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Upverter and GE/FirstBuild Announce Circuit Design Challenge January 20, 2015
Upverter Named Canada's Top 10 Up-and-Coming Tech Company November 6, 2014
Whitepaper: 10x More Productive November 1, 2014
Startup drags hardware design out of the dark ages with collaborative, browser-based app by Ivor Tossell, The Globe and Mail - August 25, 2014
“Imagine writing documents as a team without Google Docs,” says Mr. Woodworth. “You’re e-mailing files back and forth. That’s where we’re at right now [with hardware].”
Cloud-based Electronic-Design Tools Gain Traction by David Schneider, IEEE Spectrum - June 26, 2014
...it came as a great relief to discover Toronto-based Upverter, a start-up that garnered support from the seed accelerator YCombinator in 2011.
Upverter Raises $2.3m to be the Online Collaboration Layer for Hardware Engineering by Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch - March 20, 2014
Toronto-based startup and online electronic design automation platform and hardware hacker community has raised $2.3 million in seed funding, the company revealed to TechCrunch today. The funding is from Boris Wertz’s Version One Ventures, and includes Tom McInerney, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass...
Upverter & Sparkfun Release Over 500 Open-Source Designs by Caleb Kraft, EE Times - September 27, 2013
Sparkfun, an open-source electronics company, and Upverter, an online design tool, have teamed up to bring a massive library of editable and hackable open-source designs to you for free.
The Problems with Reinventing CAD Software by Rakesh Sharma, Forbes - August 9, 2013
“We are wary of terming ourselves as a CAD/EDA solution because they are old market and associated with stigma,” says Zak Homuth, founder of Upverter, a cloud-based engineering solution.
With $650K In Seed Funding, YC-Backed Upverter Chases The Dream Of A Hardware Startup Revolution by Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch - February 20, 2013
Toronto's Upverter is a startup that's poised to effect change that could reshape the landscape of entrepreneurship. [...] Upverter [is] the company that's hoping to build a cloud-based hardware engineering platform that can match and overtake its desktop-based counterparts within the next few years.
Y Combinator is hosting its first-ever hackathon — with a twist by Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat - January 29, 2013
Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most well-known incubator, is finally getting onboard with the hackathon, an event trend so well-established it's almost passé. But the YC twists keep the concept fresh and will definitely interest a bevy of developers. The hackathon is being run by Upverter.
The 2013 DesignVision winners announced at DesignCon by EDN Staff, EDN Network - January 29, 2013
The much-anticipated annual DesignVision Awards were announced before the keynote at DesignCon 2013 today in Santa Clara, Calif., and included a mix of winners ranging from feisty startups such as Upverter to industry luminaries such as Mentor Graphics, TE Connectivity and Teledyne LeCroy.
Designing Hardware in the Cloud by Mike Buetow, PCD&F - January 2, 2013
Multiple CAD and CAM companies' tools from Altium to Ucamco to Cadence are now available via the cloud, albeit often through third parties. There is, however, one company that is a dedicated cloud-based CAD provider: Upverter.
Facebook's first-ever hardware hackathon by Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat - December 5, 2012
Facebook's Open Compute Project, a huge effort to create and promote open-source hardware, is hosting its first-ever hardware hackathon. The hackathon is a joint project between the OCP and Upverter.
Cloud-based hardware design hub gets physical by Brian Bloom, IT World Canada - November 19, 2012
They might be late to the game, but hardware designers are starting to realize the benefits of social networks. Upverter Inc., a Toronto-based startup that has created a cloud-based platform for engineers to collaborate on electronics projects, is leading the charge.
Upverter Launches New Version by Humayun Khan, BetaKit - November 6, 2012
Toronto-based Upverter, a GitHub-like platform for hardware engineers, announced the release of a major product update to its cloud-based engineering tool, with new features focused around rapid design and prototyping of products.
Upverter 2.0 Launches by Eric Evenchick, Hack A Day - November 6, 2012
Today, Upverter is launching version 2.0 of their tool which includes many new features allowing for end-to-end electronics design.
Toronto a hub for Silicon Valley style 'hacker houses' by Brigitte Noel, CBC News - August 16, 2012
Entrepreneur Zak Homuth's downtown Toronto office is outfitted with state-of-the-art computers, a shiny modern kitchen and a basement playroom where staff can unwind.
Upverter launches paid accounts by Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat - February 2, 2012
Upverter, the fascinating open-source hardware hackers' tool, has just launched paid accounts. With these accounts, users can hack away at their designs away from the public eye.
Upverter grows user base 700% Yonge Street Media - February 1, 2012
When Upverter officially launched its web-sharing software for hardware design at the prestigious Demo conference in fall 2011, the company went from 500 Beta users to 1,500 users in a single day.
YEDaily: Zak Homuth Notable - October 28, 2011
Zak Homuth started Upverter – a tool to help the collaborative process for hardware designers in August 2010. Since its inception, engineers and designers alike have begun to flock to this innovative solution.
DemoFall 2011: A "Google Docs" for Circuit Design by Tekla Perry, ieee spectrum - September 16, 2011
A group of electrical engineers from Toronto, Canada, felt left out of the whole online collaboration boom. After all, folks could edit text, spreadsheets, and presentations on Google Docs and code together with GitHub.
Our 10 favorite startups from the DEMO 2011 Conference by Chikodi Chima, The Next Web - September 15, 2011
The 20th annual DEMO Conference wrapped up yesterday, in Santa Clara, CA, just a stone's throw from major campuses for Avaya, NetLogic and Yahoo!. The Hyatt Hotel where the even was held was fittingly central in Silicon Valley, even if...
Software to support open source hardware by Paul Miller, Gigaom - September 14, 2011
Open source hardware projects like Open Compute are all very well, but there are significant barriers that can make it difficult for small groups and individuals to engage in the process.
Hardware gemeinsam entwerfen mit Upverter by Jörg Thoma, Golem - September 14, 2011
Die Open-Source-Software Upverter soll beim Entwerfen von Open-Source-Hardware helfen. Sie ist für kollaborative Arbeit gedacht, ähnlich wie Git oder SVN für Programmcode.
Upverter, a "GitHub for electronics" by Chris Anderson, DIY Drones - September 14, 2011
I've been checking out Upverter, which is a YCombinator startup that's aiming to the the "GitHub for electronics" and open source hardware. So far it looks like they're very much on the right track...
Upverter: it's like Github for hardware by Brian Benchoff, Hack a Day - September 14, 2011
If there's one thing we've noticed about hardware hackery and electronics project, it's that all the resources to build a project are scattered about the Internet on forums, blogs (heh), and personal web pages. Enter Upverter.
Demo: Upverter is the perfect tool for open-source hardware by Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat - September 13, 2011
Open-source hardware has one big stumbling block: How do you get distributed teams from around the world working together on the same prototype?
Y Combinator Is Boot Camp for Startups by Steven Levy, WIRED - May 17, 2011
The Y Combinator offices sit at the dead center of Silicon Valley, in Mountain View, on a street called Pioneer Way. Outside, the traffic hums along CA-z85 headed either south to Cupertino or north toward Google headquarters.
Future Top Dog in the Cloud? by Peggy Aycinena, Superheroes of SOC - April 27, 2011
Zak Homuth is Founder of startup Upverter. So far, the company's small and the product in alpha, but none of the Upverter guys think they're going to stay that way. Per Homuth, "In 10 years, we'll be the top dog in EDA!" Okay, so here's a rapid-fire Q&A with Homuth, conducted by phone in late April 2011.