SREDscore Helps SR&ED Claimants File Faster

Canadian businesses applying for investment tax credits through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program will now have an easier time thanks to SREDscore.

SREDscore is a new, free online tool that simplifies the project description parts of the SR&ED application process, saving companies time and money.

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Witkit Raises $5 Million and Launches Secure Collaboration Platform

Vancouver startup Witkit launched today with $5 million in seed funding for its centralized collaboration platform where users can communicate freely and securely.

Witkit allows individuals and businesses to easily assemble teams and groups within industries, companies, and departments to tackle projects and solve problems collectively, with the safety and security of knowing their data cannot be breached.

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Shopify's Year in Commerce

 

 

Ottawa-born e-commerce platform Shopify had a big 2014.

Capped off by being crowned Employer of the Year in the Canadian Startup Awards this week, the company's year was documented recently and boasts some impressive numbers.

For example, Shopify now houses 140,000 stores, up from 80,000 in 2013. Those stores registered an impressive $3.7 billion in sales, up from $1.6 billion in 2013.

Shopify also noted the growing importance of social media and mobile, the latter of which now accounts for 33% of all purchases and more than half of traffic.