After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards have boiled down to this one moment: the winners. This year we received more than 40,000 votes, a significant increase from last year's awards. We want to thank all of our readers—from the voters to the startups and the...read more
Community is what it’s all about says Aaron Zifkin, Airbnb’s country manager for Canada.
“We’re not a technology company,” Zifkin says. “We’re a company that provides experiences.”read more
John Chen's concept of "net neutrality" involves US Congress forcing developers to build their apps for BlackBerry.read more
Ottawa-born e-commerce platform Shopify had a big 2014.
For example, Shopify now houses 140,000 stores, up from 80,000 in 2013. Those stores registered an impressive $3.7 billion in sales, up from $1.6 billion in 2013.
Shopify also noted the growing importance of social media and mobile, the latter of which now accounts for 33% of all purchases and more than half of traffic.
It’s amazing how powerful one minute can be for an entrepreneur.
Every entrepreneur has imagined the moment where they will have to boil down their life’s work into a few catchphrases. For many, even the mere thought of it can become a source of anxiety.read more
Chalk.com today announced a funding round led by MaRS Investment Acceleration Fund with participation from BDC Capital, Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, and John Baker of Desire2Learn.read more
Toronto's SceneDoc today announced the completion of a $4 million Series A round of funding led by iGan Partners, with participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and a group of angel investors.
SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform that provides law enforcement a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes.read more
ECN Capital has announced the launch of its new online investment platform for the private capital markets.
The ECN crowdfinancing platform aims to provide value, efficiency and convenience for investors while lowering the cost of raising capital for companies.
One of the initial offerings on the ECN platform is Calgary's Hookflash, an emerging technology leader in video chat, voice and messaging for mobile and the web.read more
Many private companies, including startups, post annual "Year in Review" posts for public consumption.read more
2015 is now well underway and, like every new beginning, it gives us time to reflect on where we have been and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
Usually I start the New Year by providing an update on financing and new listing activity in the innovation sectors (comprised of the technology, clean technology & renewable energy and life sciences sectors) on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).read more
Rubikloud Technologies announced today that it has raised $7 million in an oversubscribed Series A financing round, bringing the total investment in the last 12 months to over $8.5 million.read more
Police forces in Canada don't agree with Rogers on how to handle expenses associated with court-ordered services.read more
Kitchener's Vidyard announced today it has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from existing investors iNovia Capital, OMERS Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and SoftTech VC.read more