The DMZ Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Accelerator/​Incubator
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 313
  • Portfolio
  • 178
  • Exits
  • 128

The DMZ General Information


The DMZ is Ryerson University's business incubator for early-stage technology startups. It provides coaching, funding, work space, access to regular investor meetups, workshops and one-on-ones with VCs, fund raising, connection with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs. It was founded in 2010 and is established in Toronto, Canada.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Digital Media Zone
Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Primary Office
  • 10 Dundas Street East, 6th Floor
  • Suite 600
  • Toronto, Ontario M5B 2G9
  • Canada

The DMZ Investments (313)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Clout Jam 24-Mar-2020 Accelerator/Incubator Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000000000 01-Jan-2020 000000000000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
000 26-Sep-2019 000000000000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue
000 17-Sep-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Startup
00000 000000 01-Sep-2019 000000000000 Consumer Finance Generating Revenue
000000000 01-Jun-2019 000000000000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
00000000 01-Apr-2019 000000000000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00000 0000000000 01-Apr-2019 000000000000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
mettleAI 22-Mar-2019 Grant 00.000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue
Wisely (Financial Software) 25-Jan-2019 Accelerator/Incubator Financial Software Generating Revenue
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The DMZ Exits (128)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Lesson Vendor 28-Apr-2021 Out of Business
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0000'0 00 00000! 26-Mar-2021 000 00 00000000
000000 0000000000 23-Mar-2021 000 00 00000000
0000000 01-Mar-2021 000000000000000000
000000000 0000 000 26-Feb-2021 000 00 00000000
00000000 04-Dec-2020 000 00 00000000
00000 (00000000000 25-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
VitalHub 17-Nov-2020 Public Investment 2nd Offering 000.00
Rover Parking 30-Oct-2020 Merger/Acquisition
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The DMZ Team (6)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Brendan Dellandrea Director of Marketing and Communications Toronto, Canada
Freeman Chow Senior Financial Officer Toronto, Canada
Emily Smiley Startup Services Assistant Toronto, Canada
Abdullah Snobar Executive Director 0 0 Toronto, Canada
Hossein Rahnama Ph.D Co-Founder 0 0 Toronto, Canada
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The DMZ Co-Investors (14)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Zone Startups India 3 Series chart Industry bar
OneEleven 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mars 0 Series chart Industry bar
Rising Tide Fund 0 Series chart Industry bar
Y Combinator 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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