Snip.ly, an infant Canadian startup that scored a Y Combinator interview for their Summer 2014 cohort, decided to post its entire successful application on Medium. The company, which developed a link shortener that drives conversion by enabling users to embed messages into pages they share on social media, says "sharing is...read more
I love farmers markets. They make me happy and they make me hopeful. Their warmth and authenticity is magic. Whenever I...read more
If you are hoping to understand some of the real reasons I make decisions—or avoid other ones—then read on. I’m not promising you a silver bullet, but instead some valuable insight into the way I and my fellow angels think, how we approach deals, and why we continue to invest.read more
Saadia Muzaffar was one of those people I first met on Twitter. We connected over common interests which lead to chats over coffee and her startup, Revvly.read more
In recent years the trend of accelerating startups has really taken off in North America. There are well over 100 accelerators and incubators in Canada alone.read more
Credit card transactions fees are a significant expense for merchants, especially when it comes to rewards cards.
But the PayWith app, made by Vancouver-based PayWith Worldwide, could be the solution.read more
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.read more
In February, predictive analytics firm Playnomics raised $5 million in a round led by Vancouver-based investment firm Vanedge Capital.read more
Is your company conducting research or experimental development? If so—and you’re not already claiming the SR&ED tax credit—you’re leaving money on the table.read more
Somehow, the words "incubator" and "accelerator" have somehow become interchangeable. They're not. They're two different things.read more
This was the first StartupGrindVan event in a long, long time that wasn’t set against the gloom of a rainy night. Between the sunshine and the excitement for the evening’s speaker there was an energy to the networking session before that hadn’t been seen in the two months prior.
A slight change to the layout of the event made a surprisingly large shift. The previous set-up staged the networking (and the beer) in a smaller, more intimate zone of the space—Wednesday night’s chat had the formal seating there instead, which lead to a pleasantly community-centric event.read more
There’s something about a return story that warms the soul.
We’ve all, at one time or another, returned back to the past. We’ve all walked through the elementary school where we first learned, realizing that we’ve outgrown the place, and how much we’ve changed in between.read more
Vancouver-based coding bootcamp Lighthouse Labs announced the launch of a new course, an eight-week iOS bootcamp that claims to be the first of its kind in Canada when it commences in July.read more