Canadian Private Technology Conference

June 27, 2023

After an explosive period of record growth and investment activity in 2022, there were early signs that the technology sector was veering in a different direction. A confluence of geopolitical tensions and economic pressures drove market volatility throughout the year, with 2022 closing on an ambivalent note.

What trends and opportunities are dominating the tech sector? Find out at our 2023 Private Technology Conference, which will feature an inspirational keynotes, fireside chats and panels on emerging and disruptive technology. There will be ample opportunity to network and connect with management teams in one-on-one meetings.

The conference will also feature an exclusive in- person conversation with Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple.

Keynote Speaker

Steve Wozniak profile

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple

A Silicon Valley icon, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist for more than forty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. He also influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. He is listed as the sole inventor on four Apple patents.

Participating Company Profiles

Andrew Waitman, CEO

Company Website

Assent Logo

Profile: Assent is a supply chain sustainability management solution dedicated to helping complex manufacturers bring responsible products to the world. Because supply chains were never built with sustainability in mind, Assent goes deep: past the suppliers of parts, down to the parts of parts and beyond, to map the entire complex manufacturing genome. Shaped by regulatory experts, customers, and suppliers, Assent is the foundation for cross-enterprise sustainability.

Investors: Vista Equity, Warburg Pincus, Greenspring Associates, BDC, Volition Capital, First Ascent Ventures

Year Founded: 2010

David Owen Cord, Co-CEO and Amin Lalani, Co-CEO

Company Website


Profile: Avanti Software has been developing Payroll and HR technology for over 40 years. Avanti’s powerful, cloud-based HCM solution helps mid-sized Canadian companies, no matter how complex, to streamline their processes and engage their people. Featuring a robust, configurable range of tools, Avanti’s in-house software specializes in Payroll & Benefits, People Management, Workforce Management, and Talent Acquisition.

Investors: Round13 Capital

Year Founded: 1980

Andrew Schacter, Co-Founder and CEO

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Axicom Logo

Profile: Axiom delivers easy-to-use, powerful, and cost-effective clinical, EDC, and data management solutions and services to small-to-medium life science organizations. The Company offers the Fusion eClinical Suite, a highly configurable software platform with over 15 fully integrated modules that provides device, pharma, and biotech companies with a centralized view of the critical data in their studies.

Investors: Great Point Partners

Year Founded: 2001

Liran Belenzon, Co-Founder and CEO

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BenchSci Logo

Profile: BenchSci offers an R&D software platform that leverages advanced biomedical AI to increase the speed and quality of life-saving research being conducted by pharmaceutical companies and research centers worldwide. The Company helps pharma organizations transform their R&D portfolio by surfacing the underlying biology of all diseases to revolutionize research and exponentially advance the speed and success of better medicine to patients.

Investors: TCV, Inovia Capital, F-Prime Capital, Real Ventures, Golden Ventures, Northleaf Capital Partners, Gradient Ventures, Radical Ventures, 500 Startups Canada, Afore Capital, FounderFuel, Two Small Fish Ventures

Year Founded: 2015

Jeff Smith, Co-Founder & CEO and Amanda Showalter, President

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DC Bank Logo

Profile: Digital Commerce Bank is a Schedule 1 Canadian Bank focused on technology and delivering robust and secure payment technologies. The Bank’s technology-driven platform provides innovative payment and banking solutions to its corporate clients, enabling businesses to offer their own financial and payment solutions. DC Bank’s proprietary banking-as-a-service and payment solutions, as well as straightforward APIs, offer clients efficiency, flexibility, and convenience when it comes to integrating services directly to a business’ product.

Year Founded: 2007

Jamus Driscoll, CEO and Brenton Brown, CFO

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Elastic Path Logo

Profile: Elastic Path is the company powering mission-critical digital commerce for the world's leading brands. The Company provides industry-leading headless commerce solutions for digitally-driven brands to rapidly build, deploy, and continuously optimize highly differentiated commerce experiences. As relentless innovators, Elastic Path pioneered the Headless Commerce space in 2011 and spearheaded Composable Commerce in 2020.

