Canadians are dismayed by news that billionaire investor Warren Buffet is helping Burger King with its plot to acquire Tim Hortons for tax aversion purposes.read more
What fun to ride the wave of hackathon glory and over the course of a weekend find that you really hit a creative groundswell. Even though you may not have known your entire team prior to the Friday night session, you're working so well and the alchemy of your collective talents is clearly magical. After either the fourth or fifth beer, ninth pizza slice, and third “Dudes—we’re crushing this,” fist bump, you all decide to turn your weekend hackathon idea into a real business.read more
A Boston-based financial services company is in talks with HootSuite about a pre-IPO investment, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.read more
Canadian Business released its 2014 list of the nation's most powerful businesspeople.read more
Katherine Barr, who was a speaker at this year's GROW Conference in Whistler, is a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and co-chair of the C100, a network of Canadian technology industry professionals and entrepreneurs who work in Silicon Vallley.read more
Unreturned phone calls, missed appointments, over-promising and under-delivering... it’s time to fight back and set an example. Unreliability is endemic in today’s business world.
I simply can’t believe how inefficient and unreliable people have become. It’s not just when I’m trying to sell something to someone, when it’s possible they are just ignoring me, but it’s prevalent even in day-to-day discourse, or while working on a project.read more
The serial entrepreneur is an even rarer breed than the entrepreneur, so if you're selling a business, it's probably the first and last time you'll ever do so.read more
Toronto startup Flybits announced this morning that it has closed a $3.75 million Series A financing led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Trellis Capital with participation from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Ryerson Futures.read more
Vancouver's GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning.
Extreme Startups’ and GrowLab’s respective Executive Directors, Marcus Daniels and Jonathan Bixby, had a vision to create one program that would unite the best entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners living above the 49th parallel by merging their two top tier accelerator programs.read more
A successfully crowdfunded high-resolution 3D scanner is now shipping.read more
Vantage Analytics has raised their first funding round at $1.1 million.read more
Algolux today raised $2.6 million.
The Series A round was led by by Real Ventures, with participation from a consortium of angel investors.read more