Plug and Play, Suncor partner to accelerate sustainable energy, digital transformation
Plug and Play has announced a new relationship with Suncor.
Healthtech startup WELL invests in doctorly, launches strategic alliance to tech enable German doctors
WELL Health Technologies (WELL), announced it has made a strategic investment, through its wholly owned subsidiary, WELL Ventures, in doctorly GmbH (doctorly), a medical practice management software provider based in Germany.
Canadian healthtech startup The Rounds closes $6.7m Series A funding to accelerate growth
The Rounds, a Canadian healthcare tech startup, announced the successful close of its Series A round with two follow-on investments totaling $1.6 million CAD from Panoramic Ventures.
Toronto-based startup Credential Sentry automates occupational license verification to combat negligent hiring and retention
Toronto-based startup Credential Sentry, has developed an advanced data analytics algorithm to streamline the credential verification process for businesses operating in licensed industries.
Terramera creates enrichAg to commercialize transformative soil analysis platform with $6m from At One Ventures
Terramera announced the formation of its new majority-owned subsidiary, enrichAg, which will focus on commercializing its soil enrichment platform. The seed round is led with a $6 million investment from AOV.
Canadian healthtech startup KeyOps raises $4m seed round to fuel expansion in the U.S.
KeyOps, a Toronto-based Insights-as-a-Service (IaaS) startup, announced it has raised $4 million (CAD) in seed funding.
Canadian B2B automotive trading startup TRADE X opens new trading facilities in Kenya
TRADE X, a B2B cross-border automotive trading platform based in Ontario, Canada, announced it has opened a new Kenyan trading corridor, which includes both a shared bonded warehouse in Mombasa and an office in Nairobi.
Canadian SaaS startup Produce8 closes $6m investment to accelerate growth in the future of workforce analytics
Produce8, a startup SaaS company aiming to reduce distractions and increase productivity for distributed and digital-first teams, announced $6 million in funding to support strategic growth.
Plug and Play partners with Canadian airline WestJet to leverage AI and Machine Learning solutions
Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced its partnership with WestJet, Canada's second largest airline in both their Silicon Valley and Alberta, Canada locations.
Montreal-based BoostSecurity exits stealth with $12m seed funding to secure the software supply chain
BoostSecurity, the developer-first, zero friction DevSecOps automation platform that builds trust into every step of the software supply chain, has emerged from stealth with $12 million in seed funding.
[Startup Interview] Ganesh Verma, Founder, MoogleLabs, Canada
MoogleLabs is a Canadian startup that leverages emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, Blockchain, DevOps, and Metaverse to come up with innovative solutions that help companies become more cost-effective.
Canadian Lia 27 becomes the new face of AI after closing seed funding round at $5m valuation
Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Lia 27 Inc, announced it has closed a seed funding round valuing the company at $5 million. The funding launches the one-year-old business into the next dimension.
Idealist Capital announces first close of its Climate Impact Fund to accelerate energy transition
Idealist Capital, a North American fund with a primary focus on the Canadian market, announced the first closing of the Idealist Climate Impact Fund LP (the Fund) with capital commitments totalling C$250 million.
Canadian Raven Indigenous Capital Partners launches Fund II at $46m, eyes U.S. markets
Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, North America’s only Indigenous-led and owned venture capital intermediary, launched its second fund (Raven Fund II) with an initial close of $46 million, and a target size of $75 million.
Canadian startup Vive Crop Protection closes $26m funding round to accelerate its precision chemistry platform
Vive Crop Protection announced the close of $26 million Series C investment round, led by Emmertech with participation from the Cibus funds, and existing investors Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
Budmail announces partnership with Canadian AI startup Lil Durk
Lil Durk (LilDurk.com), a Canadian news & technology company enhanced by AI-driven neural networks, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Budmail, a retail-focused cannabis company.
Canadian AI startup Proto raises $5.6m Series A funding to accelerate global expansion
Canadian startup Proto announced it has raised $5.6 million Series A round led by Mucker Capital with participation from Yolo Investments for the global expansion of its AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions.
Canadian news and technology startup startup Lil Durk raises $20m to reduce misinformation
Lil Durk (LilDurk.com), a Canadian news and technology startup enhanced by A.I.-driven neural networks, announced it has raised an additional $20 million in equity through a private funding round led by Alexander Elder.
