LinkedIn this week acquired startup Newsle in an effort to become more social. The technology behind Newsle, which combs the web for content that mentions users' contacts or public figures, could help LinkedIn on its quest to be percevied as more than just a digital resume.read more
Techvibes reported last August that Toronto-based Extreme Venture Partners was not raising a new fund and bowing out of the venture capital business.
Today by exclusive interview we have learned that Extreme Venture Partners is back with Fund II and the original founders Ray Sharma, Ken Teslia, and Imran Bashir.read more
After hundreds of pitches at the International Startup Festival in Montreal this week they have announced the winners of ten different award categories.
Open to all startups at the event, the $100k Investment Prize comes in the form of a friendly convertible debenture.
Next36 alumni Blynk won the $100k Investment Prize.
The Toronto-based startup has created a new app that provides personalized fashion recommendations via a Tinder-like interface.read more
D-Wave Systems, the world's first commercial quantum computing company, has raised $28.4 million in venture capital from Fidelity Canada Fund, Goldman Sachs, Business Development Bank of Canada and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.read more
Men are moving in droves to shop online and via their smartphones with lots of new online brands such as Montreal's Frank & Oak—but there is a sore lack of stores offering a curated styling experience across multiple brands with a single cart.read more
Engagement Labs has raised $4.3 million.
The funding will be used as "general working capital," according to the Canadian company, which offers real-time social media analytics for organizations.read more
Alberta houses 11% of Canada's population. It also houses 31% of Canada's billion-dollar companies.read more
Wantering today announced the launch of the Wantering Insider Network, an invite-only community of style bloggers.read more
The Economist has published an interactive chart showing the biggest internet companies in each country of the world, from the US and Canada to Ethiopia and Iran.read more
Georgian Partners today announced that Cisco has made a strategic investment in Georgian Partners Growth Fund II, the newest fund from Georgian Partners, a growth equity firm investing in expansion-stage software companies.read more
As governments everywhere look to improve export performance of their economies, global workplace provider Regus says there are "significant hurdles" Canadian companies face when expanding to international markets.read more