As with last year’s list, Toronto firms dominate the 2012 list of Canada’s hottest tech startups.
The Canadian Innovation Exchange unveiled its annual list of Canada’s top 20 digital media and information and communication technology (ICT) companies Tuesday night in Toronto.
Considering that post honorees have gone on to some big things, thelist is seen by many as an indicator of the hottest and most innovativestartups in Canada. Past members of the top 20 include Rypple (boughtby Salesforce), Tungle (acquired by Research in Motion), WaveAccounting (has raised close to $18 million in VC so far) and Wattpad(has rounded up $17 million in VC to date).
Here’s the 2012 top 20 list announced on Tuesday night:
Frank and Oak (Montreal)
Scribble Live (Toronto)
Yactraq (Surrey, B.C.)
Celtx (St. John’s)
Sweet IQ (Montreal)
Livelenz (Bedford, N.S.)
Vidyard (Waterloo, Ont.)
Printchomp (Waterloo, Ont.)
All 20 companies will be showcased at the CIX event in Toronto on Nov.27, which brings together tech entrepreneurs, investors, serviceproviders and government representatives. At last year’s event Wattpadand Wave Accounting were selected as winners of the people’s choiceawards.