Startup companies from the University of Toronto are racking up impressive performances at international pitch competitions – even as the pandemic forced the high-stakes events online.
Lab closures. Skittish investors. Cancelled conferences. During the first weeks of the pandemic, founders of early-stage startups had their hands full. But the lockdown also provided a rare opportunity: a chance to reflect and reassess their business plans. For the finalists in the Women in Cleantech Challenge this meant 16-hour days, raising seed rounds virtually, refining their … Read More
When Efosa Obano (BBA 2018, Strategic Management) talks about solving the problems he has witnessed firsthand in Africa, you quickly begin to realize there’s no challenge too big for him to take on.
Toronto healthtech startup SeamlessMD, which provides a cloud-based patient engagement app, has raised a $4 million CAD Series A round led by Montreal’s MEDTEQ+, a federally and provincially-funded Quebec non-profit that invests in medical technology.
Google for Startups has revealed the nine startups joining the first cohort of its three-month, now-fully digital, Canadian accelerator program for early-stage tech ventures using machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) in their business.
Atomwise, which operates an artificial intelligence (AI)-based drug discovery platform, has raised $163 million CAD ($123 million USD) in what it called an oversubscribed Series B financing round.
The U of T entrepreneurial ecosystem helped provide the tools that allowed Enso Connect to successfully attract investors to their short-term rental industry software startup. Almost a year since the Enso Connect journey started, in the midst of a global pandemic, we’ve managed to close our pre-seed funding round backed by the Creator Fund in … Read More
Toronto-based corporate catering startup Platterz has rebranded to Thriver following a $43.8 million CAD ($33 million USD) Series B round to support the company’s expansion into new verticals.
The British Columbia-based Digital Technology Supercluster has announced a cumulative investment of approximately $30 million into 17 projects through its COVID-19 program, launched in April to contribute to Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight the pandemic.
ICUBE startup YourTable, co-founded by Peter Chien and Yvonne Ru, has developed an innovative solution to resolve this social and health related complication. Their idea is to connect people via food and, at the same time, provide people with networking opportunities which aims to promote physical, mental and social wellness within our society.