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

Big Plans for Teeny Drones
New Law Requires Businesses to Disclose Data Breaches
SaaS Model Sees Strong Growth in Canada
Competition Bureau Investigates Apple’s Contracts with Wireless Companies
Activity Planner Memo App Relaunches with Discovery Feature, Moves Toward Monetization
Free Public Wifi, New Startup Accelerator Among Montreal’s Plans to Become a 'Smart City'
First Synchronous Multimedia Messaging App Offers New Way to Watch Videos with Friends
For Musicians and Songwriters, Streaming Creates Big Data Challenge
For HP, It's Disrupt or Get Disrupted
Culiniste Aims to Be the Frank & Oak of Groceries
Getting Desperate? While Jim Balsillie Looks forward, John Chen Looks Pathetic
Equity Crowdfunding Gets Green Light in Five More Provinces Including BC, Quebec
MP Calls Tech Companies Unpatriotic, Says Dictatorships 'Best Form of Government'
MakerBloks Hits Crowdfunding Goal in Two Days, Wants to Rethink How Kids Learn Electronics
Apartment Hunting App Moves to US Because Canadian Real Estate Industry Won't Share Data
Diverse Group of Startups Show Off at FounderFuel Demo Day
Quebec Tackles Sharing Economy: First Uber, Now Airbnb
Gata Labs Takes on Disruptive Startups by Equipping Incumbents with Mobile Edge
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
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