Toronto’s Rising Big Data Startups Shaping Canada’s Technological Landscape

January 29, 2024

Toronto, the most populous city of Canada, has lately been making big waves in the arena of big data startups. Established in 2020, a profusion of new-age companies, utilizing big data and technology, have started making an impact across diverse industries. This article sheds light on some of these promising startups that are reshaping the landscape of big data ecosystem making sweeping changes in industries varying from Automotive Data Integration to CleanTech and Mobile Apps.

All the companies listed below were established in or beyond 2020 and have their headquarters situated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Their founders have leveraged big data and analytics to create products and services that cater to diverse markets. The thriving startup scene in Toronto, supported by numerous accelerators and venture capital firms, is projected to boost the Canadian economy, create job opportunities, and position Canada as a global technology leader.

The journey of these startups may seek the global recognition of how Toronto has provided a conducive environment for the growth and development of these businesses. The recent surge in the startup culture could pave the way for Canada to be reckoned as the next Silicon Valley. Let’s delve into the distinctive features and offerings of each of these startups.

NowVertical Group

Co-founded by Daren Trousdell, NowVertical Group is an analytics and big data firm serving various industries like automotive, government, retail technology, software, and so on. The company implements Vertical Intelligence (VI) solutions and data technologies to create predictive, high-value VI’s that automate processes within industry verticals. They can be followed on Twitter at @NowVerticalNews.

80 Galaxy

80 Galaxy, located in Toronto, is a pioneer in big data processing, cloud computing, and web hosting services. They are committed to delivering data center services and SaaS solutions focusing on ease of access and high scalability. Their LinkedIn profile can be found here.

Wrangler AI

Established by Alexander Bukengolz, Wrangler AI is a firm specializing in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, and Big Data. The company aims to assist businesses and individuals in understanding artificial intelligence and its practical applications effectively. Follow Wrangler AI on Twitter @WranglerAi.


Miksi, founded by Evgeny Lazarenko and Lindsey Peng, is a startup focusing on AI, big data, and developer tools. It provides solutions that elevate productivity and enhance cloud data services. Visit their LinkedIn page here.

Seal Storage

Seal Storage, a startup by co-founders Alex Altman, Andrew McFarlane, and Michael Horowitz, provides carbon-neutral, decentralized cloud storage. Their unique technology offers secure data storage and incorporates blockchain for true ownership and verifiability of data. Check out their LinkedIn page here.

The Happenin Company

Co-founded by Arjun Mali, Bin Liu, Charles Plant, and Diane Lai, The Happenin Company is an all-in-one platform that simplifies group bookings for social occasions & experiences. This firm provides innovative use of big data and business intelligence to simplify group event bookings, connecting venues, hosts, and guests all in one place. Follow them on Twitter @happenincompany and on LinkedIn here.

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