On June 9, 15 technology startups will congregate at an exclusive lakeside retreat in Kelowna, where they will be given the opportunity to meet with VCs and serial entrepreneurs from leading companies such as Google, AngelList and Omers Ventures.read more
With startups beating out traditional banks for Webby Awards, perhaps the rise of fintech in Canada has incumbents feeling the beginnings of a squeeze.read more
Knowledgehook this week received Google’s Game Changer Award.read more
Held in Victoria on May 4, DigiBC—a group that promotes, supports, and accelerates the growth of BC’s digital industries—held a showcase promiting the successes, and talent in British Columbia’s tech world.read more
Techvibes' Techfest recruiting event will be popping up in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 25th and it promises to be our best yet.
Techfest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent.
During each Techfest, CEOs and founders pitch hundreds of eager potential employees on why today’s top talent should work for their company.read more
Ottawa's Assent Compliance has raised $20 million.read more
Formlabs, a designer and manufacturer of 3D printing systems, has acquired Vancouver's Pinshape, a 3D printing online community.read more
At EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas, the company announced the winners of its 2015 Canada Partner Awards.
Now in its second year, the awards program recognizes EMC’s most important Canadian partners across industries.read more
This week the internet exploded with news that Montreal, Square Enix Montreal—the Canadian arm of a Japanese studio—has stolen an idol from the Los Angeles Indie Game Dev world. Teddy Dief, most notably of Hyper Light Drifter fame, announced via twitter this morning that he would be making the opposite move to the norm, which may be an even greater expression of his Indie Roots than we think.read more
Online bookkeeping service Bench has closed a $20 million Series B upround led by Bain Capital Ventures and joined by Altos Ventures and Contour Venture Partners.
Altos and Contour were also Series A investors in Bench.
The new round, which brings total capital raised to over $40 million, will go toward product enhancements and the rollout of a new product.
Since 2012, Bench has made significant strides in its journey toward fully automating the job of a bookkeeper.
By creating task specific algorithms and perfecting tools that can work seamlessly with bank data, payment data, etc., Bench has reduced the labour time of its bookkeepers by 75%.read more
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Yes. Yes it is.read more
Vancouver's LemonStand, a customizable cloud e-commerce platform, has raised an additional $1.25 million.
The seed funding hails from BDC Capital, Silicon Valley based angel investors Barry X Lynn, Paul Rochester, Hank Massey and several other angel investors.read more