Investors: Sageview Capital, BlackRock, Yaletown Partners, BDC, Framework Venture Partners, Beedie Capital

Year Founded: 2000

Jamie Opalchuk, Founder & CEO and Sylvain Patry, Chief Strategy Officer

Company Website

HostPapa Logo

Profile: HostPapa offers hostingThe Company is committed to providing a one-stop shop for a complete array of enterprise-grade solutions to business owners. HostPapa offers solutions for businesses to build and set-up customized domains, websites, web hosting, business emails and more. solutions and cloud services for small and medium-sized businesses.

Year Founded: 2006

Andrew Casale, President & CEO and Neil Dorken, CFO

Company Website

Index Exchange Logo

Profile: Assent is a supply chain sustainability management solution dedicated to helping complex manufacturers bring responsible products to the world. Because supply chains were never built with sustainability in mind, Assent goes deep: past the suppliers of parts, down to the parts of parts and beyond, to map the entire complex manufacturing genome. Shaped by regulatory experts, customers, and suppliers, Assent is the foundation for cross-enterprise sustainability.

Year Founded: 2003

Alison Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO and Trevor Johnson, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

Jane Logo

Profile: Jane is an online platform for health and wellness practitioners that makes it simple to book, chart, schedule, bill, and get paid. Available online and on any device, Jane offers branded solutions across online booking, scheduling, insurance management, customizable charting, online intake forms, patient reminders, integrated payment processing, and telehealth appointments.

Investors: JMI, Pender, Frontier Growth, Arthur Ventures

Year Founded: 2012

Zak Hemraj, Co-Founder and CEO

Company Website

Loopio Logo

Profile: Loopio's RFP Response Software enables enterprises to supercharge their process of responding to RFPs, RFIs, and Security Questionnaires. The Company’s response platform offers a mix of intelligent automation and collaboration tools that work to reduce time spent scouring documents and chasing teammates for information – giving responders more time to provide tailored responses to every customer.

Investors: Sumeru Equity Partners, OpenView, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Year Founded: 2014

Elias Farah, President and CEO

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Medfar Logo

Profile: MEDFAR leverages healthcare experience, research, and passion with the latest cloud-based technology to offer medical practices comprehensive and easy-to-use clinical management systems. The MYLE EMR, tailored to general practitioners, and the PLEXIA EMR, tailored to specialists, allow physicians to focus on a richer patient-physician relationship by simplifying the clerical and administrative duties of daily medical practice. With MYLE and PLEXIA, it’s easy to see patient files and data in one intuitive platform, providing medical professionals fast access to a complete profile to make better informed, safer care decisions.

Investors: Investissement Quebec, Walter Capital Partners, BDC, Anges Quebec

Year Founded: 2010

Kurtis McBride, Co-Founder and CEO

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Miovision Logo

Profile: Miovision provides cities with modern tools to fix today’s traffic problems. The Company offers solutions that collect multimodal traffic data and uncover actionable insights, helping municipalities get more out of their road network. The result: streets capable of moving more people – safely and efficiently – whether they are in a car, on a bus, on a bike or e-scooter, or walking. Since 2005, Miovision’s systems have counted more than nine billion vehicles around the world.

Investors: TELUS Ventures, Maverix Private Equity, Export Development Canada, McRock Capital, Sixty Degree Capital, BDC, HarbourVest, Comerica, Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Plaza Ventures, Renewal Funds, Investo Capital, Pool Global Partners, Angel One Network, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Golden Triangle Network

Year Founded: 2005

Bil Koefoed, CFO

Company Website

OneStream Logo

Profile: OneStream provides an intelligent finance platform built to enable confident decision-making and maximize business impact. OneStream unleashes organizational value by unifying data management, financial close and consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics, and machine learning. The Company empowers Finance and Operations teams with AI-enabled insights to make faster and more intelligent decisions, all in a single, modern CPM software platform designed to continually evolve and scale with an organization.

