Shopify

Shopify

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone.

Shopify currently powers over 80,000 active online stores around the world, including: Gatorade, Amnesty International, Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Wikimedia Foundation CrossFit, and more.

Shopify has raised $122 million in Series A, B and C funding from OMERS Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Felicis Ventures, and Georgian Partners.


Website:
http://www.shopify.ca
Categories:
E-Commerce

Job Opportunities at Shopify

Sales Hacker
Location: Waterloo, ON The First Five Smart, creative, competitive and want to be part of something amazing? Then read on... The Opportunity: Shopify has redefined commerce, setting the standard... more
Customer Success Guru (Overnight)
Location: Miramichi, New Brunswick Our fantastic New Brunswick team of remote overnight Gurus is growing. Miramichi is calling so we are on our way. Continue reading Night Owls.. What is a Shopify... more
Customer Success Guru (Overnight)
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick Our fantastic New Brunswick team of remote overnight Gurus is growing and Saint John is our next stop! Continue reading Night Owls.. What is a Shopify Guru?... more
Customer Success Guru (Overnight)
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick Our fantastic New Brunswick team of remote overnight Gurus is growing and Fredericton is calling! Night owls...continue on. What is a Shopify Guru? Gurus are... more
Customer Success Guru (Overnight)
Location: Edmundston, New Brunswick Our fantastic New Brunswick team of remote overnight Gurus is growing. Here we come Edmundston! Night owls...continue on. What is a Shopify Guru? Gurus are our... more
Customer Success Guru (Overnight)
Location: Bathurst, New Brunswick Our fantastic New Brunswick team of remote overnight Gurus is growing and Bathurst is our next stop! Night owls...continue on. What is a Shopify Guru? Gurus are... more
Content Strategist
Location: Ottawa We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced content strategist to join our UX team. Your job? To plan, write, and edit content for Shopify products. Your mission? To help... more
Copywriter
Location: Toronto We’re looking for someone enthusiastic, articulate, analytical and seasoned to join Shopify’s growth and marketing team in Toronto. If you’re a copywriting pro, drop us a line and... more
Product Partnerships
Location: Ottawa - Toronto Shopify's physical retail organization builds products that help merchants sell to customers in-store or anywhere. Merchants use the point-of-sale (POS) hardware and... more
Network Engineer
Location: Anywhere Shopify is looking for network engineers with a passion for solving hard problems using simple solutions. If you are interested in building scalable and resilient networks that... more
Design Lead
Location: Ottawa Design at Shopify We are a team of 40+ designers who work on a product used by small fashion boutiques, global brands, and everything in between. There are over 100k+ merchants who... more
Senior Designer
Location: Ottawa Design at Shopify We are a team of 40+ designers who work on a product used by small fashion boutiques, global brands, and everything in between. There are over 100k+ merchants who... more
Product Manager - Retail Hardware
Location: Toronto - Ottawa Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online... more
Product Analyst Intern
Location: Ottawa The Shopify platform hosts over 100,000 active online stores around the world, ranging from small budding entrepreneurs, to big names like General Electric, Tesla Motors, Foo... more
UX Researcher
Location: Montreal Shopify has over 100,000 stores who use our platform to start, grow and manage their businesses. You’ll be working on the product and experience that all 100,000 shops (and their... more
Human Relations Partner (Support)
Location: Ottawa We’re looking for someone special to join our Human Relations team at Shopify. This person will work primarily with Shopify’s growing Support team. You’ll be responsible for... more
Front End Developer
Location: Toronto Shopify is looking to grow the team responsible for building the next generation of commerce. As a front end developer, you'll work alongside some of the most talented people... more
Guru (Remote)
Location: Sudbury, Ontario Hey Sudbury (and the surrounding area) we are looking for some more great people to join our crew of Remote Gurus. The guru team at Shopify supports shop owners around... more
