Jacob Serebrin

Jacob Serebrin is a freelance reporter based in Montreal. He specializes in covering small business and the business of tech. His work has appeared in publications including The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.

Having previously covered higher education and politics, he started covering business almost by accident, but talking to passionate people about interesting things soon had him hooked. He is fascinated by entrepreneurship and disruptive technology.

When he’s not working on the internet, Jacob enjoys listening to vinyl records and reading books printed on paper. 


Articles by Jacob Serebrin

Inspired by 'Serial,' Toronto Police Turn to Twitter to Solve Cold Case
Nope, No Bubble: People Seem to be Forgetting One Important Difference Between 1999 and Today
Flatbook Aims for Consistency as Growing Hospitality Brand in Emerging Sharing Economy
Wattage to Make Creating Hardware Easy as Playing a Game
Competition Bureau Believes Uber Benefits Consumers, Suggests Governments Back Off
As Frank & Oak Pushes Offline with More Physical Stores, Is It Even a Tech Company Anymore?
Quebec Government Invests $5 Million in Game Developer
Winnipeg Startup Draws Attention from Silicon Valley VC Firm
Toronto’s Chango tops Deloitte’s Fast 50, HootSuite and Shopify round out the top 3
Playing Violent Videogames Can Reduce Prejudice, Study Suggests
Airbnb Starts Taking Canadian Market Seriously with Physical Presence
Could CRTC Decision on Rogers, Bell Dispute Impact Netflix?
LightSpeed Expands European Presence, Product Mix with Acquisition of Belgian Software Firm
Gymsurfing Wants You to Finally Have Proper Workouts While Travelling
Enterprise Software Accelerator L-Spark Takes Narrow Focus
Restaurant Discovery Startup Zomato Expands to Toronto: 'We Have Huge Plans for Canada'
Companies Eager to Show Off New Phones, Tablets Ahead of Shopping Season
Idea of Connected Home Nears Reality as Companies Show Off Myriad of New Products
LightSpeed POS Raises $35 Million Series B Ahead of International Expansion and Payments Launch
Bitcoin Failing as Real Currency, but That Doesn't Mean It's a Bad Investment
Privacy Regulators Say Barely Any Mobile Apps Tell Users How Their Information Will Be Used
Salesforce Makes a Big Play for Wearable Tech
Mood-Based Music Discovery Strings.FM Wants to Bring Back the Mixtape
Tinderoid is Tinder on Steroids, Adding 'Missing' Features for Original App's Laziest Users
Canadian VC Investments in Tech Companies up 57% from Last Year, Rise to Over Half a Billion Dollars
Rogers Bets Big on Phones, Tablets as Devices for Watching Sports
Lawsuit Over Tweets Pushes Political Back Rooms to Forefront
Ashley Madison Sues South Korea After Government Bans Dating Site
Venture Capital Lags in Quebec While Most of Canada Sees Boost
Economists Say Canada's Wireless Market is Competitive Enough, No Need for Fourth Carrier
Toronto Startup Sonder Mill an Upscale Etsy Selling Handmade-to-Order Goods
The Founder Institute’s First Canadian Cohort Graduates in Montreal
Redtree Robotics Developing Computer to Power Mobile Robots, Joins FounderFuel Fall Cohort
Calgary Startup Slyce to Go Public Monday
Uplette Lets Brands Personalize Online Marketing Campaigns, Gains Early Traction with Big Brands
Montreal Startup Festival's Toughest Judges Aren't Venture Capitalists – They're Grandmothers
Could Quebecor’s Push for National Network Finally Create Real Wireless Competition in Canada?
LightSpeed POS Cements Move into Cloud, Quietly Trounces Shopify in Sales Processed
Toronto's Strypebox Wants to Make Sending Money as Easy as Texting
The Funding Portal Becomes First Online Exempt Market Dealer, Eyes Equity Crowdfunding
The Government is Spying on You Online – And It's About to Get a Whole Lot Worse
Extracting Real Value from Big Data, Rubikloud Uses Analytics to Boost Profits of Retailers
'Universal' Messaging Platform Twoople Aims to Bring Chat to Business
Number of Traditional Pay TV Subscriptions in Canada Drops - for the First Time Ever
Equity Crowdfunding is Too Dangerous, Says Investor Protection Group
Could Wholesale Wireless be the Answer to Canada's Competition Crisis?
Proposed Privacy Law Would Allow Companies to Disclose User Information in Secret
Canada's Wireless Carrier Nightmare Continues: Telus Plans to Shut Down Public Mobile
TSX Launches New Brokerage That Could Open the Door to Equity Crowdfunding for All Canadians
Ontario Ready to Allow Equity Crowdfunding, Four Other Provinces Poised to Follow Suit
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