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Yung Wu

CEO Approval Rating

72/100

Founded:

2000

Status:

Est. Annual Revenue
$42.6M
Est. Employees
480
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Yung Wu

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480
$1M
$42.6M
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Chris Albinson

President & CEO

85/100
400
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$22.8M
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Michael Tremblay

President & CEO

74/100
310
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$18.5M
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Jay Krishnan

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88/100
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$16.8M
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Don Ginsel

Founder & CEO

71/100
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$3.3M
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Tiffany Wilson

President & CEO

90/100
73
$2M
$14.5M
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Meric Gertler

President

78/100
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$3.6B
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Melissa Hughes

CEO

90/100
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$8.5M
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Christopher Chung

CEO

70/100
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$2.1M
$24.5M
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Communitech is MaRS's #1 rival. Communitech was founded in 1997 in Kitchener, Ontario. Communitech is in the Business Support Services field. Communitech generates $19.8M less revenue than MaRS.

Invest Ottawa is one of MaRS's top competitors. Invest Ottawa is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, and was founded in 1983. Invest Ottawa competes in the Business Support Services field. Invest Ottawa generates 43% the revenue of MaRS.

Accelerator Centre is seen as one of MaRS's top competitors. Accelerator Centre was founded in 2006, and its headquarters is in Waterloo, Ontario. Accelerator Centre operates in the Business Support Services industry. Accelerator Centre has 370 fewer employees than MaRS.

MaRS Acquisitions

No recent acquisitions found related to MaRS

MaRS Funding History

Since MaRS was founded in 2000, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total MaRS has raised $1.0M. MaRS's funding round was on Apr 2018 for a total of $1.0M

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Apr 2018
$1M

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Since MaRS was founded in 2000, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total MaRS has raised $1.0M. MaRS's funding round was on Apr 2018 for a total of $1.0M

MaRS Investments

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FarmLead is a mobile application that allows buyers and sellers to list, negotiate and finalize grain deals.
$6.5M
Mar 19, 2017
Series A
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Zighra is a mobile security company that provides behavioral biometrics authentication solutions for smartphones.
$1M
Dec 15, 2016
Seed
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Morgan Solar is a solar power and optical technology company that provides photovoltaic solar panels and dual-axis trackers.
$10M
Jul 12, 2016
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RANK Software is a security intelligence and analytics platform that helps to identify and analyze cybersecurity threats.
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Jun 12, 2016
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$1M
Mar 22, 2016
Unattributed
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These are all the companies that MaRS has invested in. MaRS has invested 19 companies and its latest investment was FarmLead in Mar 19,. FarmLead is a mobile application that allows buyers and sellers to list, negotiate and finalize grain deals.

MaRS News

December 31, 2020Materials Management and Distribution

MaRS supports nine AI supply chain projects

Supply Chain AI is a six-month program supporting Canadian venture companies building applied AI and ... See more »
November 27, 2020Business Insider

As Silicon Valley gets disrupted by the pandemic, this CEO says tech companies should look to Canada to expand

CEO Yung Wu says private and public sectors in Canada collaborate to support employers through variou... See more »
November 25, 2020Mobile ID World

MaRS Innovation Hub Successfully Integrates BioConnect's Wellness Declaration Solution

Biometric authentication technology company BioConnect and Toronto-based innovation hub MaRS Discover... See more »
October 8, 2020FindBiometrics

Tech Innovation Hub Opts for BioConnect Wellness Checks for Access Control

Toronto-based innovation hub MaRS Discovery District has announced that it has chosen biometric authe... See more »
October 6, 2020MarketScreener

MaRS Discovery District Chooses BioConnect's Wellness Declaration Solution to Meet New Ministry of Health COVID-19 Screening Mandate

(marketscreener.com) MaRS Discovery District has chosen BioConnect's Wellness Declaration Solution as... See more »
September 30, 2020North American Clean Energy

Enel Expands into Canadian Innovation Ecosystem Partnership with MaRS

Enel nbsp announced it has expanded its energy innovation reach into nbsp Canada nbsp through a partn... See more »

