News for September: Revlo grows fastest in YC; Ranomics, Ecobee, and Georgian raise money; Next36 rebrands as Next Canada

Even in the midst of a beautiful summer, the Toronto startup community doesn’t seem to rest. There was money raised (Ranomics, Ecobee, and Georgian Partners), product launches (Enterprise Toronto’s Growth Wheel, and Edusight’s Magic Platform), awards won (Helpwear from the CNE pitch competition, and Allen Lau from Startup Canada), and more. We’ve summed it all up for you below.

Revlo is the fastest growing YC startup: Next36 alum Revlo is the fastest-growing Y-Combinator startup in the Summer 2016 cohort according to MatterMark. Its fan engagement platform for Twitch streamers has 16,000 active streamers paying $10/ month. (MatterMark, TechCrunch)

Ontario Entrepreneur of the year: Allen Lau: Startup Canada gives national recognition to citizens that help foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation by way of regional awards. Wattpad’s Allen Lau is Ontario’s Entrepreneur of the Year. (BetaKit)

Ranomics raises $1.6M seed round: 60% of all genetic tests are inconclusive. Ranomics is changing that by testing genetic variants in biological systems or disease models. It now has $1.6M to help them on their journey. (BetaKit)

Launched: Edusight’s Magic Platform: Edusight’s Notes app helps teachers document student learning. Their new Magic platform will help school administrators tap into insights collected by teachers in the classroom in real time. Magic launches in partnership with three Ontario school boards. (BetaKit)

TouchBistro partners with Square: Point-of-sale app TouchBistro has partnered with mobile payment company Square, giving TouchBistro access to Square’s mobile payment hardware and financial services. (TechCrunch)

Tecla makes Pokemon Go accessible: Tecla by Komodo OpenLab is an assistive hardware device that, when connected to a wheelchair, lets you control your phone with the wheelchair controls. Tecla now supports Pokemon Go so more people can play! (TechCrunch)

Georgian Partners raises $485M fund: More than 2x the $200M raised for its second fund in April, Georgian Partners has raised funds for a third round to focus on companies working in artificial intelligence, natural-language messaging, privacy and security. (BetaKit)

Don’t miss Startup Open House: If you’re into startups, offices, mingling, networking, food, drinks, walking, and/or great times, don’t miss Startup Open House on September 22nd. Visit more than 50 startup offices, meet people, get a job, have fun! (BetaKit)

Helpwear wins $25k grand prize at CNE: The CNE created the PayPal Startup Zone and hosted a pitch competiton to get back to its roots showcasing innovative Canadian companies. Helpwear’s HeartWatch, with its 24/7 at-home heart monitoring took home the grand prize. (BetaKit)

Ecobee raises $35M: Ecobee, makers of the 2nd best-selling smart thermostat in the U.S., have experienced 100% year-over-year growth since launching in 2007. That growth has helped them raise a $35M funding round led by Relay Ventures, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, and Thomvest. (BetaKit)

Launched: GrowthWheel: If you have an existing business, Enterprise Toronto’s GrowthWheel will assess it and help you develop a highly customized plan tailored to your needs. Sign up for a Sept. 28 workshop to learn more. (Startup Here Toronto)

Next 36 rebrands as Next Canada: The new name reflects the program’s expanding scope. They’ve also added Acheivers founder Razor Suelman as CEO. (BetaKit)