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We’re proud to bring you The 2022 Rocketships List.  
This list was compiled by Founders, Angels, Entrepreneurs and Canadian Tech Community Members. More than 300 names were submitted, and these were the final selections.

Over
$3B
raised
In
10+
industries
At all stages of
Growth
startup, emerging and growth
Over
1000+
open roles
Hiring in
50+
cities

Joining a category-defining technology start-up can accelerate your career. It does this by increasing your knowledge and skills, providing a strong network and potentially creating enough wealth to start your own company.  

Historically there has been no more than one such company in Canada (e.g. Shopify, Blackberry, Nortel) at any time. With the rapid growth of our ecosystem, there are more potential category-defining start-ups than ever before. The question is which one should you join? TechTO worked with leading venture capitalists and angels to identify the rocketship companies that have the potential to accelerate your career.

Company stages

Startup:
company pre exhibited product market fit
Emerging: post product market fit and just started to scale
Growth: later stage company with significant revenue or customers but still large opportunity to grow

Over
$3B
raised
In
10+
industries
At all stages of

Growth
startup, emerging and growth
Over
1000+
open roles
Hiring in
50+
cities

Joining a category-defining technology start-up can accelerate your career. It does this by increasing your knowledge and skills, providing a strong network and potentially creating enough wealth to start your own company.  

Historically there has been no more than one such company in Canada (e.g. Shopify, Blackberry, Nortel) at any time. With the rapid growth of our ecosystem, there are more potential category-defining start-ups than ever before. The question is which one should you join? TechTO worked with leading venture capitalists and angels to identify the rocketship companies that have the potential to accelerate your career.

Company stages

Startup:  
Companies with pre-exhibited product market fit
Emerging: Post product market fit companies just starting to scale
Growth: Later stage companies with significant revenue or customers, but still a large opportunity to grow

Every week this summer, one of the founders will be joining Alex for a 30-minute podcast to dive in more about their company culture, growth journey, and what makes them the company you need to join in 2022. Follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to be notified!

Companies

Aux Mode

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2012

Founders

Adam Rumanek and Jessie Behan

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

1Password

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2005

Founders

Dave Teare, Natalia Karimov, Roustem Karimov, and Sara Teare

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Ad Auris

Vancouver

Start-up

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Year Founded

2020

Founders

Logan Underwood, Tina Haertel, Varun D. Sharma

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Ada

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2014

Founders

Mike Murchison, David Hariri

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Altrio

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2020

Founders

Jon Simpson, Raj Singh

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

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Apollo Insurance

Vancouver

Emerging

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

David Dyck, Drew Green, Jeff McCann, Justin Hamade

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Athennian

Calgary

Emrging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Adrian Camara, Mark Tinana, Shane Fast

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Attabotics

Calgary

Growth

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Year Founded

2015

Founders

Jacques LaPointe, Rob Cowley, Scott Gravelle, Tony Woolf

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

BenchSci

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2015

Founders

David Qixiang Chen, Elvis Wianda, Liran Belenzon, Tom Leung

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Buf

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2020

Founders

Peter Edge

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

CarbonCure

Dartmouth

Start-up

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Year Founded

2007

Founders

Robert Niven

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Certn

Victoria

Emerging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Andrew McLeod, Evan Dalton, Owen Madrick

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

Clearco

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2015

Founders

Andrew D'Souza, Ben Sanders, Charlie Feng, Ivan Gritsiniak, Michele Romanow, Olivier Grinda, Pavel Melnichuk, Tanay Delima

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes, and Female Founder

Clutch

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Stephen Seibel

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

CocoNFT

Vancouver

Start-up

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Year Founded

2021

Founders

Brody Berson, Reid Robinson

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Cohere

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

Founders

Aidan Gomez, Ivan Zhang, Nick Frosst

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Curbo

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2020

Founders

Apoorv Gupta, Noble Sahota

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Dapper Labs

Vancouver

Growth

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Year Founded

2018

Founders

Dieter Shirley, Mack Flavelle, Roham Gharegozlou

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

Delphia

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2018

Founders

Andrew Peek, Cameron Westland, Clifton van der Linden, Jonathan Briggs

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Disco

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2020

Founders

Candice Faktor, Chris Sukornyk

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

E-Zinc

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2012

Founders

Dr. Gregory Zhang

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Faire

Waterloo

Growth

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Year Founded

2017

Founders

Daniele Perito, Jeffrey Kolovson, Lauren Cooks Levitan, Marcelo Cortes, Max Rhodes

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Female Founder

TechTO Appearances

Flashbox

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2021

Founders

Mehdi Nayebi, Mehrshad Pezeshk

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Float

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Griffin Keglevich, Rob Khazzam, Ruslan Nikolaev

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

forma.ai

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Nabeil Alazzam

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Helcim

Calgary

Start-up

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Year Founded

2006

Founders

Nicolas Beique

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

HiMama

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2013

Founders

Alana Frome, Ron Spreeuwenberg

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Female Founder

TechTO Appearances

Hopper

Montreal

Growth

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Year Founded

2007

Founders

Frederic Lalonde, Joost Ouwerkerk

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Houski

Calgary

Start-up

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Year Founded

2021

Founders

Alex Wilkinson

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Klue

Vancouver

Emerging

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Year Founded

2015

Founders

Jason Smith, Sarathy Naicker

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

League

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2014

Founders

Michael Serbinis

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Ledn

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2018

Founders

Adam Reeds, Mauricio Di Bartolomeo

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Neo Financial

Calgary

Growth

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Andrew Chau, Jeff Adamson, Kris Read

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Paper

Montreal

Growth

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Year Founded

2014

Founders

Philip A. Cutler, Roberto Cipriani

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Planetary

Dartmouth

Start-up

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Brock Battochio, Greg Rau, Mike Kelland

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

ProteinQure

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2017

Founders

Christopher Ing, Lucas Siow, Mark Fingerhuth, Tomas Babej

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

PurposeMed

Calgary

Start-up

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Amaan Banwait, Husein Moloo, Pete MacLeod

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Railz

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2020

Founders

Derek Manuge, Ron Benegbi, Sohaib Zahid

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

RenoRun

Montreal

Emerging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Devlin McDougall Chartand, Eamonn O'Rourke, James Collom, Joelle Chartrand

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No, Female Founder

TechTO Appearances

ResQ

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2018

Founders

Kuljeev Singh

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Shakudo

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2021

Founders

Yevgeniy Vahlis

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

ShopThing

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Maggie Adhami-Boynton

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Female Founder

TechTO Appearances

Spare Labs

Vancouver

Start-up

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Year Founded

2015

Founders

Alexey Indeev, Josh Andrews, Kristoffer Vik Hansen

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Symend

Calgary

Emerging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Hanif Joshaghani, Tiffany Kaminsky

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Tenstorrent

Toronto

Growth

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Ivan Hamer, Ljubisa Bajic, Milos Trajkovic

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

TerraMerra

Vancouver

Emerging

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Year Founded

2010

Founders

Karn Manhas

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

Yes

TechTO Appearances

Vendasta

Saskatoon

Growth

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Year Founded

2008

Founders

Allan Wolinski, Brendan King, Ches Hagen, Guy Kelsey, Jeff Tomlin

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

VendorPM

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Emiel Bril

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

Willow

Toronto

Start-up

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Year Founded

2019

Founders

Logan Yergens, Mike Hibberd, Ray Johannsson

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

TechTO Appearances

Xanadu

Toronto

Emerging

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Year Founded

2016

Founders

Christian Weedbrook

BIPOC Founders (Y/N)

No

TechTO Appearances

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