SXSW hasn't even started yet and already Canadian startups are making waves at the event. Specifically, Toronto wearable technology is set to dazzle attendees. Three companies from Canada's largest city will be showing off "some of the coolest wearable computers," writes John Shinal for USA Today. Shinal gushes praise for several Toronto...read more
A team of Canadian startups is powering much of this year's South By South West Interactive Media conference. Vancouver-based Eventbase developed...read more
SXSW holds a special place in my heart as it was the impetus to me deciding that I wanted to...read more
The Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership is a leading a delegation of western Canadian interactive companies to attend the 21st annual South By South West Interactive Media conference.read more
HootSuite announced this morning the formal launch of skunkworks project HootSuite Labs.
With origins as a ‘startup within a startup’, HootSuite Labs promises to "explore emerging digital technologies and engage with HootSuite’s early adopters and select customers to shape the future of social media and digital marketing."read more
Today Toronto's Bitcoin Decentral launched Bitcoin Decentral Accelerate, the world’s first accelerator dedicated to funding and growing startups in the emerging and disruptive Bitcoin sector.read more
OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the OMERS pension plan, announced today that Kent Thexton is joining its team as Managing Director.read more
Technology can be many things to us, but the one role it plays that is central to all of our lives is that of storytelling. Placed within the network of connections that is the Internet, a story can spread across several countries in a matter of seconds.read more
GrowLab, Invoke Labs, Launch Academy, Spring Activator, and Wavefront are joining forces to bring you what’s bound to be the Vancouver startup event of the year: Cascadia Startup Fest - Accelerating Together.
Organized by Vancouver’s leading tech accelerators and incubators, Cascadia Startup Fest is a series of workshops and a high-energy pitch competition that connects tech entrepreneurs across the Cascadia region with investors, media, and industry professionals.read more
Visual product search platform Slyce, today announced the close of their latest funding round with over $10.75 million raised, increasing their total funding to just over $14.5 million.
The round was lead by Beacon Securities with participation from PI Financial, Salman Partners, Harrington Global Inc., AlphaNorth Asset Management and other private investors.read more
"We need to figure out how to scale this system to support a million users simultaneously." – The CEO of an education software technology company in 2008 during a private discussion.read more
When you think of Canada's biggest and hottest startup ecosystems, our "big three" typically come to mind first: Vancouver, Toronto, and Waterloo.read more
Data released today by Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association shows a 31% increase in venture capital investments in 2013, with total venture capital financing reaching a six-year high of $2 billion.
Jérôme Nycz, Executive Vice President of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Subordinate Financing and Venture Capital divisions, is upbeat about these latest numbers.read more