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Five companies to watch in Atlantic Canada

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The technology industry in Atlantic Canada produced some big exits in the past two years. The region is poised for more success, and here are some of the companies to watch:


This Fredericton-based company offers data-mining software that helps large companies develop new sales contacts. The Introhive team consists of many former Research in Motion (RIM) staff members and it is headed by Jody Glidden, who led his former company, Chalk Media Corp., to a $30-million buyout by RIM several years ago.

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UserEvents offers technology that alerts corporations when customers are having trouble with online transactions. The Fredericton company is led by CEO Jeff Thompson, who in 2009 sold his former company, Conseros, to Genesys, a subsidiary of phone equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent.


LeadSift is a social-media startup that helps businesses mine social data on sites such as Twitter and Foursquare for sales lead generation. The Halifax startup and Launch36 graduate has raised $1.1 million during the past year as part of its first round of funding.


Nova Scotia-based AnalyzeRe offers a SaaS platform provides pricing and risk management software for the $12 billion reinsurance industry leveraging high performance computing and big data analysis.

ViTrak Systems Inc.

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ViTrak is a PEI-based maker of pressure-sensitive floor pads. The company raised $650,000 from angel investors in 2012.

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