Accelerating Canadian Apps: Emerging Powerhouses Headquartered in London

December 19, 2023

Committed to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, we continue our series featuring the most promising Canadian startups. This edition is focused on groundbreaking companies that were founded in 2020, with operations centered on the Apps Industry, and their headquarters situated in London. These startups demonstrate extraordinary vision, creativity, and potential across multiple spheres.

From FinTech solutions designed to streamline global transactions, to customizable software to enhance productivity, these startups are revolutionizing the digital sphere. In this series, we introduce you to some of the innovative startups creating a buzz through their cutting-edge developments.

Let’s delve deeper into these fresh London-based ventures, exploring their unique businesses models and value propositions.

Atlantic Money

Atlantic Money is an exciting FinTech startup, co-founded by Neeraj Baid and Patrick Kavanagh. It provides an incredibly cost-effective solution for foreign currency transfers. Customers can transfer up to £1m or €1m for a fixed fee of just £3 or €3. Atlantic Money is set to make a significant impact on the international payment services market.


Co-founded by Petr Nikolaev and Thomas Mann, Raycast offers a unique command bar software. This product enhances developers’ usability and efficiency, providing easy access to various applications, making it one of the pioneers in its field.


WeLinQ, founded by Amit Kushwaha, is a platform with a niche in online games and personal health mobile apps. Its unique offerings reflect the intersectionality of these fields.


PawaPay is a payments company that provides mobile payment solutions to African consumers or businesses. This startup, focused on the mobile money infrastructure, is simplifying the mobile money marketplace across borders and telcos.


Anima, founded by Shun Pang, aims to revolutionize the way care teams manage and respond to cases. By providing more information flow between medical appointments, Anima is saving lives.


The Shackle app aims to reinvent the hotel experience. With a few clicks, guests can check-in, open their hotel room door, and order room service, providing unparalleled convenience.


Co-founded by Anil Nair, Enzo Ottens, and Jamie Leverton, Earnr is a finance and tax service for the U.K. creator economy and individuals with “side-hustle” businesses.


Twig, founded by Geri Cupi, is a fintech company pioneering the circular economy. Its ground-breaking work is turning items into cash instantly, contributing towards a green lifestyle.


Founded by Chris Cragg, CLUB is a mobile football fantasy game that enables users to create and manage their own football club, bringing out the manager in every football enthusiast.


Launched by Moustafa Mahmoud in 2020, Camlist allows users to buy and sell anything pet-related through its app, from services to accessories.


With the belief that the future is social, Amity, co-founded by Francesca Gargaglia, Korawad Chearavanont, and Touchapon Kraisingkorn, aims to make social experiences more accessible through its technology. Their flagship platform, the Amity Social Cloud, enables marketers to ramp up engagement and grow revenues.

We’ll continue to spotlight promising startups in subsequent editions as well, fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. There’s no shortage of remarkable and revolutionary businesses sprouting across Canada, and by highlighting these businesses, we hope to inspire budding entrepreneurs and investors alike.

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