What a way to ring in the new year. Shaw will start 2015 off by slapping consumers in the face: the company plans to raise home internet prices by 10% in January, while slashing already mediocre speeds by up to 50%. “Canadian Internet users everywhere ought to be outraged that Big Telecom...read more
The 2014 Canadian Startup Awards are here. Let's get nominating. Three years ago Techvibes lauched the Canadian Startup Awards. These annual...read more
Toronto's Hubba has raised a $3.1 million seed round to support its mission of making product info easier to manage.read more
2014 was a strong year for Canadian startups, with several raising double-digit rounds. Vancouver fared particularly well this year, but Ontario certainly didn't slack either. Below we highlight the five biggest rounds raised by Canadian tech companies in 2014, which combine for a total of more than $350 million in venture capital.read more
The end of every year brings a proliferation of prediction lists.
As we end an incredibly active 2014 in the tech/investment world, I am adding my own thoughts on what might be coming in 2015.read more
Earth to Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals: it’s time to get off MaRS and come back home.
Over 14 years of costly exploration into this mysterious entity, the province has spent nearly half a billion dollars. It turns out there hasn’t been too much life spotted around high-priced, empty real estate.read more
With nominations coming in fast and furious for Techvibes 2014 Startup Awards we're uncovering a ton of great stories for our readers.
Incoming nominations for our Angel of the Year category have reminded us that that we didn't report who was this year's recipient of the Angel Forum's Angel of the Year award.read more
Gallop Labs has raised a seed round.read more
Wagepoint has raised a seed round.read more
Canadian company DataGardens has been scooped by CenturyLink.read more
BitHound has raised a seed round.
The financing, valued at $2 million, was led by Michael Wekerle of Difference Capital, along with BDC Capital and additional angel investors.read more
Last year, Canadian banks made $29 Billion in profit, while paying out over $10 Billion in executive bonuses.
Meanwhile, as consumers Canadians pay some of the highest bank fees in the world, many of which are hidden, while having to deal with technologies and experiences that leave us confused and frustrated instead of empowered.read more