Aayaz Pira, senior vice president of CIBC Digital's retail and business banking division, during the July 6 launch of the CIBC Live Lounge at Toronto's MaRS Discovery District.

Published: July 6th, 2017


York Region is a little north and a little nicer for startups

Creative Capital is IT World Canada’s series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We’re doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Reach affluent consumers who actually want to answer your surveys with Centiment

In the Internet age, marketers have become used to conducting online surveys that pay respondents for their opinions. But would the consumers who answer these surveys actually purchase the products or services they're

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

8 secrets from a top Canadian venture capitalist

At the recent Fireside Conference held just outside Bancroft, Ontario, top Canadian fintech venture capitalist Christian Lassonde shared some insights into the mindset of a venture capitalist (VC). Focusing on fintech, Lassonde has invested in

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

IBM launches startup incubator in the heart of downtown Toronto

IBM Corp. - the 105 year-old computing giant known for its cloud computing services, Watson analytics platform, and a decision to sell its iconic personal computing division to Lenovo in 2005 - officially

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto startup’s hyperloop technology makes a splash at Berlin trade show

If the hyperloop technology on display at this year's InnoTrans, the rail industry's Berlin-based biennial trade show, includes a bit more Canada than expected, there's a reason for that. TransPod, a Toronto-based startup

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Waterloo-based Thalmic Labs hires former Samsung exec, expands to San Francisco

Thalmic Labs is coming to Silicon Valley. The Waterloo-based gesture control armband maker announced today that it would be opening a new office in San Francisco - and to boost its big tech

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

“Strategic value” in supporting startups, MasterCard says

Two years after adding Toronto-based wearables firm Nymi to its first list of supported companies, MasterCard Inc.'s Start Path program returned to Ontario's capital yesterday, inviting startups from around the world to showcase

Published on: May 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wealthsimple, TD Bank among visionary finalists for PwC award

An online investment service, a retail management platform, the IT department of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and one of Canada's leading banks are among the tech-oriented nominees being recognized for

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Influitive acquires Toronto-based CRM app developer Triggerfox

Toronto-based marketing software maker Influitive announced today that it has acquired Triggerfox, the Toronto-based startup behind a customer relations management mobile app and the company's second such acquisition in a month, after its

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Influitive acquires Ironark Software, raises $8.2 million in capital

Toronto-based marketing software maker Influitive announced today that it has acquired mobile app startup Ironark Software, the company behind home and family organizer Hub and business task and schedule manager Workbase; and that,

Published on: March 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Secrets venture capitalists may not want founders to know

How does a successful serial fund raiser do it? That’s the question Startup Grind Toronto guest host Matthew Ingram asked Andrew D’Souza at a recent fireside chat. D’Souza said several things that venture

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Saskatchewan startup believes we all have at least OneStory to tell

Unlike most tech startups trying to woo the attention of millennials, Saskatoon native Katrina German started by going after the seniors market with her video interview platform, OneStory. Before co-founding the Saskatewan-based service,

Published on: December 10th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Sequoia Capital strategy includes investing in Toronto from its Silicon Valley office

When Sequoia Capital partner Matt Miller was in Toronto for a Startup Grind fireside chat at Pivotal Labs recently, I asked him why the Silicon Valley venture capital firm doesn't have a Toronto

Published on: November 30th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

Autodesk’s tenancy good news for MaRS

The pressure to find tenants to fill the void of the new MaRS real estate has been greatly alleviated after Autodesk's announcement that it's moving in. "With today's announcement (November 18, 2015) the

Published on: November 24th, 2015 Geoff Foulds