Today in MaRS partnerships: TMX joins the FinTech cluster, Unilever joins Consumer & Commerce

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MaRS Discovery District jointly announced two new additions to its recently launched clusters today.

TMX Group will join the MaRS FinTech cluster as part of a new collaborative relationship with the innovation hub. TMX will join to connect with startups currently focusing on big data, crypto currencies, and capital market plays. In return, TMX will support FinTech cluster entrepreneurs by providing access to its recently launched eXplore TMX Innovation Lab, a design and development space focused on FinTech and big data solutions.

“I am delighted to announce our strategic collaboration with TMX as we continue to grow MaRS’ FinTech cluster,” said Adam Nanjee, Head of MaRS FinTech. “As part of MaRS FinTech, TMX will join MaRS’ growing community of financial technology companies and entrepreneurs, and, in doing so, learn from and build on new knowledge in financial services research.”

Not to be left out, the MaRS Consumer and Commerce cluster announced the new addition of Unilever, a leading supplier of food, home, and personal care products. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) supplier says it hopes to discover through the partnership innovation that drive tech-enhanced sustainable shopper experiences.

“Unilever, one of the most innovative CPG companies in the world, reaches over 2 billion people on a daily basis. The combined power of MaRS’ ecosystem with Unilever’s global reach and expertise makes this cross-industry collaboration a natural fit and huge opportunity for both entities,” said Sue McGill, Head, MaRS Consumer and Commerce. “By bridging the innovations happening on the front lines at MaRS directly to Unilever’s team, you create opportunities for accelerated growth – which is what our high impact, Canadian ventures need.”

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.