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Seedlify is Canada’s first Capital-as-a-Service (CaaS) provider of revenue based financing for early stage growth businesses. Seedlify’s financing solution provides access to flexible capital for long term growth without the restrictions associated with traditional debt financing or equity dilution. Their no-fixed-repayments approach means a business isn’t put under strain.
Montreal’s Seedlify is one of 12 companies on the short list to pitch and showcase at the 2017 Canadian CrowdFinance Summit tomorrow at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
Montreal’s Flinks is the only financial data aggregator dedicated to the Canadian market. They work with app developers to connect apps with your customers’ bank and they don’t charge set-up fees. Their API allows developers to access financial data provided by Canadian financial institutions, credit unions or wealth management banks.
Flinks’ solution is built by developers, for developers. Whether you have to validate account ownership, verify account balance or access transaction history, Flinks’ robust and developer-friendly API will help you deliver more value to your customers.
Built from the ground-up for insurance advisors by insurance advisors, Toronto’s Finaeo is building an AI-enabled digital assistant and sales coach to help advisors build stronger client relationships.
Finaeo’s mission is to help advisors spend more time with their clients, focus that time on the right actions, and develop winning processes based on best practices. By automating back-office administration, Finaeo gives advisors’ their time back and allows them to do what they do best: building relationships.
If you’re looking to spend smarter, save better and improve your overall financial well-being, Toronto’s Evree may be your solution. Evree wants to help you in all aspects of your financial life. Want to save for a vacation? They’ll help you get there. Want to pay off your credit card? They can help you do that, too.
With background in behavioural science, user experience design, technology and finance, Evree will be intuitive, predictive and customized to your specific needs. Sign up now to be notified when Evree launches.
Toronto’s Dream Payments is a mobile point-of-sale (POS) solution focused on accessibility. Simply purchase Dream’s handheld device from a retailer, download the app, and start taking payments in less than fifteen minutes – a process that can take weeks with other POS systems.
Late last year Dream Payments won the $1.5 million first place prize at VentureClash, a global investment challenge for fintech and digital health companies held at Yale University.