This week’s Y Combinator (YC) Summer 2021 Demo Day is in the books.
The Silicon Valley accelerator’s 33rd Demo Day ever included sixteen Canadian tech startups and according to BetaKit it is the most Canadian companies the accelerator has ever had present at a Demo Day.
Of the sixteen Canadian startups, 3.5 call B.C. home.
Vancouver/Toronto-based Codex is a developer platform that aims to “make programming multiplayer.” The startup helps developer teams collaborate by allowing them to add context directly to their codebase, and counts Shopify, Aleo, Stash, and Fellow among its design partners.
Founders Karl Clement, Saumil Patel, and Vancouver’s Brandon Waselnuk previously worked together at CoVenture as an outsource product team, where they helped build over 30 companies. They later founded Dignified, a product development agency for Fortune 200 to seed-stage companies.
Vancouver’s Matidor helps companies manage job sites through digital maps and online collaboration. In the energy and environmental space, working on multiple location-based projects is challenging given most project managers and consultants are still using archaic tools like spreadsheets and complicated mapping software.
Matidor eliminates collaboration and visibility challenges by consolidating key project information on one intuitive, map-based dashboard with real-time updates that can be shared between multiple parties.
Founded by Vincent Lam and Sean Huang in 2018, Matidor was included on Techcouver’s 10 Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2021 list. Matidor is not new to virtual pitch competitions. They introduced Matidor in 2020 on the virtual stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and came second on the Startup Battlefield.
Victoria’s MazumaGo enables Canadian businesses to send and receive no-limit payments online for a flat fee. Think of an E-Transfer with added security for business transactions and no transfer limit. Pay suppliers, collect payments from customers and transfer money between internal accounts at different banks – all in one simple dashboard.
Founded as DivDot in 2018 by University of Victoria computer science graduates Nick Addison and Matthew Smith, the fintech startup aims to help solve slow payments and cash flow issues in the construction sector.
Earlier this year MazumaGo raised an $800,000 seed round led by the Angel Investment Fund’s E-Fund that includes Hootsuite co-founder Ryan Holmes.
While not based in B.C., one more startup deserves a hat tip. Founded by Vancouverites Adam Kang and Alexander Li, fintech startup Bree touts itself as “Chime for Canada” and offers zero interest cash advances.