Your friendly legaltech writing team is actually typing this piece into a email as we drive back to Toronto from East Lansing, Michigan, home of the mighty Spartans. We spent the weekend in Michigan to deliver a natural extension of our writing (the more charitable among you describe it as "thought leadership" and we thank you for it) in the form of our #LegalLean lean innovation program for the evolution of the legal industry.read more
I ask Ian MacKinnon a question I’ve asked many times before. It’s a good question: how do you want the community to think of your business?read more
Toronto's SceneDoc today announced the completion of a $4 million Series A round of funding led by iGan Partners, with participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and a group of angel investors.
SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform that provides law enforcement a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes.read more
Vancouver's Trippeo announced today the official launch of its new Travel and Expense Management (T&E) software platform, which has been designed to dramatically simplify life on the go for the modern-day, tech-savvy workforce.read more
Stewart Butterfield didn’t set out to create a business communication tool. In fact, the software that later became Slack, wasn’t even intended as a stand-alone project.
Slack “grew out of software that we used to communicate while we were developing a game,” says Butterfield, the CEO and cofounder of Slack.read more
ECN Capital has announced the launch of its new online investment platform for the private capital markets.
The ECN crowdfinancing platform aims to provide value, efficiency and convenience for investors while lowering the cost of raising capital for companies.
One of the initial offerings on the ECN platform is Calgary's Hookflash, an emerging technology leader in video chat, voice and messaging for mobile and the web.read more
Communitech, the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) and OneEleven announced yesterday a reciprocal agreement that provides member companies access to one other’s facilities and services.
The announcement will continue to strengthen the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor which has also been tagged the Innovation Highway.read more
Proximity-based networking app Reach has been selected to launch in alpha with the assistance of prescriptive mobile marketing technology firm Gallop Labs.
Toronto-based Reach was selected as one of six startups from over 100 applicants worldwide that bid to work with Gallop Labs in utilizing the developer’s growth science technology for apps.read more
FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ global co-creation community, has partnered with Toronto's Upverter to announce the Circuit Board Design Challenge to drive the future of home appliances.
The challenge is targeted toward hardware engineers and hobbyists who have a vision for how appliance of the future should interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) community.read more
A few weeks back, David Crow wrote an article on the evolution of the Canadian technology and startup ecosystem, asking 13 great Questions For 2015.
One of them - "What impact for will the falling Canadian dollar and resource economy have on the tech ecosystem?” - is beginning to be answered in startup board meetings this month.read more
Stephen Ufford says he got the idea to start identity-verification startup Trulioo while watching CNN.
Anderson Cooper was interviewing a woman who had just gotten her first cellphone. When she uploaded a picture of herself to Facebook, she started crying. She wasn’t crying because of the phone or Facebook, Ufford says, she was crying because it was the “first record of her existence.”read more
Diversity isn’t just the key to the growth of reading and writing startup Wattpad, according to CEO Allen Lau, it’s also the key to keeping the startup’s growing number of employees happy.
Lau is one the finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Canadian Startup awards, while Wattpad, the company he co-founded, is a finalist for employer of the year.read more
2015 is now well underway and, like every new beginning, it gives us time to reflect on where we have been and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
Usually I start the New Year by providing an update on financing and new listing activity in the innovation sectors (comprised of the technology, clean technology & renewable energy and life sciences sectors) on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).read more