Montreal-based LightSpeed POS has raised $35 million in new venture capital funding, the company announced on Wednesday.read more
Bitcoins might be a good investment—but that doesn’t mean it’s a good currency, according to a new study published in the Journal of Financial Planning.read more
Getting market share is actually one of the easiest things to do in business. It may not seem that way.
In fact, when you’re in the process of doing it, it can seem like an unending treadmill of tediousness and frustration. You have a great product which is cheaper and has five better features that the nearest competitor, yet you just can’t seem to get adoption. Is it the company, the product, or the corporate mentality?read more
The Art of Entrepreneurship is a one-day conference that features a collection of renowned authors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.read more
Elastic Path Software announced this morning that it has secured $5.35 million equity round led by BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, with participation from Yaletown Venture Partners and individual investors.
The Vancouver-headquarted company will use the funds to continue driving innovation for its patent-pending enterprise commerce products.read more
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Salesforce announced that Salesforce Ventures has launched the new Salesforce1 Fund to fuel mobile innovation for the "internet of customers."read more
This Monday I went to the Labour Day classic Argos vs. TiCats CFL showdown. As I watched the unfurling of the largest Canadian flag ever, listened the screaming CF-18 overhead and sipped my Molson Canadian I couldn’t help think about the state of our tech scene in Canada.
I’ve been in this industry since the late 90s. When I showed up, the tech boom was in full swing. Everyone with a pulse was getting funded. Their was a booming tech IPO market in Canada. All good.read more
TELUS Health is adding important new functionality to its existing health technology portfolio through its acquisition of an interest in the underlying technology of the ZRx Prescriber from Quebec-based ZoomMed.
ZRx Prescriber is a web-based prescriber that allows physicians to use a mobile device to quickly and accurately write and deliver prescriptions for patients while accessing the patient’s insurance coverage information directly at the moment of prescription.read more
When was the last time you took a look at how you are marketing your company and the products and services you sell?
Perhaps your philosophy is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But now and then it’s a good idea to pull back on the lens and take a look at your company to see if you’ve got the basics covered, which is exactly what I did.read more
The Wall Street Journal continued to speculate this morning that Vancouver-based Hootsuite has secured $35 million in new financing from a group led by Fidelity Investments.
The supposed financing will give Hootsuite, one of Canada's most high-profile technology firms pegged to go public, an implied value of close to $800 million.read more
Montreal-based Frank & Oak announced today that they have raised a $15 million Series B round.
Goodwater Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Greenoaks Capital, Investment Quebec, Rho Canada Ventures, Real Ventures, Version One Ventures, Lightbank and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments.read more
Montreal's Breather announced today they have closed a $6 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures. Also contributing to the round are Real Ventures, SOS Ventures, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Breather's total funding to date is $7.5 million.
The funds wll be used to expand Breather's network of "for-rent, amazingly designed, affordably priced, 24/7-accessible private spaces, in which busy urbanites can work, meet, relax in personal oasis of peace and quiet".read more