It’s a complex and exciting thing to be an entrepreneur these days, but there are plenty of challenges that go along with this lifestyle. If you are thinking of starting a business, this article provides important insights into some of the issues startups face and plenty of resources on how to...read more
Since the start of 2013, technology and innovation has been the fastest growing sector on the TSX and TSXV. Since the beginning of last year, over 65 tech companies have gone public on the exchanges, with nine moving from the earlier-stage-oriented TSXV to the more senior and stringent TSX. Tech companies listed on these exchanges have collectively raised over $15 billion in equity capital in that time.read more
Shopify generated $45 million during its first quarter as a public company.read more
Canada’s private capital community believes current economic conditions are favourable for investment, though venture capital and private equity activity are trending in different directions.read more
HP has acquired ActiveState Software Stackato business, an enterprise-ready platform-as-a-service solution with Cloud Foundry at its core.
Vancouver-based ActiveState is a provider of open source software application development and management solutions.read more
Whatever you think your company is worth, you can bet that the investor will think it is worth less.read more
On Friday, July 24, the BCTIA held its weekly Grub in the Hub lunch and learn event, entitled Financing Options for Growth. The presentation was delivered by Jane Murdoch and Colin Ground, Partners with prominent law firm Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, which has worked with numerous high-profile tech companies.read more
Startup Compass has released its second report tracking the world's top startup ecosystems.read more
So how is gender equality faring among the world's hottest startup ecosystems?read more
There was a time that BlackBerry was, inarguably, a smartphone maker—a hardware company.read more
News America Marketing, a subsidiary of News Corp, today announced the acquisition of Toronto's Checkout 51. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.
Checkout 51 mobile app enables consumers to browse weekly discount offers on a wide range of grocery items including fresh produce, household and personal care, and then redeem the offers post-purchase simply by taking a photo of their receipt.read more
Venice, California's TRACE Live Networks announced this morning that it has acquired Saskatoon's Draganfly Innovations.
TRACE is the developer of The TRACEr1, a visually intelligent camera capable of following its owner almost anywhere and live-streaming captured footage to the internet. Draganfly is a commercial small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) specialist.
Founded in 1998 and located in Saskatoon, Draganfly is a commercial small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) specialist.read more
For private equity investors, cybersecurity is quickly becoming a significant part of the portfolio company acquisition process.read more
Toronto-based technology startup Viafoura has received a $1 million investment from the China Canada Angels Alliance.read more