Chronogolf has raised a seed round.read more
Tonight Startup Week Vancouver wrapped up with the Cascadia Summit at the Telus World of Science.
The sold-out Cascadia Summit is Launch Academy's "premiere event showcasing the most promising startups from Western Canada" and the highlight was 16 startups pitch live in front of a sold-out audience.read more
In 2013, the Government of Canada established the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) to help accelerators and incubators deliver their services to promising Canadian firms.read more
From high-intensity training to grocery shopping, Strongbody Apparel is ready to face any challenge.
The Vancouver-based athletic wear manufacturer is changing the way people think and wear their gym clothes. Gone are the days of jogging in a worn out hoodie á la Rocky Balboa: casual and professional athletes alike are seeking the next garment innovation that can endure the strain and sweat of training, as well as the functionality needed in order to reach their athletic pursuits.read more
$40 million is up for grabs among Canadian startups.read more
Montreal's GuestDriven, a hospitality mobile solution provider, today launched Mobile Check-In and Upgrades through its new GuestDriven Express mobile web service.read more
In case you weren’t aware, the York Region—nestled just north of Toronto—is home to thousands of technology companies, both big and small.
Less is known about the region’s hotbed of gaming talent, with more than two dozen companies including developers of mobile, console, computer, and social games.read more
Emerging technology companies in Canada received a piece of good news today when Kensington Capital Partners announced the launch of the Kensington Venture Fund with an initial closing of investor commitments totaling $160 million.read more
While plenty is said in Vancouver about people leaving corporate tech jobs for entrepreneurial ventures, a much less discussed option is intrapreneurship.
Intrapreneurs are becoming common in startups but are also proving invaluable in established tech companies looking for development inspiration.
Polish-born tech intrapreneur Agata Osinska is an excellent exmaple. Agata is the youngest director at the world’s largest online dating company, Vancouver's PlentyOfFish. Agata is disrupting the status quo in the online dating scene by challenging existing systems, building new infrastructure and improving reporting metrics to ensure the platform’s 90 million users have a better chance of finding long-lasting relationships.
Agata’s new role as Director of Product is to drive the product life cycle on four different online platforms (web, AOS, iOS, Windows phone) from conception to launch.
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Leading a team of experienced product managers and designers, Agata’s greatest challenge has been admitting she doesn’t have the answers all the time, but she has the willingness to seek the answers and make change happen. Agata believes this level of transparency brought to any role is an intrapreneur’s best asset as it encourages social change and greater collaboration.
That change is evident. Less than six months into the role, Agata’s team is making strides in the areas of user retention and engagement, monetization across all platforms and greater visibility into behavioral data.
Agata is one of a growing number of young, leadership destined female tech enthusiasts rising quickly up the ranks in the world’s largest online companies.
Blockstream has raised $21 million.
The large seed round was led by by LinkedIn cofounder and Airbnb board member Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures, and Canada's own Real Ventures. Upward of 40 investors in total participated in the round, including Danny Hillis, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, and Ribbit Capital.read more