It isn't news that Canada's culture is inherently risk-averse. This made our banking sector the envy of the world during the recent recession, but in the startup game, it's a hindrance. When people say they want a city in Canada to become "Silicon Valley North," I sigh. They focus on things...read more
I love farmers markets. They make me happy and they make me hopeful. Their warmth and authenticity is magic. Whenever I...read more
On April 16, author and entrepreneur Nir Eyal approached an intimate group of Vancouver entrepreneur with a series of important questions. As a part of the Hooked Workshop sponsored by Work At Play, Eyal explored the concept of habits and addictions in regards to technology. Then he asked us all questions that steered us in the direction of creating habit-forming technology:read more
A Canadian startup is bringing Uber-style payments to restaurants.read more
If you are hoping to understand some of the real reasons I make decisions—or avoid other ones—then read on. I’m not promising you a silver bullet, but instead some valuable insight into the way I and my fellow angels think, how we approach deals, and why we continue to invest.read more
Saadia Muzaffar was one of those people I first met on Twitter. We connected over common interests which lead to chats over coffee and her startup, Revvly.read more
In recent years the trend of accelerating startups has really taken off in North America. There are well over 100 accelerators and incubators in Canada alone.read more
Credit card transactions fees are a significant expense for merchants, especially when it comes to rewards cards.
But the PayWith app, made by Vancouver-based PayWith Worldwide, could be the solution.read more
Procurify, a cloud procurement software firm, has raised $1.2 million.
The seed round came from a diverse lineup of investors, including Silicon Valley's Nexus Venture Partners, BDC, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.read more
In February, predictive analytics firm Playnomics raised $5 million in a round led by Vancouver-based investment firm Vanedge Capital.read more
Is your company conducting research or experimental development? If so—and you’re not already claiming the SR&ED tax credit—you’re leaving money on the table.read more