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  • March 26, 2018 – Sudbury StarLaurentian University gets $4 million for research
    Laurentian University will receive a total of $1.44 million in collaborative research and development grants and sub-atomic physics grants; as well as $1.59 million in grants through the TargetGHG program in support of the L-CARE research project aimed at tackling the problem of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • March 7, 2018 – TechvibesEcobee Announces $80 Million Round and Plans for $50 Million More
    Toronto-based smart thermostat business ecobee announced today an $80 million Series C funding round, with plans to raise an additional $50 million in the next two months. 
  • March 6, 2018 – BetaKitThoughtwire raises $20 million to build smart cities and hospitals
    Toronto-based ThoughtWire has raised $20 million in debt and Series A financing.
  • February 13, 2018 – BetaKitLoopio raises $11 million to help enterprises streamline the RFP process
    Toronto-based Loopio has raised $11 million CAD from Boston-based OpenView, an expansion stage VC fund.
  • February 5, 2018 – BetaKitSkyWatch Raises $4 million to democratize satellite data
    Waterloo-based SkyWatch has raised $4 million to continue development of its aggregation and distribution platform for satellite data.
  • February 5, 2018 – TechvibesPond Technologies Takes Commercial Algae Public with $47 Million Valuation
    Pond Technologies has announced that they have successfully gone public on the TSX Venture Exchange tot he tune of a $47 million valuation.
  • January 29, 2018 – BetaKitFloSonics raises $5 million for device helping hospitals track critically-ill patients
    Sudbury-based FloSonics Medical has raised $5 million in funding led by iGan Partners.
     

    Medtech is continuing its surge in Canada as another company picks up a big chunk of funding.

    FloSonics Medical has secured $5 million in a funding round led by iGan Partners.

     

    Medtech is continuing its surge in Canada as another company picks up a big chunk of funding.

    FloSonics Medical has secured $5 million in a funding round led by iGan Partners.

     

    Medtech is continuing its surge in Canada as another company picks up a big chunk of funding.

    FloSonics Medical has secured $5 million in a funding round led by iGan Partners.

  • January 23, 2018 – TechvibesGene42 Receives $12.9 million from Canadian Government for Big-Data Precision Healthcare
    Gene42 is building the first pan-Canadian rare disease data repository as part of a $12.9 million Large-Scale Applied Research Project (LSARP) grant awarded by Genome Canada today. 
  • January 10, 2018 – TechCrunchRubikloud scores $37 million investment to bring intelligence to retail industry
    Rubikloud announced a $37 million investment to help retailers attack the modernization problem with cloud tools built with artificial intelligence underpinnings.
  • January 10, 2018 – BetaKitUlula announces $1 million seed round to tackle forced labour
    Toronto-based Ulula has officially announced its $1 million seed round.

    Targeting the mining, energy, and agriculture industries, Ulula’s mobile platform allows businesses to measure environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. 

  • January 5, 2018 – TechvibesA Toronto Startup is Teaming Up with Hospitals to Improve Cancer Care
    Toronto-based MedChart is partnering with Ontario’s largest hospital network, select hospitals and healthcare centres in a project called CAREChart@Home; a project that recently received just shy of $500,000 through Ontario’s Health Technologies Fund.
  • January 4, 2018 – Ottawa Citizen'I am here today because of this': A high-tech solution to one of Ontario's biggest health care challenges
    A new solution by Aetonix, supported through Ontario's Health Technologies Fund, is helping to improve the lives of complex-care patients across the province.
  • December 21, 2017 – Export Development CanadaExport Development Canada recognizes three of the nation's top cleantech companies bringing Canadian innovation to the world
    OCE-supported Hydrogenics is named among Export Development Canada's top three Canadian companies that have bridged the gap between domestic and international success in the cleantech industry.
  • December 18, 2017 – ForbesThe Top Seven Startups For Souped-Up Senior Care
    OCE-supported Steadiwear makes Forbes' list of start-ups focused on senior care. 
  • December 18, 2017 – PM360Innovators 2017: Companies
    PM360 selects OCE-supported QoC Health as one of the most innovative companies of 2017. 
  • December 13, 2017 – Canadian Business The Canadian tech startups that could be the next billion-dollar breakouts
    Canada’s tech ecosystem is in rare form, with companies regularly raising nine-figure amounts from investors, and lots of young firms overcoming early challenges to rapidly grow revenue and head count. Thalmic Labs and Top Hat are among the top Canadian tech companies with very promising futures.
  • December 4, 2017 – The Chang School of Continuing EducationAccessibility Project - 2017 Finalists
    The Accessibility Project recently announced funding for assistive technology innovations, including OCE-supported AccessNow, Tecla, and Monarch Clothes.
  • December 1, 2017 – BetaKitTrexo Robotics wins $35,000 at Sunnybrook's Hawk's Nest Pitch Competition
    Sunnybrook Hospital Next Generation hosted the Hawk’s Nest, a healthtech-focused competition challenging four startups to pitch before the ‘Hawks,’ a panel of VCs and health industry leaders. In the end, it was Trexo Robotics that walked away with the top prize; the event raised a total of $100,000, so they took home around $35,000 while Sunnybrook received the rest.
  • November 27, 2017 – TechvibesSmooth Commerce Picks Up $2 Million
    Toronto's Smooth Commerce has raised a $2-million growth round from new and existing investors to fuel the startup's development of payment processing-powered smartphone apps. The startup uses its fully integrated mobile payment and marketing platform to build custom-branded mobile apps for retailers. 
     

    Toronto’s Smooth Commerce has raised a $2-million growth round from new and existing investors to fuel the startup’s development of payment processing-powered smartphone apps.

    The startup uses its fully integrated mobile payment and marketing platform to build custom-branded mobile apps for retailers.

     

    Toronto’s Smooth Commerce has raised a $2-million growth round from new and existing investors to fuel the startup’s development of payment processing-powered smartphone apps.

    The startup uses its fully integrated mobile payment and marketing platform to build custom-branded mobile apps for retailers.

     

    Toronto’s Smooth Commerce has raised a $2-million growth round from new and existing investors to fuel the startup’s development of payment processing-powered smartphone apps.

    The startup uses its fully integrated mobile payment and marketing platform to build custom-branded mobile apps for retailers.

     

    Toronto’s Smooth Commerce has raised a $2-million growth round from new and existing investors to fuel the startup’s development of payment processing-powered smartphone apps.

    The startup uses its fully integrated mobile payment and marketing platform to build custom-branded mobile apps for retailers.

  • November 24, 2017 – U of T NewsU of T startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children's 'Iron Man' exoskeleton
    Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind OCE-supported University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forward one step at at time.