Procurify, a cloud procurement software firm, has raised $1.2 million. The seed round came from a diverse lineup of investors, including Silicon Valley's Nexus Venture Partners, BDC, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The Vancouver-based startup says it will use the money to develop new features for its products, grow its 22-person...read more
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Cleanify is the newest company to join Invoke Labs.
The Canadian company, a service that helps people find and book the household and commercial cleaning services in four major cities, joins other startups-in-residence at the Vancouver-based organization, including myBestHelper and Pendo Rent.
Cleanify provides customers with a range of quotes for their specific cleaning requirements from local service providers that have been tested and rated by users. The company claims double digit monthly revenue growth. Invoke Labs will provide advisory and talent to help them continue their impressive growth trajectory including design, development and marketing.
“We are excited to be partnering with Invoke Labs, one of the cornerstones of the rapidly-growing Vancouver tech scene. Their expertise and outstanding talent will help us execute, and capitalize on the huge opportunity we have in front of us, ” said Justin Potter, Cleanify Founder and CEO.
Clients of Cleanify include Subway and Telus, though it focuses primarily on the residential market.
“Justin and the Cleanify team really impressed us with their focus and early traction, they are very well positioned within the growing cleaning services industry,” said David Tedman, Invoke Labs' CEO.
Unlike traditional cohort-based accelerators, Invoke Labs runs an ongoing intake process, allowing companies to join and graduate when it makes sense for them.
Ryan Porter was doing just fine, thanks. By all measure of how we in Canada define a successful career, Ryan had one. He was booked over 40 weeks as year as a career and motivational speaker (not the cheesy kind) for high school students and he had his first book on the market. Ryan was good to go.read more
The Techvibes Tech Fest is a unique recruiting event that connects the hottest technology companies with the best talent in major cities across Canada.
During each Tech Fest, CEOs and founders pitch hundreds of eager potential employees on why today’s top talent should work for their hot company. Past participating companies include Amazon, FreshBooks, Shopify, and BuildDirect. Each event boasts up to 500 attendees eying over 100 career opportunities across 10 or more hiring companies.read more
This past weekend, Toronto hosted Bitcoin’s first Canadian Expo.read more
In February, predictive analytics firm Playnomics raised $5 million in a round led by Vancouver-based investment firm Vanedge Capital.read more
The Société de transport de Montréal revealed last September that it leveraged Bell, Rogers, Telus and Vidéotron to bring 3G, 4G, and LTE service to Montreal's underground metro system.read more
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority this week launched Registry Lock to "ensure .CA remains at the leading edge of domain security."read more
Somehow, the words "incubator" and "accelerator" have somehow become interchangeable. They're not. They're two different things.read more
Toronto-based TheScore announced this week that it has raised a $15 million financing round.
The funding will be used to support the ongoing development of the Canadian company’s flagship mobile sports app “theScore” and the expansion of sales and marketing efforts and for general corporate and working capital purposes.read more
BlackBerry today announced it has acquired a minority stake in privately held health care IT firm NantHealth, which is based in California.read more
The Government of Ontario is going to make a master list of 1,000 data sets they collect available, then allow the public to vote on which of those sets should be open.read more
A proposed law, currently making its way though the Senate, could strip Canadians of many online privacy protections, experts say, opening the door to so-called “copyright trolls.”read more