Emerging Canadian Advertising Startups Transforming the Industry Landscape

December 19, 2023

Canada’s advertising industry has seen tremendous growth in recent times, with startups leading the way through innovation and creativity. With a paradigm shift towards digital, these startups offer unique advertising strategies blending technology, creativity, and data. This article showcases these emerging startups in the advertising landscape, all of which were established in 2020 or later. Whether their forte is software, social media marketing, influencer management, or digital marketing, each company brings a unique model and solution to the table.

These startups are contributing to the vibrant and evolving ecosystem of the Canadian advertising industry. Based on their locations, specialties, and areas of influence, each of these startups’ significance goes beyond just their geographical reach. Their influence persists in the ideas they cultivate, the technologies they embrace, and the industries they transform.

As leaders in innovation, these startups are paving the way for the future of the advertising industry in Canada. Through their inventive strategies and services, they have the ability to revolutionize the way businesses market and advertise their products or services. Without further ado, let’s dive into the details of these exciting startups.

Ad Auris

Based in Vancouver, Alberta, Canada, Ad Auris is a unique startup converging advertising, audio, and software. Founded by Logan Underwood, Tina Haertel, Varun D. Sharma, Ad Auris specialize in transforming written work into a sophisticated audio experience. It’s a narration tool designed to engage readers effectively. In a rapidly changing digital landscape, they are looking at new ways to engage readers through narration, maximizing reader engagement.


Founded by Clayton Rannard and Kyle Dulay, Collabstr is a marketplace for influencers and brands. The platform allows for easy discovery of influencers and enables the purchase of their content and promotions. Influencers can create a custom page to sell their services, making Collabstr a one-stop-shop for both influencers and brands looking to collaborate.


Crafted by entrepreneurs, creators, hackers, designers, Cloutdesk represents the future of influencer & brand partnerships. The startup simplifies the monetization and management of brand partnerships for creators. Co-founded by Paul Xue, Samantha E. Cutler, Trevor Mengel, Cloutdesk is evolving into a transparent end-to-end platform for creators and their marketing clients.


Rewardly is a unique social cashback marketplace app crafted by Harsh Pujara. The application turns social media sharing into rewards and helps small and medium-sized businesses automate and increase loyalty, social media engagement and advertisement. It’s an innovative approach to retail and marketing done right.


Dev Sharma’s entrepreneurial venture, Blockwiz, brings a unique blend of advertising and cryptocurrency to the Canadian startup ecosystem. Offering services such as content marketing, community management, and cryptocurrency marketing, Blockwiz is catering to a unique niche within the industry.


Founded by Alex Baghdjian and based in Toronto, Ontario, Funday is engaging the market with an innovative approach towards advertising. Keep an eye out for their exciting developments.

Maple Tech Space

Maple Tech Space is another newcomer to the Canadian startup scene. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, they offer a range of services from advertising to digital marketing and web development.


Klever, based in Brossard, Quebec, is an exciting new venture in the advertising and marketing field with an innovative approach to the industry.

Microdose Psychedelic Insights

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Microdose Psychedelic Insights offers a new perspective in the field of advertising and business development.


Divisional is a group of growth marketers and professionals based in Toronto, Ontario. By working closely with early-stage companies, Divisional assists tech businesses in attracting and retaining customers.

Humanity Agency

Humanity Agency is an up-and-coming advertising company based in Toronto, Ontario, that brings creative solutions to the advertising industry.

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