CIX names Validere as one of Canada’s Top 20 Most Innovative Tech Companies

TORONTO, ON – September 7, 2018 – The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced that Validere is one of twenty companies that have been inducted into the annual CIX Top 20 program.

The CIX Top 20 recipients were chosen by a selection committee made up of technology industry experts and investors from across the country based on a number of key factors including product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity, and business model. These startups join an elite list of game-changing Canadian tech companies that have made up the CIX Top 20 over the past decade. Past Top 20 alumni include Breather, Hubba, Kobo Books, League, Top Hat, Wattpad, and Wealthsimple, to name just a few.

Validere founder and CEO, Nouman Ahmad will present at CIX 2018 on Oct 22-23 and share Validere’s story to a crowd of over 700 investors and peers in the North American technology ecosystem.

“We are honoured to be inducted into the CIX Top 20. Our team thrives on innovation and this award certainly validates our progress towards building the world’s most advanced AI platform for oil & gas trading & logistics.” said Nouman Ahmad.

Validere’s CIX Top 20 recognition comes following a breakthrough year. The company successfully completed IoT & AI platform deployments with large Canadian oil & gas clients and recently expanded into the US market by opening a Houston office with ambitious growth plans on the horizon.

Click here to view a full copy of the release issued by the Canadian Innovation Exchange.

About Validere

Validere’s AI & IoT platform is empowering oil & gas organizations to optimize critical blending, logistics, and trading decisions. Validere was founded in 2015 at Harvard by entrepreneurs who recognized the enormous opportunity to bring data transparency and innovation to oil & gas. The startup graduated from San Francisco’s Y-Combinator and Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab accelerators in 2016. For more information, visit

About CIX – Canadian Innovation Exchange 

CIX is Canada’s only national curated startup investment conference. Invited attendees are founders of Canada’s most innovative early and growth-stage tech companies and global investors and corporates. Due to the high level of companies at CIX, it attracts delegations of investors from around the world. CIX takes place over two days, Oct 22-23, 2018, in downtown Toronto.

Adam Weinstein