Canadian biotech startup Spiderwort secures $13.2m financing to accelerate clinical trials of biomaterials
Spiderwort, the biotech company innovating in cellulose-based tissue scaffolding to treat acute spinal cord injuries, announced the successful completion of its $13.2 million Series A financing.
Inovia Capital closes $325m early-stage fund to strengthen the Canadian tech ecosystem
Inovia Capital announced it raised $325 million for its fifth early-stage fund, the latest step in its journey to help build global, sustainable companies that strengthen the Canadian tech ecosystem.
Canadian digital footprint monitoring startup Flare raises CAD$9.5m Series A to democratize cybersecurity
Flare, the leader in digital footprint monitoring, announced a CAD$9.5 million Series A Round led by Inovia Capital with participation from White Star Capital and Luge Capital.
Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe introduces electrical technology to reduce the effects of inflation
Vancouver cleantech startup VoltSafe has introduced a new electrical technology to reduce inflation effects in marine, automotive and housing industries.
Canadian biotech startup Evolved Meats raises $2m seed round to accelerate growth
Evolved Meats ("Evolved"; formerly known as CaroMeats), a Canadian biotechnology startup, has raised $2 million in its seed round to accelerate its product development and to support the initial scale up of its production processes.
Canadian medical startup DrugBank raises $9m to solve growing biomedical data problem
Canadian future of medicine startup, DrugBank, announced the securing $9 million in seed funding to solve the challenges associated with the world's exponentially-growing biomedical data.
Construction tech company myComply closes $4.5m seed round to expand its workforce management solution
myComply, a Saskatchewan-based of IoT technology and cloud-connected software for the construction industry, landed its final capital to close its seed round investment at a total of $4.5 million.
Canadian healthtech startup Clinia raises $5m to power personalized pathways into every health journey
Montreal-based startup Clinia, the personalized health navigation platform, announced a $5 million CAD Seed funding round to scale the growth of its health search infrastructure across North America.
Canadian tech startup Calico secures $2.1m to revolutionize modern supply chains
Calico, the developer of the first AI-powered smart supply chain management platform, announced it has raised $2 million in seed funding. The growth financing is led by Serena Ventures following 300% growth since January 2022.
Canadian impact venture fund Amplify Capital closes $30.7m Fund II, expands investment team
Amplify Capital, a Canadian impact venture fund, closed its oversubscribed Fund II on January 31, 2022, at $30.7 million. Amplify Capital was rebranded from the MaRS Catalyst Fund after spinning out of the MaRS Discovery District in 2019.
Canadian fintech startup Periculum launches in Nigeria to build credit assessment infrastructure for Africa
Canadian fintech startup and credit assessment company Periculum, has launched in Nigeria to tackle the challenge of domestic credit to the underserved markets.
Canadian fertility tech startup raises Series A financing round to progress AI-enabled fertility solutions
Future Fertility, a fertility technology company developing AI-enabled and non-invasive fertility solutions to optimize clinical decision making in fertility care and in vitro fertilization (IVF), announced it has successfully raised a Series A financing round.
Canadian electric vehicle startup eLeapPower raises $21m funding to accelerate initial production and global growth
eLeapPower, a technology innovator revolutionizing electric vehicles inside and outside, with its Smart Inverter System, announced it raised $21 million CAD in Series A funding.
Canadian fintech startup Payment Rails rebrands as Trolley, closes $7 million funding
Canadian Fintech startup Payment Rails has revealed that it is rebranding as Trolley—the payouts platform for the internet economy. The newly renamed Trolley also announced its recent $7M Series A funding round led by Pace Capital.
Canadian bike-tech startup MyVeloFit secures seed funding to scale up its operations, expand service offering
Canadian bike-tech startup MyVeloFit secured seed funding with Shopify's former Chief Technology Officer Cody Fauser leading the investment.
Canadian startup OutPoint raises $1.2m to help high-growth brands improve paid marketing effectiveness
OutPoint, an automated media mix modeling (MMM) platform, announced it raised $1.2 million in pre-seed funding to transform how high-growth consumer brands measure paid media effectiveness and diversify marketing investments.
