UBC Incubated Coho Data Raises $30 Million Series C Round

Coho Data, a leading innovator in web-scale flash storage for the enterprise, today announced it has closed $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to nearly $67 million.

The round was led by March Capital Partners, with additional participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures and Intel Capital as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners.

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Five Tech Tips for Small Businesses

With so much technology out there, and new solutions becoming available every day, it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep up.

Researching the latest tech trends can be a full-time job – and we know you’ve already got one of those!

So, while you’ve been focusing on running your company, we’ve done the research and selected five key tech trends you should be looking at.

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Grabb Wants to Eradicate Lunchtime Lineups

Like many university students, Kabir Daswani had a night class while finishing up his bachelor of commerce degree at Queen’s University.

During the break in the middle of class, tons of students would rush to the single café that was open at night, and it would take at least 10 minutes just to grab a coffee. 

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Get Your Application in to Pitch at Startupfest 2015

Since 2011 Montreal's International Startup Festival has been putting a new spin on entrepreneurship. Each year over 2,000 founders, investors, and analysts converge on Montreal from more than a dozen countries.

Startupfest offers a unique blend of deep content, inspiring stories, unbeatable networking, and unmistakable festival vibe.

Every year Startupfest sifts through hundreds of applications to find 12 deserving companies to participate in the Best Pitch prize.

What does it mean to be one of the 12 startups chosen?

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The Startup Visa Canada Program is Great – So Let's Actually Do Something With It

Vancouver's Boris Wertz, Danny Robinson and Maura Rodgers founded the Startup Visa Canada initiative in 2010.

According to Rodgers, they were inspired after working with and investing in talented Romanian technology entrepreneurs, Mircea Pasoi and Cristian Strat. At the time, they encouraged the duo to come to Canada to build their startup ReadFu, which later pivoted and was rebranded Summify.

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MP Calls Tech Companies Unpatriotic, Says Dictatorships 'Best Form of Government'

Just weeks before questioning the patriotism of some of Canada’s most successful tech companies, a Conservative member of parliament said he preferred dictatorships to democracy.

Last week, MP Laurie Hawn accused the CEO of companies like Hootsuite, Shopify and Slack of profiting off of terrorist propaganda and suggested that had motivated their criticism of a new bill that will expand the powers of Canada’s spy agencies.

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