GoToMeeting Five: Canadian Startups Innovating Today

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The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the January edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

My Pro Hero, Waterloo

This Waterloo-based startup aims to revolutionize the way coaches interact with players. My Pro Hero was recently highlighted by Hockey Hall of Fame member and former New York Islanders great Bryan Trottier when Rogers Hometown Hockey featured Sarnia, Ontario in December.

Founded by Steve Wickum, the one-year-old company from the Accelerator Centre is creating buzz in the hockey world by helping young players gain mentorship and retired pros find new purpose in life after retiring from the game.

 

Headcheck Health, Vancouver

Founded by a UBC PhD student and a MBA graduate, Headcheck Health has launched the first mobile app that enables trainers and doctors to perform accurate and objective concussion assessments on the sidelines. The technology behind HeadCheck Health’s balance sensor allows for immediate assessment of a head injury.

An athlete’s baseline test scores can be stored in the HeadCheck Health app which allows team trainers and doctors to compare post-injury scores with their baseline scores and make return-to-play assessments. 31 Canadian sports teams are currently using HeadCheck.

 

Thoughtexchange, Rossland

This BC-based startup closed a $7 million investment round at a post-investment valuation of over $50 million in October and recently won the Innovation Showcase at the #BCTECHSummit.

Thoughtexchange provides software and services to let customers lead group conversations with five to 50,000 people. A simple process ensures everyone is heard, everyone learns and important ideas emerge. Thoughtexchange uses patent pending data analysis to provide deep insights to decision leaders so they can take actions that have buy-in.

 

Kindera, Kitchener

Is your child safe online? Kitchener’s BluePoint Technology has developed a simple solution, called Kindera, that allows parents to monitor and control their home Internet from their smartphone wherever they are.

Founded by ex-RIM employees Antoine Boucher and Mike Agar and currently part of the Communitech Rev accelerator, Kindera allows parents to filter content by children’s age, block specific web sites, establish time-of-day usage rules, set usage limits and more. Buy a Kindera now for $199 and get a free-life time subscription, a saving of $9.99 a month for life.

 

Neuvoo, Montreal

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the job aggregator has been doubling traffic and revenue every year and now boasts 3 million unique visitors worldwide, with 900,000 in Canada.

Neuvoo is shooting for the stars, opening offices in Toronto and France, as well as an APAC office in Australia due for 2017 to accommodate the growing company’s 100-odd employees. Site traffic is projected to grow to 10 million worldwide by the end of the year, with Neuvoo taking over second place in the Canadian job board market behind market leader Indeed.ca.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the December edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Wiivv, Vancouver

Wiivv has developed a scalable, enterprise-level “adaptive manufacturing system” that features the world’s fastest product customization engine designed to produce custom body gear.

Wiivv’s inaugural product line is a custom made-to-measure insole called BASE. Users customize their own insoles in 5 minutes using their own smartphone and the final product is delivered two weeks later. Wiivv recently announced that it raised a $3.5 million seed round.

 

PopRx, Toronto

PopRx promises to be the “Uber of prescriptions” delivering medications by taking photos with smartphones. PopRx is a free delivery service and app that works with Canadian neighbourhood pharmacies to make sure our customers receive the best local service and prices.

The Toronto startup pitched to Dragon’s Den’s Next Gen Den and received an angel investment from OMX’s Nicole Verkindt and Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein.

 

Nanoleaf, Toronto

Founded in 2012 by University of Toronto graduates Tom Rodinger, Gimmy Chu, and Christian Yan, Nanoleaf is a green technology company focused on creating premium products that seamlessly merge the worlds of design and sustainability.

Originally launched on Indigogo, Nanoleaf’s first project in the smart home sphere is the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb which can be controlled by Apple’s Siri and is now available thorugh Amazon and Best Buy.

 

Ideal Candidate, Toronto

This sales recruitment platform just raised $2.5 million to continue the development of its intelligent, data-backed hiring service as well as to expand its existing presence in Toronto, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Ideal Candidate arose from the founders looking to scratch their own itch. When hiring salespeople for their first company, they discovered that there was no metric-driven method of choosing salespeople that would yield predictable performance results and intuition didn’t cut it.

 

Phazon, Montreal

Founded by former CFL player-turned-accountant Christian Houle, this Montreal-based startup is developing a wireless earbud that will fit snugly in anyone’s ears.

Launched via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the Phazon prototype was tested on over 500 people and fit them all. Phazon has raised over 1,000% of their original USD $80,000 goal and will have no problem breaking $1 million with 17 days to go.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the November edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

RoomRoster, London

Part of the growing tech startup scene in London (Ontario), RoomRoster is the World’s first comprehensive sports tournament and team accommodation management solution.
 
RoomRoster has secured angel funding and is driving revenue across North America in a variety of sports.
 
RoomRoster expects to triple headcount in 2016 and recently added Steven McArthur, former Vegas.com CEO, as Chairman of the Board.
 
 
Palette, Kitchener

Velocity Garage tenant Palette offers creative professionals a game-changing experience.

Unlike generic one-size-fits-all keyboard and mouse interfaces, users can fully customize the layout, function and even colour of each control module to fit their own workflow and favourite software.

Palette recently won the top prize at the UX Design Awards in Berlin.

 

Revlo, Toronto

A product of the Next36, Revlo is the fan engagement platform for live gaming.

Through virtual currency, Revlo helps streamers on Twitch.tv facilitate easier audience interaction and build fan loyalty.

As fans become more engaged and feel more valued through Revlo, they convert into paid subscribers, tip more, and stay longer to drive higher advertising revenue for streamer.

 

Nobal, Calgary

Nobal (formerly Posh View) brings a Minority Report style interface to mirrors in hotel rooms and retail spaces.

The iMirror personal concierge helps customers order room service, purchase products, view promotions and much more.

Founded by Calgary entrepreneur Pieter Boekhoff, Nobal was recently selected by 500 Startups for their Batch 15.

 

RoadMunk, Toronto

Based at the Digital Media Zone in the heart of downtown Toronto, RoadMunk enables product innovators and executives to create, manage and share the strategic roadmaps of an organization.

This Communitech Hyperdrive graduate is off to San Francisco with the C100 for 48 Hours in the Valley next week and should have a new roadmap of their own to show for it.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the October edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

SoapBox, Toronto

SoapBox, an enterprise SaaS company, recently raised a $3 million seed round from SBNY, Golden Venture Partners, and Accomplice (formerly Atlas Ventures).

SoapBox provides a software platform that connects business leaders with the insights of frontline employees.

This exchange of ideas increases employee engagement, improves business performance, and strengthens company culture.

 

Chef’s Plate, Toronto

Chef’s Plate wants to change how Canadians cook meals at home.

The Toronto based startup is tackling the meal-kit market with their recent $2 million financing round led by Emil Capital Partners with participation from BrandProject LP and existing investors.

The company, less than a year old, has grown into a 50-person workforce, experiencing double-digit growth week-over-week.

 

Beagle, Kitchener

Recently named one of Canada’s Top 20 Most Innovative companies, Beagle is a productivity tool that reads a legal contract, highlights the key information and provides instant focus on the things that matter.

While Beagle is awesome, “it’s not a lawyer,” and does not replace your own due diligence.

Beagle’s collaboration tools simply streamline negotiating with the ability to edit, annotate and assign tasks to others in the process.

 

OnPoint Sports, Kitchener

Fantasy football is huge and fantasy football fans are huge consumers of mobile data, whether it be stats, commentary, or video.

Unfortunately the NFL has not served the mobile market well. Their own NFL Mobile app has almost 50 million users and continues to get flamed by diehard fans that expect more.

Founded by Elisha Ferrara, Vitaliy Kondratiev, and Tyler Lyn, OnPoint’s mobile app promises access to thousands of live football stats faster than anyone else.

