In the News: Bytes with the Beat – Michael Mainier, HelixIntel president

Mike Marinier

Michael Mainier isn’t a natural risk-taker.

But he woke up one morning this winter and knew it was time to trade in his corporate banking career for HelixIntel, the startup he’d been dabbling in for months.

In the nine months since, the Buffalo-based firm has doubled its team to 10 employees, closed out a $1.6 million pre-seed round and seen expansive growth in its customer base.

HelixIntel is a high-tech way for equipment operators — that includes everyone from restaurants to factories to building contractors – to proactively track and maintain the machines that power their businesses.