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CIX Top 20

CIX Announces Canada’s 20 Most Innovative Tech Companies

“The CIX Top 20 program is Canada’s largest national showcase of the hottest and most innovative tech companies. Hundreds of applications are submitted each year from across Canada and the CIX Selection Committee will evaluate and select 20 based on criteria including Business Model, Quality of Product and Service Offering, Market Opportunity and Depth of Management.

BetaKit

CareGuide Spins Off Caregiver Payroll Services to Form HeartPayroll

CareGuide Spins Off Caregiver Payroll Services to Form HeartPayroll

“CareGuide has always been a company unafraid to play in multiple marketplaces at once. Since its inception, launching in five different markets at once, the company has looked for novel approaches to accelerate growth for its suite of home care services. Today, CareGuide announced another novel move to expand its offering to the wider “care” market — this time in the FinTech space.”

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Careguide Makes Strategic Investment In Fellow Startup Qimple

“Toronto’s CareGuide is known for making its own road. The care marketplace startup, which has a portfolio of sites like Sitter.com and Housekeeper.com, has taken a unique approach to fundraising and growth: predominantly raising $4 million in seed funding from over 70 angel investors, and convincing RBC to supply $1 million in debt financing to gobble up the competitor which inspired its business. Today, CareGuide announced a strategic investment in Moncton-based Qimple.”

The PE Hub

C100’s 48 Hours in the Valley Selects December Cohort

“The C100 recently announced the names of Canadian startups selected to participate in the next 48 Hours in the Valley, the organization’s flagship program. On December 7-9 2015, participating companies will engage in 2.5 days of programming, mentorship and networking in Silicon Valley. The 17 selected startups, which join some 200 alumni companies supported by C100 programs over the past five years, are: BONE Structure, CareGuide, Community Sift, CrowdRiff, Flatbook, Foko, Graphite Software, LoginRadius, MappedIn, PostBeyond, Roadmunk, Sensibill, Sharethebus, Statflo, Storybird, ThinkData Works and Vantage.”

The Globe and Mail

Toronto Startup Takes CanadianNanny Under its Wing

“CareGuide is an online portal that owns a portfolio of other websites dedicated to matching various caregivers, such as babysitters or elder-care providers, with families. The company secured $5.5-million in capital last year from Canadian investors, a signal of just how large and still underserved caregiving needs are in Canada.”

iNovia

CareGuide: The Newest Marketplace in iNovia’s Portfolio

“When a group of entrepreneurs of this caliber coalesces around a unique opportunity, it’s usually a good one. Of course, we’ve already seen the evidence first hand – and the numbers don’t lie. We are very pleased that John has given us the chance to invest further into his vision, and look forward to watching him lead CareGuide into another phase of remarkable growth.”

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CareGuide Raises Another $2.5 Million, Ponders Acquisitions

CareGuide Raises Another $2.5 Million, Ponders Acquisitions

“When we last checked in with Toronto’s CareGuide, it was in the midst of closing a $1.5 million seed round from an impressive list of over 50 investors. Today, the startup has announced a second close of its seed round, adding an additional $2.5 million in equity and debt financing to its coffers. CareGuide’s total financing now stands at $5 million, while the investor crowd has grown from 50 to 70.”