In this episode of “No Small Plans,” we sit down with Ideon Technologies CEO and cofounder Gary Agnew and CTO and cofounder Doug Schouten. Founded in 2020, Ideon Technologies is a spin-off from TRIUMF (Canada’s national particle accelerator laboratory) and a world pioneer in the application of cosmic-ray muon tomography. Ideon has developed a discovery platform that integrates proprietary detectors, imaging systems, inversion technologies, and artificial intelligence to provide x-ray-like visibility up to 1 km beneath the Earth’s surface.
Playground Global led a $16M Series A for Ideon, a subterranean intelligence company. By detecting muons and transforming the data into 3D subsurface maps, Ideon uncovers critical mineral deposits with orders of magnitude more precision bridging the critical minerals supply gap. Additional coverage in Axios, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, and Business Insider.