Feb 4th, 2019
I am thrilled to present to the world the second class of Techstars Toronto Accelerator.
This class builds upon the success of our inaugural class in 2018 from which 10 fast-growing technology companies were launched across several verticals including AI, food technology, virtual reality, financial services, construction tech, enterprise SaaS, and more. These companies were successful in raising well over $10M of follow-on capital collectively immediately upon graduation and, of greater significance, growing their businesses into viable disruptive tech companies.
Techstars Toronto Accelerator made a significant and positive impression across the city and country and I am thrilled to launch the sophomore class.
This time our 10 startups are charging head-on into many new verticals including travel, crypto-currencies and secure custody, mobility, quick-service restaurants, cross-border payments, government, logistics, entertainment, financial services, and mental health.
The companies were selected from within the talent-rich Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor and from across Canada and the world.
Toronto has become a magnet for attracting the world’s best entrepreneurs and our profile as a global tech centre has never been higher.
Our one and only goal is to leverage the broader ecosystem to support and grow these ten incredible companies. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and strong partners and mentors help make this happen. The Techstars Toronto Accelerator program provides mentorship and access to all the talent and tech support that Toronto has to offer.
I would like to thank our mentors, sponsors, partners, and alumni for their generous support.
Special thanks to the team at Real Ventures for their true commitment to the success of our partnership and in particular to Janet Bannister who has been the best partner one could ask for.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the class of Techstars Toronto Accelerator 2019!
Balance offers a safe and easy way to buy, hold, and trade a basket of crypto assets. Our current product offering consists of:
Balance Now: self-serve investment platform for retail
Balance Custody: institutional grade storage for digital assets
Eddy Travels is a travel assistant to help you find the best flight and hotel deals in your favorite chat app:
Envoi facilitates retailers looking to meet consumer demand for same day delivery, through a crowdsourced driver network. We provide Amazon-level logistics, but for everyone in retail who is not Amazon.
Inkblot is Canada’s top high-quality, secure and affordable counselling platform. We use proprietary matching algorithms to connect clients with the most effective mental health counsellors or life coaches based on their needs and preferences. Our video-counselling sessions are scheduled and take place directly on the Inkblot platform from the comfort of home or a quiet space at work. Our prices are half the national average and are reimbursable by most private health insurance plans.
Inkblot is focused on providing the best employee mental wellness packages to Canadian organizations of all sizes. Inkblot creates more positive and engaging workplaces and is trusted by organizations like the DMZ, League, and TribalScale.
Koomi was created to maximize the customer experience for independent QSRs and stop customer loss during a rush. Koomi’s systems are used in over 350 locations across North America.
Kora was founded with the simple idea of making the flow of money and value into, within, and from Africa seamless, efficient, and cheap. Our flagship product (Korapay) is an online cross-border payment solution that leverages cutting edge technology (including Blockchain settlement) to lower the cost of remittance, while increasing the speed of individual and business payments into and within Africa.
Madlipz is a dubbing/subbing app that aims to be the ultimate parody platform, available for iOS and Android devices. It has organically reached 35 million lifetime users from +100 countries in the world, and our users speak (and dub) in 80 different languages.
Moregidge is a Toronto-based technology company that is reinventing the homebuying experience. Our platform provides mortgage brokers, realtors, appraisers, and solicitors the tools they need to succeed and grow their business. We leverage an intuitive design, integrated experience, and transparent workflow to empower users, reduce processing times and improve the overall customer mortgage journey.
Governments are bogged down by red-tape which wastes taxpayer money. Every time a decision is made, +20 people need to sign-off and the process is stuck on paper.
Proof empowers governments to go paperless by streamlining internal approvals, digitizing application forms, and improving policy decisions with data.
Velocia is an open loyalty network for integrated mobility and transportation services, relying in part on decentralized technologies, such as the Aion blockchain, to power its functionality. Velocia brings together all mobility participants, so users, service providers, and other stakeholders can interact directly and seamlessly.