Venture Directory

401 Labs

401 Labs is an innovative technology company dedicated to the development and deployment of cutting-edge AI solutions for safety critical systems.

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Sandesh Gowda
Addwiteey Chrungoo

4FiveLabs

A Smart Reply tool that boosts audience engagement so you can focus on creating content. Categorize comments based on intent and generate authentic and unique smart replies to appreciations and greetings.

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Sandesh Belthangady
Vishakha Singh

AiHello

AiHello is a smart platform built specially for online sellers to allow them to automate and expand their business.

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Corina Pardo
Ganesh Krishnan

Animo

Animo uses AI to quantify and predict psychological well-being to facilitate human flourishing. Their Meta feature enables startups to better understand how their employees are feeling, and how sustainable their stress is on an aggregate level – all while preserving individual anonymity.

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Next 36, 2019

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Quinn Underwood
Samin Khan

Apprentx

Apprentx's B12 application offers customized training and reinforcement programs designed to avoid the forgetting curve and get learners to apply their new knowledge. B12 leverages cognitive science, AI and advanced analytics to enhance memorization and develop skills while providing administrators with a view into employees’ level of confidence and performance.

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Jean-Philippe Bradette
Charles-Olivier Demers
Julie Castonguay

Aquantix

Aquantix leverages AI, satellite and geographic data to predict water, climate change, and other material corporate risks and their financial impacts to allow institutional investors to make more responsible and secure investments.

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Abdy Sajous
Seynabou Gueye Ndiaye

Arthur Intelligence

Arthur applies machine learning algorithms to help clinic managers, doctors and their teams save management time, take better business decisions, and grow their revenues.

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Philippe Hébert
Gregory Benko

Assister.ai

Assister is a platform for creating AI empowered software assistance within already existing applications. These applications can range from a simple mobile banking app, to more complicated enterprise software systems used by professionals.

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Sasan Ahmadi Asl
Keyvan Sadeghi
Hamidreza Mahyar

Athena

Athena Integrated Systems develops tools that heavy industry needs to support sustainable resource management. Their mission is to provide insight and enable decision making through robotics and smart data solutions.

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Anna Feshchenko

AttentiveVision

AttentiveVision aims to create a world class viewing experience for sporting events. Using machine learning and AI, their end-to-end systems take raw camera footage, and process them into broadcast quality video designed to give a viewer the best experience possible.

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Kartikeya Bhargava
Hemanth Pidaparthy

Babbly

Babbly is an artificial intelligence powered mobile app designed to track your baby’s speech development.

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Shane Saunderson
Maryam Nabavi

Betterbooks

Betterbooks helps you gamify your reading habit, improve your comprehension, and find the best books.

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Next 36, 2019

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Shawn Moss
Liam Herbst

Biome Renewables

Biome Renewables is an industrial design firm that employs the power of nature to create a sustainable future. Their biomimetic design process applies innovative thinking to continually improve their products, and our world.

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Ryan Church

Blue City Technology

Blue City Technology facilitates the improvement of safety and efficiency in road networks by providing data through innovative sensing technologies.

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Asad Lesani
Ian Boyd

Calixa

Calixa Technologies enables the delivery of personalized experiences in physical stores through real-time visual detection and recognition of the apparel products that shoppers interact with as well as the delivery of context-aware recommendations aimed at optimizing sales conversion and customer delight.

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José Renato Villela Dantas
Victor Deleau
Sokmean Nou

Civalgo

Civalgo helps improve construction field productivity and collaboration on job sites. Users can learn from every execution, empower their teams, and deliver results on-budget and on-time.

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Alexandre Champoux
Gabriel Croteau
Samuel Croteau

CryptoNumerics

HIPAA, GDPR and Data Residency requirements restrict your ability to conduct data science. CryptoNumerics removes these restrictions. CryptoNumerics enables you to create privacy protected datasets with quantifiable privacy risk. In addition, you can build statistical and machine learning models that protect people’s privacy.

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Hassan Bhatti

Cultovo

Cultovo is bringing transparency to the South American agriculture supply chain with their remote sensing analytics that power crop insurance adjustments.

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Zachary Fritze
Charles Nokes

DOT

DOT is the future of wearable technology that helps you improve your mental health and unlock your true potential.

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Yishel Khan

DataSpine

Dataspine enables machine learning engineers, data scientists and dev/ops teams to accelerate the end-to-end lifecycle for AI/ML through powerful, composable and self-serve tools. Their enterprise-grade solution runs on any cloud, hybrid or on-premise environment - and users keep full control over your data, models, and stack.

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Muhammad Anwar Ul Haq
Umar Sikander
Farrukh Jadoon

DawaSwift

DawaSwift Inc. is a transport and logistics company with a mission to transform the medical product retail market in Africa, India, Latin America and other emerging markets by eliminating the barriers of affordability, accessibility and availability of health services globally.

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Next 36, 2019

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Odero Otieno

Denti.AI

Denti.AI is building powerful artificial intelligence technology for dentists around the world. Their first product is a software-only automatic caries predictor that works on bitewing x-rays. Denti.AI works with all the major dental imaging applications and can be easily integrated with the existing workflows of a dental clinic.

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Dmitry Tuzoff
Max Kharchenko

Diversifai

Diversifai is a social media based beauty platform made for people of diversity. You can scan your facial features into your profile, and their AI technology will classify and match you to other people with similar features so you can get relevant content tailored for your specific needs.

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Next 36, 2019

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Yuchi Yang

Doorr

Doorr is the first broker management platform to give you complete power and ownership over your data. Doorr is leading the digital transformation of mortgages with a fully customizable platform managing every aspect of your workflow from applications to client engagement.

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Muhammad Rashid

Eduro AI

Eduro bridges the gap between people, process and technology to reduce costs and increase the speed of manufacturing. They leverage AI and IoT to generate production plans at a machine level to meet the daily, weekly or bi-weekly orders, putting manufacturing and supply chain on auto-pilot.

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Gibran Kichlu
Akshay Vishwakarma

Emaww

Emaww provides touchscreen emotion analytics for apps and websites. Their machine learning algorithms sense users emotions and empower them and researchers with emotional insight.

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Alicia Heraz

Enhanced Medical Nutrition

EMN supports patients' journeys through surgery with clinical nutrition to help patients prepare better and recover faster. EMN's initial offerings include three evidence-based enteral formulas (drinks/tube feeds) to support muscle metabolism, immune function and accelerate recovery.

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Eric Zimmerman

FLIK

FLIK is a community hub where young, ambitious women can discover phenomenal females working towards social impact and explore opportunities to help support their own initiatives and ideas.

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Next 36, 2019

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Ravina Anand
Michelle Kwok

FYT

FYT Technologies Inc. develops software that allows fitness influencers to stream live-classes to their audience with the goal of making fitness entertaining, approachable, effective, and convenient.

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Next 36, 2019

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Carter Sprigings
Edgar Brown

Fetch Biosciences

Fetch is applying machine learning to dramatically improve traditional protein engineering techniques. Fetch is a protein engineering platform that can be used to engineer a variety of protein structures with improved or entirely new features, all in a fraction of the time typically required.

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Jeff Munzar
John Willes

Flare Systems

Flare Systems helps financial institutions understand and prevent cyber attacks by alerting them when threats are identified to save money and protect their reputation.

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Mathieu Lavoie
Aamna Zia
Israël Hallé

Forvera Health

Forvera Health is a managed marketplace that connects licensed optometrists with corporations, working with optometrists utilizing mobile optometry equipment to perform comprehensive on-site eye exams for patients.

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Next 36, 2019

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Newton Zheng

FutureFit

FutureFit Ai is the ‘GPS’ for work and education pathways – re-imagining the future of workforce transformation, career guidance, skilling, and layoffs for the age of AI.

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Terralynn Forsyth
Elvin Liu

Gray Oncology Solutions

Gray ensures that oncology departments are running smoothly and at maximal efficiency - from competency requirements on treatment units to contractual restrictions on shifts worked and staff preferences.

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Marc-Andre Renaud

Griffinix

GriffiniX has a team of experts with many years of experience in the area of information security in various industries. The available team of experts will enable you to solve any challenge in the area of information security, no matter if it is a technical, organizational or administrative problem.

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Terralynn Forsyth
Amin Azmoodeh
Hamed HaddadPajouh

Health Bridge

Health Bridge is eliminating the language barriers in healthcare. They strive to improve patient-flow, reduce wait times, and increase patient outcomes while allowing clinicians and specialists to obtain more accurate information for each of their patients, thus saving time and resources.

