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17 Best Publishing Startups Headquartered in Canada

This article showcases Boove’s top picks for the best ‘Publishing’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Publishing’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Curiocity Group Inc.

The idea behind this startup: Digital Publisher

Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industries: Digital Media, Publishing

Founders: Mark Montanini

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2. Community Now! Magazine

The idea behind this startup: Community Now! Magazine is a local innovation community magazine.

Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industries: Communities, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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3. Decision Desk HQ

The idea behind this startup: Provider of Election Results and Election Datasets

Headquarters: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Analytics, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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4. Taproot Edmonton

The idea behind this startup: Taproot Edmonton is cultivating local journalism for curiosity-driven stories about their city, cultivated by the community.

Headquarters: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Industries: Digital Media, Journalism, Publishing

Founders: Karen Unland, Mack Male

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5. Coingeek

The idea behind this startup: Coingeek is a cryptocurrency news site.

Headquarters: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Industries: Cryptocurrency, News, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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6. Nuadox

The idea behind this startup: Nuadox is a media property producing and aggregating insightful, uncommon innovation news and analysis.

Headquarters: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Industries: Content, News, Publishing

Founders: Phil Siarri

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7. Better Dwelling

The idea behind this startup: Data driven journalism, starting with Canadian housing.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Apps, Digital Media, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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8. Veühub

The idea behind this startup: Veühub is a online platform that delivers video content and programmatic monetization solutions.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Advertising, Publishing

Founders: Hainsley Guthrie

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9. Thinkwire

The idea behind this startup: Activate communities with panel discussions.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Blogging Platforms, Communities, Content Marketing, Digital Media, Internet, Public Relations, Publishing

Founders: Alexander Ostrow, Tal Schwartz

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10. Pressed News

The idea behind this startup: A digital media company that makes the news easy to understand.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Digital Media, News, Publishing

Founders: Jacqueline Leung

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11. AMG Brands Network Inc.

The idea behind this startup: AMG Brands Network Inc. is a Canadian Digital Publisher and, believes in educating thru the power of Digital Content.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Content, Internet, Marketing, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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12. Phlywheel

The idea behind this startup: AaaS, Agency as a Service. Get digital marketing agency experience, without the agency price tag

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Publishing, Social Media Marketing

Founders: Tara Hunt

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13. Drona

The idea behind this startup: Social Learning Platform for better, richer, inclusive learning experience

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Education, Publishing, Software

Founders: Unknown

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14. Copywriters.com

The idea behind this startup: Copywriters.com builds an online hub for copywriters to share thought leadership content for marketers, consumers, and professionals.

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Industries: Publishing, Social, Social Media Marketing

Founders: Unknown

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15. LIVEKINDLY

The idea behind this startup: LIVEKINDLY is a news and media platform focusing on food, health, sustainable living, and cruelty-free beauty.

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Industries: Broadcasting, News, Publishing

Founders: Jodi Monelle

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16. Sociavore

The idea behind this startup: Website builder and social media publishing platform for restaurants.

Headquarters: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Advertising, News, Publishing

Founders: Thusenth Dhavaloganathan

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17. University Magazine

The idea behind this startup: University Magazine is created by a student for students to provide tips on Student Life, Financial, Career, Majors

Headquarters: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Digital Media, Media and Entertainment, Publishing

Founders: Anwar Abdi, Melissa Dimon

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