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

Is Toronto a better startup environment than Silicon Valley? Google’s engineering head thinks so

When it comes to tech startups, Steve Woods knows what he's talking about. Before he became Google Canada's senior engineering director, Woods founded and ran three Silicon Valley startups, including early voice portal

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Lazaridis Institute to help 10 Canadian tech startups scale up

Ten of Canada's most promising tech startups are getting a leg up as they seek to become the next Shopify Inc., thanks to Wilfred Laurier University's Lazaridis Institute, the school announced Thursday. The

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Slack to open new Toronto-based office this year

Cloud-based collaboration software developer Slack Technologies Inc., which started in Vancouver in 2009 but is now headquartered in San Francisco, announced today that it will soon be opening a new sales and support

Published on: September 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How RateHub secured nearly $500K in support from the federal government

In six short years the number of offices owned by Toronto-based fintech startup RateHub.ca has quadrupled, its employee numbers have increased more than 15 times over - and today, the company announced it

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

‘Best way to advertise on Facebook’ wins International Startup Festival

Toronto-based Flixel's expertise is creating 'living photos' that you can watch in just a few seconds. And it didn't take Flixel's CEO Philippe LeBlanc much more than that to net the $160,000 grand

Published on: July 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian startups help farmers dig deep into digital tech with drones, big data

Canada’s deep agricultural roots are yielding a bumper crop of startups bringing drones, big data, and the Internet of Things to farming. Fredericton, N.B. company Resson is leading the homegrown pack. It just

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Christine Wong

Experts on why you should stop listening to experts

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? More than likely not. Yet, if a famous entrepreneur gave you advice, you would more than likely follow it with little reservation. Although

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

As-a-Service changes the game for Toronto start ups in surprising ways

Something is changing in the Toronto tech community. The evidence was on display at a recent SalesHacker event. Prior to the event, host Kenny Goldman was warned he wouldn’t get much of a

Published on: May 20th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman