Square Joins MaRS Financial Technology Cluster to ‘Push Boundaries’ of Payment Tech

MaRS Discovery District today announced a partnership with Square.

As part of MaRS Financial Technology cluster, Square says that it will connect and collaborate with companies in the MaRS community to continue to “push the boundaries in payment technologies.”

“We’re continually investing in Canada, both through our talented engineering teams in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, and through our growing suite of services for developers and small business owners,” said Cathy Vigrass, Head of Canada at Square.

 Square Canada celebrated the opening of their new office space in Toronto.

“The San Francisco company now has two offices in the region and has already acquired a local tech company, we’re delighted that they are coming onboard,” noted Adam Nanjee, Head of financial technology at MaRS.

MarS’ Financial Technology cluster connects the financial services sector with startups developing next-generation technology in emerging payments, financial services, peer-to-peer transactions and alternative lending. Other partners include Amex, Manulife and TMX.