Investors: KKR, D1 Capital Partners, Tiger Global, Investment Group of Santa Barbra

Year Founded: 2010

Tarique Al-Ansari, Co-Founder and CEO

Company Website

Paystone Logo

Profile: Paystone is a leading North American payment and software company redefining the way merchants engage their customers and grow their businesses. The Company’s seamlessly integrated suite of automated payment processing, customer loyalty, gift card solutions, and now reputation marketing, is used by brands worldwide. Paystone is focused on helping clients deliver exceptional experiences to their customers and helping merchants turn everyday transactions into meaningful interactions and opportunities for growth.

Investors: Credit Mutuel Equity, Canadian Business Growth Fund

Year Founded: 2009

Sam Ranieri, Co-Founder and CEO

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Reach Logo

Profile: Reach simplifies cross-border ecommerce for forward-thinking organizations with ambitious global expansion goals. Reach is a payment platform that simplifies how businesses sell cross-border. The Company combines dynamic checkout, intelligent routing, and Merchant of Record local acquiring to offer merchants the most cost-effective way to sell to global customers.

Investors: Bluesky Equities, Tribune Capital, Rising Tide

Year Founded: 2015

Kevin Houston, CFO

Company Website

Thentia Logo

Profile: Thentia is transforming the way regulatory bodies manage their licensing processes with best-in-class regulatory and compliance cloud software. The Company’s solution, Thentia Cloud, enables regulators to manage all their unique regulatory requirements within one centralized, highly configurable platform. Thentia also takes a proactive approach to understanding customer needs, assuming an advisory role and offering unparalleled scrutiny, guidance, and leadership.

Investors: Spring Mountain Capital, BDC ICE Fund

Year Founded: 2014

Joe Rohrlich, CEO

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Top Hat Logo

Profile: Top Hat is an online teaching platform designed to help professors and educators engage their students and build comprehension before, during, and after classes. As the leader in student engagement solutions for higher education, Top Hat enables educators to employ proven student-centered teaching practices through interactive content, tools, and activities in in-person, online and hybrid classroom environments. The Company’s software offers solutions for delivering interactive courses, customizing digital textbooks, assigning homework, and securely administering assessments.

Investors: Georgian, Inovia, Lenders Fund, Union Square Ventures, Emergence, Golden Ventures, Version One Ventures, Uncork Capital, MaRS, Felicis, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Golden Triangle Angel Network

Year Founded: 2009

Nicholas Walker, Founder & CEO and Allan Bean, CFO

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Profile: TradeCafe is a proven online trading platform that provides price discovery, price transparency, finance, and transaction fulfillment to qualified global producers, processors, and distributors of physical protein commodities. The platform provides value up the entire supply-chain, from producer to processor to retailer at zero cost, while reducing food waste and associated negative environmental impacts. TradeCafe provides qualified Sellers & Buyers with finance solutions to trade their goods and full post trade transaction fulfillment, including full traceability and transparency of goods in transit, on demand accurate documentation 24/7/365.

Investors: Round13 Capital

Year Founded: 2015

Christina Cacioppo, Co-Founder and CEO

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Vanta Logo

Profile: Vanta is a leading trust management software platform that helps simplify & centralize security for organizations of all sizes. Vanta restores trust in internet businesses by giving startups an easy-to-use set of tools to improve and prove their security. Thousands of fast-growing companies rely on Vanta to automate their security monitoring and prepare for SOC 2, ISO 27001, or HIPAA compliance certifications in weeks instead of months.

Investors: Craft Ventures, CrowdStrike, Sequoia Capital, HubSpot Ventures, Workday Ventures, Y Combinator, GTMfund

Year Founded: 2018


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