13 Apr 2015
#ICYMI: MaRS venture news for March 2015
- Health venture PlantForm announced that it is receiving support from the Canadian government to develop antibody treatments for HIV strains.
- PostBeyond signed on several new customers, including The PGA of America.
- Education technology startup Clockwork Fox Studios announced a distribution deal with Scholastic Canada.
- We had a MaRS exhibit at this year’s Green Living Show, which led to some companies—Vanhawks, Nanoleaf and Nudy Patooty—being featured on “Breakfast Television.”
- Ariel Garten, co-founder and CEO of Interaxon, was featured in Fast Company: “Meet the woman who combined neuroscience tech and mindfulness.”
- BuildScience received some press for Y Combinator’s Demo Day here and on TechCrunch.
- Vanhawks and Giveffect also pitched at Y Combinator’s Demo Day. Check out this TechCrunch coverage.
- PUSH was featured in a BetaKit article: “The gym of the future will push you to your peak.”
- Vanhawks received a nice profile on BlogTO: “Toronto-designed bike calls home when stolen.”
- Flixel proved that it is disrupting the advertising industry with its technology. Check out the company in a Wall Street Journal article: “Marketers experiment with cinemegraph ads.”
- SelfPay’s female founder Wendy MacKinnon Keith was profiled in a great cover story in Ivey Business School’s InTouch Magazine.
- Bitstrips was featured in the Globe and Mail: “Facebook recruits Canadian developers to help enhance Messenger app.”