Canadian Private Technology Conference

June 23, 2022

RBC Capital Markets and RBCx are excited to be hosting an exclusive one day, in-person conference that will provide an opportunity for private technology CEOs, founders, advisors and top-tier institutional investors to connect from across North America.

Participation in this event is by invitation only. Please contact your RBC Capital Markets contact for additional details.

Keynote Speaker

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri

Vice-Chairman & President , Toronto Raptors
Founder, Giants of Africa

When his friends and classmates in Nigeria were playing soccer, Masai Ujiri was watching highlights of Hakeem Olajuwon. His love of the game brought him to college in the United States, and when his career on the court was complete, his career off-court began.

He started on the ground as a scout, working for teams traveling the world and searching for talent in gyms all over the globe. Masai was named general manager of the Denver Nuggets in 2011, becoming the first African GM in pro sports, and won the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year award. In Toronto, he has served as director of global scouting and assistant general manager, and in 2013, Masai was named president of the Toronto Raptors. In 2021, after signing a new contract, Masai added the role of vice chairman of the club to his responsibilities as team president. Under his leadership, the Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship, the first team outside the United States to do so.

Participating Company Profiles

Jeffrey Shiner, CEO

Company Website

1Password Logo

Profile: 1Password combines industry-leading security with award-winning design to bring private, secure, and user-friendly password management to everyone.

Founded by two friends, 1Password is now powered by a global team of greater than 500 people. Our relentless focus on user experience, privacy, and security make 1Password the world’s most trusted and loved password manager.

Investors: ICONIQ Growth, Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Backbone Angels, Skip Capital, Sound Ventures, WndrCo, Slack Fund

Mike Murchison, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

Ada Logo

Profile: Every time someone interacts with your brand, it’s an opportunity to build trust, deliver value, and, ultimately, drive growth. But in a digital world, where people expect their needs to be met with a quick chat or button click, delivering valuable interactions at scale is nearly impossible – without Ada.

Ada is the brand interaction platform that bridges the divide between you and the people who are trying to talk to you. Every moment, everywhere.

With Ada, you can purposefully automate conversations with each customer and employee, savings cost and growing revenue without betraying the brand you promised to be.

Investors: Accel Partners, FirstMark Capital, Spark Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, RFI, Version One Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Burst Capital, Giant Ventures, Ramen Ventures, Leaders Fund, Two Small Fish Ventures, DMZ, NEXT Canada, Fastbreak Ventures

Adrian Schauer, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

AlayaCare Logo

Profile: AlayaCare is a provider of revolutionary cloud-based home health care software. With an end-to-end solution spanning clinical documentation, back-office functionality, client and family portals, and mobile care worker functionality, we offer a platform for agencies to propel towards innovation and home care of the future. We are driven to enable the care we want our loved ones to receive in the place they call home.

Investors: Klass Capital, Inovia Capital, Hedgewood, Fonds Innovexport, Desjardins-Innovatech, FedDev, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”), Generation Investment Management, Investissement Québec, Chrysalis Ventures

Martin Basiri, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

ApplyBoard Logo

Profile: ApplyBoard is a Canadian Educational technology company founded in 2015 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It offers an artificial intelligence recruitment platform that helps international students apply for post-secondary studies abroad. In 2019, Deloitte recognized ApplyBoard as Canada's fastest-growing tech company.

Investors: Index Ventures, Ontario Techers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), Drive Capital, Harmonic Growth Partners, Candou Ventures, Plug & Play Tech Center, Business Development Bank of Canada, Next Sparc Growth Partners, Anthos Capital, Artiman Ventures, Golden Ventures, Fidelity, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Blue Cloud Ventures, Accelerator Centre, Think+, Garage Capital

Kelly Schmitt, CEO

Company Website

Benevity Logo

Profile: Benevity is a Calgary-based company that provides charitable donation-management and grant-management platforms. Benevity is one of Western Canada's largest startups. Currently, the company have supported total of $7 billion donations, 43 million volunteer hours, 1.2 million grants has been awarded and 326K causes have been supported by Benevity. Its customers include Nike, Coca-Cola, Google, and Apple, and about 250 of the Fortune 1000 as of 2017.

Investors: HG Capital, JMI Equity, TPG The Rise Fund, Generation Investment Management, General Atlantic, AIMCo, CPP Investments, Vestcor

Stephen Brown, CFO

Company Website

Canada-drives Logo

Profile: We’re changing the car shopping experience. Canada Drives is a Canadian online vehicle retailer that allows customers to shop certified used cars online. At Canada Drives, we put people at the centre of everything we do. Our focus is on providing quality care, a convenient experience, and excellent customer service.

