Toronto Start-up Index – December (beta)

Inspired by the Seattle Start-up Index, and complementing our Vancouver Start-up Index, we have compiled a Toronto Start-up Index. The index is based on the average of Alexa and Compete rankings, two leading web traffic data sites.

The criteria for companies to appear on the list:

  • Located within Metro Toronto
  • Less than five years old
  • Not a public company
  • Is a tech company (either hardware, software, web application/service, or mobile)

To clarify the last point, we won’t be including development/design shops, consultancies, or blogs. In the future, we would be interested in compiling separate lists for these categories and lists for other cities.

We put a decent effort into collecting sites for the list, but we know there are likely some overlooked. Please leave your suggestions for other companies in the comments of this post. An updated list will be published on December 15, and regularly on the 15th of each month.

Rank Name Alexa Compete Average
1 b5media 26,650 34,393 30,522
2 ProductWiki 30,033 32,118 31,076
3 AdaptiveBlue 55,262 42,849 49,056
4 FreshBooks 48,485 57,175 52,830
5 ZipLocal 86,833 93,211 90,022
6 Defensio 111,485 76,742 94,114
7 Groovle 28,174 180,412 104,293
8 ConceptShare 73,257 142,110 107,684
9 Sneakerplay 111,808 201,067 156,438
10 AideRSS 125,898 204,177 165,038
11 OfficeZilla 240,656 215,494 228,075
12 Quotiki 242,731 272,365 257,548
13 Awareness 337,563 294,679 316,121
14 BumpTop 351,024 289,585 320,305
15 JobLoft 225,328 444,229 334,779
16 Domainer 448,436 237,733 343,085
17 FileMobile 455,399 387,663 421,531
18 CakeMail 473,454 420,953 447,204
19 Onaswarm 650,814 404,761 527,788
20 YowTRIP 726,609 663,315 694,962
21 vLane 1,356,476 440,044 898,260
22 Cosimo 878,347 984,251 931,299
23 mDialog 1,524,947 658,374 1,091,661
24 xkoto 2,036,991 607,438 1,322,215
25 Zerofootprint 357,579 357,579
26 myhood.ca 574,148 574,148
27 Octopz 716,525 716,525
28 Clay Tablet 725,567 725,567
29 Semacode 923,466 923,466
30 ViaVol 1,010,592 1,010,592
31 Cytoscape 1,319,993 1,319,993
32 EasyPost.ca 1,391,364 1,391,364
33 SlashID 1,416,457 1,416,457
34 Realosophy 1,767,971 1,767,971
35 Workspace 1,902,298 1,902,298
36 Pursudo 2,497,159 2,497,159
37 Ogrant 2,737,392 2,737,392
38 FeelingBullish 4,534,226 4,534,226