Axelar secures investment from Crypto.com Capital to bolster its efforts to connect blockchain ecosystems
Axelar, the universal interoperability network connecting all blockchain ecosystems, applications, assets, and users, announced it has secured a strategic investment from Crypto.com Capital, the investment arm of cryptocurrency giant Crypto.com.
Toronto-based mobility startup Treepz expands to East Africa, acquires Uganda's Ugabus
In a bid to digitize the public transportation system and provide safer, reliable and comfortable commute options across Africa, Toronto-based shared mobility company Treepz, announced its acquisition of a similar Ugandan bus company Ugabus.
Healthy dog food delivery startup, Dog Standards, launches in Canada
The company will be one of the first of its kind in Canada to offer human-grade, vet-developed and preservative-free dog food direct-to-consumers across the country.
Pan-African fintech startup Payday joins Techstars Toronto Accelerator program
Payday, a Pan-African fintech startup announced it has joined Techstars Toronto Accelerator program.
Canadian energy startup Pani secures $8m to scale up AI solution to improve water and energy efficiency in water treatment facilities
Pani, a Canadian software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced the completion of an oversubscribed $8 million CAD capital raise.
Canadian precision-farming startup Semios raises $100m in capital to expand agtech platform globally
Semios, a precision-farming platform and one of the world's largest independent agtech solutions providers, announced it has raised $100 million in funding led by Morningside Group, a Boston-based private equity and venture capital firm.
Alberta tech startups to plug into global innovation system through new business accelerator
Alberta tech entrepreneurs and startups will soon have access to an accelerator with worldwide reach that will help them grow their businesses.
Canadian supplier enablement startup Convictional raises $6.7m Series A funding
Convictional, the first supplier enablement platform for retailers and distributors to power drop ship, marketplace and wholesale business models in one solution, announced it has secured $6.7 million in Series A funding.
Canadian machine learning startup Private AI secures $3.15m seed round to streamline privacy compliance for enterprises
Private AI, a developer of privacy-preserving machine learning and natural language processing tools, announced it has secured $3.15 million in seed funding to improve its product offering.
Canadian machine learning startup CruxOCM raises $6m venture financing to accelerate growth
CruxOCM, the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA) for control room operations, announced it has raised $6 million in venture financing to fuel growth.
Canadian plant-based food innovation startup TMRW Foods raises $2.6m in seed round funding
TMRW Foods, the growing Canadian plant-based food innovation company, announced a seed round investment of $2.6 million.
Foodtech startup GrubMarket acquires Bartolotta, further expands in Eastern US and Canada
Food technology startup GrubMarket announced it has completed the acquisition of Bartolotta, a full-service provider of fresh fruits and vegetables to customers in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Canada.
Canadian tech startup Edgehog secures $1.25m seed round to accelerate growth
Edgehog Advanced Technologies, developer of the world's best nanotextured, omni-directional, anti-reflective glass, announced the first closing of $1.25 million of its $2.5 million seed capital raise.
Tech startup Properly raises $35m Series B financing to transform real estate experience In Canada
Properly, the Canadian tech-enabled real estate brokerage, announced $35 million in Series B financing to fuel a national expansion across Canada's $400 billion real estate market.
Canadian space-tech startup SkyWatch partners with Wyvern to deliver next-gen earth observation data
SkyWatch Space Applications, a Waterloo-based space technology startup, signed an agreement to deliver data management capabilities to Wyvern, a commercial space data company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu launches in the US
Toronto-based multifamily proptech startup Yuhu announced a market entrance into the U.S. operations technology marketplace, offering their unique co-innovative property management software solution to owners and managers across the United States.
Canadian Esplanade Healthtech Ventures closes oversubscribed inaugural digital health fund
Esplanade HealthTech Ventures (Esplanade or the Fund), announced the closing of its oversubscribed inaugural venture fund, Esplanade HealthTech Ventures I (Fund I), with commitments totaling more than C$21 million.
Food startup OZO expands plant-based proteins to international retail starting in Canada
Planterra Foods, an innovative plant-based protein startup based in Colorado, announced a supply agreement with UNFI Canada, a subsidiary of UNFI, the largest publicly traded grocery distributor in North America.
Canadian commercialization venture firm FACIT leads seed round in Nanology Labs
FACIT, a commercialization venture firm focused on advancing Ontario's top-tier oncology innovations, announced a new follow-on investment in startup Nanology Labs.
