Articles By Karim Kanji

Wearable tech firm Bionym closes $14 M Series A round

Toronto-based Bioynm Inc. has closed its first major round of financing to the tune of $14 million. This Series A round was led by Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures and also included Export Development

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Halfway through 2014, a look back at the nine Canadians to watch in tech

One of the best things about contributing for IT Business is that every year, I get the opportunity to highlight some of the people I think are going to make waves in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2014 Karim Kanji

A sneak peek into the second generation of wearable technology

Just when we've started to understand the implications of wearable technology, Seattle-based Reflx Labs comes along to give us a sneak peek into the possibilities of what the next generation of wearable technology will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 14th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Insights into the Canadian wearables industry

Recently, we have featured startups that are leading the way in the new wearables space. Today, we bring to you an interview with one of the people that is tracking the industry and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 7th, 2014 Karim Kanji

3 kinds of wearables as we know them today

Expect the nascent wearables industry in Canada to be worth $600 million in five years. This was one of the insights that Krista Napier, senior analyst of mobility for IDC Canada, offered at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Prime Minister tries Thalmic Labs’ wearable tech on for size

Waterloo's Thalmic Labs played host to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last Friday during an official government trip to Communitech. Harper was visiting Communitech and stopped by Thalmic Labs to see the progress it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Toronto-based startup launches first ‘smart’ accessory

Just over a year ago, the Pebble smart watch raised over $10 million to become the highest funded project on Kickstarter. Since then we've seen companies like Samsung Corp. launch their own smartphones

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

GestureLogic shines spotlight on Ottawa-area startups

What happens when a university electronics professor wants to use technology to improve his health? In the case of Leonard MacEachern you get one of the most interesting startups to come out of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

Bionym’s Nymi: bringing ‘persistent security’ to the masses

Toronto-based Bionym finally demoed their heartbeat authentication bracelet , Nymi, in front of a live audience of the latest We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto on Monday. Designed and (almost) brought to market

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Karim Kanji

XYZprinting brings mobility to consumer-grade 3D printing

TAIPEI - At CES 2014, XYZprinting's da Vinci 1.0 won the Editor's Choice Award. Not resting on its laurels after that recent accolade, the Taiwan-based 3D printer is set to launch the da Vinci

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2014 Karim Kanji

What makes an app developer successful: Robleh Jama of Tiny Hearts

When news broke that one of the world’s most successful mobile games - Flappy Bird - was being shut down, it left other game developers and marketers collectively scratching their heads. Why? Well,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Karim Kanji

The next trend in retail: Digital disruption

Earlier this month, Canada’s brightest and most curious minds in digital came together in Toronto at Dx3Canada’s third annual conference for agencies, brands, publishers and retailers. Featured speakers came from companies such as BuzzFeed,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

9 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2014

As we rapidly near the end of 2013, people’s thoughts naturally tend to look back at the year that was, or the upcoming 12 months. While 2013 has been anything but boring (think

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

Why does your start-up exist?

I work within a stone's throw of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. As a result, I have had the chance to visit some start-ups there and even become friends with a few of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Why coffee farmers need tablets: What we can learn from Colombia’s digital economy strategy

Canadians have been watching and waiting for a digital economy strategy from the federal government since former Industry Minister Christian Paradis promised one in 2010. Three years later and with a new Industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Karim Kanji