Canadian venture capital investment is on pace for another strong year, according to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.read more
The trend now, as it has been for years, is to give every new tech product or strategy a catchy name, preferably an acronym or initialism -- something that will be easy to remember and simpler to write in an email. It may seem a bit cheesy, but businesses do it because it works.
One example of this is BYOD, which is short for bring your own device.read more
CIBC today announced it is partnering with Thinking Capital to expand small business lending in Canada.
The fintech partnership is a first from a major Canadian bank, allowing small business owners to apply for a loan online, receive a credit decision in real time, and have funds in their account just days later.read more
Toronto's Meta announced today that they have raised a $6 million financing round led by Rho Canada Ventures and including Western Technology Investment and iGan Partners.
Meta (formerly ScienceScape) is a machine intelligence and big-data-as-a-service company for researchers and scientific industries and was a finalist for Techvibes 2014 Accelerator Graduate of the Year Award.read more
Toronto's Deep Genomics today announced the closing of a $3.7 million seed financing round led by True Ventures of the Bay Area with participation from Bloomberg Beta and other global angel investors.read more
Toronto's Blueprint announced today that it has secured $23 million in funding, led by US-based Centana Growth Partners.
Blueprint helps enterprise organizations to de-risk and accelerate large, complex IT projects. Customers include JP Morgan Chase & Co., Costco, MetLife, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Sallie Mae and several Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations.read more
Ottawa-based The Better Software Company (TBSC), provider of a robust SaaS solution for small businesses, announced an additional $1.35 million in funding, led by ff Venture Capital with participation by Mistral Venture Partners and local angel groups.
This latest investment brings their total seed round to $2.1 million.read more
SeamlessMD has raised a seed round.
The $1.1 million round came from BDC Capital, FundersClub and a group of angel investors, including Dr. Ray Muzyka and Anthony Lacavera.read more
Shopify this week reported its latest quarterly earnings.read more
Marketing.AI has raised $2 million.
The Series A round, led by Marin Investments, will help expand the Vancouver-based firm's efforts in building a flexible software solution for aligning strategic messaging and company teams, products, departments and brands around the content marketing effort, across the customer journey.read more
IT solutions integrator Scalar Decisions has reached an agreement to purchase Eosensa, a technology risk management consulting firm.read more
Every Canadian entrepreneur want to make a deal with a dragon on CBC’s popular reality show Dragons' Den.
Two of the show’s newest members, Manjit Minhas and Michele Romanow, have a few tips for nailing the pitch of a lifetime.read more
SweetIQ has raised a Series A round.read more