Content Marketer
Location: Toronto You know that your job is just getting started once you’ve hit “Publish.” You’re a marketer with an uncommon talent for writing – you’re not a writer with a passing interest in... more
Business Intelligence Analyst
Location: Ottawa Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a... more
Accounting Manager
Location: Ottawa We’re looking for an Accounting Manager to join the team at our Ottawa office. You Will: Lead the operational accounting team and train/coach accounting staff; Ensure accurate and... more
Marketing Data Analyst
Location: Toronto Shopify is expanding their Toronto Data Team and we're looking to hire a Marketing Data Analyst. We are developing a huge amount of content to help entrepreneurs run their... more
Network Administrator
Location: Ottawa We’re looking for a Network Administrator to take ownership of all networking activities for the 500 employees in our Shopify offices. Our ideal candidate has: Strong networking... more
Designer
Location: Toronto Shopify is looking to grow the team responsible for building the next generation of commerce. As a designer, you'll work alongside some of the most talented people in the... more
Marketing Developer
Location: Toronto Shopify is one of the longest continuously developed Rails app on the planet. We care a great deal about code quality. We ship quality code. Various teams deploy new code many... more
Software Developer
Location: Toronto Shopify is one of the longest continuously developed Rails app on the planet. We care a great deal about code quality. We ship quality code. Various teams deploy new code many... more
Design Guru
What is a Design Guru? Design Gurus work with customers to ensure that customers' themes look exactly the way they want it to look. They know HTML and CSS inside-out and can build Shopify themes... more
Affiliate Manager
Location: Ottawa We’re looking for someone to help us deliver exponential growth to our affiliate program. This person thinks differently about problems, has the creativity to identify a particular... more
Guru (Remote)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Check out one of our newest hub cities for our Guru Remote Team. We're coming for you Victoria as our search continues to the West cost. We're looking... more
Guru (Remote)
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo You: “Shopify? Hiring in Kitchener/Waterloo?” Simply put, we want more great people to work with us. This means our Guru {support} team is extending our olive branch... more
Guru (Remote)
Location: New Brunswick Our fantastic New Brunswick team of remote Gurus is growing! We're looking for more night owls to join the crew of Gurus there right now! Moncton-Dieppe will be our... more
Guru (Remote)
Location: Kingston, Ontario Hey, Kingston, you gave us your best the very first time we knocked on your door. So we're at it again, looking for some more great people to join the Kingston group... more
Payments and Risk Operations
Location: Ottawa Shopify Payments launched on August 12, 2013. This brought Shopify into a new world of commerce services where, for the first time, Shopify merchants can be paid by Shopify for... more
Application Security Engineer
Location: Ottawa & Montreal Shopify's merchant protection team ensures we provide a trustworthy commerce platform for our 90,000+ merchants. This includes security in every aspect of the... more
Manager of Payments Operations
Location: Ottawa Shopify Payments launched on August 12, 2013. This brought Shopify into a new world of commerce services where, for the first time, Shopify merchants can be paid by Shopify for... more
Senior Search and Performance Lead
Location: Toronto Shopify is an ecommerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a... more
Senior SEO Lead
Location: Toronto Shopify is a platform that allows users to easily setup a beautiful online store. Shopify currently powers over 95,000 ecommerce stores worldwide, with thousands of new stores... more
Software Developer
Location: Montreal Shopify is looking to grow the team responsible for building the future of Shopify. We’re in search of back-end developers with a passion for solving hard problems with... more
Software Developer
Location: Ottawa Shopify is looking for developers with a passion for solving hard problems using performant code. If you are interested in solving hard problems, creating great products, building... more
iOS Developers
