Canada Start-up Index - July 2008

Posted by Greg Andrews

Canada Start-up IndexThe Start-up Indexes are a monthly ranking of start-ups based on an average of Alexa and Compete rankings. Originally inspired by Marcelo Calbucci's Seattle Startup Index, I've been producing Techvibes' Start-up Indexes for half a year now. First started as an offhand post idea, the Indexes were well received, appealing to every geek's inner motivation to appear on high score lists. Starting with just two, Vancouver and Toronto, we responded to demand and suggestions and last month posting Indexes for nine cities/regions. A Canada-wide index had been requested a number of times, so coinciding with today, the one hundred and forty-first anniversary of confederation of the Dominion of Canada, I'm pleased to post our first Canada Start-up Index. The criteria for companies to appear on the list:

  • Located in Canada
  • Less than five years old
  • Not a public company
  • Is a tech company; either hardware, software, web app/service, or mobile

The Index is intended as a jovial comparison of Canadian companies. Comprehensive traffic data is difficult to obtain, and neither Alexa or Compete’s numbers are perfect; we average them to smooth out bias. Further, web traffic isn't necessarily a relevant measure of success, nor is it even an indication of having a practical business model. I'm sure many Seattle web companies experience feelings of inadequacy in ranking below the Seattle Index's #3 site, I Can Haz Cheezburger. If you know of a company that would qualify for the list, please post a comment and we'll see to including it in the next edition (and relevant local editions). Enjoy, don't make lose sleep or make financial decisions over it, and Joyeuse Fête du Canada!