 

HealthWave, Ottawa

H​ealthWave’s technology platform revolutionizes the way health practitioners recommend and dispense natural health products and nutraceutical supplements to their patients.

HealthWave enables health professionals to prescribe and sell professional grade products, while avoiding the overhead of managing physical inventory.

Founded in 2012, HealthWave recently raised a $2 million round from angel investors to accelerate their growth in the USA.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the September edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Edvisor, Vancouver

Edvisor.io is the first end-to-end platform that directly connects schools that recruit internationally with the education agencies that sell their programs. Edvisor.io distributes school offerings globally to agencies and centralize enrolments from agents to schools.

Last week they took home the $100K First Prize in the 2015 New Ventures BC Competition.

 

Maptiks, Prince George

A product of Northern BC’s Sparkgeo, bootstrapped Maptiks is “Google Analytics for web maps”. Sparkgeo is a team of geospatial web experts that help technology companies leverage location and make the most of maps.

Most sites use products like Google Analytics, or Mixpanel to track web activity, but surprisingly, user interaction tracking on a map doesn’t exist. Maptiks takes care of that and currently integrates with Google Maps API, OpenLayers3 and LeafletJS.

 

Neurio, Vancouver

Formerly known as Energy Aware, Neurio was named one of the 10 most game-changing Canadian clean technology companies by CIX Cleantech.

Neurio raised a $1.5 million seed round led by BDC Venture Capital late last year.

By using a single home sensor and some super smart cloud-based analytics, Neurio can monitor individual electrical devices from inside a home’s breaker panel without the need to install sensors on every device.

 

Nicoya, Kitchener

With Silicon Valley ‘godfather’ Steve Blank looking on as a judge, Nicoya Lifesciences pitched its way to a $50,000 prize at Communitech Rev’s Centre Stage earlier this month.

Nicoya’s technology, which incorporates nanotechnology, biochemistry and optical sensors, makes particular types of scientific testing easier and quicker. It also promises to radically reduce the cost of certain medical tests.

 

Whistle, Toronto

Toronto-based startup Whistle is a location-based app that allows users create profiles stating their available workout times and workout preferences.

The app then shows you a series of people with compatible schedules in your area and uses a swipe right/swipe left model so the user can choose the workout partner that’s right for them.

Whistle was founded Laura Davidson and built by Toronto’s FutureFuture.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the fifth edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Kaizena, Waterloo

Waterloo-based education technology startup Kaizena recently announced a $900,000 seed round, which is one of the bigger seed rounds in the Canadian ed-tech space.

The seed round includes some of the world’s most visionary leaders in education and technology: institutional investor NewSchools Seed Fund, Horizons Ventures, and angel investor Jeff Weiner (CEO of LinkedIn).

 

Introhive, Fredericton

This New Brunswick startup recently raised a $7.3 million Series B round that included Salesforce and Build Ventures to help expand its sales team and strategic partnerships.

Founded by former BlackBerry employees, the three-year-old company develops software that continuously monitors email, social media, and phones to maintain updated contact information, then delivers a weekly report to users.


Sharethebus, Montreal

Sharethebus is a marketplace for connecting travellers with their very own chauffeured bus. Leveraging the sharing economy Sharethebus provides a platform for event organizers, bus companies, and travellers to easily find each other.

Last week the Sharethebus won the $100,000 investment prize on their home turf at the International Startup Festival in Montreal.
 

Sportlogiq, Montreal

A portfolio company of the technology incubator TandemLaunch, Sportlogiq recently raised a seed round that included angel investors including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Sportlogiq is a player tracking and analytics platform which uses standard, single camera game footage to generate statistics. Until now, player tracking has only been possible through the use of multiple cameras or chips on players.

 

Zora, Halifax

Founded by Milan Vrekic and Colin White in 2014, Zora was launched with a primary mission to help landlords land and keep great tenants.

Zora recently announced a partnership with Affirm, a financial technology company founded by PayPal cofounder Max Levchin. The partnership will allow Zora to ensure rent to qualified landlords on a due date, as well as offer qualified tenants ability to defer rent payment for up to two weeks for a small fee.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the fourth edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Joist, Toronto

Manitoba-born Joist now calls Toronto home and is headed to Silicon Valley this week for the C100’s 48 Hours in the Valley.

Founded by Justin Kathan, Brendon Sedo and Michael Gauthier, Joist is a tool that allows contractors to estimate, invoice, collect payments, and manage projects from their iPhone, iPad, Android device, and the web.

 

Spring Loaded Technology, Halifax

Spring Loaded Technology has created the world’s first bionic knee-brace technology and yesterday it won the $100K 2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award for its Bionic Boost project.

Spring Loaded’s technology stores the users’ kinetic energy and releases it when it’s most needed to enhance strength, reduce fatigue, and increase stability. The brace has wide market appeal from athletes looking to enhance performance, labourers and military personnel, to people with various forms of movement disability.

 

Optigo Networks, Vancouver

Optigo Networks recently won the Most Promising Startup award at the BC Technology Industry Association’s 2015 Technology Impact Awards.

As a leader in connectivity for the commercial building Internet of Things, Optigo Networks provides a complete solution to protect, connect and manage today’s most advanced buildings.

 

RtTech Software, Moncton

Last month Moncton’s RtTech Software was recognized by the CVCA as the BDC Innovation Award winner for 2015 and recently raised a $3 million Series A financing led by McRock Capital.

RtTech’s solutions help manufacturing companies improve asset availability and utilization and set to embrace the next technology revolution – the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

 

H+ Technology, Vancouver

Vancouver’s H+ Technology recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Holus, an interactive tabletop holographic display and the campaign reached its $50K goal in 19 minutes. 

Holus enables a user to convert 2D digital content from a smartphone, computer, or tablet into a 3D hologram that can be viewed from 360 degrees in a plexiglass prism. The device is designed to enhance educational activities, make games more immersive, and enable communication over voicechat with a holographic image of the person at the other end.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the third edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

DreamQii, Toronto

DreamQii, a robotics company based out of the DMZ at Ryerson University, recently led the highest grossing Canadian campaign in Indiegogo’s history, raising over $2.5 million to support the production of PlexiDrone.

The small, portable and sophisticated drone can be easily operated by a smartphone or tablet, enabling users to take breathtaking aerial photographs and videos. Started by a Ryerson aerospace engineering grad, DreamQii has grown to ten full-time staff and is planning on manufacturing PlexiDrone in Ontario.

 

Granify, Edmonton

Granify is a leading automatic e-commerce revenue optimization platform. Granify has developed technology that automatically converts more online shoppers by predicting, in real time, which shoppers aren’t going to purchase and providing contextual stimuli to help overcome objections.

The former Extreme Startups company announced earlier today that they just secured a $9 million Series A investment from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.

 

MagniWare, Toronto

MagniWare aims to change the way we think about accurately tracking wearables. They’ve developed an adhesive technology and implemented it into a patch, thinner than an iPhone 6 that can be easily stuck onto the skin, anywhere on the body, and reused.

To maintain the adhesive property, users can just wash the patch with soap and water. Describing it as a “second skin,” They plan to launch their product this fall.

 

Mnubo, Montreal

Mnubo is an Internet of Things data analytics company. Mnubo announced earlier this month that it has raised a $6 million round of financing led by White Star Capital and including McRock Capital. Funds will be used to accelerate its IoT data science development and expand the commercialization of its SmartObjects analytics service.

Last year mnubo was named one of PwC’s 10 Up-and-Coming Canadian Tech Companies and one of Deloitte’s 15 Companies To Watch in Canada.

 

Videostream, Kitchener

Founded by McMaster valedictorian Matt Gardner, Videostream has garnered more than 1.3 million users since launching 18 months ago. Videostream is ingeniously simple, and entirely practical.

The service allows users to wirelessly stream all manner of video files from a computer to a smart TV, and eliminates many of the compatibility and quality issues that plague the state-of-the-art televisions. Prior to Videostream, most smart TVs would only accommodate roughly 20 per cent of video file types.

Gardner’s startup company, Videostream, has garnered more than 180,000 users since officially launching 14 weeks ago. The team is now living in a clean, five-bedroom home that doubles as the nerve centre for their burgeoning operation. These days, the living room is strictly reserved for business.

“For a while it’s all Ramen instant noodles and very little sleep, and things can be pretty stressful. But then you reach a point where everything starts happening in a hurry and it’s an exciting feeling,” said Gardner, who will graduate from McMaster on June 11 and serve as one of two valedictorians for the Faculty of Engineering. “I already have a full-time career waiting for me after graduation.”

Videostream is ingeniously simple, and entirely practical. The service allows users to wirelessly stream all manner of video files from a computer to a smart TV, and eliminates many of the compatibility and quality issues that plague the state-of-the-art televisions. Prior to Videostream, most smart TVs would only accommodate roughly 20 per cent of video file types, explained Gardner.

Gardner’s startup company, Videostream, has garnered more than 180,000 users since officially launching 14 weeks ago. The team is now living in a clean, five-bedroom home that doubles as the nerve centre for their burgeoning operation. These days, the living room is strictly reserved for business.

“For a while it’s all Ramen instant noodles and very little sleep, and things can be pretty stressful. But then you reach a point where everything starts happening in a hurry and it’s an exciting feeling,” said Gardner, who will graduate from McMaster on June 11 and serve as one of two valedictorians for the Faculty of Engineering. “I already have a full-time career waiting for me after graduation.”

Videostream is ingeniously simple, and entirely practical. The service allows users to wirelessly stream all manner of video files from a computer to a smart TV, and eliminates many of the compatibility and quality issues that plague the state-of-the-art televisions. Prior to Videostream, most smart TVs would only accommodate roughly 20 per cent of video file types, explained Gardner.

 

 

The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the second edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Seamless Planet, Montreal

Cofounded by Sara Ahmadian and Ramin Hazegh, Seamless Planet is “global distribution system for experiences and things to do.” This FounderFuel-accelerated big data startup manages the world’s largest inventory of travel experiences.

Seamless Planet’s real-­time distribution platform connects experience providers to online travel agencies, metasearch providers and daily deal sites. Earlier this month Seamless Planet participated in Google’s Entrepreneurs Demo Day and secured a $100,000 investment from Steve Case.

 

Plum, Kitchener

Plum’s cloud-based hiring solution identifies job applicants with the highest potential and matches them to a company’s culture and position using the science of psychology.

Plum assesses each applicant’s problem-solving ability, social intelligence and behavioural priorities before a resume is read, allowing employers to find hidden gem candidates and predict their future performance on the job even before they are hired.

 

Showbie, Edmonton

Showbie organizes the paperless classroom by making it easy for teachers to assign, collect and review student work on their mobile devices. Showbie is used by more than 1.2 million teachers and students worldwide.

Showbie is backed by Point Nine Capital, Kymbask Investments, Yaletown Venture Partners and Imagine K12. The Alberta-based startup that was founded in 2012 has raised a $2.3 million in a seed-stage round.

 

PageCloud, Ottawa

PageCloud is a browser-based website creation app. Existing website publishing apps require coding skills to manipulate content beyond just filling the blanks of a rigid pre-built template. PageCloud’s advanced technology represents a dramatic shift in web design, as it’s the first to deliver this professional level of desktop publishing experience to the Web.

PageCloud raised a $2.2 million seed round last month which includded MaRS IAF, Export Development Canada, and Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke.

