Spotlight on Toronto’s Innovative Business Development Startups in Canada

January 4, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the Business Development industry, many startups have emerged with innovative solutions and offerings. The city of Toronto, with its thriving tech ecosystem, has served as fertile ground for these startups, fostering their growth and development. Many of these startups were founded in 2020 or later and are working with a focus on revolutionizing the business development industry. In this article, we will provide a glimpse into some of these promising Toronto-based startups.

From analytics to venture capital and beyond, these startups span a diverse range of sectors within the business development industry. Their unique solutions, whether it’s a big data analytics platform, a fintech offering, or a management consulting firm, all aim to enhance business performance, streamline processes, and address industry challenges.

Without further ado, let’s get to know more about these startups and what they bring to the Business Development industry.

Now Vertical Group

Founded by Daren Trousdell, Now Vertical Group is an analytics and business development firm offering big data and Vertical Intelligence(VI) solutions. The firm’s products aim to create high-value VI solutions that are specific to each industry vertical. Connect with NowVertical Group on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Makeamom is a Toronto-based startup operating in the business development industry. More information about the company can be found on their Facebook page.

Microdose Psychedelic Insights

As a startup in the business development industry, Microdose Psychedelic Insights is based in Toronto and also operates in the fields of advertising and content creation. Stay updated on their latest insights via LinkedIn and Twitter.


Offering services in advertising, business development, and SEO, the Toronto-based Divisional provides growth marketing solutions for early-stage companies. They assist tech businesses across various fields in attracting and retaining clients. Check out their page on LinkedIn for more details.

Bink X

Bink X operates in the Business Development, Content Creation, and Information Technology sectors. Their offering, Blink CMS, provides nimble, omni-channel digital experiences. Get to know more about them on LinkedIn.


Founded by Mark Raheja in 2020, Plural offers change management solutions for visionary leaders. They specialize in business development, consulting, and management consulting. Connect with them on LinkedIn.


BusinessCobra, founded by Ha Na, is an informative business blog that discusses topics in depth related to starting, running, marketing, and selling a business. They also provide business intelligence solutions for local and small and medium-sized businesses. Follow their updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

5D World

Founded by David Heden, 5D World operates in the Angel Investment, Business Development, Health Care, and Venture Capital sectors. Connect with them on LinkedIn for more information.

GrowthFinder Pro

GrowthFinder Pro operates in the fields of Advertising, Business Development, Lead Generation, and Social Media Marketing. Keep up with their latest news and updates on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Founded by Arshad Merali, RIVVI is a fintech startup with an autonomous payroll platform that helps businesses automate their payroll processes. Learn more about them on LinkedIn.

Stack Capital

Formed by Brian Viveiros, Jason Meiers, Jeff Parks, and Jimmy Vaiopoulos, Stack Capital operates in the Business Development, Finance, Financial Services, and Venture Capital sectors. They offer innovative growth potential to private companies. Follow them on Twitter and connect with them on LinkedIn.

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