Vantage Analytics has raised their first funding round at $1.1 million.read more
The Internet has always been a valuable tool for context.
Ideas don’t exist in isolation; they are linked to a larger network of reasons. Twitter was originally designed by its founders to be a universal message bus, a place where the world’s thoughts would be collected.read more
Algolux today raised $2.6 million.
The Series A round was led by by Real Ventures, with participation from a consortium of angel investors.read more
Dan Eisenhardt didn't come from a family of entrepreneurs; he'd never run a company or been a CEO.
But the former competitive swimmer didn't hesitate to dive in head first when he founded his tech firm Recon Instruments.read more
September 26th UPDATE: TechPong has already raised $45,933 and is close to their $50K goal!
16 Vancouver tech startups will be competing this autumn in the city's first-ever "TechPong" tournament.
Hosted by Unbounce and Chimp, the ping pong tournament will support charities in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Slated for October, participating startups are being encouraged to fundraise. Some startups have already raised more than $1,000.
Organizers hope to raise $50,000 and there's plenty of time left to reach that goal. For $10 you can be a spectator at this tournament, which is really more of a party—we're talking beer pong tables, a photo booth, Jenga, and of course food and drinks.
Support TechPong today with a donation!
Dozens of Vancouver tech startups have signed up to compete in the first-annual Vancouver Startups Foosball Tournament.read more
FreshGrade has raised $4.3 million in seed funding.read more
The bitcoin landscape is evolving so rapidly these days it’s hard to keep up.
That said, despite some bumps in the road, the winds of change are certainly blowing in a positive direction for the digital currency.read more
Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has revealed a bulleted list of succinct but precious pitching and slideshow tips for entrepreneurs facing the all-important demo day at YC—advice that extends seamlessly to any Canadian startup in a Canadian accelerator, of course. So pay attention.read more
Tensions are rising in San Francisco, where a great divide has grown between the well-paid tech workers and those who suddenly can't afford to live in their own city (think protesters attempting to tip over Google buses that transport engineers from downtown to Silicon Valley). Are these so-called "culture wars" something that could happen to Vanouver as well?read more
250 investors, mentors, and supporters recently packed MaRS Discovery District to capacity to hear 23 venture pitches from the The Next 36 and The Next Founders.read more