Rank Site Alexa Compete Average City/Region
1 MetroLyrics 492 381 437 Vancouver
2 Suite101 2,350 491 1,421 Vancouver
3 AbeBooks 6,274 2,428 4,351 Victoria
4 Wikitravel 4,596 4,925 4,761 Montreal
5 b5media 7,071 4,080 5,576 Toronto
6 NowPublic 7,954 6,396 7,175 Vancouver
7 TravelPod 7,997 7,384 7,691 Ottawa
8 Weblo 11,647 10,809 11,228 Montreal
9 amung.us 5,914 20,427 13,171 Alberta
10 iBegin 28,861 13,086 20,974 Toronto
11 Unyk 7,226 38,238 22,732 Montreal
12 Nexopia 4,339 42,620 23,480 Alberta
13 Neverblue Ads 21,908 25,827 23,868 Victoria
14 Podbean 27,231 25,257 26,244 Montreal
15 ProductWiki 32,074 26,534 29,304 Waterloo
16 TagTele 54,086 7,606 30,846 Montreal
17 Terapeak 31,542 47,465 39,504 Victoria
18 Shopster 48,323 34,232 41,278 Alberta
19 Shopify 68,719 32,226 50,473 Ottawa
20 everystockphoto 38,791 64,466 51,629 Vancouver
21 CoverItLive 91,808 16,502 54,155 Toronto
22 TVDuck 36,131 76,753 56,442 Toronto
23 Cell Phone Etc. 60,027 54,635 57,331 Alberta
24 FreshBooks 95,925 22,570 59,248 Toronto
25 AideRSS 83,250 49,403 66,327 Waterloo
26 WatchMojo 75,210 61,504 68,357 Montreal
27 DabbleDB 70,279 69,006 69,643 Vancouver
28 Standout Jobs 95,818 56,391 76,105 Montreal
29 Cambrian House 69,048 83,667 76,358 Alberta
30 Shoptoit.ca 73,920 81,085 77,503 Alberta
31 WildApricot 96,094 59,115 77,605 Toronto
32 ZipLocal 58,070 97,297 77,684 Toronto
33 SharedReviews 61,048 104,502 82,775 Toronto
34 YubNub 62,028 108,346 85,187 Victoria
35 Mobivox 60,950 122,478 91,714 Montreal
36 CounterPath 55,966 134,243 95,105 Vancouver
37 Techvibes 104,027 89,769 96,898 Vancouver
38 Sillysoft Games 145,142 60,877 103,010 Vancouver
39 MyTripJournal 146,017 65,744 105,881 Vancouver
40 Yotophoto 105,697 112,780 109,239 Vancouver
41 Viigo 131,401 104,066 117,734 Toronto
42 Enquisite 111,883 125,733 118,808 Victoria
43 MyYogaOnline 90,745 150,658 120,702 Vancouver
44 NewsletterArchive 160,560 84,051 122,306 Montreal
45 Radian6 166,897 78,606 122,752 Atlantic
46 BountyFishing 123,030 123,693 123,362 Montreal
47 Sneakerplay 86,057 169,188 127,623 Toronto
48 Eqo 27,756 231,205 129,481 Vancouver
49 WowJobs 127,370 132,617 129,994 Alberta
50 OurFaves 122,759 143,847 133,303 Toronto
51 ScienceHack 166,207 105,299 135,753 Atlantic
52 Carpages 120,692 152,396 136,544 Toronto
53 Splice 122,653 151,207 136,930 Alberta
54 ConceptShare 129,323 155,519 142,421 Toronto
55 Awareness 166,779 122,297 144,538 Toronto
56 Learnhub 153,180 139,007 146,094 Toronto
57 Idée 125,105 168,405 146,755 Toronto
58 Ajaxwhois 136,134 168,321 152,228 Montreal
59 Babe vs. Babe 184,528 141,977 163,253 Vancouver
60 Oprius Software 98,843 230,515 164,679 Victoria
61 Bryght 170,967 160,720 165,844 Vancouver
62 Bitstrips 105,346 227,240 166,293 Toronto
63 MediaScrape 206,380 127,032 166,706 Montreal
64 Immersive Media 112,972 230,945 171,959 Alberta
65 Mixpo 236,533 122,368 179,451 Victoria
66 MovieSet 144,630 228,662 186,646 Vancouver
67 Forum Warz 49,422 329,519 189,471 Toronto
68 Onaswarm 187,343 193,436 190,390 Toronto
69 Omnidate 184,467 198,576 191,522 Toronto
70 Memelabs 275,632 108,365 191,999 Vancouver
71 Moxy Media 370,742 15,998 193,370 Waterloo
72 HomeStars 290,414 108,044 199,229 Toronto
73 Project Opus 227,984 172,988 200,486 Vancouver
74 Scribblewiki 137,307 271,902 204,605 Vancouver
75 GigPark 284,027 127,998 206,013 Toronto
76 ScribbleLIve 316,555 97,411 206,983 Toronto
77 Quotiki 280,280 161,516 220,898 Toronto
78 Groovle 70,423 389,124 229,774 Toronto
79 Zerofootprint 263,623 196,998 230,311 Toronto
80 Fit Brains 248,026 213,841 230,934 Vancouver
81 Strutta 251,641 215,067 233,354 Vancouver
82 Tungle 293,236 177,283 235,260 Montreal
83 Protagonize 169,054 305,520 237,287 Vancouver
84 OfficeZilla 144,662 332,331 238,497 Toronto
85 MadWhips 208,199 275,800 242,000 Toronto
86 Advanced Publishing 279,769 220,126 249,948 Atlantic
87 Zigtag 314,117 190,174 252,146 Alberta
88 WiderFunnel 332,142 175,709 253,926 Vancouver
89 Well.ca 354,739 184,455 269,597 Waterloo
90 Pokerspace 149,569 394,441 272,005 Waterloo
91 ClutterMe 387,971 157,764 272,868 Toronto
92 Overlay.TV 243,688 305,211 274,450 Ottawa
93 Keyword Envy 328,004 226,734 277,369 Toronto
94 ChickAdvisor 304,149 251,764 277,957 Toronto
95 FileMobile 286,848 283,566 285,207 Toronto
96 Calgoo 318,512 253,935 286,224 Vancouver