Location: Ottawa We are looking to find senior iOS developers for our Ottawa office. You would be working on POS and/or Shopify for iPhone, helping to create the future of the physical retail... more
Software Developer Intern (Fall Term)
Location: Ottawa Fall Term The Shopify platform hosts over 80,000 active online stores around the world, ranging from shops run by stay-at-home moms and small budding entrepreneurs, to big names... more

News on Shopify

Noteworthy Job Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search. A Thinking Ape is looking for a... more
Shopify Employs Over 500 and Upgrades Phone Services with Ottawa Provider
Ottawa's Versature announced today a new deal appointing them Hosted PBX business phone services provider to industry leading commerce platform Shopify. According to today's press release,... more
Set up Shop in Shopify's Toronto Office
Toronto-based startup This Space Works has partnered with Canadian success story Shopify to raise money for nonprofits. To raise funds, This Space Works is auctioning off the opportunity to set... more
Sir Richard Branson Throws Support Behind Shopify's Build a Business Competition
Shopify announced this morning its fifth annual Build-A-Business competition, the world’s biggest entrepreneurial contest encouraging anyone with a great business idea to start selling. To... more
The Coming Canadian Tech Renaissance
This Monday I went to the Labour Day classic Argos vs. TiCats CFL showdown. As I watched the unfurling of the largest Canadian flag ever, listened the screaming CF-18 overhead and sipped my Molson... more
Atlee Clark Waves Goodbye to C100, Joins Shopify
The C100's first employee is leaving the building. Atlee Clark, the organization's now-former executive director, has left for Shopify. She will be replaced by Joanne Fedeyko, who worked with the... more
Pinterest Reaches Agreement with Canada's Shopify in E-Commerce Push
Pinterest is entering the e-commerce space and it's using Ottawa's Shopify to do it. The popular social network, whose visual interface lends itself to product showcasing, has reached an... more
Toronto Startups Rally to Recruit Expat Canadians Back Home
A group of rapidly expanding Toronto startups is joining forces with Toronto Homecoming, an event that showcases career opportunities to Canadians currently living outside of Canada, to launch a... more
Chart Ranks Canada's Biggest Internet Companies, Values Shopify and HootSuite Over $1 Billion
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. The World Startup Report chart,... more
Polar Pen the Canadian Winner in Shopify's Fourth-Annual Build-A-Business Competition
Ottawa-based Shopify has announced the winners of its fourth annual “Build-A-Business Competition." Over eight months, 21,000 entrepreneurs created new online businesses that sold $120... more
Jobs of the Week
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search.   Three Point Turn is... more
LightSpeed POS Cements Move into Cloud, Quietly Trounces Shopify in Sales Processed
If someone asked you which Canadian startup’s point-of-sale system processed the most sales, you probably wouldn’t guess Montreal-based LightSpeed. But over the past year, it’s... more
Four Respected Tech Brands Dispelling the Notion That Canada is an Innovation Laggard
In addition to its annual ranking of Canada's best brands, Interbrand named four off-list Canadian tech brands that are pushing boundaries. Interbrand says that these Canadian brands "refuse to... more
100,000 Businesses Now Use Shopify's E-Commerce Platform
This week, Shopify announced that 100,000 businesses are now using its e-commerce platform. The Ottawa-based company says it now reaches more than 150 countries, with shops ranging in size from... more
Shopify Explains How to Build an Awesome E-Commerce Site Using Harry's as an Example
E-commerce platform Shopify suggests the best way for online stores to get more sales and repeat customers is through small improvements and site optimizations over time. The Ottawa-based... more
Shopify Card Reader Now Available in Canada
Today Shopify announced the launch of the Shopify card reader in Canada. The Shopify card reader is a free device that allows merchants to accept credit card payments on-the-go using the Shopify... more
HootSuite and Shopify Poised to Go Public: Report
Vancouver's HootSuite Media, Waterloo's Desire2Learn, and Vancouver's Vision Critical Communications are "among technology companies that will be ready to go public within two years," according to... more
Which Social Media Platforms Drive the Most E-commerce Sales?
