Ground Breaking AI Technology Start-Up Appoints David Wu as CEO

​​Today, it is being publicly announced that David Wu was selected by the Stratuscent Board of Directors as their new Chief Executive Officer. Wu steps into this exciting, new venture that digitally detects complex chemicals using a unique combination of innovative sensors and a company-developed AI engine, powered by cloud computing. The company is poised to expand internationally from its headquarters in Montreal. The inception of Stratuscent was inspired by smart gadgets having the ability to see, speak, hear and touch – but not having the capacity to smell everyday scents that make up our world. This is where Stratuscent has emerged with the digitization of the fifth human sense that provides practical applications across a wide range of opportunities such as the automotive, smart appliance, medical, smart home, environmental and consumer markets.

From the first meeting between David, the founder and the board, all sides could see the fit for his entrepreneurial experience in turning ideas into strategies. His track record of creating and growing high technology businesses, in addition to his exceptional ability to communicate among senior level executives and the teams in which he leads, made it a clear decision for Stratuscent to appoint him. The Founder of Stratuscent, Ashok Prabhu Masilamani, commented that Wu was the perfect candidate to lead Stratuscent due to his, “...experience building world-class organizations and successfully scaling them,” and that he, “is going to add terrific expertise to our group. We are excited for the next chapter here at Stratuscent and the opportunity to realize our ambitions.” 

I very much appreciate [Keynote Group's] efforts and I want to also thank the Stratuscent board for working with me to make this all happen. I continue to believe in the exciting opportunity ahead of us and believe that together, we can build a great business. I also believe that we'll have a lot of fun in the process.

David Wu, Chief Executive Officer

Helge Seetzen, Board member and founder of TandemLaunch, which successfully incubated Stratuscent, expressed his immense satisfaction by saying, “Onward and upwards for Stratuscent! [David] is taking helm of a great opportunity...Looking forward to seeing [him] lead this to the stars!”

About Stratuscent

Stratuscent, a start-up that was established in 2015, solves the issue surrounding the capacity for chemical sensors to accurately detect scent in real-world environments, in which there is a multitude of other background chemicals present. The technology utilizes the combination of NASA-patented nanocomposite sensing technology and their in-house created proprietary machine learning algorithms. Stratuscent brings a solution to the table that offers an innovative, smaller, less costly and more energy efficient chemical sensor that can identify an unlimited number of chemicals in natural world, real-time environments. Their AI technology evolves and refines continuously, paving the unbeaten path to allow chemical sensors to become as omnipresent as camera sensors have grown to be. For more information and updates as they emerge deeper into the marketplace, visit

About TandemLaunch

TandemLaunch is a seed investor and incubator focused on creating early-stage technology start-ups in collaboration with global universities and world-class entrepreneurs. This award-winning team of 60+ operators, entrepreneurs and technologists, alongside supporting mentors and technical advisors, have been widely recognized for their Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, providing executive level interaction, guidance and hands-on support. For more information and updates on their ever-growing portfolio visit

About Keynote Group

Keynote Group, the parent company of Keynote Search was launched in September 2015 and represents many of Canada’s fastest growing and most iconic organizations. They have received several accolades since launching, which include two Best New Business awards and was recognized as Ottawa’s fastest growing business in 2018.  Keynote Search is a revolutionary search firm that utilizes cutting-edge AI and technology whilst providing extensive post-placement support services to ensure the success of every hire. For more information about their HR and recruitment services, visit

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