Venture Directory

42 Technologies

42 Technologies makes retail data simple, intuitive, and powerful. The 42 dash is a predictive analytics platform that personalizes in-store retail. They use big data technologies to process point-of-sale data and find growth opportunities for retailers, making it intuitive to identify key growth trends and overall purchase patterns.

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Cathy Han (Next 36, 2011)

AccessNow

AccessNow uses crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations around the world on an interactive map. Their platform allows users to search for specific places or browse to see what is nearby with the accessibility features they need.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Leah Davidson
Maayan Ziv

Ada

AI chatbot software that exceeds customer expectations. Automated customer chat platform built for humans.

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Mike Murchison (Next 36, 2012)

Animo

Animo uses AI to quantify and predict psychological well-being to facilitate human flourishing. Their Meta feature enables startups to better understand how their employees are feeling, and how sustainable their stress is on an aggregate level – all while preserving individual anonymity.

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Next 36, 2019

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Quinn Underwood
Samin Khan

Aquova

Aquova provides adaptive AI-based sensors and power controllers that unlock the potential of data in reducing the operating expenditure of the electrochemical processes.

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Next 36, 2017

Founders:

Essam Elsahwi
Conrad Hopp

Avail

Avail is a holistic well-being solution for organizations and their employees. Avail's proactive, mobile-first, anytime platform uses clinical and behavioural data-driven insights to provide employees with personalized well-being profiles that are increasingly refined to reflect changes in well-being as circumstances change.

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Ronen Benin (Next 36, 2011)

Awake Labs

Awake Labs' partners with organizations who serve the needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their technology helps people understand anxiety and improve quality of life.

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Next 36, 2016

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Andrea Palmer

Betterbooks

Betterbooks helps you gamify your reading habit, improve your comprehension, and find the best books.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Shawn Moss
Liam Herbst

Blaise

Blaise is an AI-based software platform that allows transit operators to run on-demand bus services using their existing vehicles.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Justin Hunt

Boxit

Boxit provides portable plastic storage boxes and delivery services, so you can declutter your space without leaving home.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2013

Founders:

Lauren Long
Aditya Dhoot
Michael Fok

Bridgit

Bridgit is a construction software company which makes construction less complicated with their workforce management, punch list and inspection management tools.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2013

Founders:

Lauren Lake
Mallorie Brodie

Brizi

Brizi is the first and only technology of its kind that lets groups capture and share live experiences from otherwise impossible vantage points.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2014

Founders:

Anna Hu
Sami Dalati

Chisel

Chisel’s purpose-built AI solution for commercial insurance reads unstructured insurance data 400 times faster than a human with greater accuracy. Their solution automatically recognizes over 500 insurance-specific data points including limits, premiums, deductibles, coverages, exclusions, and more.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Ron Glozman

CoHealth

CoHealth allows healthcare consumers to access the resources they need to manage care while giving health-related organizations a platform to make these resources available.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Cory Blumenfeld
Zack Fisch-Rothbart

Coastline Market

Coastline is the future platform for B2B food distribution. Their automated supply chain and connected marketplace allow them to scale efficiently into multiple markets without warehousing, manual operations or overhead.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Joseph Lee
Robert Kirstiuk

Connie

Connie.ai helps commercial kitchens plan and publish menus using the same integrated tool. No more copy-pasting from Excel.

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B2B

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Aidan Nulman (Next 36, 2011)

Crescendo

Crescendo helps employees understand, communicate with, and interact with people who are different from them. It connects them with digital resources inside of Slack, personalized to fit their learning needs and workplace context.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Daniel D'Souza
Sage Franch

DawaSwift

DawaSwift Inc. is a transport and logistics company with a mission to transform the medical product retail market in Africa, India, Latin America and other emerging markets by eliminating the barriers of affordability, accessibility and availability of health services globally.

