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  • December 11, 2018 – Nokia Bell Labs2018 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge - and the winner is?
    Market Readiness and SmartStart company AOMS Technologies tied for second place for its fiber optic sensing technology and monitoring platform for Industrial IoT.
  • December 5, 2018 – BetaKitToronto-based Financial Data Platform Quandl Acquired by Nasdaq

    Nasdaq has acquired Toronto-based Quandl, a provider of alternative and core financial data. Quandl’s platform will be combined with Nasdaq’s existing Analytics Hub business within Global Information Services.

  • November 23, 2018 – Ontario Export AwardsOntario’s leading exporters honoured at 2018 Ontario Export Awards
    Ten Ontario companies were recognized for their accomplishments in exporting at the fifth annual Ontario Export Awards, held November 20, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. These prestigious accolades recognize the contributions Ontario businesses make to the province’s export sector.
  • November 14, 2018 – BetaKitYou.i TV Raises $30 Million for Cross-Platform App Development Platform
    You.i TV, an Ottawa-based startup that provides software tools for cross-platform app development, has announced the closing of $30 million ($23 million US) in growth capital.
  • November 2, 2018 – 20/20 Armor20/20 Armor Announces Funding for a total of $1.2M
    20/20 Armor, the company transforming martial arts into a mainstream professional sport, announced the closing of yet another successful investment round by the Adidas family through LeAD Sports.
  • October 26, 2018 – EY (Ernst & YoungStuart Lombard of ecobee Inc. named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Ontario winner
    Stuart Lombard, co-Founder, President and CEO of ecobee Inc. – a leading home automation company that develops intuitive thermostats for residential and commercial use – is this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Ontario winner.
  • October 26, 2018 – SensibillSensibill wins Best Tech Workplace for Diversity in Toronto
    Sensibill took home the award for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity at the 3rd annual Toronto Timmy Awards. The Timmy Awards recognize technology companies with leading workplace cultures in 10 different cities across North America. 
  • October 24, 2018 – Ottawa Business JournalOttawa health startup Welbi wins $50K Ontario Brain Institute award
    Ottawa-based health-tech firm Welbi is among six startups receiving funding from the Ontario Brain Institute for promising neurotechnologies.
  • October 23, 2018 – CBC NewsU of O students bring fresh food idea home

    The Growcer created as solution to high food prices in Canada's North

  • October 23, 2018 – TechvibesFrom Engineering to a Consumer Brand: Thalmic Labs is now North

    One of Kitchener-Waterloo’s most well-known startups has announced a rebrand—and with it comes one of the most high-profile launches of Canadian tech hardware in the past few years. Thalmic Labs will now be known as North, and pre-orders for their flagship product Focals are open now. 

  • October 23, 2018 – BetaKitFinn AI closes $14 million Series A with Yaletown Partners, Flying Fish Partners

    Finn AI has raised a $14 million Series A round. The round was led by Yaletown Partners and Flying Fish Partners, with participation from new investors like BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Fund (WIT) and New York-based 1843 Capital. 

  • October 22, 2018 – The Globe and MailFreshSpoke app closes the gap between food producers and food buyers
    Barrie, Ont.-based firm uses the power of logistics to bring locally produced food closer to businesses and consumer’s plates in Canada and the United States
  • October 19, 2018 – Financial PostCanadian nanosatellite startup Kepler Communications raises US$16M for next round of satellites
    Kepler Communications Inc., a Canadian satellite company that provides telecom services at the Earth’s poles using breadbox-sized satellites, plans to launch more than a dozen additional nanosatellites in the next two years after securing a second round of financing.
  • October 11, 2018 – AccesswireCinchy Raises $3MM to Reinvent How Data Works in the Enterprise
    Cinchy, the enterprise data collaboration platform, announced today they have secured $3MM in financing led by Blindspot Inc., with additional funds coming from ScaleUp Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), Techstars, BDC Capital Seed Fund, and other leading investors.
  • September 28, 2018 – Financial PostBelleville transit pilot project ditches fixed routes for bus-hailing system
    The City of Belleville, Ont., will partner with Toronto-based Pantonium to conduct an experiment in public transit, making the city’s bus service act a little bit more like a ride-hailing service.
  • September 18, 2018 – BriziBrizi Raises $2.5M to Reinvent Group Memories
     Brizi Inc., a Toronto headquartered tech company that lets anyone tap into nearby cameras to capture group memories at iconic places, has closed a round of seed funding for $2.5M. The round was led by 2EP, known as one of the early investors in Harmonix (GuitarHero, RockBand). The financing will be used entirely for R&D, growth, and market expansion — to anywhere that group memories take place.
  • September 14, 2018 – TechvibesFintros Joins Techstars and Launches in U.S. with New Investment
    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country. Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York.
     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

  • September 13, 2018 – Canadian Business MagazineStartup 50: The Complete Ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies
    The brash, bold, bright upstarts on our 2018 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies represent the most promising enterprises the country has to offer. They’ve successfully brought innovative new ideas, products and services to market at a breakneck pace, and they’ve done it in style. Pay attention: These businesses are the next big thing.
  • September 12, 2018 – Global NewsPeterborough startup will now sell its ‘Nice Cream’ at select Loblaws across Ontario
    Peterborough startup Chimp Treats will now sell its 'Nice Cream' at select Loblaws across Ontario.
  • September 11, 2018 – TechvibesCIX Reveals the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada
    The companies span industries including fintech, e-commerce, medtech and more.