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

Mobeewave Wants to Turn Smartphones into Payment Terminals
Don't Expect Google's New Wireless Service to Come to Canada
Government Promises Big Money, but Not for Tech
Bell Faces $750 Million Class Action Lawsuit Over Controversial Customer Tracking Program
Falling Out of Love with BlackBerry
Federal Government Announces Rules for Mobile Payment Providers; Could More Regulation Come?
Canada's Huge Opportunity to Become 'Drone Valley'
Privacy Commissioner Says Bell’s Customer Surveillance Program Crosses the Line
Officevibe Wants Us to Rethink How We Measure Employee Engagement
DealDocket to Bring Transparency to Real Estate Bidding Process Following Regulation Changes
MakerBloks, GradeSlam and OfficeVibe Shine at TechCrunch Pitch Competition in Montreal
Cord Cutting Continues in Canada as Cable Companies Lose Thousands More Customers
What Does This Cost? A Look at Canada's Interests in Prices by Province
Plum Hopes to Replace Résumé with Something More Scientific
Nvest, a Social Network for Stocks, Brings Accountability to Investment Recommendations
Bill C-51 Would Create a Massive Surveillance Network Affecting All Canadians
Coffee Mobile Wants to Help Companies Communicate with Their Front-Line Workers
BitGold Wants People to Buy Gold with Bitcoin, Looks to Go Public
The Future of Wearables is Apparel, Not Novelties
Prime4orm Shirt That Improves Posture Looks to Disrupt Textile Industry with Tech
Real Estate Industry Still Fighting Unwinnable War Against Disruption
StudentSublets Connects Students with Short-Term Rentals, Ready to Monetize
Dx3 Wants to Bring Digital Marketing, Advertising, and Retail Sectors Together
Rogers Exec Said He Wishes He Could Block Streaming Services Like Netflix, Company Denies It
Hinge, a 'Classy Tinder,' Launches in Toronto
IBM Looks to Strengthen Presence in Toronto by Partnering with Local Startups
IBM Bets Big on Cloud to Stay Competitive
New Lobby Group Promotes Opening up Equity Crowdfunding in Canada
New Wave of Startups Push to Disrupt Way We Cook and Eat
Simply Laundry Enables Customers to Drop Dry Cleaning Off in Their Own Building
Companies of All Sizes Can Learn from Crowdfunding Campaigns
Chef's Plate Raises Seed Round, Aims to Put Canadians Back in Their Kitchens
As Technology Breaks Down Barriers, Retailers Like Frank & Oak Must Continue Omni-Channel Push
Uniiverse Rebrands, Opens San Francisco Office as U.S. Revenue Surpasses Canada
Uber Vows to Stay in Montreal Even After Drivers' Vehicles Seized
SweetIQ Helps Retailers Turn Online Searches into Offline Sales, Including Some Big Brands
'Bricks and Clicks' the Secret to Winning in New Economy, Says Etsy Canada Lead
Toronto Payments Startup Tab Continues Canadian Expansion
Airbnb's Aaron Zifkin to Profess 'the Power of People' at Dx3 in March
Fun is Key to Making Employer of the Year Finalist FreshBooks a Great Place to Work
For Employer of Year Finalist Shopify, Being a Great Place to Work is About More Than Just Perks
Stephen Lake, Who Started 2013's Startup of the Year, Up for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014
Stewart Butterfield Wants Slack to Be Bottom Layer of All Business Communications
Entrepreneur of Year Finalist Says Online Identity Verification Can 'Redistribute Opportunity'
Better to be Early than Late: Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Allen Lau
Entrepreneur of Year Finalist L.P. Maurice Doesn’t Mind Sharing Spotlight
Forget Making Accounting Easier - Bench Just Wants to Do It for You
VarageSale is the Hottest Canadian Startup No One Has Heard Of
For Startup of the Year Finalist Gallop Labs, Product Comes First
Figure1 Used by a Quarter of North American Medical Students
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