True North: A Celebration of Canadian Fintech

True North: A Celebration of Canadian Fintech

Canada Day is this week, July 1st. The holiday – colloquially considered by some to be Canada’s “birthday” – celebrates the decision of three provinces in 1867 – modern-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec – to unify and form the country we now know and love as Canada.

Last year, we launched our inaugural recognition of fintech companies – Finovate alums all – who were founded in or operate out of Canada. From Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal to Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver, Canadian fintechs have gained a reputation for cutting-edge innovation in everything from helping small businesses secure critical financing during the COVID pandemic to advancing new use cases for the latest cryptocraze: non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Today, we honor Canada Day with a salute to those Canadian fintechs that have joined the Finovate family since our last reporting from the Great White North.

Boss Insights (Toronto, Ontario) – demo – Business-data-as-a-service innovator bridging the data gap between banks and their business customers.

Coconut Software (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – demo – Customer engagement platform for financial institutions to enhance the digital and physical engagement of both staff and customers.

Dbilia (Vancouver, British Colombia) – demo – A digital memorabilia marketplace that leverages Blockchain technology and NFTs to empower creatives and enable fans to purchase their work. Best of Show winner.

FormHero (Toronto, Ontario) – demo – A low-code SaaS platform that helps enterprises build intuitive, digital front-end experiences to help them manage and orchestrate complex data collection. (Vancouver, British Colombia) – demo – An AI-driven analytics platform to enhance small business lenders’ loan origination processes with instant cash flow analysis, automated underwriting, as well as continuous monthly monitoring and real-time reporting.

We also saw the return of Flybits this spring. The Toronto-based company demonstrated its MyCard solution that consolidates all of a bank’s products and services on the bank’s existing mobile app and provides dynamic recommendations tailored to the customer’s needs.

Looking to FinovateFall in September, what can we expect from fintech’s Canadian contingent? This week we introduced the first wave of demoing companies for our annual fall fintech event and were happy to see that Finovate veteran Cinchy, from Toronto, Ontario, will be back. With FinovateFall marking the return of live demos after more than a year in a digital-only format, we can’t wait to see what other innovative Canadian fintechs will join in the fun.

Photo by Andre Furtado from Pexels

FinovateWest Digital 2020 Sneak Peek: JUDI.AI

FinovateWest Digital 2020 Sneak Peek: JUDI.AI

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateSpring Digital on May 10 through 13, 2021. Register today and save your spot.

JUDI.AI provides SMB lenders with an AI driven analytics platform to support loan origination with instant cash flow analysis, automated underwriting, and continuous financial monitoring.


  • Increased operational efficiencies
  • Improved customer experience
  • Reduced risk

Why it’s great
The JUDI AI-drive platform provides instant cash flow analytics of bank statements to glean insights of the financial health of small businesses.


Su Ning Strube, Chief Product Officer
Strube is a digital strategist who has spent 20 years at the intersection between technology and business, having held various senior management roles driving innovation in growth stage companies.