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After a month of nominations and two weeks of voting, the First Annual Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG boils down to this one moment. The winners. 11,000 votes later, let’s just skip the poetry and get to the point… here are the victors!

 

BEST OVERALL CANADIAN STARTUP of 2011

 

WINNER: WATTPAD

Based in Toronto, Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories.

RUNNERS UP:  HootSuite, Beyond The Rack

 

BEST NEW CANADIAN STARTUP of 2011

 

WINNER: PAYFIRMA

Based in Vancouver, Payfirma is a mobile payments solution.

RUNNERS UP:  Vidyard, GoInstant

 

CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR of 2011

 

WINNER: MARCEL LEBRUN, CHRIS NEWTON, and CHRIS RAMSEY 

Based in Atlantic Canada, these three entrepreneurs are the trio behind Radian6.

RUNNERS UP:  Ryan Holmes, Razor Suleman

 

CANADIAN ANGEL of 2011

 

WINNER: GERRY POND

Gerry Pond is an award-winning innovator and investor in Canada’s tech space.

RUNNERS UP:  Boris Wertz, Gary Slaight

 

CANADIAN VC FIRM of 2011

 

WINNER: REAL VENTURES

Based in Montreal, Real Ventures invests in tech startups at the seed level.

RUNNERS UP:  iNovia Capital, Rho Ventures

 

MOST SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITION of 2011

 

WINNER: RADIAN6

Founded in New Brunswick in 2006, Radian6 was acquired by Salesforce for $326 million.

RUNNERS UP:  Kobo acquired by RakutenZite acquired by CNN

 

Congratulations, winners and finalists! Winners may email us for an official badge.