Vancouver startup, with $4 million in hand, brings Internet of Things to the kitchen

"Perfect Co. pairs a scale with a smartphone app to help people make exact measurements – and, they say, produce better drinks and confections. The app stands watch as you add ingredients to a bowl or glass on the scale and lets you know when it's enough – and what to do next.

The Vancouver company's tools are now in several national retailers and Perfect has just closed a $4 million investment led by the Oregon Angel Fund. With a foothold in the digital home, Perfect plans to use the funding to promote its products and find new applications for digital tools.

"Now it's about building that connected-kitchen universe or that connected-cooking universe," said Stephen Lile, Perfect's chief financial officer and Wallace's former colleague at Portland video streaming pioneer Ensequence."