Canadian Wearable Tech in Spotlight at Dreamforce

Earlier this week Toronto’s Bionym started shipping limited-edition Nymi bands to app developers.

The Nymi wristband authenticates a user’s identity using their unique electrocardiogram and will start shipping to 10,000 pre-order customers later this fall.

In the meantime developer editions are being shared with app developers and the timing is perfect for one of Bionym’s investors.

Bionym, a former Techvibes 20 company, raised a $14 million Series A round of funding last month that included Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce.com’s corporate investment group.

Salesforce is hosting Dreamforce this week in San Francisco and their Salesforce1 platform for buidling next-gen apps is front and center.

Last summer Salesforce announced the industry’s first initiative for wearable computing in the enterprise: Salesforce Wear. Salesforce Wear’s launch partners include the usual wearable suspects—Google Glass, FitBit, and Samsung—but they also include Bionym.

“Wearables are the next phase of the mobile revolution,” said Daniel Debow, SVP, emerging technologies, Salesforce.com. “With Salesforce Wear, companies can now capture the massive opportunity these devices offer to connect with customers in new ways.”

“With the Salesforce1 Fund, Salesforce Ventures is empowering startups building transformative technologies that revolutionize how companies connect with their customers in today’s mobile world,” said John Somorjai, EVP of corporate development and strategy, Salesforce.com.

The company, which is growing and has over 40 employees working out of a new office space in downtown Toronto, is continuing to draw international talent to work on the Nymi and its ecosystem of apps and integrations.