Analyzing nearly 40 million social visits, Ottawa-based e-commerce titan Shopify has compiled data from platform merchants to determine the value commerce sites get from social media engagement.... more
Four Amber Mac Interviews You Won't Want to Miss at Dx3
Amber Mac is returning to Dx3 this year. She will be interviewing senior executives from some of Canada’s top digital businesses about the obstacles and opportunities that are shaping our... more
WordPress Partners with Ottawa's Shopify and Toronto's ShopLocket to Add E-commerce Tools
WordPress parent company Automattic struck partnerships with Canadian tech firms to help launch e-commerce tools for its popular blogging platform. Striking deals with Ottawa-based e-commerce... more
An Open Letter to Technology Educators: Come Hard, Come Fast, Canada Needs You
Let me start by saying that I’m a firm believer in positive disruption. Education is a particular field of interest. It is the backbone of our society, an indicator of sustainability and a... more
Locked and Loaded: Tech Fest Toronto Lineup is Now Full
In November Techvibes hosted a recruiting event in Vancouver called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in the city. The one-of-a-kind event had a lineup of 10 execs from... more
Six Hiring Companies Added to Techvibes Toronto Tech Fest Lineup
In November Techvibes hosted a recruiting event in Vancouver called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in the city. The one-of-a-kind event had a lineup of 10 execs from... more
Georgian Partners Announces $100 Million First Close of Fund II
Georgian Partners announced today it has completed a first close of $100 million for its newest fund Georgian Partners Growth Fund II, LP. The new fund will again focus on investments in expansion... more
Techvibes to Host Massive Job Fair in Toronto in March
In November Techvibes hosted a recruiting event in Vancouver called Tech Fest that brought together the hottest tech companies in the city. Mayor Gregor Robertson kicked off the event and it was a... more
80,000 Online Stores Sold $1.7 Billion Worth of Products Through Shopify in 2013
Shopify had a strong 2013. The Ottawa-based e-commerce platform's community grew to more than 80,000 stores, who sold a combined $1.7 billion worth of products in 121 countries. That means... more
Canada's Unemployment Rate and Shopify's Employee Benefits Reach Record Highs
Shopify has been nominated for a 2013 Canadian Startup Award in the Employer of the Year category, and i have to admit, they make a pretty compelling case. Stats on Canada's unemployment rate... more
Shopify Turns Your Smartphone into a Cash Register with Launch of Shopify Mobile
Shopify today announced a new way for merchants to sell products anywhere while still managing their online and traditional retail stores. The Ottawa-based commerce platform calls its... more
The Four Most Significant Venture Capital Rounds Raised by Canadian Startups in 2013
2013 was a strong year for venture capital funding in Canada, as evidenced by what we feel were the four most significant rounds raised by Canadian startups this year.   1. HootSuite... more
Shopify Raises $100 Million Series C Round
Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake after the trio attempted to open an online snowboard store.  Lütke, a programmer by trade, could not find... more
Shopify Tops List of Cyber Monday Destinations Behind Only Amazon and eBay
Last year research form Deepfield published a report showing just how big a deal Cyber Monday is for retailers. This year was no exception, new sales records being set not just for Cyber Monday... more
Deloitte Names the 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Canada
Today Deloitte announced the winners of its Technology Fast 50, Companies-to-Watch  and Green 15 program. Now in its 16th year, the Technology Fast 50 program recognizes Canadian technology... more
AndroidTO Has $1 Million in Prizes to be Won
Canada’s largest Android developers conference is poised to hand out more than $1 million in giveaways to attendees. When AndroidTO hits the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto on October 17, it... more
Shopify Launches Fourth Annual Build A Business Competition
Shopfiy's annual Build A Business competition is returning for its fourth year. According to Shopify, this year, the nine stores that sell the most over a two-month period will each receive... more
MyStore Collabs with Shopify to Help Smaller Canadian Retailers Compete Online
MyStore, an independent division of the Retail Council of Canada this week launched a new partnership with Ottawa-based Shopify. As part of the agreement, RCC's membership of 45,000 store fronts... more
1,000 New Stores in a Week: Shopify Success in India Wildly Exceeds Company Expectations
Shopify entered the India market in June and experienced immediate success. Given that e-commerce in India is expected to grow 55% year-over-year for the new few years—a more rapid growth... more
Shopify Takes First Shot but PayPal Looks to Counter
