November 8, 2016
Equifax Canada partners with MaRS Discovery District to fuel fintech innovation
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Fintech startups have a new ally as they work to bring new, innovative solutions to market with Equifax Canada's announcement of their partnership with MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub.
As a corporate partner for MaRS' Financial Technology (FinTech) Cluster, Equifax increases its participation in Canada's fast-growing ecosystem while acting as a mentor for fintech startups in the industry.
"As an innovator in financial technologies ourselves, Equifax is excited to explore co-development and co-innovation opportunities with up-and-coming enterprises as a corporate partner for MaRS," explained Chris Briggs, Chief Marketing Officer at Equifax Canada. "Fintech is an exciting field that is delivering fresh, new ideas to the financial sector. With our history and expertise in the industry, we bring immense value to organizations looking to grow their business in Canada and beyond." Briggs adds, "We look forward to enhancing our deep innovation pipeline with the unique perspective gained through this partnership."
"By working with Equifax we're connecting MaRS FinTech ventures with a leader in credit data and insights," said Dinaro Ly, Director of Financial Technology at MaRS. "This collaboration will expand the resources available to our fintech community, enabling our innovators to continue transforming financial services."
The MaRS Discovery District FinTech Cluster provides fintech ventures with access to advisory services, venture capital opportunities, and a national network of corporate partners, financial institutions and over 200 fintech ventures.