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Next 36, 2019

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Haman Man
Alex Henniffent

Hop In Technologies

Hop In Technologies is revolutionizing the way employees get to work by improving accessibility to workplaces. Through their shuttle solutions, Hop In empowers corporations to be the driving force behind an improved quality of life for their employees.

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Next 36, 2019

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Erich Ko

InstinctX

InstinctX is a social media firm that focuses enabling and increasing the capacity for human relationships by leveraging existing and emerging technologies.

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Next 36, 2019

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Sam Park

Klir

Klir's integrated water regulatory compliance platform helps the world's water utilities make water safer. The Klir platform gathers, monitors and analyses regulatory compliance data, all in one easy-to-use web-based application.

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David Lynch

MAIC

MAIC applies expertise in reinforcement learning, neural networks, classical machine learning methods and data engineering capabilities horizontally across any vertical. They build production-ready data pipelines.

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Vaughn DiMarco

MATR

MATR is developing a medical device to enable patients to do physiotherapy at home.

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AbdulWahab Kabani

Marion Surgical

Marion Surgical is building the world’s first virtual reality surgical simulator that combines real patient case examples, best in class haptic feedback, a realistic immersive VR operating room, and advanced sensor technology.

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Ben Sainsbury

Maxen

MAXEN facilitates the energy transition of buildings by revealing the full value of your data. Their AI solutions allow the optimization of HVAC management systems and of energy, facilitate decision-making, increase the value of your real estate asset and contribute to saving our planet.

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Claude Demers-Belanger
Samuel Nadeau-Piuze

MedMe Health

MedMe is an on-demand health advisor that lets you digitally access pharmacists, treatments, and medications in the comfort of your home.

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Next 36, 2019

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Purya Sarmadi
Nicholas Hui

Myelin

Myelin uses AI to answer everyday questions about the mental health of caregivers, caregivers and affected people, with their first prototype focusing on those on the autism spectrum.

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Marise Bonenfant
François Menet
Marc-Olivier Schüle

NuPort Robotics

NuPort Robotics is building Canada's first autonomous trucking company focused on middle mile automation for company supply chain operations. NuPort’s mission is to automate global supply chains using self-driving trucks increasing sustainability through the adoption of clean transportation solutions, reduce the cost of operations for clients and establish Canada as the leading country for Autonomous Vehicles in the world.

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Bao Xin Chen
Raghavender Sahdev

Ossicles

Ossicles Technologies Inc. develops the state-of-art solutions based on artificial intelligence for the safety and the performance of the horses in equestrian sports.

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Daniel Ferland
Abdallah Bari

Paladin AI

Paladin AI creates data-driven tools for optimizing training delivery at aviation centres. They work with flight simulator OEMs, airlines, and training centres to help accelerate training, while reducing costs.

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Mikhail Klassen

Piecemeal

Restaurant management involves many time intensive tasks on a daily basis, leading to shortcuts, errors and lack of control over the business. Piecemeal’s SaaS platform is helping restaurant operators leverage the power of artificial intelligence to put these tasks on autopilot, save time, prevent costly mistakes and become more profitable.

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Oz Trachtman
Christopher Wells

Pitstop

Pitstop is a cloud-based prognostic maintenance platform that enables enterprises to leverage the wealth of information available from their vehicle fleets.

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Shiva Bhardwaj

Portl Media

Portl is a network of content, advertising and commerce-enabled tablets in rideshare vehicles (Uber + Lyft) that tap into the power of geo-location and historic ride data that the rideshare companies provide via API.

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Wyatt Shaw

Prolego.ai

Prolego.ai leverages the power of predictive modelling to automate underwriting. Their AI solution for life insurers reduces customer acquisition costs, expedites underwriting, boosts customer satisfaction, and increases sales without increasing risk exposure.

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Mahan Salehi
Andrey Khesin
Daniyar Akhmedjanov

QEYnet

QEYnet is creating a quantum key distribution network using microsatellites. Their mission is to build a global Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) network using microsatellites to enable low-cost global utilization of this technology, thereby facilitating a new era of ultra-secure communication.

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Jennifer Elliott

Refinery Labs

Refinery Labs provides an analytics platform with 5+ million data points on over 38,000 municipalities with a mission to create better economic futures for people and places.

