Canada is the home and native land to cutting-edge innovations in sectors spanning digital health to fintech. We’ve curated some of our hottest tech startups that you need to meet.
Aspire Financial Technologies
Aspire is an integrated cloud-based software application that delivers powerful research, funding, reporting and analytics tools all in one place. We understand lending markets intimately, and understand the problems originators and investors face in this market. We work on creating high-value solutions by unlocking the power of data, creating more transparency, insight and depth and empowering better investment and lending decisions.
Beagle Inc., headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, is a privately-held company that provides an intuitive solution to automatically read contracts, agreements and complicated documents. Information is presented clearly and brings decision makers together with feature-rich, real-time collaboration tools. Beagle learns as it works. The more it is used, the more the system will automatically tailor results to the user based on their needs and preferences. Beagle accomplishes this through the use of artificial intelligence; specifically, natural language processing and machine learning. Beagle is also able to take the core of its platform to develop custom enterprise solutions allowing organizations to target specific areas of their business and reduce risk and increase efficiency. Volkswagen Group of Wolfsburg Germany is an enterprise example where the Beagle engine is being configured to greatly improve their procurement processes, and give them better insights into costs.
Blue J Legal
Blue J Legal is completing the law. The legal profession is bespoke, slow and craft based. The law in the future will be complete, dynamic and in reflective equilibrium. The company’s software gives users the unprecedented power to simulate the judgment of a court in novel fact situations. Using advances in artificial intelligence and extensive training by computer scientists and law professors at the University of Toronto, Blue J Legal helps its users to anticipate and navigate legal uncertainty. The company’s approach is data-driven and achieves accuracy of up to 99% in difficult grey areas of the law. The software is available to tax professionals on a SaaS basis, and is in use at the Big Four accounting firms and several national law firms.
Borrowell is an online marketplace lending platform that provides responsible Canadians with better borrowing options. Our affordable, fixed-interest loans are funded by carefully selected institutional investors, allowing us to offer better rates, better service and a better customer experience.
ChargeSpot manufactures wireless charging solutions for commercial spaces. ChargeSpot’s wireless charging products are designed for high traffic commercial spaces to help provide power as an amenity to occupants and guests.
FlipGive is a free fundraising marketplace for sports teams. FlipGive helps teams raise money simply by shopping online for their everyday purchases. Each purchase, from hundreds of national name brand merchants, earns cash back to the team. FlipGive combines the convenience of online shopping with the best of online fundraising, making it easier for people to raise money, and for merchants to generate sales while improving communities.
Kepler Communications is a satellite communications company that is working towards establishing an in-space telecommunications network for space-borne assets. Put simply, we are building cell phone towers in space. This infrastructure will resolve the problem of intermittent connectivity for non-geostationary satellites, will open new business opportunities that necessitate real-time connectivity to satellites, and will reduce reliance on costly and difficult to deploy ground infrastructure.
Limelight’s platform is the premier marketing platform for brands and agencies running live marketing programs, from experiential marketing to auto shows, product launches, community programs and more. In just two years of operations, our clients include BMW, Mercesdes-Benz, Nissan, Scotiabank, AllState, MolsonCoors, Kraft and many others.
OneLocal provides an all-in-one e-commerce and marketing solution for local service businesses like home cleaners, auto detailers and dry cleaners. The cloud-based OneLocal platform combines e-commerce functions like online booking, marketing functions like automated email, and business development tools like reputation management, all into a single solution. In addition to white-label features that are used by businesses on their own digital properties, as part of OneLocal’s platform each business is listed on OneLocal’s services marketplace, OneLocal.com. The marketplace allows consumers to browse through local service providers, view their availability, and then book and pay for their services on the web or through dedicated iOS and Android mobile apps.
Plooto is a payment management platform that automates and streamlines the way businesses pay one another. Plooto’s fully cloud based platform enables SMBs to easily on-board, register and pay each other all across Canada. (US payments coming soon).
PostBeyond delivers an enterprise employee communication solution for organizations looking to bridge gaps in communication. Unlike traditional approaches, PostBeyond provides the guidance, insights and the experience necessary to ensure adoption and success. Our customers benefit by improved workforce engagement, communications compliance and increased sales productivity.
Founded in 2010, RateHub.ca started as a search engine for Canada’s best mortgage rates with three employees. Six years later, RateHub.ca now has more than 50 employees in four offices across Canada and services 350,000 monthly website users seeking the best deals on financial products from mortgages to credit cards, deposits and insurance.
Sampler helps leading brands like Mondelez and L’Oreal distribute product samples online. Their self-serve digital product sampling technology helps brands and agencies target specific consumers, gather deep performance and demographic insights, and re-market to consumers in an automated way past the initial sampling experience. The Sampler Audience Network helps brands leverage digital communities across categories like: Mom & Kids and Gen Z & College while also helping online communities or publishers like Mom365 connect their audiences with products and brands they’ll love to discover.
SceneDoc is public safety’s first all-in-one mobile software for data collection and retrieval. By modernizing with SceneDoc, agencies operate with higher levels of clarity and control, with fewer moving parts, capturing data and reporting at the point of need. SceneDoc is saving agencies an hour of paperwork per shift on average, resulting in less time reporting and more time in the community so officers can do what they do best.
SeamlessMD provides the leading patient engagement solution for hospitals to optimize surgical care. Our web and mobile solution keeps patients on track from preparation through recovery, while streamlining patient education, care coordination and quality improvement.
Shoelace makes it easy for smaller advertisers to launch retargeting campaigns. They help e-commerce merchants that use platforms such as Shopify connect with shoppers who don’t make a purchase on their first visit. Shoelace is a proactive assistant and recommends personalized campaigns — including ad creatives and copy suggestions, choosing the best retargeting strategies for their store, running campaign optimization through A/B testing and providing proactive campaign suggestions when traffic or company products change.
Statflo analyzes millions of records each month to help wireless carriers (and their dealers) improve service, retain customers, grow ARPU and manage contract renewals. It is currently used to protect relationships with over 1.5 million wireless subscribers.
Swift is a machine vision and machine learning platform for mobile health. Our first product suite, Swift Wound, allows doctors and nurses to automatically measure and assess chronic wounds using their smartphones. Our enterprise-grade analytics and integration capabilities offer admins brand new insights into compliance, treatment efficacy and cost of care. The team is aerospace/dermatology, expects to triple its revenue by end-of-year and has integrated Swift into some of the largest health enterprises in the world.
World of Angus
World of Angus is a vertically integrated media and lifestyle e-commerce brand for dogs. We use a media-first strategy to build community, connect with consumers and drive them into our e-commerce channels and bricks & mortar partners. A multi-category “Frank & Oak for dogs,” we develop and manufacture exclusive grooming products, homeware, bedding, accessories and apparel in Canada to service a global customer base.