Axiom Zen companies are as diverse as our team: we have built vibrant communities and sustainable businesses in industries ranging from enterprise software to digital cats. Our products have touched over 200-million consumers and are used by the world’s leading companies, governments, and academic institutions.

Axiom Zen was named first among Canada’s Most Innovative Companies. In addition to the core venture studio, our operating portfolio includes:


ZenHub helps development teams build better software faster. Over 150,000 developers, product owners, and project managers in organizations ranging from disruptive startups to global enterprises have leveraged ZenHub to improve their Software Development. Lifecycle and deliver value to their customers.

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Dapper Labs

The home of CryptoKitties, Dapper Wallet and Cheeze Wizards, Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen in February 2018 to spread the benefits of blockchain technology through entertainment and play. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, and Zynga, among others.

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Toby brings tabs and bookmarks together. Google and Product Hunt’s extension of the year is used by teams at Google and Facebook.

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Our virtual and augmented reality branch, which we acquired in 2015, Hammer & Tusk is driving immersive reality into the mainstream through their newsletter and online community.

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Routific optimizes pickup and delivery routes in over 900 cities across the globe, leading to 37% shorter routes and twice as many deliveries. In 2015, grew revenue by 9x and became an independent company.

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We often work alone, other times we partner with amazing founders, corporate leaders, venture capitalists, and academic institutions to explore deeply uncertain technical landscapes.


Retail ML (Fortune 500)

Stealth-mode research and prototyping with two Fortune 500 retail brands. Learnings successfully incorporated into core multi-billion dollar business lines.


Product design and development for San Francisco-based startup whose mission is to completely reinvent home WiFi. that subsequently won multiple awards, including the 2016 Innovation Award at Cable Congress, and raise more than $37 million from leading VCs, including Comcast Ventures.

Twenty 20

Software engineering for new product and brand, providing a modern, real-world alternative to traditional stock photography who went on to raise a total of $32 million over five rounds.

Pro Football Focus

Developed initial software product to make in-depth and accurate analysis of professional football performances available anywhere, leading to 69% of NFL teams using the tool and saving teams hours of work each week.


Designed and developed a mobile-first platform that connects current events to historical timelines. Timeline was recognized by Apple as one of the “Best Apps of the Year,” Best New App in 88 countries, and Editor’s Choice in 10 countries.

Throughout our work we have one clear North Star: building the world we want to live in.