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

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
#BoldHalifax Campaign Backfires After Controversial Tweet About Deporting People
'The Advantage of a Startup is That You Don’t Have to Get it Right,' Says Entrepreneur of Year Finalist
Maker of 'Smart Clothing,' OMsignal a Finalist for Startup of the Year
Onyx Motion Aims to Help Athletes Improve at Their Sports
Syncadian Wants Everyone to Sleep Well with Apps Based on Solid Science
For Cirque du Soleil, the Cloud Creates Centralization in Decentralized Business
How Far 3D Printing Came in 2014 – And Where It's Headed This Year
Uber's Problem Is Not That It's Too Disruptive - It's That It's Not Disruptive Enough
Triggerfox Offers New Way for Professionals to Build and Manage Network of Contacts
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
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