Payment facilitation startup Tilled raises $11m Series A to provide PayFac-as-a-Service infrastructure to software companies
PayFac-as-a-Service startup Tilled, announced the close of $11 million in Series A funding to empower software companies to monetize the payments flowing through their platforms.
Canadian startup OpenUnit closes $1m seed round for expansion
OpenUnit, a Y Combinator-backed all-in-one commerce platform for self-storage facilities, announced that it has raised a $1 million seed investment round with participation from luminaries in the real estate and technology industries.
Creator platform Fanbase attracts high-profile artists and creators, expands into three new territories
Fanbase, the subscription-based social platform that empowers creators to monetize their content and grow their fanbase, is on the verge of closing its seed round, already raising $3.1 million dollars on StartEngine.
Plug and Play Canada selects 12 startups to participate in Toronto Supply Chain and Logistics Program
Plug and Play Canada announced the selection of 12 startups into the first batch of the Toronto Supply Chain & Logistics Program.
Canadian startup Agnostiq secures $2m seed round to further develop SaaS-based quantum solutions
Agnostiq, Inc., the quantum computing SaaS startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to support the continued development of its software platform.
Agora debuts program to help startups accelerate time-to-market, create engaging experiences for customers
Agora Inc., a pioneer platform for real-time engagement APIs, announced the debut of the Agora Startup Program to empower global entrepreneurs and startup founders with exclusive backend support for real-time engagement.
SOSA teams up with the CTA to scale Canadian cyber startups in the U.S
SOSA, the global open innovation company, announced its partnership with the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA), to launch the next CTA Cybersecurity, Privacy & Compliance Virtual Program in New York.
Canadian startup Arteria AI raises $11m on oversubscribed Series A to accelerate growth in global financial institutions
Arteria AI, a global player in enterprise digital contracting, announced the closing of an oversubscribed Series A funding round, led by Information Venture Partners and Illuminate Financial Management.
Canadian fintech startup FIX4 set to transform car repair loan market
Canadian retail finance startup FIX4 Capital has joined the "Buy Now Pay Later" boom by offering instant online loan approvals so customers can enjoy flexible payment solutions for any car repair and maintenance estimates.
Canadian cybersecurity startup Turnstil.Cloud bot analytics & management for cloudflare emerges from stealth
Turnstil.Cloud, a Canadian cybersecurity startup specializing in real-time bot analysis and management, announced it has emerged from stealth with the publication of a SaaS bot management solution for Cloudflare users.
Nex Cubed partners with Canadian government to support digital health startups
Nex Cubed, early-stage innovation and startup acceleration, announced a partnership with the Government of Canada to launch the SoCal Tech Highway Digital Health Program to support Canadian Digital Health startups .
EUNIKE Ventures partners with Foresight to accelerate growth of cleantech ventures in Canada
Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre (Foresight) and Eunike Ventures (Eunike) announced a collaborative partnership to further accelerate the growth of Canadian companies with promising cleantech solutions for the energy industry.
[Startup Interview] Wayne Madhlangobe, Co-Founder, Intelius AI, Canada
Intelius AI is a Canadian startup offering an array of advanced analytics consulting services across industries and assisting businesses to leverage artificial intelligence to make confident and informed decisions. The startup's co-founder and CTO, Wayne Madhlangobe, explains.
Canadian tech startup Vegano disrupts meal-kit delivery services market
Vegano, Canada's first plant-based meal-kit delivery service, is helping Canadians take plant-based living beyond Veganuary. Following its official launch on January 4, 2021, Vegano has delivered over 800 meals.
Canadian edtech startup Wize raises $3m to enhance online learning experience
Wize, a fast-growing online education platform that delivers course-specific video tutorials and exam-like practice problems for high school, college, and university students across North America, announced it has raised $3 million in funding.
Canadian startup Tealbook raises $14.4m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Tealbook, the Trusted Source of Supplier Data, announced it closed $14.4 million on the heels of tremendous growth, in an A round with lead investor, RTP Global.
Canadian hormone tracking startup Eli raises $1.5m to reshape women's health
Eli, a company enabling women to own their fertility and health decisions with a novel hormone tracking technology, announced its $1.5 million seed round co-led by Vectr Ventures and 2048 Ventures.
