Techstars Montréal AI 2021 unveils new cohort

Techstars Montreal AI has accepted 12 startups into its fourth edition, says managing director Bruno Morency.

Three of the teams hail from Montreal, while five are coming from Europe. The dozen teams span a wide variety of verticals, including cannabis, biotech, machine learning, webcams and VR, home building and more.

Here they are:

Atlas AI

London, UK –

Motion analysis API for online workout platforms, powered by computer vision. We transform raw videos into actionable data such as exercise performed, number of repetitions and quality of form.

Biotech Square

Toronto, Canada –

Making new medicine approvals more predictable. Biotech Square is using AI to bring the regulatory perspective to every drug development program and help assess approvability in real time.

Etiq AI

London, UK –

A software platform which allows data scientists to develop fair, unbiased, machine learning algorithms. Etiq helps deliver effectiveness and compliance by providing a suite of tools to identify, explain and repair models during their initial development and subsequent training.


Montréal/Toronto, Canada –

Behavioural Biometric Analysis based Continuous Authentication without Complication.


Montréal, Canada –

Maket is an AI-powered marketplace that lets you shop, buy, and start building your dream home in minutes, online. Maket makes home building simplified.


Copenhagen, Denmark –

Marionette is an AI-driven motion capture and editing software that utilizes webcams and VR.


Montréal, Canada –

mia is a no-code tool for rapidly deploying and prototyping machine learning models.


Strasbourg, France –

Nabu is an AI-native document management platform for global trade.


Distrito Federal, Mexico –

State of the art open source forecasting software for developers and data scientists.


Toronto, Canada –

Periculum is a top provider of data analytics and credit assessment services specifically targeted to underserved markets.


Mountain View – California, US –

AI Powered • No-Code • Smart Test Automation. Shaztra empowers software teams to easily build test automation using English.


Cologne, Germany –

Transforming cannabis plant growth via AI-powered spectral sensors.

Morency wrote that the program’s selection focused on three core themes: Core AI – AI at the core of the product; Democratization of AI – the product allows non-experts to use and apply AI; and AI Infrastructure / MLOps – products that address unique challenges faced when running AI systems.

Over the coming weeks, over 90 mentors will meet and assist the startups and make introductions to contacts in their network.

Techstarts Montreal AI now boasts 30 alumni. Techstars says that eight of its alumni closed funding rounds of at least $1 million last year, while six earned pre-seed rounds between $400,000 and $1 million. The program also saw a first exit when Algolia acquired MorphL.

(PHOTO: Bruno Morency Medium)

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