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Next 36, 2019

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Odero Otieno

Dessa

Dessa helps the world’s largest organizations reinvent what’s possible with machine learning. Founded in 2016, the company has excelled at applying cutting-edge ML techniques to generate significant value in industries ranging from finance to telecommunications.

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B2B

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Ragavan Thurairatnam (Next 36, 2013)

Diversifai

Diversifai is a social media based beauty platform made for people of diversity. You can scan your facial features into your profile, and their AI technology will classify and match you to other people with similar features so you can get relevant content tailored for your specific needs.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Yuchi Yang

Dovetale

Dovetale is a leading marketing and relationship management software for businesses to manage and track results with creative partners on social media. Perfect for influencer marketing, content marketing, media and competitor tracking.

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Mike Schmidt (Next 36, 2011)

EcoPackers

Ecopackers uses the power of plants to help existing plastic manufacturers create single use plastics in a 100% eco-friendly and non-toxic way.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Nuha Siddiqui

Empirical Automation

Empirical Automation creates artificial intelligence solutions for business automation.

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James Schuback (Next AI, 2017, Next 36, 2014)

Envoi

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Maarij Rehman (Next 36, 2017)

FLIK

FLIK is a community hub where young, ambitious women can discover phenomenal females working towards social impact and explore opportunities to help support their own initiatives and ideas.

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Next 36, 2019

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Ravina Anand
Michelle Kwok

FYT

FYT Technologies Inc. develops software that allows fitness influencers to stream live-classes to their audience with the goal of making fitness entertaining, approachable, effective, and convenient.

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Next 36, 2019

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Carter Sprigings
Edgar Brown

Forvera Health

Forvera Health is a managed marketplace that connects licensed optometrists with corporations, working with optometrists utilizing mobile optometry equipment to perform comprehensive on-site eye exams for patients.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Newton Zheng

GiveMagic

GiveMagic is creating the next generation of online giving tools for inspiring nonprofits and institutions.

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B2B

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Michael Warshafsky (Next 36, 2013)

Gotcare

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Chenny Xia (Next 36, 2014)

GridCure

GridCure provides modular smart grid SaaS solutions that empower utilities to optimize their operations and customer service. GridCure securely aggregates data from disparate systems, completes multi-layered analytics, and recommends real-time actionable insights. GridCure offers simple and customizable solutions to help utilities make sense of their data and implement data-driven change.

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Next 36, 2014

Founders:

Tagg Jefferson
Albert Hu

Health Bridge

Health Bridge is eliminating the language barriers in healthcare. They strive to improve patient-flow, reduce wait times, and increase patient outcomes while allowing clinicians and specialists to obtain more accurate information for each of their patients, thus saving time and resources.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Haman Man
Alex Henniffent

Helping Hands

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Janelle Hinds (Next 36, 2015)

Hop In Technologies

Hop In Technologies is revolutionizing the way employees get to work by improving accessibility to workplaces. Through their shuttle solutions, Hop In empowers corporations to be the driving force behind an improved quality of life for their employees.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Erich Ko

Iconic Brewing Co.

Iconic Brewing Co. thrives in the fast paced beverage alcohol industry and has become one of the leading “trend-setting” beverage companies in Canada. Their portfolio of brands includes products such as Crazy Beard Wild Apple, Crazy Beard Hard Ginger Ale and Dusty Boots Hard Root Beer - Canada's first alcoholic root beer.

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B2C

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Cam McDonald (Next 36, 2013)
Daniel Bartek (Next 36, 2013)

InstinctX

InstinctX is a social media firm that focuses enabling and increasing the capacity for human relationships by leveraging existing and emerging technologies.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Sam Park

Juniper

Juniper is a premium, end-to-end product creation service that manages design, manufacturing, fulfillment, e-commerce, customer service, and digital marketing for the world's largest social media influencers.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Ali Ogston
Joel Wegner
Ryan Wong

Kaizena

Kaizena is creating the platform of choice for feedback on digital content, allowing educators to track and identify student abilities beyond final grades and test scores.

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Edward Sun (Next 36, 2012)
Maxwell Brodie (Next 36, 2012)

Kira Talent

Kira Talent is the world’s only holistic admissions solution designed for higher education. Kira transforms the admissions process by combining on-demand, timed video and timed written assessments with existing admissions requirements. Kira works with over 300 programs worldwide to build applicant-first assessments that identify and select their best-fit students.

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Next 36, 2012

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Edward Sun
Maxwell Brodie
Emilie Cushman
Konrad Listwan

Leaders Fund

Leaders Fund invests in fast-growing enterprise software companies run by tenacious entrepreneurs.

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Gideon Hayden (Next 36, 2011)

Lilia

Lilia is your egg securing concierge, saving you money and handling all the annoying parts of getting fertility info about your body and options.

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B2C

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Alyssa Atkins (Next 36, 2013)

Lumen5

Lumen5 converts your blog posts into social videos. They use artificial intelligence to create high quality videos for your content marketing at scale.

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Nigel Gutzmann (Next 36, 2013)
Christopher Bowal (Next 36, 2013)
Michael Cheng (Next 36, 2013)

MOOP

MOOP reinvents personal care products we use every day like toothpaste, shampoo & deodorant in a sustainable new format. Featuring clean ingredients, innovative design, and always plastic-free packaging. Join the #moopment.

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B2C

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Martin Ochwat (Next 36, 2014)

MedMe Health

MedMe is an on-demand health advisor that lets you digitally access pharmacists, treatments, and medications in the comfort of your home.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2019

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Purya Sarmadi
Nicholas Hui

Mindle.ai

Mindle provides AI-enabled capital market signals for hedge funds. Hedge funds license Mindle capital market signals to improve performance by reducing return volatility, drawdown, and correlation with common factor return streams.

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Krista Caldwell (Next AI, 2017, Next 36, 2011)
Nima Shahbazi (Next AI, 2017)

Mindset

Mindset is the solution to the modern work environment. State of the art audio and active noise cancelling create the perfect environment for doing your best work. In addition, Mindset’s EEG coaches you to better recognize distractions by sending an audio cue whenever you get distracted. Over time, this feedback conditions your subconscious to tune out distractions inherently.

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Next 36, 2016

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David Doyon
Alyssa Spagnolo
Jacob Flood

Momentify

Momentify is a platform that allows entrepreneurs to find others to work next to anywhere and anytime. Their community of entrepreneurs co-work with each other to stay motivated, share ideas, offer feedback and network productively.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Alexandre Labrecque
Ambreen Khan

MycoRemedy

MycoRemedy remediates contaminated environmental sites the natural way – no chemicals or energy-intensive inputs necessary. Their technology is the most efficient and cost-effective on the market.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Aliya Dossa
Kelcie Miller-Anderson

Nest.Bio

Nest.Bio Ventures, works closely with pioneering founders to help develop, fund, and commercialize their ground-breaking technologies. Nest.Bio Labs supports emerging biotech startups with the infrastructure and community needed to get their companies to the next level.

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Cheryl Cui (Next 36, 2012)

North

North is building a future where technology is human-centric, discreetly built into fundamental parts of our lives that already exist. Their smart glasses product, Focals, is the next step in defining the future of eyewear with a design that is lighter and features a sharp, more vibrant display.

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Stephen Lake (Next 36, 2011)

Nugget.ai

nugget.ai is a people analytics platform that connects talent to opportunity through real company challenges.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Ali El-Shayeb

Orbityl Labs

Orbityl is developing technology that allows users to communicate with computers using just their thoughts.

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Next 36, 2017

Founders:

Kristina Pearkes
Sean Kaiser

Penyo Pal

Penyo Pal creates amazing learning experiences by carefully adapting the latest advancements in pedagogy, cognitive science, and user-experience design. Their first series of language learning apps won multiple awards, a 5-star rating and resulted in over 10,000,000 hours of learning from students around the world.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2012

Founders:

Rafal Dittwald
Jane Wu
Jessica Fan
Ryan Wagner

Platterz

Platterz is an office catering platform curating food from top local kitchens, customized to feed diverse teams. They hand pick your city’s favourite eats and use intuitive technology to align your team’s palette and dietary needs with your next office gathering.

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B2B

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Eran Henig (Next 36, 2011)

Poche Posh

Poche Posh is an online women's clothing retailer. They provide women's clothing with pockets to carry your necessities while still looking stylish.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Visha Vijayanand

Prolego.ai

Prolego.ai leverages the power of predictive modelling to automate underwriting. Their AI solution for life insurers reduces customer acquisition costs, expedites underwriting, boosts customer satisfaction, and increases sales without increasing risk exposure.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Mahan Salehi
Andrey Khesin
Daniyar Akhmedjanov

Propel

Propel is a marketplace platform that connects service providers with clients through required facilities. Starting with swim instruction, Propel provides qualified instructors with access to pools, insurance, and tools to start, grow, and manage their own private swimming lessons.

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Next 36, 2017

Founders:

Sean Hudson
Kiel Olver

Resili

Resili is a digital therapeutic startup who's revolutionizing mental healthcare through a best-in-class eDBT app, targeting the largest, unaddressed niche market - family caregivers.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Morgan Rosenberg

Robot Playtime

Robot Playtime builds products that empower younger generation to create, and learn computer science and robotics through play. Pixel, their platform, makes learning the basics of programming, logic and robot building fun and easy.

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Next 36, 2017

Founders:

Alex Hong

SeamlessMD

SeamlessMD enables hospitals to implement and optimize Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways faster and more effectively. They provide the leading technology solution to optimize patient health preoperatively, accelerate post-operative recovery and monitor at-risk patients post-discharge.

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Next 36, 2013

Founders:

Philip Chen
Joshua Liu
Willie Kwok

Sesame.io

Sesame helps teachers and students tell the stories that report cards can't.

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Next 36, 2013

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Jarad Plato
Ian Tao
Nikita Tarakanov

Shakepay

Shakepay is the easiest way for Canadians to buy and sell bitcoin.

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B2C

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Jean Amiouny (Next 36, 2013)

Simbi

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Alex Gillis (Next 36, 2017)

Skylight

Skylight is using technology to radically improve the home renovation process. They are a digital renovation service provider, helping homeowners with everything required for a successful renovation from design through construction, including a guarantee that the project will be on budget.

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B2C

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Josh Levitan (Next 36, 2013)

SmartPay

SmartPay is a payment processor which easily plugs-in to e-commerce check-out pages. It allows shoppers to connect to their online banking portal and make direct payments from their preferred account.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Johnathan Holland

SnapTravel

Get the cheapest travel deals over message

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Henry Shi (Next 36, 2012)

Sobie Systems

Sobie Systems makes smart IoT devices that monitor the performance of the HVAC systems in real-time.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Sobhan Etemadi

Sports IQ Analytics

Sports IQ uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to provide cutting edge software solutions for the online sports gambling industry.

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Omer Dor (Next 36, 2012)

SucSeed

As Canada's only socially-driven hyrdoponics company, SucSeed's at-home hydroponic growing kits let anyone, anywhere, fill their plates with fresh, affordable produce.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Emily Bland

Switchboard

Switchboard provides technology for managers and dispatchers to manage transportation operations. Switchboard optimizes operations and reduces your time and money spent on administrative tasks. You can efficiently manage your growing fleet by using Switchboard for all your trucking needs.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2015

Founders:

Gursher Sidhu
Sagar Malhi
Michael Ip
Dhaman Rakhra

The Knowledge Society

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a 10-month accelerator program for curious and ambitious teens. Through project-based learning and real-world skill building, TKS trains young people to solve the world's biggest problems using emerging technologies.

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Nadeem Nathoo (Next 36, 2011)

ThriveHire

ThriveHire is the career platform for the global health community. By featuring organizations, jobs, volunteer positions and more, ThriveHire is a one-stop-shop for launching and developing your global health career.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Hayley Mundeva

Tia Health

Tia gives employees unlimited appointments, free prescription delivery, family appointments, and much more. Employees can see a doctor from their desk, home, or even while on the road, allowing them to get better, faster. With a vast network of doctors, Tia can effectively connect your employees to the best doctor available based on their specific symptoms and medical history.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

David Del Balso
Matthew Mazzuca

Traction House

Traction House helps Series A startups solve distribution using LinkedIn. Their product, Find+Seek, drives qualified leads to your fund using social media networks. They then track, score, and rank their online engagement with your brand so you can focus on the best quality prospects at the right time.

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Simon Jalbert (Next 36, 2012)

VOLTFUSE

VOLTFUSE is a specialty headwear and apparel brand, based out of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Alex Henniffent (Next 36, 2019)

VivaVax

VivaVax creates technologies that protect sensitive medicines during transport, and formulations that enhance drug delivery into the body.

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B2B

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Julia Peng

VoiceHero

VoiceHero is a voice analytics platform that helps businesses increase engagement and make data-driven decisions. They create a suite of easy to use tools for voice app makers to launch and market their apps.

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B2C

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Joseph Truong
Jacob Chan

Voiceflow

Voiceflow empowers users to collaboratively design, prototype and build Alexa Skills and Google Actions - all without any knowledge of coding.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Braden Ream
Michael Hood
Andrew Lawrence

Wanda

Wanda is Canada’s first ever delivery only grocery store. They leverage technology to make Wanda the most convenient and affordable way to purchase your groceries.

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PJ Grant (Next 36, 2019)
Ahmed Dauda (Next 36, 2019)

WeavAir

WeavAir sensor modules make use of advanced sensor array technology to measure metrics core to HVAC system performance and indoor air quality. The devices are powered in part by renewable energy sources. Real time analytics and predictive algorithms improve device accuracy and provide preventative alerts and actionable insights.

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Next 36, 2017

Founders:

Natalia Mykhaylova

Weave Travels

Weave is a hub for the world's travel content. They are a platform to help travel companies create beautiful, interactive and data driven content, instead of relying on brochures and paragraphs of text.

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Next 36, 2018

Founders:

Mahimna Dave
Darian Zigante

Wilder Harrier

Wilder Harrier's mission is to prepare the healthiest foods for our pets and for the planet using only wholesome, human-grade, and tasty ingredients in a fully responsible way. Their first product is a hypoallergenic and healthy dog treat made with cricket flour - a sustainable superfood.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Paul Shenouda

Win-Win HomeSharing

By pairing students with senior citizens, Win-Win Homesharing reduces the cost of living for students while offering a helping hand and companionship to seniors living alone. In exchange for half-priced rent, students complete chores for seniors, allowing them to stay in their homes for longer and enjoy an additional income.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Catherine Kelly

Wishplay

Wishplay uses virtual reality so patients of all ages can experience the world beyond their illness or circumstance. Wishplay provides an escape beyond the four walls of their room, reduces their pain, and in many cases grants final wishes so loved ones can experience something truly special.

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Next 36, 2019

Founders:

Ermias Nagatu

Zynq

Zynq ensures all your meetings have a clear goal and a reason for why you're invited so you can decide whether it's worth your time, and let your team know when it's not. Why? Because you deserve better meetings.

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Zerzar Bukhari (Next 36, 2012)

conversationHEALTH

conversationHEALTH is a digital health company that delivers highly-personalized AI-driven conversations to HCPs, patients and consumers, through text, voice and digital humans channels.

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Next 36, 2016

Founders:

Lexi Kaplin

unilingo

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Farbod Mansorian (Next 36, 2017)

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