#ICYMI: MaRS venture news for June and July 2015

#ICYMI: MaRS venture news for June and July 2015

Summer is in full swing and our local entrepreneurs are working as hard as ever, raising financing rounds, garnering big media attention, launching new products and even winning global awards!

Here is just some of the news and media coverage about startups in the cleantechinformation and communications technology (ICT) and health spaces from the months of June and July.

Notable news

  • In early June, Universe (previously Uniiverse), an event planning and discovery startup, announced that it was acquired by Ticketmaster.
Universe provides event organizers with easy-to-use marketing and management tools. The company was recently acquired by Ticketmaster.

Media coverage

Startup founders
Founders from local startups Nanoleaf, WatrHub and Wealthsimple.


SunFarmer provides solar energy solutions to communities around the world.



Ilana Ben-Ari
Ilana Ben-Ari, founder of Twenty One Toys.
  • A great video profile of Ariel Garten, CEO of InteraXon, appeared on Bloomberg Business.
  • JOLT alumnus teaBOT was featured in a profile and video on TechCrunch and also on FWx.
  • JOLT alumnus Taplytics launched a new “smart push” feature for users—read more in this VentureBeat article.