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The Ecosystem of Toronto Startups

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1st
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10th
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Global Ranking
24th
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Marketing & Sales
#13 worldwide
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Software and Data
#14 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#21 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconBonsai
startup iconAda
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The Startup Ecosystem of Toronto is ranked at number 24 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 2 spots since 2021. Toronto also ranks at number 1 in Canada, and 10 in North America.

Toronto is an ideal place to locate for Marketing & Sales, Software and Data and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in Toronto, there is a sample of 385 Marketing & Sales startups in Toronto, 134 Software and Data startups in Toronto, and 134 Energy & Environment startups in Toronto, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 3 startups in Toronto, 2 accelerators in Toronto, 14 coworking spaces in Toronto, 1 organizations in Toronto and 1 leaders in Toronto.

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Bonsai allows users to transact natively within the content that’s inspiring them to buy. Read more
Ada is a computer software company that features a chatbot-based platform that helps enterprise businesses to automate customer experience. Read more
Shoplazza is a cloud-based and multi-channel commerce platform design for online brands to go borderless Read more
Property management firm focused on bringing together corporate housing HR departments and individual and institutional investors of condo units in Toronto, Canada. Development of online, Saas/Mobile platform for reservations, property management, reservations planning, check-in, check-out, billing, video walkthrough and streaming to enable corporate HR, recruiters and relocation counsellors manage inventory and their staff. Read more
500px is a premium photo sharing platform for aspiring and professional photographers. It is powered by creative people worldwide and lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photos. 500px was founded in late 2009 by two acclaimed photographers and entrepreneurs, Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev and has grown to become the premier platform with the highest quality photography worldwide. Read more
Driving-tests.org lets you practice permit tests from the comfort of your home. For free. Read more
TrendMD Inc. is an academic content discovery platform, that instantly delivers personalized, high-impact articles. With over 2,000 new publications added across 33,000 journals daily, it has become impossible for readers to discover relevant academic content. Similarly, for researchers, it has become equally as difficult to get their content discovered. TrendMD solves this by monitoring Twitter for top-trending medical articles and filtering it it by specialty. Think of TrendMD as the Reddit for medical articles. We are a simple, efficient, and fun way for researchers to amplify their great content and for busy physicians to discover trending medical research in their field. Read more
SnapTravel offers hotel deals over SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp and Alexa. Read more
LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company that has been serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for more than 50 years. Read more
Only Kik lets you connect with friends, groups, and the world around you through chat. Just ask, “What’s your Kik?” JOIN THE CONVERSATION Looking for a new and engaging way to interact with your audience? Have amazing content or a cool experience you'd love to get discovered? Kik offers brands and content providers unique ways to talk with their fans, and find new followers too! Read more
inkbox provides customers with the ability to have the look & feel of a traditional tattoo for 2 weeks. Read more
Windscribe is not just a VPN, it’s a desktop application and browser extension that work together to protect your online privacy, unblock websites, and remove ads and trackers that follow you across the websites you visit every day. Never mess with confusing settings and options menus again, our minimalist applications are designed to be turned on once, and forgotten about. Read more
LyricFind is the back end for everyone using song lyrics online, legally. With licenses from over 3,000 music publishers and worldwide deals, we're pretty much powering everyone using lyrics. Read more
Looka is an artificial intelligence and machine learning company located in Toronto. Read more
Turn any LinkedIn Sales Navigator search into a clean list of verified emails, ready for outreach. Read more
Sensibill allows customers to access receipts directly from their bank accounts. Read more
Knix is a women underwear brand designed with women's needs in mind. Read more
Close helps you stay in touch with your close friends and family. Rediscover what it means to be Close Read more
Sync is a fully encrypted, zero-knowledge cloud service that makes it easy to store, share and access your files from everywhere - your privacy guaranteed. Read more
Our mission is to help people: Find Better Ideas, Faster! Trend Hunter is the world's largest trend spotting community with 3,000,000 fans, 120,000 contributors and 45 million pageviews / month. Every day, leading brands like Nestle, Intel, and Kellogg's rely on our "unrivaled trend platform" to filter opportunity. Instead of relying on gut instinct, they leverage the collective insight of our 123,000 Trend Hunters and over ONE BILLION views of market testing. Imagine having 6 stadiums of people finding your ideas, and a monthly focus group with 100 stadiums of people rating those ideas. That's Trend Hunter! Read more
Kira Talent is an award-winning video interviewing platform that helps employers find better talent faster through timed video questions & answers. Thousands of applicants have taken a Kira Talent interview from all parts of the world, from Mexico to Nigeria to Hong Kong. Their work has been featured on Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, BNN, earning them the title "Most Outstanding Venture" of the 2012 The Next 36 cohort. Read more
Penzu is an online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. With a unique and compelling user experience, it makes writing online as easy and intuitive as writing on a pad of paper. Read more
Another special celebration is coming up on the calendar, and the same question arises: What gift should I give? The Giftee would love to receive a gift that is fully personalized from close friends and family. Gifters, meanwhile, always have the best intentions, but typically have no idea where to start. More and more often, the practical but impersonal gift card has become the go-to solution, with some flowery words in a Hallmark card to give it some warmth. Vello allows Gifters to send a personalized present in seconds by recording a short video greeting to go along with the purchase of an e-gift card. The Gifter can then invite others to join in, no matter where they are, to add their personal contribution to the viral video greeting (as well as the monetary gift). Vello seamlessly stitches all the videos together and delivers a beautiful, personal, and unique gift. Gifting becomes a community event, while remaining easy and personal.  Read more
