500 Startups gets active in Toronto

As a result of a sea change in Silicon Valley, Selcuk Atli, entrepreneur in residence of one of the Bay Area’s most successful and prolific accelerators, said that 500 Startups is getting active

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Canada’s innovation ecosystem needs startups

We need startups more than ever. That’s my conclusion after listening to David Watters’ talk on Canada’s innovation ecosystem. When I say startups, I mean new companies that scale to enterprise-size fast. Why

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Why you’re okay if you don’t fit the profile

Incubators have a dirty little secret: they’re not for everybody. When Paul Graham developed the incubator model he was laser-focused on companies with the potential to scale to billion-dollar valuations, fast. This, Graham

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

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 types of insurance your startup may need

If you’ve recently opened a small business, it’s likely that you like business but love your field. So if you’re not a business guru, navigating the world of startups can seem overwhelming at

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Robert Cordray

MasterCard is looking for a few good commerce startups

MasterCard is looking for a few good commerce startups, and it’s launching a program to help nurture promising new companies in the space. Technology is rapidly changing the world of commerce, with mobile

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Grow 2015: Unicorns & the Silicon Valley fundraising market

Whistler, B.C. -- "It's never been easier to raise $1M for a startup in the Valley." Tomas Tunguz, a venture capitalist with RedPoint Ventures in Silicon Valley shared fundraising insights to a packed

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Bret Conkin

Canadian startups take on Periscope, Meerkat with different take on live streaming

These two Canadian startups are hoping to challenge the giants of the live streaming industry. Trace and Yeplive are two companies eager to leave their mark on the world of live video sharing and

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Jackie Atkins

How to lead a successful startup: Erin Bury, 88 Creative

While rank is synonymous with the military and C-level is synonymous with corporations, hierarchy and startups go together like oil and water. In a startup, titles aren't used as an outlet for ego boosting.

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

Onyx Motion presents a wearable, portable and customizable basketball ‘coach’

Want to shoot hoops like Michael Jordan? Onyx Motion has got the app for you. The Toronto-based company has been developing ‘Swish’ for wearable devices to help players hit more net and throw up

Published on: July 9th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Oreo owner looks for tech startup to help make its next marketing ‘Superbowl moment’

The maker of Oreo cookies and Trident gum is seeking the help of Canadian tech startups to take a bite out of rival retail brands. Mondelez International of Deerfield, IL recently launched Shopper

Published on: June 11th, 2015 Christine Wong

Why three founders say they are launching their next tech startup in Toronto

In 48 hours I met three experienced founders who chose to do their next startup in…  Toronto. Huh? These were not just any founders. They were Canadians who moved out to find success

Published on: June 3rd, 2015 Geoff Foulds