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The launch of Start Alberta’s startup database makes Alberta the first district in North America to join the network of more than 40 global tech ecosystems powered by Dealroom. 

Targeted at founders, venture capitalists (VC) and policymakers, the open-access Start Alberta Ecosystem Platform is the most comprehensive database on startups and funding for Alberta.  

With aims to showcase the province as a hyper-connected hub for emerging tech and innovation, the database catalogues and connects more than 2,198 Alberta startups, 79 VC investors and 761 corporates with filters and taxonomy to find companies across specific regions, sectors, company sizes and more. 

Alberta users can sign up, claim and edit their company profiles for free, conduct ecosystem research, look up past funding rounds and valuations, identify emerging trends and find investors through an investor matching tool. 

As a Start Alberta partner, Calgary Economic Development’s ecosystem dashboard for Calgary is available on the Live Tech, Love Life page. As outlined in the community’s economic strategy, Calgary in the New Economy, whether it’s feeding, fueling, healing or moving, the city aims to be a choice destination for game-changing entrepreneurs and companies who embrace tech and innovation.  

Calgary is home to more than 450 startups, saw its fourth billion-dollar unicorn valuation in two years and led Alberta in venture capital investments in 2020, which also marked a record year of investment for the province. 

Dealroom.co is a data provider of startup, early stage and growth company ecosystems around the world, including the UK, France, Melbourne and Amsterdam. It works with investors, entrepreneurs and government organizations to provide transparency, analysis and insights on venture capital activity. 

For more information on Calgary’s innovation ecosystem and opportunities in the technology sector, visit Live Tech, Love Life. 

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