When I was 15 or 16 I needed my mom to create a PayPal account using her credit card, so I could bid on something on eBay. Like many parents her age at the time, my mom held an unwavering fear of... more
Shopify Launches Complete Point-of-Sale System
Ottawa's Shopify, a world-renowned ecommerce platform used to create and run online stores, today released Shopify POS, an iPad POS stand designed to allow anyone to sell goods in-store in addition... more
How to Infect Your Startup's Culture with a Mentality of 'Intrapreneurship'
Fast Company senior writer Ellen McGirt spoke with Zappos' Will Young and Shopify's chief culture officer, Daniel Weinand, at GROW 2013 on how to infect your startup's culture with a mentality of... more
Shopify Becomes First Ecommerce Platform to Integrate Payment Solution with Online Store
Shopify today introduced Shopify Payments, a credit card processing system. The Ottawa company claims that it is the first and only ecommerce platform to offer a payment solution that is fully... more
Ottawa's Shopify Acquires Toronto Design Agency Jet Cooper
Ottawa's Shopify today acquired Jet Cooper, a design and user experience agency based in Toronto. According to Shopify, the strategic acquisition will allow it "to rapidly expand operations in... more
No Resume, No Interviews: Get Creative and Hustle Your Way into Shopify
Shopify's Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein is up to it again. He's hiring for his Business Development team but the process is going to be a little different than usual. Finkelstein... more
IBM Lays Off Hundreds in Ottawa, Shopify Recruits Right Outside of Office
IBM this week laid off hundreds of workers in Ottawa. But former IBM employees shouldn't find it too difficult to get new jobs: local tech startups are hungrily scooping up IBM's detritus. The... more
AccelerateOtt to Celebrate Past, Present, and Future of Ottawa's Startup Community
Ottawa knows that entrepreneurs and innovators are wealth creators and the keystone to the city's future economic prosperity. Which is why, on June 14, AccelerateOtt will bring together... more
Ottawa's Shopify Named to CNBC's Disruptor 50 List
CNBC has unveiled the Retail section of its inaugural Disruptor 50 list, showcasing five of the most retail-disruptive companies in North America today. Among the five: Ottawa's Shopify, also known... more
Shopify Announces Winners of Build-A-Business Competition
Ottawa's Shopify today announced winners for its latest Build-A-Business competition. Canadian tech startup CanadianIcons.ca won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with four... more
How Canada's Smartest Company Retains Its Startup Culture
It's difficult for anyone to call Ottawa-based Shopify a startup anymore. Shops using the Canadian company's software saw 7.8 million customers place 9.9 million orders worth a combined $742... more
Want to Work for Shopify? Learn How to Draw an Owl
For Shopify, dubbed Canada's smartest company last year, it's important to hire only the best people. People who are resourceful. People who, as CEO Tobias Lütke emphasizes, can "draw the... more
Canada's Hottest Tech Companies Recruiting Employees Coast-to-Coast
Canada's hottest tech companies rely on Techvibes to recruit the best employees coast-to-coast. Two weeks ago we announced a new Job Board option and it's turned out to be of great interest to... more
Shopify Ecosystem: 7.8 Million Customers Placed 9.9 Million Orders Worth $742 Million in 2012
To say Shopify is on a hot streak would be putting mildly. The Ottawa-based company was recently named Canada's Smartest Company and is currently a finalist for 2012 Canadian Startup of the Year.... more
Who is the Best Canadian Startup of 2012?
Finalists have been selected for this year's Canadian Startup Awards and voting is now open. Here's a quick rundown of the six finalists competing for the title of Best Overall Canadian Startup of... more
Entrepreneurs Pick 10 Canadian Tech Companies to Watch This Year
Four entrepreneurs of successful Canadian startups offered up a list of 10 tech companies to watch this year. In a recent story published by CBC, HootSuite's Ryan Holmes, FreshBooks' Mike... more
Announcing the Canadian Startup Award Finalists: Vote for Your Favourite
With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these people and their companies. Presented by KPMG, the... more
Canadian Startup Shopify Crowned 'Canada's Smartest Company'
Profit Magazine has crowned Shopify with a remarkable title: Canada's Smartest Company. The Ottawa-based software company has zoomed from insignificant startup to full-fledged powerhouse not... more
Shopify Tops List of Cyber Monday Destinations Behind Only Amazon and eBay
Today is Cyber Monday and it's expected to be one of the biggest days ever for online shopping. But where people will be making some of their online purchases may surprise you. According to... more
Call it iCommerce: 80% of All M-Commerce Occurs on iOS Devices
Now that smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous, people are getting more comfortable with performing a wider array of tasks on their tiny portable computers. One such activity is shopping. Mobile... more
