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

5 ways to think about paid acquisition

Paid acquisition should be a great channel for your startup. One of the most critical decisions early-stage companies have to make is how to invest for growth. Each dollar is like oxygen and

Published on: November 11th, 2015 Nectarios Economakis

Canadian entrepreneurs are working smarter, not harder – and they’re women

The typical Canadian entrepreneur is a Generation X woman who has work-life balance figured out. This according to the 2015 Sage State of the Startup Survey, sponsored by business software vendor Sage North

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Kobo founder launches new startup with healthcare portal

Michael Serbinis, the entrepreneur that created the Kobo e-books business, is turning his attention to the healthcare sector with a new startup being unveiled today - League Inc. League is a personal wellness

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson