We back visionary founders harnessing technology to make large-scale positive impacts on society.
There are some jobs that are simply made for robots.
Design and build your machine and equipment within days.
Freely-usable photos for every purpose.
A new way to stay in your favourite neighbourhoods around the world.
Enabling influencers to launch their own fashion brands quickly and easily.
Intercity bus tickets across the world.
The future of Quantum is light.
Enabling a new era in Artificial Intelligence.
Employee wellness & health benefits re-imagined.
Working toward a future with no corporate fraud.
Revolutionizing wound care.
Delphia enables people to co-invest their data alongside their money.
Modernizing group transportation.
Drastically reducing drug discovery timelines.
Streamlining industrial operations with predictive insights.
Transit simplifies commutes in 125+ major cities.
Fine jewellery for every day.
A global leader in customer identity management
Leading the way towards ultra-low power, ultra-low latency wireless communications.
Fast, affordable growth capital for e-commerce businesses.
On-demand materials mean less waiting around on job sites.
Better vision saves lives.
Trust is everything when it comes to data collection and privacy.
Helping small businesses to get paid faster
Energy without compromise.
Get the right person in the right position.
Transforming how the global aquaculture industry farms seafood to help feed the world.
Tread is streamlining the construction industry.
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commitment to our beliefs.
Venture fund supporting exceptional founders and fuelling the decentralization of the Web and society
Scours the internet for videos, and uses personal data to make recommendations
Acquired by StumbleUpon
Secure online credential storage and management for academic institutions and corporations
Freeze the clock on your cells today. Unlock the future of personalized healthcare tomorrow.
AI software company empowering safety-critical applications with the most robust perception technology, on any camera, in all conditions
Better vision saves lives. Algolux enables cameras to see more clearly and perceive what cannot be sensed with existing imaging and vision systems. Using AI technology that optimizes vision for various applications, their approach not only delivers increased safety in harsh imaging conditions and more accurate security systems, but also has applications across computer vision — like better images in mobile devices, AR/VR, robotics, drones and medical equipment.
Syncs your phone with friends to create a portable sound system
Stealth construction company transforming how infrastructure is built
The leading end‐to‐end platform for the sale of merchandise at live events
An AI and human expertise startup powering a new wave of messaging via bots
The world’s leading autonomous commercial floor cleaning robots
There are some jobs that are simply made for robots. Managing floor cleaning at a large facility is one of them. Powered by AI technology using integrated maps, sensors and cameras, Neo, the Avidbots floor-scrubbing robot, automates the floor cleaning process to lower labour costs, increase productivity and deliver clean, dry, streak-free floors in hospitals, shopping malls, airports and other large facilities.
AI-driven platform that enables drug researchers to identify the best antibodies for their experiments, reducing time and costs for drug discovery
Health is our most precious asset, and life scientists help protect it. Many of the treatments we take for granted today — antibiotics, vaccines, insulin, chemotherapy — all took effort by thousands of scientists over decades to research and develop. BenchSci is drastically reducing those timelines. By empowering scientists with the world’s most advanced biomedical artificial intelligence that exponentially increases the speed and quality of life-saving research, scientists can run more successful experiments and get to the next breakthrough faster.
Real-time optimization of cell cultures from R&D to production
A full-stack neural interface platform that uses AI to decode and encode the signals from the brain to the body, to treat chronic health conditions
The world’s leading vendor of Bitcoin ATMs.
The leading provider of blockchain technologies and pioneer of work in cryptography and distributed systems
The leading open-source platform for building conversational workflows in the enterprise
The enterprise commerce platform for the insurance industry
Modern workspaces you can rent for hours, days or months worldwide
Modernizes hiring process with end-to-end recruiting software built to scale for every-sized team
Acquired by LTG
Changing the way groups travel by making it easier than ever to book a bus online & modernizing the charter bus industry to provide safe, flexible, and affordable service
Bus.com is transforming the future of group transportation by enabling travellers to reach events and destinations that are otherwise inconvenient to get to. By collaborating with bus riders, event organizers and bus companies, they are helping people to have better journeys and shared experiences, whether it’s for a team retreat, music festival or wedding.
A platform that enables consumers in over 60 countries to search, compare and buy intercity bus tickets
Bus travel isn’t just the safest and most environmentally-friendly way to move around, but globally, it’s the most cost-effective way to get from one city to another as well. Busbud has the largest global coverage of bus bookings, serving over two million departures to travellers around the world every week. Their platform helps travellers find a bus, plot routes and book intercity bus tickets all over the world, partnering with safe and reliable bus companies everywhere.
Enables influencers to launch their own fashion brand via online design tools and connections to factories, fulfilment companies and finance providers
CALA is the world’s first fashion house technology that makes it easy for creative influencers to design, produce and deliver their own fully-custom apparel. Instead of trying to do it all themselves or limiting their creativity to what print-on-demand companies or single factory cut-and-sew shops can provide, CALA offers creators the customized elegance of couture fashion with the manufacturing capabilities of the largest mass-market players.
An AI-based predictive analytics platform for industrial operations
Rather than banking on intuition or gut-feeling, companies using the Canvass AI Platform are seeing massive improvements in their production processes, maintenance and energy management — reducing greenhouse gas emissions and generating millions in incremental revenue through quality improvements, production optimization and asset utilization.
Online and mobile education targeting high school dropout recovery
A novel cyber security solution that protects revenue and user experiences across all platforms
An AI-powered lender to e-commerce businesses
Clearbanc believes founders shouldn’t give up a piece of their company to fund marketing and inventory expenses. By offering fast, affordable growth capital to e-commerce and B2B/SaaS companies, Clearbanc is proving how quickly you can get capital to growing companies. Coupling data and machine learning technology, Clearbanc makes quick decisions, investing from $10K – $10M, with a small flat fee for their capital, and repayment once revenue comes in.
Canada’s leading online destination for buying used cars, delivered to your door with a money-back guarantee
A startup studio focused on digitally powered, celebrity-founded and endorsed products and services
Consumers share their data with Delphia in return for a share of the alpha that Delphia generates in the market using that data
Delphia is a groundbreaking investment collective that enables anyone to turn their data into investment capital. Users can transform personal data into personal wealth, secure in the knowledge that whatever they share will only be used to improve their investment returns. For the first time in history, people don’t need money to start building their future.
Delivers an intelligent, autonomous platform for vulnerability management and web security
Acquired by Secureworks
A powerful cloud platform that enables insurers and other enterprises to digitize their payment processes
Automating gene editing with digital microfluidics
Enabling the operationalization of AI in the enterprise
Acquired by ServiceNow
AI for women’s health, fertility and contraception
Biosensing headphones to help knowledge workers improve focus and engage in deep work
A mobile-first task management and communication platform for retail execution and merchandising
Provides small business in the US and Canada with online invoice financing and factoring
Travel medical insurance app
Technology-powered property management for the long-term rental market
Fostering inclusive innovation by connecting people to solve real-world health problems
Build and train AI that understands your customers
The first and only shared ecosystem empowering all stakeholders necessary for the discovery of clinically-relevant biomarkers
Ed Tech accelerator that is now embedded inside Y-Combinator
Merged with Y Combinator
A cloud security platform providing intrusion detection as a service to web application developers
Acquired by Trend Micro
Enables employees to access their wages same-day, with no fees
An applied AI company enabling enterprises to meet their customer’s needs without compromising their privacy
When it comes to data collection and privacy, trust is everything. Integrate.ai has revolutionized how consumer enterprises collect and use data with the world’s first consumer intelligence network — enabling businesses to share consumer insights and generate better predictions about customer needs without leaking proprietary IP or compromising user privacy.
Using few-shot learning to design better drug candidates, faster
Using AI to transform customer feedback into actionable insights
Enables FX businesses to digitize and automate their back-office operations
Transforming online education with AI-powered tutors
A cloud visualization and distribution platform for engineers and designers
Acquired by Autodesk
An AI-powered platform for automated high-quality music production
A healthcare operating system for enterprises which enables employees to access health insurance, wellness plans & 24/7 nurse practitioners
League started with a vision for the future of healthcare: consumer-centric, personalized, preventative, and always on. It would be driven by data and accessed by app—a front door to healthcare that empowers people to live healthier, happier lives. Now North America’s leading enterprise health OS, League’s data-driven platform provides a single access hub for employees to engage with their health, lifestyle and benefit programs.
Enables eCommerce retailers to improve engagement and sales through LiveShopping
Real-time answers for destination-related queries
Acquired by Airbnb
A smart storage solutions for your venue, smart city, or event
A global leader in customer identity management
Securing the identity of every person on the Internet might sound like a lofty goal but LoginRadius is well on its way to doing just that. Now a multi-faceted, industry-leading customer identity and access management (CIAM) platform, LoginRadius helps businesses from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises to securely manage the identities and data of hundreds of millions of users.
Helps small businesses around the world effortlessly create their brand identity
A tech-enabled purveyor of fine jewelry at a fair price for everyday wear
Fine jewellery for every day. Unsurprisingly, that’s what a lot of women want! Mejuri tapped into that desire by creating a next-generation fine jewellery brand that is powered by their community — a tech platform that brings affordable, quality pieces to consumers in a seamless way. We loved their passion and ideas and with 400% year-over-year growth, it’s clear that the market does too.
Empowering life-science industries with big data and AI
Creates financial trust by discovering financial irregularities for leaders in audit and assurance
When MindBridge Ai approached us about their AI-powered fraud detection system, we knew that this world-class team could build something with the potential to revolutionize the finance industry. While today, MindBridge sells software to auditing firms, they are working toward a future where companies will never have to deal with corporate fraud again.
An open-source database designed for machine learning
Acquired by Element AI
Wireless, automated, artificial intelligence-driven indoor cultivation for everyone
AI-powered software for more effective apiary management
Real-time ride sharing platform for commuters
The company behind Flexitive, a responsive design platform that empowers teams to create, manage and deliver marketing-focused web content
Second-generation quantum processors
Next generation proteomics to map out the protein world
Manufacturers of autonomous industrial robots
A community of students and tutors who provide educational content and support to university students
Provides dental offices with backend software including customer acquisition, bookings and revenue management
Creating products that optimize the energy consumption and generation for homes and EVs
Living a life without compromise. Isn’t that what we all dream of? Ossiaco is working to make it a reality when it comes to energy. Sitting at the nexus of residential solar power, electric vehicle charging, the smart home and customer-centric utilities, their AI-driven sustainable technologies enable people to leverage solar energy to power their cars, their homes and their lifestyles.
AI-powered analytics and adaptive curriculum for pilot training
Instant, personalized academic support for all students, anytime, anywhere
Robust platform for companies to build and scale their channel partner programs
A database where users can store and access passwords
Acquired by Intel
A cross-platform end-to-end encrypted application that provides secure messaging, file sharing, and cloud file storage
Acquired by WorkJam
A single, trusted platform that seamlessly deploys permission slips to parents, coaches, teachers, school staff and district administration
An online platform for users motivated to explore markets, build reports, and expand their companies
Turnkey scheduling and rostering software solutions
Acquired by JDA Software
An all-in-one payment platform that provides greater financial control and simplicity by unifying payments, approvals, reconciliation and reporting
A cloud-based collaborative graphing software
Talent acquisition and management platform, based on advanced data analytics to ensure the most accurate talent decisions
Imagine a business where every employee is working to their greatest potential. That’s Plum’s goal — by using the power of AI and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, they help companies hire, grow, and retain top talent. By measuring traits like adaptability, innovation and communication, Plum hosts the world’s largest database for quantifying human potential at every stage of the employee journey.
Streamlines accounting by sending clients a single, smart proposal they can read, sign and pay in one place
Practice Ignition was born of the frustration of working with disconnected processes and systems. Back and forths with clients. Manual data entry. Different software for different steps in the customer acquisition process. By streamlining and centralizing all steps into one simple system — from proposal to getting paid — Practice Ignition created a tool that’s easy to understand and simple to use for clients while helping businesses sign more clients and get paid faster.
Helping higher education institutions improve the student experience
A next-generation renovation retailer that provides on-demand material deliveries and services to construction professionals
If you feel like construction workers always seem to be waiting around, it’s likely because their companies aren’t using RenoRun. The most efficient way of getting last-minute construction materials delivered to construction job sites, RenoRun is revolutionizing the construction industry by maximizing productivity, saving contractors wasted run-around hours and allowing their clients to leave their competition in the dust. Not only do they deliver materials within two hours, but they also provide coffee for everyone on site. No wonder their growth is off the charts!
Re-imagining the e-commerce returns experience
Acquired by Shopify
Powering conversational experiences for software makers
Acquired by Zendesk
A self-serve platform that allows marketers to acquire premium audiences from leading publishers
Software-enabled LEDs for indoor agriculture
Over 5,000 Sonder units in dozens of cities around the world make stays more memorable and delightful
A pioneer of the Hometel — a hotel with the comfort and local feel of a home — Sonder is a new way to stay in your favourite neighbourhoods around the world. They have found a way to put the hotel lobby in a guest’s phone — available at any time and for virtually any reason. With the explosion of the sharing economy, we knew Sonder’s hotel-style spaces in urban homes and country cottages around North America would make a big impact. Having reached “unicorn” status last year, the impact is as great as we could have imagined and they simply keep upping their game.
Ultrawideband wireless transceivers with superior range and throughput at radically lower power levels
SPARK Microsystems is a fabless semiconductor company leading the way towards ultra-low power, ultra-low latency wireless communications. With its patented technologies, SPARK Microsystems delivers order-of-magnitude better bandwidth, latency and power consumption compared to legacy wireless protocols. The company also seeks to bring battery-less operation to the market.
Online travel agent (OTA) focused on the events industry
SweetIQ connects consumers to big brands through local marketing.
Acquired by ReachLocal
The leader in Wound Care Management Technology for the healthcare enterprise. From capture to claim, Swift Medical eases workflow and streamlines claim submissions
You’ve likely never thought about it, but there are more people suffering from chronic wounds than lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and leukemia combined. Using visualization technology and AI, Swift Medical has created a wound measurement and management system so effective that within a couple of years, this Toronto-based startup has revolutionized wound care and cornered the market.
Enabling a new era in AI and deep learning with its breakthrough processor architecture and software
Tenstorrent is helping enable a new era in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning with its breakthrough processor architecture and software. The company’s mission is to deliver orders of magnitude better performance and efficiency for AI workloads from the datacenter to edge of Cloud by co-designing hardware, software and AI algorithms with our unique technology.
Tenstorrent’s architecture scales from datacenter servers to IoT devices with dramatically improved efficiency, flexibility, programmability compared to legacy accelerators including CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and TPU-type processors. It is developed by our world-class team with deep expertise in computer architecture, hardware design and verification, systems engineering, compilers, software development, and machine learning algorithms.
Location-based mobile advertising solutions
Acquired by Telenav
No. 1 public transit app in North America that simplifies commutes in 125+ major cities
Transit believes the future of transportation revolves around people, not cars. Now the number one public transit app in North America, Transit brings together all forms of shared travel – bus, train, bikeshare, carshare – to connect communities and make city travel a whole lot friendlier.
Platform for construction companies to order, track, manage and finance their construction equipment services
A digital platform that makes the business of moving construction materials easier, faster and more profitable, Tread allows contractors, brokers, and operators to interact as if they’re in the same fleet. With paperless invoicing, digital tracking, simple-to-use dispatching and real-time data analytics, Tread is bringing the construction industry into the digital world.
Swimming wearable and analytics platform, proven to significantly improve athletes’ results and reduce injuries
AI companions for joy, self-connection, and hope
Trusted Insight is a social network for institutional investors and alternative investment funds
Syncs project management apps to work better together
Connects the world through unforgettable events and experiences
Acquired by Ticketmaster
Unsplash is the internet’s source for freely-usable photos, powered by creators
Unsplash was born from the frustration of trying to find great, usable imagery. Now the world’s biggest free photographic community, it has been used by millions of creators from around the world. With over 1 billion Unsplash image downloads, Unsplash has brought exposure to photographers and non-cheesy photos to those in search of the perfect image for their website, presentation or artwork.
Helping accelerate careers in Tech Sales across North America
An AI & IoT solution that empowers companies to know true product quality for oil and gas
Vanilla Forums is a leading provider of hosted forum software.
Delivers best-in-class e-commerce advertising, promotion, and insight solutions to enterprise retailers and brands
The family-friendly app to buy and sell new and used items locally
Acquired by VerticalScope
Vention is a platform where customers can design, order and assemble industrial equipment within days
Vention envisions a world where the process to build industrial equipment is as straightforward and enjoyable as building with LEGO. A world where you imagine your machine in the morning and build it in the afternoon. By pioneering an industry where agility, speed and simplicity meet industrial automation, Vention’s mission is to make machine design accessible to everyone by re-engineering the process of designing, simulating, procuring and commissioning industrial equipment.
VR headsets for augmented reality experiences
Acquired by Apple
Online stock research and investment tracking application
Acquired by Wave Accounting
The world’s leading music promotion tool
3D-printed, personalized wearables
Online estate planning made easy
Inventory management software for bars and restaurants
Xanadu is a full-stack Quantum computing and cloud company
Xanadu is a photonic quantum hardware company that builds integrated photonic chips that can be used in quantum computing, communication and sensing systems. The company’s mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere. Xanadu’s photonic approach uses laser light to carry information through optical chips, rather than the electrons or ions used by their competitors. By using photonic technology, Xanadu’s quantum computers will one day have the ability to perform calculations at room temperature, and eliminate the bulky and power-hungry cooling systems required by most other types of quantum computers.
Transforming how the global aquaculture industry farms seafood with an AI-driven data management platform that combines IoT and computer vision with machine learning to empower farmers to better track, manage and monetize their aquatic populations and sustainably feed the planet
XpertSea’s mission is to develop technologies that transform aquaculture into a modern, efficient and sustainable source of food for our planet. Through research and development of advanced technologies such as AI and computer vision, their team is increasing the availability of quality food, reducing the environmental impact of food production, and improving profitability across the aquaculture food chain.
Kitchen robotisation and automation.