Emerging Communities Startups: London-Based Canadian Innovations Shaping Social Landscape

January 3, 2024

In this series, we continue to spotlight Canadian startups that have made significant strides within a short time frame. These startups, with an inception of 2020 or later, operate in the Communities industry, demonstrating unparalleled innovation. This article showcases startups whose headquarters are based in London. These startups not only pave the way for future innovations but also contribute to the vibrant ecosystem of the Canadian startup scene.

Whether mobilizing peer to peer professional networking, empowering women in customer-oriented roles or creating inclusive platforms that promote tech education, these startups embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and the drive to create solutions for the community that they serve. With unique business models and a strong focus on community impact, these startups exemplify the role of Canadian startups in shaping the global economy and society.

Explore these exceptional startups and get inspired by their stories from inception to implementation and beyond.


Odin is a startup operating in the Communities, Financial Services, and Venture Capital industry. Founded by Dom Bowcock, Mary Lin, and Patrick Ryan, Odin aims to create a significant impact in its sector. Join Odin’s journey by following them on Twitter or connect with them on LinkedIn.


Check out Pilgrimist, a startup working in the Communities, Information Technology, Software, and Travel industry. To learn more about their exciting ventures, follow them on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.


ITS ITALY is a proud part of the Communities, Crowdfunding, Finance, and Financial Services industry. ITS ITALY offers support to local businesses and projects within local communities, investible through the crowdfunding platform. Connect via Twitter or LinkedIn.


Happl, a startup co-founded by Ben Towers and Michael Rose, is a company dedicated to creating systems that create better people experiences in businesses. Check them out on Twitter or LinkedIn.


Head over to Findstack, instituted by Axel Grubba, operating in the Communities, Consumer Reviews, Internet, and Software industry. Also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Take a look at Browniemall, a multi-vendor online store that connects black-owned businesses with customers. Get updates on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


100ASA, founded by Andrea Turri and Massimiliano Peluso, is a photography platform where photos are curated by the community. Find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Portfolio Collective

The Portfolio Collective, co-founded by Ben Legg, Fiona Chorlton-Voong, Jesus Iniesta, and Mike Bank, is a unique networking platform for portfolio professionals. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Voco, founded by Katie Thompson and Simon Dennett, creates powerful partnerships between peers. Connect with them on LinkedIn.


BIBAOrg.io, kick-started by Siddhi Trivedi, promotes inclusive tech education for girls and women. Get the latest updates from them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

These startups not only showcase the resilience and ingenuity of Canada’s startup scene, but they also attest the commitment towards amplifying community values, social impact and creating a sustainable future. Stay tuned for more insights into the Canadian startup ecosystem.

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