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GoToMeeting Five: A List of Canadian Startups Doing Big Things in 2015

 

 

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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Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the fifth edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Kaizena, Waterloo

Waterloo-based education technology startup Kaizena recently announced a $900,000 seed round, which is one of the bigger seed rounds in the Canadian ed-tech space.

The seed round includes some of the world’s most visionary leaders in education and technology: institutional investor NewSchools Seed Fund, Horizons Ventures, and angel investor Jeff Weiner (CEO of LinkedIn).

 

Introhive, Fredericton

This New Brunswick startup recently raised a $7.3 million Series B round that included Salesforce and Build Ventures to help expand its sales team and strategic partnerships.

Founded by former BlackBerry employees, the three-year-old company develops software that continuously monitors email, social media, and phones to maintain updated contact information, then delivers a weekly report to users.


Sharethebus, Montreal

Sharethebus is a marketplace for connecting travellers with their very own chauffeured bus. Leveraging the sharing economy Sharethebus provides a platform for event organizers, bus companies, and travellers to easily find each other.

Last week the Sharethebus won the $100,000 investment prize on their home turf at the International Startup Festival in Montreal.
 

Sportlogiq, Montreal

A portfolio company of the technology incubator TandemLaunch, Sportlogiq recently raised a seed round that included angel investors including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Sportlogiq is a player tracking and analytics platform which uses standard, single camera game footage to generate statistics. Until now, player tracking has only been possible through the use of multiple cameras or chips on players.

 

Zora, Halifax

Founded by Milan Vrekic and Colin White in 2014, Zora was launched with a primary mission to help landlords land and keep great tenants.

Zora recently announced a partnership with Affirm, a financial technology company founded by PayPal cofounder Max Levchin. The partnership will allow Zora to ensure rent to qualified landlords on a due date, as well as offer qualified tenants ability to defer rent payment for up to two weeks for a small fee.

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