Financial comparison platform HelloSafe lands C$4.2m in seed VC

OneRagtime and Kima Ventures led the round.

  • Founded last year, five million users already use HelloSafe ‘s comparison tools
  • The capital infusion will allow the company to recruit new employees, further develop its comparison solutions and create more products in Canada

HelloSafe, a Montreal-based fintech startup that develops insurance, investment, savings and credit product comparison solutions for individuals and businesses, has raised C$4.2 million in seed financing. OneRagtime and Kima Ventures led the round.

Founded last year, five million users already use HelloSafe ‘s comparison tools. The capital infusion will allow the company to recruit new employees, further develop its comparison solutions and create more products in Canada.

“Despite the big differences between financial products, we see a lot of similarities in the need of our users in Canada for information and a better way to compare products and services. This success validates the scalability of our technology and our vision,” said Pauline Laurore, CMO and co-founder of HelloSafe, in a statement.

Europe’s OneRagtime is an early-stage venture capital firm. It was founded by Stéphanie Hospital and Jean-Marie Messier and is sponsored by experienced digital and investment personalities, including Philippe Bourguignon, Patrick Sayer and Philippe Carle.