London-based Carproof is setting up shop in Kitchener’s Communitech Hub.
A Canadian provider of vehicle history reports, Carproof has launched a new Product Lab inside the innovation hub.
“Setting up the Product Lab gives us access to the world-class tech eco-system within Communitech,” said Greg Beckman, Carproof’s vice-president of product management. “Being a part of this family brings invaluable opportunities to connect with new partners, networks and talent.”
Waterloo Region—an area that includes Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge—was recently crowned Canada’s fastest growing market for tech talent. The region has increased its talent pool by nearly 66 per in the last five years and added 8,400 tech jobs.
Moving into Kitchener positions Carproof in the epicentre of the region’s thriving startup scene, and well-poised to fuel the company’s continual growth. The new lab will focus on building new experiences and solutions for the automotive industry.
“We’re uniquely positioned to provide data, insights and intelligence to the Canadian auto sector through the extensive relationships we’ve built with our customers and industry partners,” said Beckman.
Since its launch in 2000, Carproof has become one of Canada’s leaders in automotive information for used vehicle buyers and sellers.