Investors: Anthos Capital, Honor Ventures, KAR Global

William Hunter, Founding Member & CEO

Company Website

Canary Logo

Profile: Canary creates a voice for medical implants by allowing them to generate and share data. With our CANARY canturioTM and SummatixTM products, Canary opens the door to entirely new opportunities to improve patient outcomes and lower the cost of care by enabling devices to self-report data on patients’ conditions, and in addition, CanturioTM and Summatix manage, analyze, and access the data in a manner that supports the reimbursement requirements for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). Smart, talking medical implants, and the data services required to use the insights they generate, provide clinicians with entirely new sources of relevant, accurate and timely information that offer greater visibility and connectivity to patient health.

Investors: Quark Venture, Global Health Sciences Venture Fund, BioScience Managers Limited, Relentless Pursuit Partners, GF Securities

Greg Krywulak, Co-Founder Chrysalis

Company Website

Chrysalis Logo

Profile: Chrysalis is a meta-company operating in the SaaS space, with the mission to create technology that elevates the human experience. We do this by nurturing the companies that grow organically within the Chrysalis ecosystem, and by acquiring like-minded businesses that complement our mission. Chrysalis’s flagship company is iQmetrix, an intelligent retail management software designed to power the telecom industry. iQmetrix powered $15.5 billion of sales last year and is used by 425,000 retail professionals. Chrysalis’s ecosystem also includes Cova, software solutions for the cannabis industry, Ready, a connected dining platform and Shiftlab, a SaaS company that offers a scalable workforce optimization platform.

Investors: Owned by the Founders – Greg Krywulak, Chris Krywulak, and Kelly Krywulak

Dan Park, CEO

Company Website

Clutch Logo

Profile: Clutch has been a key player in modernizing the used car market. We're tired of traditional dealerships that take advantage of customers. Clutch aims to offer our customers high quality vehicles and a stress-free online car buying experience.

Investors: D1 Capital Partners, Zhejiang Canaan Technology, Real Ventures, FJ Labs, Brand Project, Global Founders Capital, Canaan Partners, Flight Deck Capital, Upper90, Engage, BrandProject, Azure Capital Partners

Katherine Regnier, CEO & Founder

Company Website

Coconut Logo

Profile: Our cloud-based, enterprise level appointment scheduling and visitor management platform combines your on-location and digital channels, providing self-service booking and curbside pickup, online and physical queuing, wait time tracking, callback requests and virtual meeting support as well as contact center integration.

Investors: Information Venture Partners, Conexus Credit Union, Klass Capital, Bay Partners, StandUp Ventures, Public Investment Corporation, ScaleUP Ventures, SaskWorks Venture Fund

Don Epperson, CEO
Michael Washinushi, CFO

Company Website

FreshBooks Logo

Profile: FreshBooks is changing the way business owners manage their books. Its owner-first accounting platform, loved by businesses in over 160 countries, takes an easy-to-use approach to managing finances, billing, payments, and client engagement. Over 30 million people have used Freshbooks with over $60bn in invoice payments processed.

Investors: Accomplice, Georgian, JP Morgan Chase, Oak Investment Partners, Atlas Venture, Manulife Financial, Northleaf Capital Partners, BMO Corporate Banking, Sand Hill Angels, Barclays, Gaingels

Ron Spreeweunberg, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

HiMama Logo

Profile: HiMama is fun, easy-to-use childcare software for savvy programs that are tired of paperwork taking over their centers. HiMama provides an easy way to record and share children's activities, everything from silly and fun moments to learning and development to involve parents and improve outcomes for children. Our childcare app also has powerful reporting and staff management features for directors

Investors: BDC Capital Inc., Bain Capital Double Impact, Round 13 Capital

Guy Pearson, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

Ignition Logo

Profile:Ignition is a top rated accounting software that has more than 5000 customers, has engaged in 1 million clients and have more than $2 billion client payments processed. Ignition proposal software puts business and clients on the same page, right from the start. Create quick, easy and impressive to read online proposals that make doing business together simple, and payment collection a breeze.

Investors: JMI Equity, Tiger Global Management, Real Ventures, Equity Venture Partners, Right Click Capital, Black Sheep Capital

Dr. Brett Belchetz, Co-Founder & CEO
Carl Smith, CFO

Company Website

Maple Logo

Profile: Maple is a global healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian licensed doctors. With Maple, you just tap a button to request a consultation with a physician. We'll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video on our secure platform. Depending on where you are located, you can receive your diagnosis, prescription, sick note, or medical advice in minutes.