Canada Post Teams up with Shopify to Create E-Commerce Solution for Retailers
An estimated $8 billion worth of physical goods is ordered online in Canada each year for residential deliveries, and that figure is forecast to grow to more than $15 billion by 2016. Total... more
Shopify Inks Partnership That Could Cut Shipping Times in Half
Ottawa's Shopify announced a partnership yesterday that promises to cut shipping time anywhere from a half to a third. According to VentureBeat, Shopify is integrating with ShipStation, a... more
Canadian Ecommerce Leader Launches Shopify Mobile for iPhone
Earlier this year Ottawa's Shopify announced that it acquired award-winning mobile shop Select Start Studios Inc. (S3). This strategic acquisition was their first major investment since raising a... more
Sunnytrail Helps Identify and Engage Your Most Influential Users and Customers
What would you do an influential, powerful celebrity purchased from your e-commerce site or signed up for your SaaS application? Chances are nothing, as you likely treat all your customers as... more
Ottawa's Shopify Brings Back Build-A-Business Competition (With a Twist)
Ottawa's Shopify has brought back its popular Build-A-Business competition where companies use the startup's e-commerce platform to build real online stores. Each competition has gotten bigger... more
Meetup Turns 10 and Shopify Celebrates by Sponsoring Your Meetup
Meetup was born 10 years ago this month and since then 76 million people have RSVPed for events through the platform. Ottawa's Shopify are great believers in the benefits of attending industry... more
Check Out Life at One of Canada's Hottest Startups
Shopify is growing fast. And based on the video tour below, we shouldn't be surprised. With a new office and over 100 employees, the ecommerce software company founded by Tobias Lütke in 2006... more
Startup Weekend Comes to Ottawa and Shopify to Host
Startup Weekend is coming to Ottawa for the first time and the city's hottest startup will be the host. Startup Weekend Ottawa will be held at Shopify on April 27th-29th. Startup Weekend is... more
Ottawa's Shopify Announces Winners of $500,000 'Build-A-Business' Competition
Ottawa-based ecommerce software startup Shopify today announced the winner of its “Build-A-Business Competition.” Over 3,000 entrepreneurs created online stores last year in an... more
Ottawa has a new attitude in economic development
Invest Ottawa officially opened its doors to about 500 people on Tuesday to show the “flagship” of the City’s $5.5 million annual economic development strategy. The new... more
Shopify gets shopping and acquires Select Start Studios
Shopify announced this morning that it acquired award-winning Select Start Studios Inc. (S3), also based in Ottawa. This strategic acquisition will allow the ecommerce software company to rapidly... more
Shark Tank's Daymond John Joins Ottawa's Shopify as Brand Ambassador [VIDEO]
It's always nice to have a Shark Tank star as your brand ambassador. And that's exactly the case for successful Ottawa ecommerce software startup Shopify, who's gathered the impassioned support of... more
Ottawa Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Shopify 3,149shopify.comAlexa: 3,149  2   TravelPod 4,467travelpod.comAlexa: 4,467  3   FluidSurveys... more
As M-Commerce Continues to Boom, Ottawa's Shopify Eyes Expansion to Mobile
Ottawa startup Shopify is doing well. The successful company has raised millions of dollars in venture capital financing and has rapidly expanded its headcount to a whopping 80 employees, more than... more
Ottawa's Shopify continues to load up with star talent
Last September Ottawa's Shopify hired Craig Miller away from Kijiji to become their VP of Marketing. Miller had joined Kijiji in 2006 when it was a 3 person startup team and over the course of... more
Ottawa's Shopify closes $15 Million Series B round
Ottawa's Shopify announced today that it closed a $15 million Series B round from Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Felicis Ventures, and Georgian Partners. This new investment adds to... more
Canadian Entrepreneurs can still join Shopify’s Build-A-Business Competition
Ottawa based e-commerce platform Shopify is halfway through their 2nd Build-A-Business competition that awards a $5,000 Apple Gift Card, a VIP trip to New York City to have lunch with Seth Godin,... more
Techvibes TV: Shopify Founder Tobi Lütke
Earlier this week Shopify's Harley Finkelstein penned a guest article over on Fast Company about his new role of Chief Platform Officer. Finkelstein tells the story of joining the Ottawa startup... more
Shopify responsible for $220 Million in sales in past 18 months
Last week Ottawa's Shopify announced they were donating $100,000 to the Acumen Fund to mark they're 5th anniversary. The Acumen Fund is a nonprofit venture fund that invests in social enterprises,... more
Shopify's Build-A-Business Contest is back - and Canadians can enter this time!