 

Lendful, Vancouver

Stanley Park Ventures’ Lendful is hoping to change the Canadian credit landscape by directly connecting investors and borrowers. This Vancouver startup is a marketplace consumer lending company similar to Lending Club and Prosper and it launched at the LendIt USA Conference in New York City last month.

Lendful offers loans of up to $35,000 at rates that can save borrowers on average 30% when refinancing while proming to dramatically improve response times for borrowers. Borrowers will apply online and Lendful will use their innovative credit algorithm to create a complete picture of applicants.

 

 

With a new year comes a fresh start and Techvibes is excited to announce that the Techvibes 20 powered by GoToMeeting is being upgraded to the GoToMeeting Five. The GoToMeeting Five will profile five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.

Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing, screen sharing and audio conferencing, creating a natural face-to-face collaboration environment on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone or Android device. And you can hold unlimited meetings for one low flat fee. GoToMeeting will change the way you work—and perhaps a whole lot more.

Want to be a part of the next GoToMeeting Five? This list isn’t something you can apply for—but make a splash and you’re certain to get on our radar. Check out the inaugural edition of the GoToMeeting Five after the jump.

 

Payso, Vancouver

Co-founded by Nat Cartwright and Jake Tyler while completing their MBAs in Madrid, Payso is a new peer-to-peer mobile payments platform targeting the Canadian marketplace. Payso believes that cash, cheques and e-transfers are outdated, awkward, inconvenient and expensive.

Modeled after PayPal’s Venmo platform in the United States, Payso lets you easily send money to friends from your phone for free. Tagged “WhatsApp for money,” Payso is ready to disrupt payments and Canada’s Big Five banks. But are the banks ready to let them?

 

ParseHub, Toronto

Co-founded by Serge Toarca, Angelina Fomina, and Peter Prelich, ParseHub is a visual data extraction tool that anyone can use (with technical skills or not) to get data from the web. By eliminating the major hurdles of gathering data, ParseHub wants you to spend more time analyzing useful insights, creating beautiful visualizations and products and making key business decisions quickly.

Traditionally, data extraction tools are either too troublesome for a non-technical person to use, or too simplistic to handle the complexity and interactivity of modern websites. ParseHub hits the right balance between a beautiful, easy-to-use interface and a tool that can extract data from any website, no matter how difficult or poorly designed.

 

Perceptiv Labs, Waterloo

This drone technology startup just announced a $500,000 seed round led by Vancouver’s Version One Ventures. Perceptiv Labs is using computer vision to make drones more intelligent and fully autonomous. With the global non-military drone market already at $2.5 billion annually and predicted to quadruple in 10 years, the sky is the limit for Perceptiv Labs.

Cofounders Neil Mathew, P.J. Mukherjee, and Yan Ma are all first-time entrepreneurs and have been working on computer vision since studying mechatronics and robotics at the University of Waterloo. The team is currently a part of the Creative Destruction Lab in Toronto and the winter batch of Y Combinator.

 

Heddoko, Montreal

Heddoko is cutting-edge, smart compression sportswear that continuously tracks your body movement in order to guide you toward optimal performance and precision in sports. The Heddoko line of garments come equipped with sensors that capture the body’s motion, to offer feedback on how you can perform more like the pros and perfect every sport pose from golf to yoga.

The Montreal-based smart garment startup was recently a finalist in the Smart Clothing category at the Innovation World Cup in Munich. Heddoko was selected as one of twenty finalists out of more than five hundred developers and innovators.

 

The Rounds, Halifax

Launched in April 2013, The Rounds is a social network for doctors — a place for physicians to post information and seek advice from their peers. The Halifax-based company, which works out of the Volta startup incubator, raised a $1 million seed round one year later that included Nova Scotia investment agency Innvoacorp and angels (five of which are doctors).

According to The Rounds co-founder Blair Ryan, Canadian doctors search Google for medical information an average of eight times a day. But how do they know what information is valuable and trustworthy? By posing questions to their peers using The Rounds doctors know the information they receive is credible and useful.