Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake after the trio attempted to open an online snowabord store. Lütke, a programmer by trade, could not find a product that matched their store's needs, so he decided to build one of his own. Two years later the...read more
In just a couple of years, many Canadians will no longer have mail delivered to their door by Canada Post. In...read more
Two years ago Techvibes lauched the Canadian Startup Awards. The annual awards have been a tremendous success: last year alone...read more
LX Ventures announced this morning that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Vancouver's Strutta Media.
Strutta is a social media platform that enables brands to create, launch and manage online campaigns to drive leads, awareness and sales.read more
Just yesterday, Toronto's Bitstrips was ranked by startup analytical tool Mattermark as the fastest growing mobile app it's tracking—and was listed as a company with no funding.
Today, the Canadian startup revealed it has in fact raised its first round of funding.read more
Defunkd.com, a Toronto-based online retailer of vintage t-shirts, has partnered with WeForest.org in order to positively associate the company with environmental concerns.read more
Earlier this month, the city of Surrey announced the start of the Innovation Boulevard and Health Tech Connexx (HTC), an incubator that will provide lab spaces and services to those in the tech industry seeking solutions for real-world problems.read more
One of Canada's more prominent venture capital firms, Real Ventures, is expanding.read more
In an unusually blatant attack on Canada's major telecommunications companies, the Canadian government recently released an online and television advertisement promoting competition and fair practices in the nation's wireless market.read more
Uber is the San Francisco-based startup that has "revolutionized" taxi service by moving transactions from a telephone to a cell phone. Instead of booking a cab by phone and paying the driver in the car, you book a cab by cell phone and pay the company through the app. (Welcome to the future, Grandma!) I'll take my $49.5 million in venture capital funding, please.read more
"Cleantech" is a portmanteau describing innovatively efficient and/or environmentally friendly technology. Cleantech research and consultancy firm Kachan & Co. have peered into their solar-powered crystal ball to reveal five trends in the industry for 2014, along with some bonus predictions about electric cars and even mining tech.read more
RBC today marked a North American first by announcing a social, person-to-person (P2P) electronic money transfer capability for customers to send money to Facebook Messenger contacts, right from within the RBC Canada app.
Working closely with Facebook, RBC enhanced its app to allow customers to send an Interac e-Transfer directly to their contacts on Facebook Messenger.read more
Flytographer, a Victoria-based startup, is changing the way people remember their vacations.read more
The Man is trying to get his hooks into Bitcoin, and if Internet history repeats itself, it looks like he'll succeed.read more
BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission this week officially launched wifi at the Bloor-Yonge and St George stations along Toronto's subway.read more