund (OTEAF) and BDC Ventures (BDC). These are two of the most respected venture capital funds in Canada. Each has successfully invested in companies like ScribbleLive and Radian6 (acquired by Salesforce). Our series A round will help us fuel rapid product development, drive even better customer [...]

We’ve Secured Our Series A and People Are Talking2018-12-12T14:23:02+00:00

Set For Take-Off


Upchain is a robust PLM product dedicated to making collaboration easier for everyone in the value chain. We're happy to report that we've closed our series A round for $7.4 million, led by OpenText Enterprise App Fund (OTEAF) and BDC Ventures (BDC). This is an enormously huge step for our company, both humbling and encouraging. We're preparing for takeoff with a [...]

Set For Take-Off2018-12-12T14:18:26+00:00

Upchain Reveals New Branding


The Upchain brand got a facelift, including a whole new name (well, sort of). We are now: Upchain. We also launched a redesigned website to match the new Upchain brand look and feel. We've revamped all our marketing collateral to use the new messaging frameworks and imagery so we can tell the story of cloud PLM more effectively. [...]

Upchain Reveals New Branding2018-09-19T13:56:49+00:00

New Executive Team Brought Onboard


We’ve assembled an entirely new executive team to join John Laslavic, Chief Executive Officer. We’re excited to welcome Mike Domazet as Chief Revenue Officer, Laurence Gutcher as Chief Financial Officer, and Terry Low as Chief Technology Officer. Together, our executive team will drive our company mission and execute on our values: simplicity, customer-centricity, and collaboration.

New Executive Team Brought Onboard2018-12-12T13:57:22+00:00

New Vice President to Spearhead Sales Department


We’re pleased to announce we’ve hired Mark Bania as our new VP of Sales! Mark brings a vast breadth of knowledge, experience and expertise to Upchain. He has plenty of experience managing large sales teams both at CareerBuilder and Xerox. Mark has also been recognized with countless awards for his exemplary sales initiatives. Initiatives that have regularly secured deals in excess [...]

New Vice President to Spearhead Sales Department2018-12-12T13:57:29+00:00

Upchain’s Most Innovative Product Release Yet


After months of hard work (and more than a few sleepless nights) we’re proud to announce our biggest product release yet. We’ve built an entirely new UI to better our user experience. Dozens of our product features and capabilities have been enhanced to improve how we serve our customers. This new release allows customers to reap the benefits of rapid collaboration [...]

Upchain’s Most Innovative Product Release Yet2018-12-12T13:57:37+00:00

Upchain Accepted into L-Spark


We’ve been selected to join the L-Spark Accelerator Fall cohort! Based in Ottawa, L-Spark offers accelerator and incubator programs to kick-start growth for B2B SaaS companies. L-SPARK is the destination for enterprise SaaS and cloud startups to connect with Canada’s SaaS experts and propel their revenues to $100k MRR or 10x revenue growth. The L-Spark program is nine months long and [...]

Upchain Accepted into L-Spark2018-12-12T13:57:45+00:00