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Toronto Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Global Ranking
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Energy & Environment
#13 worldwide
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Marketing & Sales
#18 worldwide
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Software and Data
#21 worldwide

notable startups
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The Startup Ecosystem of Toronto is ranked at number 26 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -2 spots since 2020. Toronto also ranks at number 1 in Canada, and 10 in North America.

Toronto is an ideal place to locate for Energy & Environment, Marketing & Sales and Software and Data startups. As the most popular industries in Toronto, there is a sample of 345 Energy & Environment startups in Toronto, 128 Marketing & Sales startups in Toronto, and 115 Software and Data startups in Toronto, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 972 startups in Toronto, 2 accelerators in Toronto, 13 coworking spaces in Toronto, no organizations in Toronto and no leaders in Toronto.

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Wave changes the way small business owners make money, track money and move money. Wave offers award-winning free software for invoicing, accounting, receipt scanning and personal finance, complemented by financial services like payment processing, payroll and lending. As of January 2018, more than 3 million businesses around the world have registered with Wave to run their business better. Read more
Small Business Accounting Software Designed for You, The Non-Accountant FreshBooks is the only accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small businesses. With FreshBooks, create professional-looking invoices complete with your own logo. When you’re ready to bill your client, simply send your invoice via email, download a PDF or print it with a single click. Accept Credit Cards on Your Invoices Know When Your Invoice is Viewed Create Estimates and Quotes Send Recurring Invoices to Clients Read more
We provide investment services through several affiliates. Our Invest and Smart Savings products are offered by Wealthsimple Inc., a registered portfolio manager in each province and territory of Canada. Our Trade and Save products are offered by Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc. (ShareOwner), a registered investment dealer in each province and territory of Canada. Some clients of Wealthsimple for Advisors have accounts with Wealthsimple Advisor Services Inc. (WASI), a registered mutual fund dealer in each province and territory of Canada. 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
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
SnapTravel offers hotel deals over SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp and Alexa. Read more
Borrowell helps consumers make great choices about their credit. With its free credit score monitoring, personal loans and product recommendations, Borrowell empowers Canadians to improve their financial well-being and be the hero of their credit. Read more
inkbox provides customers with the ability to have the look & feel of a traditional tattoo for 2 weeks. Read more
Mejuri is a direct to consumer fine jewelry brand that introduces handcrafted, everyday jewelry without the traditional retail markup. 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
Coinsquare is Canada’s premier cryptocurrency trading platform for trading Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and other digital currencies. 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
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
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
Close helps you stay in touch with your close friends and family. Rediscover what it means to be Close 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
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
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
CannaSOS is a social platform for marijuana experts and enthusiasts. We've recently launched an Android app for CannaSOS Since its launch in January 2015, CannaSOS has acquired more than 35k users and this number is constantly growing. This proves that such network has a strong demand on the market among people who involved in a cannabis industry. CannaSOS app for Android helps users to easily access the platform on the go. The app grants a fast access to all the features of CannaSOS network. Through our app users can: ask any cannabis related questions and seek answers from peers, medical professionals, activists and marijuana experts; share their knowledge and experience with like-minded people; share publications, news, success stories, educational posts and other articles with the cannabis community; participate in discussions and content moderation via upvotes and downvotes; share links, pictures and videos among friends and followers. Read more
Practice Better is a complete nutrition practice management software for health and wellness professionals. Read more
Ada is a computer software company that features a chatbot-based platform that helps enterprise businesses to automate customer experience. Read more
Coinberry is the fastest growing, FINTRAC registered, east-to-use digital platform in Canada with 15,000+ users and counting. Read more
About: Uberflip empowers marketers to create beautiful content experiences in minutes by centralizing and organizing all of their content into a stunning and responsive interface. Uberflip’s foray into the content marketing space started in 2008 with Flipbooks, a popular publishing tool that converts boring PDFs into engaging and interactive Flipbooks. Since then the company has expanded its offering and released its signature product, Hubs, which provides a home for all of your content including blogs, social media, video, Flipbooks and more. Read more
