CIBC gives Toronto startups a place of their own with Live Lounge

Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District has long served as a hub for its many tenants from the city’s startup community. Now the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has ensured that non-tenants have a

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The Real Problem with Tech Talent

What happens to the tech community when a company exits? Thanks to LinkedIn, we have a graphic example. In September 2016 GE announced its offer to buy control of Swedish 3D printer Arcam.

Published on: June 22nd, 2017 Geoff Foulds

The Business Leadership Podcast: Mitch Seguin, head of product and design at TribalScale

Mitch Seguin is the Co-founder and Head of Product and Design at TribalScale. Mitch has always been a tech geek at heart, from his roots building hospital data centres to product management at

Published on: June 6th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Startup Canada calls upon industry to invest in Canada’s entrepreneur community

Industry executives, government, and high-growth entrepreneurs gathered in Toronto last week at the Startup Canada Innovation Forum to share and spread a vision for the role of industry in supporting the growth of

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Lindsay Bright

Here’s who’s investing in Canadian SaaS startups [infographic]

There is a general sense in the tech community that it's difficult to raise money in Canada, but as a new infographic from Ottawa-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) venture capital (VC) fund L-Spark illustrates, this

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute launches data platform to help Canadian tech companies grow

Canada will soon have its own data platform for technology companies looking to track their growth metrics. The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy in Waterloo, Ont.,

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Yelp acquires Toronto-based marketing startup Turnstyle Analytics

San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. will soon be able to help its small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients offer their customers free Wi-Fi that doubles as a marketing platform, thanks to its recent acquisition

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Luxury car maker Infiniti launches IoT and smart city incubator in Toronto

Move over, Ford Canada - another automotive manufacturer is wading into the tech industry's territory. The Canadian arm of Japanese luxury vehicle manufacturer Infiniti announced today the launch of Infiniti Lab, an accelerator

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Former Facebook exec launches AI-powered customer engagement startup

A Toronto-based startup is looking to help businesses take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to grow customer engagement and revenue. Integrate.ai, founded by former Facebook executive Steve Irvine, has created a software

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Waterloo media startup snags Vice Canada CRO

The trend toward having a Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) is growing, and Waterloo, Ont.-based Sortable has just hired its first by luring a media veteran from Vice Canada. CROs are essentially responsible for

Published on: January 30th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tony Lacavera, RBC, Magna among backers of new Canada-based AI funding program

TORONTO - Tony Lacavera is putting his money where his mouth is. The former Wind Mobile CEO, who sits on the board of startup-funding charity Next Canada, and whose venture capital firm Globalive

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Inside Shopify’s new R&D office in Toronto

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires Montreal-based deep learning startup Maluuba

Teaching machines to understand human language has long been the holy grail in artificial intelligence - and in a Montreal startup, Microsoft Corp. believes they have found the perfect guide. On Friday the

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood