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CIX Top 20 - 2017 Edition!

Startups are invited to apply for this year's Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) Top 20 to present at the Summit

Oct 17-19th
850+ attendees
No charge to apply
Deadline July 31st

cixsummit.com/2017/submit_to_present/

(Full disclosure: I presented CareGuide previously, and made several new friends, including Jane & Tyson from Georgian Partners)

This photo is of entrepreneur/genius Roy Pereira presenting Zoom.ai last year, who went on to raise a $2.1M seed round shortly afterwards
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Daniel WarnerAwesome opp.. Thanks for sharing John!

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Roy PereiraI can't believe I wore those pants with my Ted Baker jacket...

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With all of the really great things going on in Toronto, it is often overlooked that this city is one of the largest hubs for commerce technology. I have been asked to pull together a list of Toronto companies that provide tech to brands and retailers to help them sell more.

I have started the list below. I most likely left out a ton of good friends but, I haven't had coffee today, so please forgive me if I totally forgot.

Criteria:

- Founded/headquartered in the GTA
- Brands and Retailers are the primary customer base. (There are many companies that CAN sell to Brands and Retailers but I am looking for companies that are focused solely on brands and retailers).
- Technology companies. Not service companies or anyone who is actually a brand or retailer.

Please feel free to add some more in the comments. Thanks for the help.

Hubba
Rubikloud
Exact Media Network
Sampler
Sample Source
Urbery
Vantage
Shoelace
Unata
Askuity
Hashtag Paid
ivvi
dubdub Stories
Stamp Content
Parsel
Cluep
Aislelabs
Statflo
GrowSumo
Groupby Inc.
Layer 6
My Lil' Healthmart
Stream Commerce
SweetIQ(recently acquired)
Turnstyle Solutions (recently acquired)

Who did I miss?
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Cory RosenfieldCool initiative. Don't forget some love for qoints :)

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Jaxson KhanBen, I still think you should include Shopify given how extensive they are and how much of the product/business is run from Toronto now.

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Alex De BoldBen Zifkin Our new master brand is live hatch.digital/

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Michael NusKinetic Commerce?

5 days ago   ·  2
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Justin HartzmanHow can you forget needls.com :) - We enable more selling exclusively.

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Leah Carrwww.adeptmind.ai/

5 days ago   ·  1
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Bill SweetmanAuthenticWeb.com - they focus on brands and their namespace

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Hongwei LiuAny love for your friends in the Loo?

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Varun MathurThis list is for Bezos right -- select all, add all to cart and single click checkout ? :)

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Derek SzetoKinetic Commerce is another one... Chris W. Carder

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Mudit Singh RawatThanks for mentioning us! I was telling a CPG brand manager last week how Toronto is suddenly becoming a super hub for commerce and more companies need to pay attention and track toronto companies in this space.

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Jeremy OttoSolid list Ben. Would this vision extend to the not-for-profit sector? If so, Giving Gateway. :)

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Varun MathurAlso, Polar, Keyhole ..

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Will LamI'd throw in Taplytics :)

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Robert RubensteinAdd Horizn to the list

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Ben ZifkinAlso had Nulogy, Tealbook, EQWorks and flashstock on my list.

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Bryan LipovetskyGiftagram

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Mihnea GaleteanuPoints.com

4 days ago   ·  1
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Bilal KhanWould add Tulip Retail (www.tulip.io) and Ali Asaria to this list. Their HQ is based in TO. Building an incredible company in retailtech.

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