97 PlanetEye 312,558 261,515 287,037 Toronto
98 Defensio 208,039 367,908 287,974 Montreal
99 TeamPages 352,484 230,888 291,686 Victoria
100 Deensoft 216,421 367,231 291,826 Ottawa
101 Fivelimes 233,122 355,211 294,167 Toronto
102 Rouxbe 349,395 259,814 304,605 Vancouver
103 Indochino 402,152 211,515 306,834 Victoria
104 Headplay 297,424 356,824 327,124 Alberta
105 Qumana 263,025 393,290 328,158 Vancouver
106 Gimme20 352,117 314,767 333,442 Vancouver
107 Sxip 462,170 241,519 351,845 Vancouver
108 Rezgo 215,074 496,107 355,591 Vancouver
109 Sweetspot.ca 367,325 346,647 356,986 Toronto
110 BumpTop 321,996 431,131 376,564 Toronto
111 Refresh Partners 750,396 26,013 388,205 Toronto
112 Thoughtfarmer 464,598 317,021 390,810 Vancouver
113 GiveMeaning 488,332 350,922 419,627 Vancouver
114 Data Unison 443,451 422,181 432,816 Victoria
115 I Love Rewards 648,218 244,471 446,345 Toronto
116 FlashcardDB 363,020 530,448 446,734 Toronto
117 LingQ 201,352 700,728 451,040 Vancouver
118 IGLOO 518,305 389,517 453,911 Waterloo
119 Octopz 564,093 360,702 462,398 Toronto
120 Ubertor 273,368 662,232 467,800 Vancouver
121 Roll A Name 241,722 701,883 471,803 Montreal
122 LyricFind 674,123 275,799 474,961 Toronto
123 Akoha 609,140 342,760 475,950 Montreal
124 Cakemail 348,726 605,134 476,930 Montreal
125 Mob4Hire 657,628 310,344 483,986 Alberta
126 JobLoft 472,172 510,982 491,577 Toronto
127 ParkingSpots.com 732,860 263,615 498,238 Toronto
128 MoboVivo 751,945 251,741 501,843 Alberta
129 Cozimo 214,467 793,114 503,791 Montreal
130 Cozimo 214,467 793,114 503,791 Toronto
131 LavaBlast Software 579,186 434,268 506,727 Ottawa
132 mDialog 680,491 380,065 530,278 Toronto
133 Podcast Spot 639,986 431,431 535,709 Alberta
134 Active Conversion 302,411 779,669 541,040 Alberta
135 Semacode 456,246 637,651 546,949 Waterloo
136 Sitemasher 519,712 642,209 580,961 Vancouver
137 Coolite 423,601 745,965 584,783 Alberta
138 Smibs 760,386 415,339 587,863 Alberta
139 SmartHippo 727,131 448,894 588,013 Montreal
140 Audiobaba 775,631 445,623 610,627 Vancouver
141 Domainer 642,912 591,717 617,315 Toronto
142 BlackLine GPS 574,004 671,818 622,911 Alberta
143 VizThink 690,619 588,496 639,558 Toronto
144 Collectik 838,041 442,875 640,458 Montreal
145 Udutu 789,472 529,194 659,333 Victoria
146 Inpowr 902,701 416,516 659,609 Montreal
147 Userful 436,569 886,457 661,513 Alberta
148 Kinzin 789,691 537,322 663,507 Vancouver
149 HerFabLife 916,349 427,191 671,770 Vancouver
150 CommunityLend 737,171 635,549 686,360 Toronto
151 Vintage Pixels 935,673 442,339 689,006 Vancouver
152 YowTRIP 527,212 892,094 709,653 Toronto
153 Lypp 601,023 828,308 714,666 Vancouver
154 Streem 573,984 867,952 720,968 Ottawa
155 FundFindr 1,000,221 491,571 745,896 Vancouver
156 SomethingSimpler 950,761 549,062 749,912 Vancouver
157 myhood.ca 584,800 953,262 769,031 Toronto
158 Crypkey 653,813 890,825 772,319 Alberta
159 ClearSky Media 939,548 611,641 775,595 Toronto
160 Ipartee 622,117 934,406 778,262 Toronto
161 YikeSite 876,107 682,602 779,355 Victoria
162 MailChannels 1,020,321 554,693 787,507 Vancouver
163 ChompChompDead 996,362 742,783 869,573 Vancouver
164 Homecourt 975,249 820,705 897,977 Toronto
165 Jiibe 1,343,684 470,692 907,188 Vancouver
166 AdHack 1,312,829 559,194 936,012 Vancouver
167 CellClients 1,012,620 912,037 962,329 Toronto
168 Apricado 1,780,897 262,387 1,021,642 Victoria
169 LibriVox 1,490,360 569,623 1,029,992 Montreal
170 Smart Love 1,303,992 799,363 1,051,678 Vancouver
171 Earideas 1,377,954 833,741 1,105,848 Montreal
172 YourTeamOnline 1,585,941 718,290 1,152,116 Atlantic
173 DailySplice 1,361,520 954,598 1,158,059 Victoria
174 Randomate 1,382,653 983,800 1,183,227 Toronto
175 Chatroll 1,461,318 930,574 1,195,946 Toronto
176 ClixConnect 1,525,138 897,026 1,211,082 Montreal

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Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews is a Writer and Web Developer and for Techvibes. Born and raised in Edmonton, Greg was blogging about his high school drama long before it was fashionable. In the Spring of 2007, half a year out of school, Greg moved to Vancouver in search of interesting technology and the Canadian dream. His personal sites are gregcorp.com and miscellani.ca. Photo by kk+ more



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