IDEABOOST Cohort 4 Startup SlimCut Acquired by Video Management Platform Telaria

IDEABOOST Cohort 4 Startup SlimCut Acquired by Video Management Platform Telaria

Acquisition enhances SlimCut’s platform and grows Telaria’s global footprint

Toronto, June 13, 2018 – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and CFC Media Lab are proud to announce that SlimCut, a startup from IDEABOOST Accelerator Cohort 4 in 2014, has been acquired by video management platform, Telaria. The acquisition enables SlimCut to expand and augment their platform through deeper video publishing and monetization. It also enhances Telaria’s complete video management platform with SlimCut’s customized outstream product for premium publishers.

Since its time in the IDEABOOST Accelerator, SlimCut’s client roster has grown to include some of the largest and most prestigious media companies in North America, with leading broadcasters such as Bell Media, Quebecor, Rogers Media, Corus Entertainment and traditional publishers such as The Globe and Mail, PostMedia and TorStar. Both of SlimCut’s co-founders, Damien Véran and Thomas Davy, will join Telaria to contribute to the growth of SlimCut with Telaria; the company will now be called SlimCut, powered by Telaria.

IDEABOOST is a Toronto-based business accelerator and startup community for companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands. An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, in partnership with Corus Entertainment, IDEABOOST provides high–potential Canadian startups with seed investment, mentorship, and access to its network.

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The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace.

About CFC Media Lab
The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) is an internationally acclaimed digital media think tank and award-winning production facility. It provides a unique research, training and production environment for digital media content developers and practitioners, as well as acceleration programs and services for digital entertainment start-ups and related SMEs. Program participants have emerged as leaders in the world of digital media, producing groundbreaking projects and innovative, sustainable companies for the digital and virtual age. CFC Media Lab is funded in part by a contribution of up to $4.76 million through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. For more information, visit or


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