Four Toronto startups represent at DEMO Event

Posted by Rob Lewis

Toronto was represented well today at the DEMO Spring 2011 event in Palm Desert with Guardly, Thoora, Trendspottr, and Viafoura all getting some solid coverage on VentureBeat.

  • Conrad Egusa covered Guardly's application that allows smartphone users who find themselves in an emergency situation to alert, connect, and then collaborate with their personal safety network and authorities with one tap.

The four Toronto startups represent different routes to DEMO. While TrendSpottr is small, self-funded, and still in beta, Thoora has 14 employees and has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Rogers Ventures. Viafoura is a MaRS client and working with advisors there to refine their model, increase awareness and connect with the VC community.

Guardly is somewhere in the middle with 4 employees and a CEO who previously worked at the BlackBerry Partners Fund and RBC Venture Partners. Want to get a feel for DEMO - check out Guardly CEO Josh Sookman presenting:

Company:
Thoora
Website:
http://www.thoora.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thoora helps people discover What the World is Talking About by delivering the news that is attracting the most interest and reaction – making it easy for people to filter through the noise to find the content that offers the most value, insight and perspective. Thoora’s real-time algorithm takes a unique approach to delivering news by focusing on the stories that everyone’s talking about, rather than what a small... more

Company:
Guardly
Website:
http://guardly.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Guardly is a robust communication platform for emergencies that is changing the way mobile personal safety is delivered. Guardly is the first mobile application to give people the ability to both alert and connect in real-time with local authorities as well as their own personal safety network in a single tap. Depending on your configuration of Guardly, you can reach your personal safety network by conference... more

Company:
Trendspottr
Website:
http://www.trendspottr.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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