Shopify's Build-A-Business contest last year was so successful they’ve decided to do it again, only way bigger and way better with over $250K in prizes. But this year Canadians can enter as... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Ontario in 2011
It's that time of year again where Techvibes singles out 10 Digital Media People to Watch in Ontario in the coming year. We did a pretty good job in 2010 with Facebook Managing Director Jordan... more
Why necessity motivated Harley Finkelstein to become an entrepreneur
Some entrepreneurs start businesses out of passion, or a great idea. Not Harley Finkelstein. ”I always had a certain natural gravitation towards entrepreneurship,” he says, but... more
Ottawa's Shopify raises $7 Million Series A Funding from Bessemer, FirstMark, and Felicis
Ottawa-based online-retail SaaS platform Shopify announced today it has secured $7 Million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital and Felicis Ventures. "Shopify... more
Ottawa's Shopify adds bricks to clicks
Ottawa's Shopify announced today that they have hooked up with online point-of-sale provider ShopKeep to create the first point-of-sale system for brick-and-mortar retailers that is fully... more
PROFIT HOT 50 List announced - Shopify, Syncapse, and Cakemail included
The 11th Annual PROFIT HOT 50 List was published today and more than a handful of the companies recognized as Canada’s Emerging Growth Companies have been covered here on Techvibes over the... more
Selling Your Art Online – Which Site Is Best?
Gone are the days when we had to invent wheels and shopping carts from scratch. Now, anyone can simply click-click and sell items for minimum to no fees. Through conversations with designers, I... more
Ottawa startup Avitu incubates in Shopify's new office, plans vlog detailing experiences
Shopify, which makes starting an e-commerce store ridiculously simple, snagged up a fancy new office a couple months ago. Now, Shopify is letting Avitu, a fresh startup run by three University of... more
Shopify gives away $100K to DODOcase
Late last year Ottawa's Shopify announced that they were teaming up with Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour Workweek fame to run a pretty cool contest with a very large prize. $100K to the entrepreneur who's... more
Shopify hits $100 Million in Sales on E-commerce Platform
Ottawa's Shopify announced today that retailers on their platform have netted $100 Million in total sales since the company’s shopping cart system launched in 2007. There's no doubt... more
Shopify adds to their team in Ottawa
We just heard that Techvibes guest contributor and serial entrepreneur Harley Finkelstein is returning to Ottawa in July to join Shopify's team as their Director of Business Development &... more
Shopify offers $120,000 in prize money to start your own business
  2010 is already 12 days old.  And many of you have “starting my own business” as one of your goals for 2010 and this new decade.  And Shopify wants to help you get... more
Shopify acquires the developers of StoreSync
  One of our "digital people to watch in Ontario" has recently given us a reason why they were included in this list.  TechCrunch is reporting that Shopify has aquired the makers of... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Ontario in 2010
2009 saw the further introduction of the Techvibes brand in the Toronto tech community.  In the coming 12 months we will be highlighting many insightful people, innovative companies and... more
Shopify teams up with 4-Hour Workweek guy to offer $100K prize
Tim Ferriss of 4-Hour Workweek fame has partnered up with Tobi Lutke of Ottawa e-commerce platform Shopify to run a pretty cool contest with a very large prize. $100K to the entrepreneur who's NEW... more
Personal reflections on VCs and the future of high-tech in Canada
It is sad news that Nortel Networks, a national icon, has disintegrated into many smaller fragments that have already been swallowed by foreign high-tech companies.  Nortel's demise was almost... more
Shopify partners with VersaPay to complete the transaction
Vancouver's VersaPay Corporation announced today that they've struck up a partnership with Ottawa-based Shopify in conjunction with the highly-anticipated launch of VersaPay’s eCommerce... more
Ottawa Startup Index - January 2009
Rank CompanyTTR 1   TravelPod 6,156travelpod.comTTR: 6,156Compete: 6,329Alexa: 5,983  2(1) Shopify Marketplace 43,123shopify.comTTR: 43,123Compete: 21,280Alexa:... more



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