Porter Airlines is a regional passenger carrier in Toronto. Read more
Practice Better is a complete nutrition practice management software for health and wellness professionals. Read more
Cucu Covers sells temporary and replaceable covers for personalizing their bank cards. Read more
PartnerStack enables companies to accelerate growth with partnerships Read more
Joist is a new tool for contractors that allows them to estimate, invoice, and manage projects from an iPad, iPhone, and the web. Read more
Alida is a continuous customer insights solution (SaaS) provider. Read more
PheedLoop is an events services company that offers one stop shop conference and meeting engagement, management and planning tool. Read more
HomeStars has built a successful social directory and community review site for home homeowners and improvement companies. With listings of 2M home service companies and hundreds of thousands of reviews and comments on the site, HomeStars is already helping over 200k homeowners per month find great contractors, feeding over 250,000 leads based on their reviews. With 10k engaged companies, revenue over $1M, HomeStars has proved that homeowners need help solving the challenges in hiring.  Read more
Meet the Nanoleaf Aurora, modular smart lighting panels. It’s the perfect lighting product for those who love design, for those who want to improve their quality of life, and for those who just want to add some fun and excitement to their living space. Read more
Adjuno has developed a social commerce platform to provide students and young professionals with social context across e-commerce sites by consolidating feedback and trending topics generated by your own influencers across various social networks. Adjuno includes a user-curated marketplace similar to Reddit, in which offers are sorted by a proprietary algorithm. User-curation and social context combine to personalize the shopping experience and increase buyer satisfaction. Read more
BusyTeacher.org is a place where teachers share their printable worksheets, lesson plans and awesome lesson activities with colleagues for free - just to make the world a better place! - 441460 registered users - 8208 free worksheets - 758 teaching articles Read more
Planswell operates as a financial technology firm that offers online financial planning services. Read more
Bitstrips makes interacting online more visual and fun by letting you and your friends interact as expressive cartoon characters. You start by designing digital versions of yourself and your friends, which can then be put into all kinds of entertaining comic situations – an inside joke, birthday wishes, or hilarious visual status updates. Your comics can be shared anywhere for friends to Like, comment or retweet. It's a totally new way to communicate! In less than 6 months, nearly 9 million people around the globe have designed their own unique Bitstrips characters and shared 35 million comics. But this is just the beginning. We're on a mission to make digital life more personal, visual and fun by giving everyone their own expressive Bitstrips identity that they can use to interact anywhere. Read more
Ledn builds financial products with a mission to help more people save in digital assets Read more
We run a portfolio of job marketplaces for underserved niches. Users buy subscriptions to have Featured Listings which increase the visibility of their listings and add capabilities to their accounts. We have thousands of paying customers. Part of our approach to being the leader in each niche is building a strong brand from the best domain name in each category. - http://sitter.com - http://housekeeper.com - http://eldercare.com - http://petsitter.com - http://housesitter.com The user experience of our sites is a collation of the best matchmaking mechanisms from online dating sites, classified ads sites, and traditional job boards. Voice, email, and SMS messaging is deeply integrated. The front end of our platform is up to date with all the latest good stuff--responsive design, live maps, parallax scrolling, faceted geo-spatial search--and is delivered quickly over a CDN. Read more
We are leveraging top students to help us produce content reflecting what's being taught inside the classroom. Simultaneously, we allow subject experts to utilize our platform as a distribution channel to create supplementary materials such as videos for common university subjects. We now deliver an invaluable educational resource that is immediately useful to students, saving them hours of googling for unrelated and outdated content. We currently have over 180,000 registered students sharing across more than 10,000 courses along with over 1,700 videos already created by our subject experts. We leverage top students across universities in the US and Canada to create exam videos that prepare students for all of their midterms and exams. On top of contributing thousands of hours of videos, they also market the videos themselves. We have a revenue-sharing system in place to compensate these subject experts and they are self-motivated to distribute and sell their own videos. Read more
Flashfood is a mobile platform connecting surplus food from grocery stores directly to its community at massive discounts. Read more
Influitive helps B2B companies generate accelerate revenue production by mobilizing their customer advocates. The Influitive AdvocateHub massively increases the amount of advocacy that is so critical to accelerating today's social buying processes - more referral leads, more reference calls, social proof assets and social media interaction. The defining characteristic of the product is a superior advocate experience, delivered through a fun, game-like interface.  Read more
Crowdmark has developed a patent-pending, ultra-scalable web application, with a paper-to-cloud bridge and a marking workflow that streamlines academic assessment on a massive scale. Crowdmark converts grading from a logistical nightmare into an efficient, easy, game-like activity. For the 28 million instructors worldwide, an annual subscription to Crowdmark lets them cut their grading time, while providing better feedback to improve learning outcomes. Read more
Betterez is a developer of cloud-based ticket management and reservation software for passenger transportation companies. Read more
Browze is a marketplace that curates low-cost products from factories overseas without having to compromise on quality. Read more
Tailscale is a developer of a corporate VPN alternative, aiming to make private networks easier to build and maintain. Read more
DealMaker is a cloud-based platform that drastically eliminates friction in the capital-raising process. Read more
Product sampling platform that increases sales through targeted product exposure, and streamlined feedback collection Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

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