Announcing the Winners of the 2012 Canadian Startup Awards!

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

After two months of nominations and voting, the 2012 Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG boils down to this one moment. The winners. This year we received nearly 18,000 votes, up an incredible 60% from our inaugural awards last year. We want to thank all of our readers—from the voters to the startups and the entrepreneurs and investors who power them—for making Canada's startup community so vibrant and innovative. And now, the winners:

 

BEST OVERALL CANADIAN STARTUP OF 2012

WINNER: Indochino

Runners up: Payfirma, Vidyard

 

BEST NEW CANADIAN STARTUP OF 2012

WINNER: Frank & Oak

Runners up: Cinemagram, Hubba

 

CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR OF 2012

WINNER: Ryan Holmes (HootSuite)

Runners up: Jevon MacDonald (GoInstant), Tobias Lutke (Shopify)

 

CANADIAN ANGEL OF 2012

WINNER: Dan Martell

Runners up: Mike Edwards, Randy Thompson

 

CANADIAN VC FIRM OF 2012

WINNER: iNovia Capital

Runners up: Omers Ventures, Real Ventures

 

MOST SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITION of 2012

WINNER: Summify Acquired by Twitter

Runners up: BufferBox acquired by Google, GoInstant acquired by Salesforce

 

Company:
Indochino Apparel Inc.
Website:
http://www.indochino.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Indochino is the leader in custom online menswear. We provide the modern gentleman with high quality menswear that fits your body perfectly. Our quick 10 minute measurement process can be done from the comfort of your own home; no tailor required. All of our products are hand tailored and delivered to any part of the world within 4 weeks. Indochino makes it easy and affordable for customers to get custom tailored... more

Company:
KPMG LLP
Website:
http://www.kpmg.ca/TMT
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG... more

Company:
iNovia Capital
Website:
http://www.inovia.vc
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

iNovia partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful companies in high-growth sectors. The team is comprised of entrepreneurs and sector experts focused on Mobile, Internet and Digital Media. iNovia has offices in Montreal, New York City and Calgary and invests across North America. iNovia has $275M under management across three seed and early-­stage funds. For more information, visit www.inovia.vc... more

Company:
Frank & Oak
Website:
http://www.frankandoak.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Frank & Oak is a vertically integrated online menswear brand with premium clothing and a simple, personalized shopping experience. Every month, Frank & Oak designs, manufactures, and sells a limited feed of modern apparel and accessories. The brand acts as a lifestyle partner, offering style advice, personalized product suggestions, and an easy-to-use shopping platform, among other members-only benefits. Frank &... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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