Maple is a telemedicine platform which allows Canadians to see a doctor online within minutes: twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, anytime, anywhere. Read more
SnapEDA is an electronic design community centred around a free, collaborative CAD library and data source for millions of electronic components. Our dashboard-view of electronic component data provides a one-stop shop for ready-to-use CAD libraries, datasheets and specifications, pricing and availability, social conversations, and more. When a design is complete, our hassle-free platform allows users to manufacture and assemble their prototypes.  Read more
Intelligent publishing, community building and influencer analysis platform for twitter Read more
Tokyo Smoke is a modern lifestyle collective and a cultural movement. Coffee x Clothing x Cannabis Read more
The Self-Authoring Suite, available at selfauthoring.com, is a set of four online programs that help you write clearly about your past, present and future. They will make you happier and more productive. The programs have helped thousands of students stay in university and get better grades, and thousands of others improve their lives. Read more
Roadmunk is a roadmap visualization platform that enables product managers and their teams to communicate the strategic roadmap throughout their organization. Product leaders can easily input milestones, roadmap data and create unlimited pivots in real time. Roadmunk has differentiated itself through intuitive user-centric design, seamless manipulation of roadmap views and enterprise data security. Read more
Clearbanc invests in entrepreneurs and small business owners to accelerate their growth online. Read more
ParseHub is a free and powerful web scraping tool. With our advanced web scraper, extracting data is as easy as clicking on the data you need. Read more
Easily search, compare and analyze millions of SEC filings for better investments. Read more
Ritual is a social food ordering platform from favourite local restaurants and coffee shops. Read more
InteraXon is a Toronto-based company innovating in the field of brain sensing technology. With the introduction of their first product: Muse, the brain sensing headband, InteraXon brings medical grade EEG technology to the consumer market. Muse is a brain fitness tool that senses your brainwaves like a heart monitor reads your heart rate - helping people to train their brain and enabling happier, healthier and more connected lives. Read more
Nano A payment system for the world offering instant, feeless, scalable transactions. 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
Nora is the world's first smart, contact-free, snoring solution. Nora is a smart, non-invasive snoring solution that stops snoring before it wakes your sleeping partner. To learn more about how Nora works, visit www.smartnora.com. Read more
We set out to build the technology news site that we wanted to read but couldn’t find. One without pithy personal rants, inflated egos, traffic-baiting ploys and ridiculous slideshows. We’ve grown tired of our news readers being full of tabloid sensationalism and silly stories that simply don’t matter. We know that innovation is happening all over the world – not just in Silicon Valley. We believe that there’s a market for people who want to think. People who take their business seriously. Read more
ParkBench is a community-centric marketing company helping local businesses promote directly to their community & be easily found online. We have an online platform that is affordable and easy to use, and in-field services that are less expensive and more effective than traditional print marketing. ParkBench is also the FIRST website to offer coupons to customers to write reviews about their experiences at businesses - called Revoupons™ Don't be mistaken though - we're not a deals site. We're a community site. We believe that no one should miss the perfect lunch special, or an amazing retail sale. We believe that the best life experiences are when you try new things. And, we believe that locals know best! That's why we have setup a ParkBench Fund in every community - 5% of all the revenue that ParkBench generates in each community goes into that fund, and the people who live and work in the community vote on how money gets spent. So, when you think community, think ParkBench. Read more
Agency Analytics (formerly MySEOTool) is a platform where agencies, consultants and website owners can integrate SEO, Paid Search, Social Media, and Web Analytics. SEO Tools included: Built in rank tracker which allows you to monitor your SEO keyword positions. The backlink monitor gives you data on the links you've built to your websites. The SEO Audit tool gives you insight to technical SEO opportunities for websites and updates weekly allowing you to monitor progress. The dashboard is completely brandable and is a drag-and-drop format which allows you to give customized layouts for your clients in seconds. We even allow you to white label the mobile app icon so your clients can click your logo to check out their marketing data. The automated reporting feature looks beautiful makes it a breeze to add necessary information. Schedule reports to go out weekly or monthly for clients. Read more
EventMobi is the leading mobile event platform that allows event planners to create engaging apps for their event or conference in only a few minutes. Our mobile event guides, real-time interactivity features and the first ever social / gaming layer customized for conferences and tradeshows have been used by over 3000 events, 2 Million users, and are served for events in 15 languages across 5 continents. Read more
Quandl is the premier source for open, commercial, and alternative data, serving investment professionals. Read more
Off2Class uses SAAS tool for ESL teachers that combines content to teach lessons with a student management system. Read more
PartnerStack enables companies to accelerate growth with partnerships Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

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