Digital manufacturing leaders rely on Poka to improve the knowledge, performance and productivity of their factory workers.
Poka helps manufacturers drive performance by empowering workers to learn, solve problems and share knowledge in real-time, on the factory floor. Our platform is designed to connect workers to digital manufacturing operations, and enable a culture of continuous improvement.
Poka is backed and supported by some of the world’s leading venture capitalists that share our passion for bringing digital transformation to manufacturing. Poka’s recent round of funding brings our total investment to $17M, to develop innovative solutions in the Industry 4.0 era.
The name Poka comes from Poke Yoke, the Japanese term for mistake proofing.
The idea behind Poka was inspired by the challenges its CEO, Alex Leclerc, experienced while working as a CI Director at a global food manufacturer. Alex saw first-hand how inconsistent performance across the company’s operations can lead to waste, quality issues and safety risks.
Alex then solicited the help of Antoine Bisson, a life-long friend and former engineer at Microsoft and Ubisoft, to help him co-found the company. Their mission was to build a modern solution to help factory workers collectively learn from their mistakes and build knowledge that leads to continuous improvement.
And so Poka was born!
Now to find the information, we no longer ask questions – everything is centralized in Poka.
Poka customers report improvements in the areas that matter most.