AccessNow, founded by Maayan Ziv at Ryerson University’s DMZ startup incubator in 2015, collects and maps data from users about the accessibility of areas like restaurants, bars and retailers. The app has more than 26,000 locations tagged across 35 countries. The investment, announced by Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough, was made through the Accessible Technology Program, a $22.3-million fund to be allocated over five years starting in 2017. The company plans to use the funding to grow its team from seven workers to 15 over the next couple years. (The Logic)
In-depth, agenda-setting reporting
Great journalism delivered straight to your inbox.
New law will let Canada bar Huawei from 5G networks after years of pondering
AV-software maker Oxbotica deploys first self-driving car in Europe with no on-board driver
Toronto’s Xanadu raising US$100M at US$1B valuation: report
Couche-Tard unveils first North American Circle K EV fast-charging station
Best business newsletter in Canada
Get up to speed in minutes with insights and analysis on the most important stories of the day, every weekday.
See the bigger picture with reporters and industry experts in subscriber-exclusive events.
Membership in The Logic Council
Membership provides access to our popular Slack channel, participation in subscriber surveys and invitations to exclusive events with our journalists and special guests.