Founded by young Canadian entrepreneurs, Townfolio is a trusted community profile network used by municipalities and businesses to access hard-to-find public data and discover local opportunities across the country.
The idea stemmed from international site selection experience, where founder Davie Lee learned how difficult it was for businesses to find data on communities in Canada. Upon recruiting two other co-founders, the team interviewed dozens of economic developers across the country and learned that communities do not have the time, budget or technical skills to manage their public data and properly promote their community for investment.
Based on this feedback, the idea for Townfolio was born. After countless iterations, in November 2015, the team launched a software product to aggregate and visualize public data, automating the community profile.