MaRS Press Releases

January 23, 2018Business Wire

Canadian Cleantech Companies Shine on Prestigious 2018 Global Cleantech 100 list

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian Cleantech companies shine on prestigious 2018 Global Cleante... See more »
January 5, 2018StreetInsider

Get to Know the Revolutionary Medical Innovations Being Unleashed in Canada

Next week, leading Canadian health startups will be the ones to watch during J.P. Morgan’s healthcare... See more »
November 13, 2017Business Wire

Toronto Tech Descends on New York City to Promote Strategic East Coast Alliance

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toronto and New York, two cities experiencing a surge in venture capital, ... See more »
September 28, 2017PR Newswire

Yung Wu Named New CEO of MaRS Discovery District

Yung Wu, a pioneering entrepreneur and serial investor, will be the new CEO of MaRS Discovery Distric... See more »
March 14, 2017Blackbird

Are you the Next Einstein? "The Next Einstein" Online Competition Searches for A Genius Idea to Make the World a Better Place

TORONTO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - "The Next Einstein", an online competition that invites indivi... See more »
July 20, 2016Business Wire

Lowest Rates Joins MaRS FinTech Cluster

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LowestRates.ca, a rate comparison site helping Canadians make better financ... See more »
March 3, 2016Marketwired

Innovative Partnership Signed Between Clean Technology Organizations in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 4, 2016) - The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Ecotech Q... See more »

MaRS Videos

December 10, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"Women In Cleantech Challenge: Luna Yu" on VIMEO

Luna Yu (CEO, Genecis Bioindustries) is one of six finalists selected to participate in the MaRS Wome... See more »
November 20, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"Life is Short, Join a Startup" on VIMEO

Working at a startup means having your ideas heard, moving quickly and owning big projects that allow... See more »
November 2, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"Women In Cleantech Challenge: Nivatha Belandra" on VIMEO

Nivatha Balendra is one of six finalists selected to participate in the MaRS Women In Cleantech Chall... See more »
October 5, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"MaRS and CIBC present: Venture Debt - Alternative Financing for Growth" on VIMEO

Cast: MaRS Discovery District... See more »
May 18, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"Défi des femmes en tech propres" on VIMEO

Innovation au féminin : moteur de l'économie verteCast: MaRS Discovery District... See more »
May 10, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"Women in Cleantech Challenge Jurors" on VIMEO

Cast: MaRS Discovery District... See more »
April 25, 2018MaRS Vimeo Channel

"Employment Pathway Platform" on VIMEO

With support from Google.org, MaRS is creating the Employment Pathway Platform, a job opportunity and... See more »

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MaRS Headquarters

101 College Street Suite 100

Toronto, OntarioM5G 1L7

416-673-8100

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MaRS Summary

ABOUT

Overview

MaRS is a business acceleration firm that offers mentorship, funding, networking and training for health, energy, environmental and financial startups. MaRS was founded in 2000. MaRS's headquarters is located in Toronto, Ontario, CA M5G 1L7. It has ra...

CEO

MaRS's CEO, Yung Wu, currently has an approval rating of 72%. MaRS's primary competitors are Communitech, Invest Ottawa & Accelerator Centre.

Website

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Frequently Asked Questions about MaRS

  1. When was MaRS founded?

    MaRS was founded in 2000
  2. Who is MaRS's CEO?

    MaRS's CEO is Yung Wu
  3. How much revenue does MaRS generate?

    MaRS generates $42.6M in revenue
  4. How much funding does MaRS have?

    MaRS has historically raised $1M in funding
  1. Where is MaRS's headquarters?

    MaRS's headquarters is in Toronto Ontario, CA
  2. How many employees does MaRS have?

    MaRS has 480 employees
  3. Who are MaRS's competitors?

    MaRS's top competitors are Communitech, Invest Ottawa, Accelerator Centre
  4. Who has MaRS invested in?

    MaRS's has invested in companies such as FarmLead, Zighra, Morgan Solar