Since the launch of the Laurier Startup Fund in 2014, we have invested in 22 companies within the Toronto-Waterloo Tech Corridor. From apps to healthcare tech, we are investing in Canada's innovation economy and helping companies grow by alleviating the financial pressure of sourcing capital.
ACTO is a field-training app for life sciences' sales teams that keeps all marketing collateral, messaging, and updated training materials in one place to ensure sales teams can be up-to-date at all times.
Aterlo Networks develops innovative networking solutions for internet service providers, network manager and streaming-video users.
Bridgit was founded in 2014 by civil engineer Lauren Lake, and entrepreneur Mallorie Brodie. Having each grown up in the construction industry, they saw an opportunity to continue the family tradition — but with a modern approach. Bridgit Field was built from the ground up to make construction projects less complicated, and finish faster. With a focus on the field, the app simplifies communications across all people, increases accountability and visibility, and improves quality. Bridgit Bench is their most recent product, designed to eliminate the headaches and spreadsheets of managing construction resource planning.
Chalk is an educational management and e-learning platform that is designed to bring a personalized educational experience to each student. Using learning indicators of student success, educators get insights to make data-driven changes.
Fable has developed a unique testing methodology that allows it to provide qualitative and quantitative feedback to its customers. It is a novel way of testing usability with people with visual impairments and helps to identify specific Web Content and Accessibility Guideline issues.
Forcen has developed a force film that can be laminated onto any robot or grasper to give it multi-dimensional force sensing without any modification in the grasper or robot. The intended application of this technology is in minimally invasive medical surgeries, robotic surgery and in the industrial robotics sector which would mainly be aerospace and automotive.
FunnelCake helps marketing professionals use big data to help better understand buyers.
Lending Loop is an online lending platform that helps small businesses access capital at fair interest rates.
NationalProStaff.com is a social networking platform connecting fishing enthusiasts with brands and anglers.
Nicoya Lifesciences is a versatile biosensor platform that develops sensor products for the biotech, life-sciences and healthcare industries to help in academic research, teaching and commercial research. The platform enables its customers to reduce costs and complexities of scientific instruments and makes them accessible to everyone.
Started as a Kickstarter project, Nix is now a patented handheld device that can measure the colour of any surface and provide that information to the user's smartphone.
The Platform Group are the developers of the Investor Relations (IR) software called Irwin. This IR platform seamlessly targets potential investors, monitors their trading activity and manages investor interactions and engagement.
ProNavigator provides a leading conversational AI platform, built for the insurance industry, to guide customers through the purchase and service experience. This is done by combining chat, smart dialogue systems, machine learning and natural language processing.
Proteocyte Diagnostics designs tests that accurately predict your risk of developing cancer.
Seamless MD is a patient-engagement platform helping hospitals support patients to recover faster and more effectively after surgery.
SSIMWave is a software that provides the ability to control video quality for media, communication and the entertainment industry.
Statflo is a wireless-dealer analytics platform that improves customer service, grows in-store traffic and increases sales.
TritonWear has developed a wearable tech that helps competitive swimmers perform at their best by sending data to a tablet, enabling the coach to track the athlete's progress throughout the season.
Zoom.ai is a digital assistant app that can streamline office work, including: meeting scheduling, workload management, arranging contact lists, setting reminders, storing background information and enabling enterprise managers to improve productivity at work.
HTBase provides IT teams with elegant solutions that help them provide better services with its Composable Infrastructure.
HTBase was acquired by California-based Juniper Networks in November 2018. Read more.
Renomii is a web-based app that helps to manage all aspects of renovations while providing a permanent audit trail.
Tacit Innovations is a mobile app that helps restaurants provide better customer service, allowing customers to browse menus, order and pay all in one app.
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