Canadian financial-planning startup Planswell eyes global expansion with C-suite appointments
Planswell, the Toronto-based startup delivering free financial plans in about three minutes at Planswell.com, is preparing for expansion to Latin America and Asia by filling key executive positions.
Innodem Neurosciences secures $6m Series A financing from Morningside Group
Innodem Neurosciences, a Montreal-based company, has closed a Series A financing round led by Morningside Ventures to support the development and commercialization of its proprietary, patented, digital biomarking technology of neurodegenerative diseases.
Ontario Brain Institute increases investment in Diamond Therapeutics startup to accelerate innovation in mental health
Emerging psychedelic drug development company Diamond Therapeutics has received new investment from the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), a not-for-profit organization that accelerates discovery and innovation, benefiting both patients and the economy.
Canadian energy innovator e-Zinc raises $2.3m to accelerate commercialization of its breakthrough energy storage technology
e-Zinc, a Toronto-based energy storage innovator, announced it has raised $2.3 million in a closed round led by BDC Capital's Cleantech Practice.
Canadian tech startup 3D CityScapes to revolutionize real estate, property development industries
Canadian tech startup 3D CityScapes announced a breakthrough in its cloud streaming technology that allows their interactive visualization app to be available anywhere, on any device with internet connection.
SnapAP secures new equity investment financing led by Israel-based angel group
Snap Accounts Payable Corporation announced it has completed the first stages of a planned $2 million Seed Stage round of financing being led by a group of angel investors all located in Israel.
Canadian City MOGULS launches online startup pitch competition
Toronto-based City MOGULS lauched Moguls in The Making, an opportunity for startups to pitch their business in front of a panel of expert judges and live audience on December 16, 2020.
Canadian medtech startup Kenota Health raises $11m to bring point-of-care allergy testing to healthcare clinics
Kenota Health, an innovative medical technology company based in Canada, has raised $11 million in funding with the aim of providing rapid and reliable allergy testing for physicians to test and treat more patients within a single clinic visit.
Plant-based activewear startup TVAAG launches on Kickstarter
Plant-based activewear startup TVAAG announced its launch on on Kickstarter. Founded in P.E.I in 2020, TVAAG uses a combination of Indian traditional textile manufacturing principles and modern fabric technology in sustainable fashion.
Tech startup Nestlings raises $1.5m to help international students through college application process
Nestlings, an online portal that guides international students through the process of applying to colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK, has raised $1.5 million in a Seed Round of funding from Candid Ventures.
Toyota AI Ventures invests in Canadian robotic kitchen startup YPC Technologies
Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota's early-stage venture capital fund, announced its investment in YPC Technologies, a robotic kitchen startup based in Montreal, Canada.
Halifax partners with ShopHere powered by Google to help small businesses sell online
Halifax Partnership has launched the ShopHERE powered by Google program in Halifax, a Canadian initiative that helps small businesses build online stores.
Canadian tech startup S-Factor launches final seed fundraising round
S-Factor, a private technology firm providing the most comprehensive set of social impact data currently available on the market, announced the launch of its final seed fundraising round via a private equity placement.
S2G Ventures, CDPQ announce funding for startups in sustainable food business
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and S2G Ventures (S2G) have announced creation of a co-investment partnership that will target ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable.
ventureLAB, Silicon Catalyst partner to expand hardware and silicon ecosystem in Canada
Canada-based technology hub ventureLAB has partnered with Silicon Catalyst to expand its reach for the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon lab and incubator.
SaaS Ventures announces launch of second fund, raises $20m in first close
SaaS Ventures, a Maryland-based venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage enterprise technology companies in secondary markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, has announced the launch of a second fund (Fund II).
Paul Lamontagne steps down as CEO of FinDev Canada
Following close to three years as the first CEO of Findev Canada, Paul Lamontagne has announced that he is stepping down effective September 11, 2020.
Canadian startup OpenUnit raises $150K pre-seed funding from Y Combinator
Toronto-based OpenUnit announced it has raised $150,000 in pre-seed funding from US accelerator Y Combinator.
Connectus Global closes venture funding round from Texas based CSL Ventures
Canadian based Connectus Global (Connectus), closed its Seed Round of financing led by Houston, Texas based CSL Ventures, the venture capital arm of energy services private equity firm CSL Capital Management.