Metiquity Ventures Leads $1 Million Pre-Seed Round in Cashew to Propel AI-Driven Market Research Innovation

Metiquity Ventures is proud to announce our role as the lead investor in a $1 million pre-seed funding round for Cashew, an innovative Calgary-based startup that is transforming the landscape of market research with their AI-driven platform. Our investment of $450,000 spearheads this crucial funding round, supporting Cashew’s mission to democratize access to sophisticated market research for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Cashew’s platform automates the workflow behind professional primary research, equipping SMEs with powerful consumer insights, enabling them to make informed decisions rapidly and with confidence—capabilities once only available to larger corporations. This investment reflects Metiquity Ventures’ commitment to fostering technological innovation and supporting early-stage ventures that drive significant market change.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Metiquity Ventures,” said Addy Graves, CEO and co-founder of Cashew. “Their expertise and strategic support are invaluable as we scale our operations. This partnership will accelerate our mission to empower businesses with accessible, cutting-edge market research tools. Metiquity’s confidence in our vision fuels our drive to innovate and expand our impact in the market research industry.”

“Leading this funding round for Cashew aligns with our strategy to nurture transformative technologies within Alberta and the Canadian Prairies.” said Bryan Slauko, Partner at Metiquity Ventures. “We are excited to support Cashew’s team as they scale their operations and redefine how businesses engage with market research. Cashew’s potential to influence the industry is substantial, and we anticipate great achievements through their expanded capabilities.”

The funds from this round will enable Cashew to advance their technology, extend their market presence, and continue their impressive growth trajectory. We are confident in Cashew’s ability to lead the market research industry towards a more inclusive and technologically advanced future.

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