In the past few weeks, several Canadian startups have made announcements and launched new features. Here’s the latest on Canada’s movers and shakers.
Securicy launches Policy Builder to help small businesses build cybersecurity policies
Cape Breton-based Securicy, which provides end-to-end cybersecurity tools and resources for small and medium businesses, has launched its inaugural product called Policy Builder.
Policy Builder’s web-based solution allows businesses to quickly develop clear and concise cybersecurity policies tailored to their business needs. Every purchase includes a free 30-minute consultation with a security specialist.
“Cyber attacks are growing both in frequency and sophistication. Their increased propagation is taking a toll on small and medium-sized businesses, which typically lack the resources required to properly protect customer data,” said Darren Gallop, CEO and co-founder of Securicy. “At Securicy, we’re solving this growing issue by providing a cost-effective, end-to-end cybersecurity solution for SMBs.”
Securicy has also been named one of 10 companies selected for Techstars’ Boston 2018 cohort.
Uberflip announces new VP of customer success
Uberflip, which allows B2B marketers to create personalized content experiences at scale, has announced a new VP of customer success.
Rory Hochman will lead Uberflip’s customer engagement strategy, onboarding services, training and education, and support. In the past, Hochman has held positions like VP of customer operations at BlueCat, director of client support at Varicent prior to its acquisition by IBM, and director of product support at Workbrain prior to its acquisition by Infor.
“The addition of Rory Hochman to Uberflip is a boost to our leadership as we navigate a growing team and a growing roster of blue chip clients,” said Uberflip president and CMO Randy Frisch. “Rory’s experience, skills, and knowledge will translate well to the ever-growing marketing technology sector, and with him on board, we’re now more equipped than ever to serve our ever expanding customer base of Uberflip users, champions, and fans.”
Uberflip is planning to double in size, and is currently working to transition to its new 30,000-square-foot headquarters in Toronto.
“In joining Uberflip, I’m excited to be working with a team of high performers who just happen to also be great people and collaborators. Together, we’ll continue our trajectory in growing Uberflip’s client base and innovating on new ways to put our customers first,” Hochman said.
MindBridge AI announces new enhancements to platform
MindBridge AI has announced new enhancements to its core platform, AI auditor, and some new company milestones.
The AI Auditor uses machine learning and AI to analyze financial data for accounting professionals who conduct financial audits. The company is adding patent pending natural language processing (NLP) that allows audit professionals to naturally ask questions of their transactions, and immediately get focused on potential errors and risky transactions.
MindBridge AI has received support from the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program, which helps Canadian enterprises expand to key markets abroad by providing access to key resources and Trade Commissioner support.
“We wish to democratize the use of AI for all auditors. With this latest update, MindBridge has demonstrated its continued commitment to delivering to auditors an extensible, leading edge platform in order to provide maximum value to their clients,” said Eli Fathi, CEO of MindBridge AI. “The UK is an important market for us and we are already working with leading audit firms such as Kingston Smith. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Canadian Technology Accelerator United Kingdom for their assistance in supporting us in our UK outreach and operations.”
The platform is also integrating with QuickBooks Online, Intacct and NetSuite; offering tailored analysis for General Ledger and Accounts Payable; and building financial reports including income statement, financial trending, and ratio analysis.
“As a global hub for finance and technology, London is a natural city for innovative Canadian firms to put down roots and establish an international presence,” said Janice Charette, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. “The Government of Canada is committed to increasing trade opportunities in the UK. Supporting companies such as MindBridge by fostering these kind of initiatives is a key component of our Trade Commissioner Services.”