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Davie Lee (Next Founders, 2019)

Rithmik Solutions

Rithmik Solutions builds advanced analytics for predictive maintenance on mining equipment.

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Kevin Urbanski
Amanda Truscott

SAMETRICA

SAMETRICA is a software company that helps governments and enterprises measure, manage and demonstrate the value of social investments, using state-of-the-art SROI and outcome reporting.

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Anshula Chowdhury

SeekShift

SeekShift uses deep-learning algorithms to detect facial expression from a single image or a series of images, to detect action units, and to interpolate between key facial expressions.

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Ben McDade
Dwayne Elahie

Shaddari

Shaddari leverages data with their artificial intelligence based APIs to build decision support tools in healthcare. Their platform provides clinical decision support for hospitals, target gene mediated vaccine selection decision support, and condition based maintenance decision support.

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Abbass Abbassi
Huy Son Pham

Skullscan

Skullscan uses its own proprietary, AI-driven technology to reconstruct 3D models of humans from a single photograph of their head.

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Marc Cotran
Andrew Velan
Fady Soliman

ThriveHire

ThriveHire is the career platform for the global health community. By featuring organizations, jobs, volunteer positions and more, ThriveHire is a one-stop-shop for launching and developing your global health career.

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Next 36, 2019

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Hayley Mundeva

TimeSaved

TimeSaved builds apps for staffing agencies that accelerate growth, increase engagement and create better experiences for your recruiters, clients and candidates.

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Rohan Jacob

Tiptappay

TipTap is a mobile, wireless device enabling contactless acceptance of any digital payment source in preset denominations. TipTap functions as a standalone point-of-sale device without cumbersome equipment or complicated backend technology, providing a simple, affordable solution for small denomination transactions, anywhere, anytime.

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Chris Greenfield
Mo Tantawi

Tribe Technologies

Tribe is a cloud-based customer-to-customer community platform, empowering the new generation of online branded communities. It enables customers to discuss and connect under a customer community.

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Mohsen Malayeri

Triplet.ai

Triplet is developing an AI-powered virtual analyst that provides business insights when asked in everyday language.

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JQ Veenstra
Eric Pham-Hung

Upscale Technology

Upscale's mission is to help amateur and emergent bands to get the highest sound quality possible from their talent during live shows. They are currently designing the Uptune, a device which acts like the human ear to analyze the sound from your band in real-time, giving you directions for equalizing your instruments sound level.

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Sami Cheref
Francis Masse

VOLTFUSE

VOLTFUSE is a specialty headwear and apparel brand, based out of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Alex Henniffent (Next 36, 2019)

Vaundry

Vaundry is a technology platform for garment care. They build the tools and processes that enable customers to have their dry cleaning and laundry picked up, cleaned and delivered right from their doorstep.

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Natasha Varma

Verto

The Verto Platform leverages smart integrations, virtualizes care, and activates patients and caregivers to drive powerful automation and personalization

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Michael Millar

Wanda

Wanda is Canada’s first ever delivery only grocery store. They leverage technology to make Wanda the most convenient and affordable way to purchase your groceries.

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PJ Grant (Next 36, 2019)
Ahmed Dauda (Next 36, 2019)

Watergeeks

Watergeeks helps users manage their water operations with efficiency and rapidity, as well as respond to equipment failure and reduce operation downtime.

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Géraldine Jippé
Isabelle Fotsing

Win-Win HomeSharing

By pairing students with senior citizens, Win-Win Homesharing reduces the cost of living for students while offering a helping hand and companionship to seniors living alone. In exchange for half-priced rent, students complete chores for seniors, allowing them to stay in their homes for longer and enjoy an additional income.

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Next 36, 2019

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Catherine Kelly

Wishplay

Wishplay uses virtual reality so patients of all ages can experience the world beyond their illness or circumstance. Wishplay provides an escape beyond the four walls of their room, reduces their pain, and in many cases grants final wishes so loved ones can experience something truly special.

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Ermias Nagatu

YPC Technologies

YPC Technologies is pioneering a new field of kitchen automation by building the world’s first robotic kitchen that can cook thousands of recipes, at restaurant quality, using fresh ingredients.

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Gunnar Grass

nud fud

nud fud is a healthy snack company that produces snacks that are organic, raw, vegan, paleo, tree nut-free, sugar-free, non-GMO, grain-free, and gluten-free.

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Julia Kirouac

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