The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.
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Seamless Planet, Montreal
Cofounded by Sara Ahmadian and Ramin Hazegh, Seamless Planet is “global distribution system for experiences and things to do.” This FounderFuel-accelerated big data startup manages the world’s largest inventory of travel experiences.
Seamless Planet’s real-time distribution platform connects experience providers to online travel agencies, metasearch providers and daily deal sites. Earlier this month Seamless Planet participated in Google’s Entrepreneurs Demo Day and secured a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.
Plum’s cloud-based hiring solution identifies job applicants with the highest potential and matches them to a company’s culture and position using the science of psychology.
Plum assesses each applicant’s problem-solving ability, social intelligence and behavioural priorities before a resume is read, allowing employers to find hidden gem candidates and predict their future performance on the job even before they are hired.
Showbie organizes the paperless classroom by making it easy for teachers to assign, collect and review student work on their mobile devices. Showbie is used by more than 1.2 million teachers and students worldwide.
Showbie is backed by Point Nine Capital, Kymbask Investments, Yaletown Venture Partners and Imagine K12. The Alberta-based startup that was founded in 2012 has raised a $2.3 million in a seed-stage round.
PageCloud is a browser-based website creation app. Existing website publishing apps require coding skills to manipulate content beyond just filling the blanks of a rigid pre-built template. PageCloud’s advanced technology represents a dramatic shift in web design, as it’s the first to deliver this professional level of desktop publishing experience to the Web.
PageCloud raised a $2.2 million seed round last month which includded MaRS IAF, Export Development Canada, and Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke.
Stanley Park Ventures’ Lendful is hoping to change the Canadian credit landscape by directly connecting investors and borrowers. This Vancouver startup is a marketplace consumer lending company similar to Lending Club and Prosper and it launched at the LendIt USA Conference in New York City last month.
Lendful offers loans of up to $35,000 at rates that can save borrowers on average 30% when refinancing while proming to dramatically improve response times for borrowers. Borrowers will apply online and Lendful will use their innovative credit algorithm to create a complete picture of applicants.