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The 21 Unicorns Founded in Canada (2024)

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1) Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs

Dapper Labs is a consumer-focused cryptocurrency company that builds blockchain games and supports digital collectables.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $7.60B (March 2021)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Dieter Shirley, Mack Flavelle, Roham Gharegozlou
  • Industries: Blockchain, Gaming, Software
  • Number of employees: 100-250
  • Funding: $665.07M
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 95

You can find their website here.

2) 1Password

1Password

1Password is a password manager that is both secure and convenient for managing documents, credit card details, and addresses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $6.80B (July 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Dave Teare, Natalia Karimov, Roustem Karimov, Sara Teare
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Network Security, Privacy, Software
  • Number of employees: 250-500
  • Funding: $920.14M
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 28

You can find their website here.

3) Hopper

Hopper

Hopper is a travel app that analyzes millions of flights to recommend the best time to book based on your priorities.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $5.00B (March 2021)
  • State: Quebec
  • City: Montreal
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Frederic Lalonde, Joost Ouwerkerk
  • Industries: Apps, Big Data, Mobile Apps, Predictive Analytics, Travel
  • Number of employees: 1,000-5,000
  • Funding: $614.20M
  • Funding rounds: 11
  • Number of investors: 22

You can find their website here.

4) SSENSE

SSENSE

SSENSE is an online platform that offers a range of luxury designer clothing for men and women.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $4.15B (June 2021)
  • State: Quebec
  • City: Montreal
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Bassel Atallah, Firas Atallah, Rami A
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail
  • Number of employees: 50-100
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

5) PointClickCare

PointClickCare

PointClickCare is the premier provider of web-based software and management services for long-term care facilities.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $4.00B (January 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Mississauga
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Demetri Karagas, Steven Gutentag
  • Industries: Health Care, Personal Health, Pharmaceutical, Wellness
  • Number of employees: 100-250
  • Funding: $86.88M
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

6) Blockstream

Blockstream

Blockstream is one of the global leaders in Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Their products form the foundations of the future economy.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $3.20B (August 2021)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Alex Fowler, Erik Svenson, Gregory Maxwell, Jonathan Wilkins, Jorge Timón, Mark Friedenbach, Matt Corallo, Pieter Wuille
  • Industries: Bitcoin, Computer, Cryptocurrency, Data Storage, FinTech
  • Number of employees: 100-250
  • Funding: $311.00M
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 29

You can find their website here.

7) ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard is a study abroad platform that’s revolutionizing the way students find and apply for programs abroad.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $3.00B (May 2020)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Kitchener
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Martin Basiri, Massi Basiri, Meti Basiri
  • Industries: EdTech, Education, Internet, PaaS, Sales Automation
  • Number of employees: 1,000-5,000
  • Funding: $479.91M
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 22

You can find their website here.

8) Clearco

Clearco

Clearco is a lending platform for startups, that provides unique performance financing products and services specifically tailored for founders of all stages.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $2.00B (April 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Andrew D'Souza, Ben Sanders, Charlie Feng, Ivan Gritsiniak, Michele Romanow, Olivier Grinda, Pavel Melnichuk, Tanay Delima
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Financial Services, FinTech, Internet, Venture Capital
  • Number of employees: 250-500
  • Funding: $935.01M
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 29

You can find their website here.

9) Trulioo

Trulioo

Trulioo is an online verification company that operates a digital identity network deploying security and privacy standards.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.75B (June 2021)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Stephen Ufford, Tanis Jorge
  • Industries: Big Data, Compliance, Finance, Identity Management, Security
  • Number of employees: 500-1,000
  • Funding: $469.74M
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

10) Clio

Clio

Clio is a collection of web-based applications that assist law firms in managing their practices and collaborating with clients.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.60B (April 2021)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Burnaby
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Jack Newton, Rian Gauvreau
  • Industries: CRM, Legal, Legal Tech, Software
  • Number of employees: 500-1,000
  • Funding: $415.79M
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

11) Figment

Figment

Figment supports the adoption, growth and long term success of the Web 3 ecosystem.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.40B (December 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Andrew Cronk, Lorien Gabel, Matt Harrop
  • Industries: Blockchain, Computer, Cryptocurrency, Network Security, Software
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: $163.84M
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 31

You can find their website here.

12) Nexii

Nexii

Nexii provides platform for whole building solutions, that enables the rapid assembly of high‑quality buildings.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.23B (September 2021)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Ben Dombowsky
  • Industries: Building Maintenance, Building Material, Construction
  • Number of employees: 250-500
  • Funding: $101.97M
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

13) Ada Support

Ada Support

ADA is a vertically integrated digital advertising company.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.20B (May 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: David Hariri, Mike Murchison
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 100-250
  • Funding: $190.73M
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 17

You can find their website here.

14) eSentire

eSentire

eSentire offers services for managed risk incident response to reduce cyber attacks in your business.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.10B (February 2022)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Waterloo
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: Eldon Sprickerhoff
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Network Security, Security
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $411.23M
  • Funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

15) LayerZero Labs

LayerZero Labs

LayerZero Labs is a blockchain interoperability protocol that connects decentralised applications (dapps) from various blockchains.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (March 2022)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2021
  • Founders: Bryan Pellegrino, Caleb Banister, Ryan Zarick
  • Industries: Apps, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $173.30M
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 27

You can find their website here.

16) Xanadu

Xanadu

Xanadu provides quantum computing hardware, software, applications, and simulators.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (November 2022)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Christian Weedbrook
  • Industries: Big Data, Hardware, Quantum Computing, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $265.54M
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 23

You can find their website here.

17) Assent Inc.

Assent Inc.

Assent Inc. provides cloud-based SaaS solutions for product compliance, trade compliance, and environmental sustainability.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (January 2022)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Ottawa
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Matt Whitteker, Robert Imbeault
  • Industries: Customer Service, Information Technology, SaaS, Supply Chain Management
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $533.63M
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

18) Freshbooks

Freshbooks

FreshBooks is a software company that provides cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (August 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Levi Cooperman, Michael McDerment
  • Industries: Accounting, FinTech, Payments, Small and Medium Businesses, Software
  • Number of employees: 250-500
  • Funding: $203.75M
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

19) Visier

Visier

Visier is an HR analytics platform that offers cloud-based solutions for workforce analytics and workforce planning.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (June 2021)
  • State: British Columbia
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: John Schwarz, Ryan Wong
  • Industries: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Human Resources, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 250-500
  • Funding: $216.50M
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

20) TensTorrent

TensTorrent

Tenstorrent is a computing company that develops processors designed to help in faster training and adaptability to future algorithms.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (May 2021)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ivan Hamer, Ljubisa Bajic, Milos Trajkovic
  • Industries: Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Artificial Intelligence, Electronics, Hardware, Machine Learning
  • Number of employees: 100-250
  • Funding: $221.03M
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

21) Axelar

Axelar

Axelar is a decentralized communication platform that bridges the divide between blockchain ecosystems, applications, and assets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation: $1.00B (February 2022)
  • State: Ontario
  • City: Waterloo
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Georgios Vlachos, Sergey Gorbunov
  • Industries: Blockchain, Developer APIs, Network Security, Software
  • Number of employees: 10-50
  • Funding: $63.75M
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 28

You can find their website here.

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