Montreal Startup FTEX Closes $485, 000 Pre-Seed Round

October 7, 2021

FTEX Closes $485,000 Pre-Seed Round

Bélal Provencher

Montreal—October 7, 2021—FTEX, a pioneer in precision motor-control systems for smart e-mobility applications, has closed a pre-seed investment round of $485,000 for developing the company’s motor-controller designs driven by gallium-nitride transistors.

This round’s investors included Front Row Ventures and Fonds Ecofuel—as well as two prominent Canadian  angel investors.

FTEX Founders, from left to right, Alexandre Cosneau, CTO, Silvana Huaman, CRO, Ramee Mossa, CEO.

“FTEX is at the cutting edge of technology in a rapidly advancing industry,” said angel investor Robert Luxenberg. “More importantly, I am very impressed with the exceptional leadership of FTEX and the excellent team they have amassed. 

“I only invest in companies with notable concepts and business plans, and formidable leadership and teams—and they must do good for the world. FTEX delivers on all the above.”

FTEX specializes in designing and developing powertrain systems for electric vehicles (EVs) that can increase EV range by 30% while generating economies in the use and maintenance of motors and batteriesIn addition, FTEX’s technology is highly scalable, from low-power applications such as light EVs to higher-power automotive applications.  

FTEX Dynamic Drive TM

FTEX’s innovative Dynamic DriveTM motor controller (patent pending) is revolutionizing motor-control technology for commercial EVs. With FTEX’s adjustable software-defined parameters, makers of EVs will immediately be able to offer more power on demand and extended range to users of their vehicles. The results include extended product lifetime and improved quality of user experience.

FTEX will use these funds for product development, expansion of its manufacturing and testing capabilities, and production of its first gallium-nitride motor controllers, to be delivered over 2022 on contracts estimated at nearly $1.5M US (as of September 30). FTEX is also hiring additional engineering talent for its team of 15—and growing—in Montreal, Canada.

FTEX GaNRunner

For more information on FTEX’s powertrain solutions, visit

About FTEX Inc.

FTEX is a pioneer in precision motor-control systems for small electric vehicles. By combining ultra-high-efficiency,

gallium-nitride-based drivetrains with innovative, software-defined, solid-state transmission systems, our technology

improves vehicle performance, extends range, and enhances rider experience. Our vision is to serve a range of 3kW,

5kW, 10kW, and 20kW systems.

Guided by its mission, FTEX seeks to make e-mobility sustainable through intelligent power management.

For more info:

Company contact

Silvana Huaman – FTEX

514-466-3839 /

Media contact

Sue Toscano -Toscano Communications

781-754-0414 /