There’s no doubt that tech is booming right now. But with the industry’s growing success there are also growing fears that we’re in the midst of a new bubble. Venture capital activity in the United States is at the highest level in nearly 15 years. And there’s been an uptick in...read more
The 2014 Canadian Startup Awards are here. Let's get nominating. Three years ago Techvibes lauched the Canadian Startup Awards. These annual...read more
Vidigami has raised some seed funding.
The Vancouver-based startup closed a seed round of $1.25 million. The round was led by current investor Andrew Wright, managing director of Wright Ventures LLC, with participation from several others, including Aaron Rallo, former president of PNI Digital Media; James Fletcher, Director of Vision Critical; and Robert Cruickshank, chair of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools.read more
Foko's seed round just got a lot bigger.read more
Uber continues to make poor decisions in its response to increasingly grotesque actions by its executives. Despite being valued at $40 billion, the San Francisco-based car service company frequently angers people with buffoon-like statements in response to constant public scorn.
Nearly universally disliked—yet seemingly still used by the entire universe on a daily basis—it doesn’t look like Uber’s poor decisions will subside anytime soon.read more
Worldwide bus travel booking aggregator Busbud today announced a formal partnership with Greyhound to expand transit options for travelers this holiday season.read more
The so-called sharing economy, particularly sites like AirBnB, has opened up a whole new way for travellers to stay in and experience cities.read more
More and more people might be making their own electronic devices these days but the technical skill required means building hardware is still limited to dedicated hobbyists and professionals.
Jeremy Bell wants to change that.read more
As if it wasn’t clear enough already, the tech startup industry can and will tackle any problem it puts its mind to, and that includes hockey.
It took a few years in Canada before the startup geeks focused their attention on solutions outside of simple wearable products and apps for yoga, or running. Now, the two worlds of sports and tech have collided in Canada.read more
25,000 people across 83 countries were involved in this year's Global Startup Battle. But as the word "battle" suggests, it was a competition at heart, and only a select few came out champions.read more
Earth to Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals: it’s time to get off MaRS and come back home.
Over 14 years of costly exploration into this mysterious entity, the province has spent nearly half a billion dollars. It turns out there hasn’t been too much life spotted around high-priced, empty real estate.read more
Canadian startups are bringing “dirty tech” industries such as farming and freight into the 21st century with software solutions that are having significant impacts on how businesses are run.read more
With nominations coming in fast and furious for Techvibes 2014 Startup Awards we're uncovering a ton of great stories for our readers.
Incoming nominations for our Angel of the Year category have reminded us that that we didn't report who was this year's recipient of the Angel Forum's Angel of the Year award.read more