Investors: MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Loblaw Companies Limited, Acton Capital, OnWave Ventures, RBC, SE Health

Jonathan Bronfman, Co-President

Company Website

Marz Logo

Profile: MARZ develops AI for VFX solutions to combat VFX industry challenges of capacity, time and budget constraints. Their specialties include Head Replacement, Digital Makeup Fixes, Aging And De-Aging, Cloning, Body Augmentation, Digital Costumes, Crowd Duplication, Digi Doubles, and CG Characters. Their best known projects are Marvel’s Spiderman No Way Home, WandaVision, MoonKnight and Apple TV’s Invasion. 

Investors: Round 13 Capital, Harlo Equity Partners, Rhino Ventures

Kurtis McBride, CEO

Company Website

Miovision Logo

Profile: Miovision provides cities with modern tools to fix today’s traffic problems. We offer solutions that collect multimodal traffic data and uncover actionable insights, helping municipalities get more out of their road network.

Investors: Mackinnon Bennet & Company, TELUS Ventures, Renewal Funds, Comerica Incorporated, Plaza Ventures, Sixty Degree Capital, ACE & Co., Investco Capital, Golden Triangle Angel Network, Pool Global Partners

Regan McGee, Chairman & CEO

Company Website

Nobul Logo

Profile: Nobul’s revolutionary platform enables buyers and sellers to see, openly, real estate agents’ transaction histories, pricing, services, and reviews. Nobul offers the real estate public the opportunity to let agents actively compete – again, openly and transparently – for their business.

Investors: K2 & Associates Investment Management, Canaccord Genuity Group, GMP Securities, BMO Corporate Banking, Asas Capital

Phil Cutler, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

Paper Logo

Profile: Paper Education Company Inc. provides personalized learning solution. The Company offers students with one-to-one online tutoring for any subject and contextualized feedback on precisely where they went wrong in the learning process and guide them towards a deeper understanding of the problem. Paper Education serves customers in the United States and Canada.

Investors: Institutional Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Birchmere Ventures, Google Assistant Investments, Framework Venture Partners, Reach Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund, Bullpen Capital, Business Development Bank of Canada, Real Ventures, Anges Capital, Edovate Capital, Red House Education, Salesforce Ventures, ETW, FounderFuel

Daniel Weisenfeld, CFO

Company Website

snapcommerce Logo

Profile: Snapcommerce is leading the future of mobile commerce. The company uses messaging to help customers find the right product at the right price - so they can save money and spend more time on what is iSnapcommerce mportant to them.

Investors: Inovia Capital, Lion Capital, SC360 Inc (Stephen Curry), Telstra Ventures, Bee Partners, Lightbank, NEXT Canada, Hedgewood, DMZ, Full In Partners, Bassanova Investimentos, Acrew Capital

Denis King, President & CEO
Ken Wigglesworth, CFO

Company Website

Solace Logo

Profile: We enable the smart movement of data so innovators can focus on doing what they do best—whether that’s leading IT organizations from the C-suite, architecting systems to meet ever-changing business requirements, or developing kickass enterprise, IoT and mobile applications.

Investors: Bridge Growth Partners

Hanif Joshaghani, Co-Founder & CEO

Company Website

Symend Logo

Profile: Symend helps top enterprises deliver digital experiences that are hyper-personalized based on the science behind consumer behavior. Create and keep customers for life by adapting as customers change.

Investors: Impression Ventures, Inovia Capital, Ignition Partners, Thin Air Labs, Mistral Venture Partners, TELUS Ventures, Business Development of Canada

Stephany Lapierre, CEO

Company Website

TealBook Logo

Profile: TealBook is a machine learning platform that transforms static lists of suppliers into communities that provide a real-time and dynamic view of your entire supplier base. TealBook allows employees to collaborate while improving and preserving supplier information through three key modules: impact, explore and enrich.

Investors: Ten Coves Capital, Refinery Ventures, RTP Global, RBC Ventures, S&P Global, Grand Ventures, StandUP Ventures, Workday Ventures, Reciprocal Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Business Development Bank of Canada, Two Small Fish Ventures, Good Friends, BDC Venture Capital

Steven Kramer, President & CEO

Company Website

WorkJam Logo

Profile: WorkJam is the leading Digital Workplace for organizations with frontline employees. WorkJam’s Frontline Digital Workplace enables operational efficiencies, fosters collaboration, and drives engagement and higher retention by equipping frontline workers and headquarters staff with a state-of-the-art solution to manage scheduling, training, task workflows, and real-time communications — all through a single platform. WorkJam works with some of the largest global companies including Shell, Kroger, Ulta Beauty, DaVita, Avis Budget Group, Alimentation Couche-Tard, and others. 

Investors: Inovia Capital, Lerer Hippeau, Silver Lake Waterman, Novel TMT Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Founder Collective, Claridge, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Harmony Partners



How can I register and attend the conference?

Participation in this event is by invitation only. Please contact your RBC Capital Markets contact for additional details.

Can I receive a copy of the agenda?

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