Hootsuite hits 10M users, acquires Brightkit, launches Campaigns

Hootsuite Inc. has made a slew of announcements today, saying it has acquired Brightkit, a social media marketing platform – and it has already used Brightkit’s technology to launch a new product called

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

SAP taps Vancouver startup as predictive analytics partner

Vancouver startup PHEMI Health Systems has partnered with SAP AG to do analysis on the healthcare data it collects with its software product, according to a report on our sister site IT World

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

QuickMobile gets another injection of cash, wrestles with demand

Vancouver startup QuickMobile Inc. has netted another $3.2 million in funding, thanks to its investors BDC Venture Capital IT Fund and Vancity. QuickMobile, which builds multi-event mobile apps for enterprise and small to

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Startup Canada should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadian cities nab three spots on startup cluster list

According to a new report, three Canadian cities rank high for startup activity. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops for Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo, Ont.The three cities made this year's list of

Published on: November 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Hyperdrive accelerator program open for applications

Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech is calling for startup applications to take part in the second cohort of its Hyperdrive accelerator program, it announced today.With events in Vancouver Nov. 14 and in Toronto Nov. 20,

Published on: November 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

D-Wave’s $30-million financing deal has connections to Bezos, CIA

Vancouver startup D-Wave Systems Inc. has raised $30 million in financing from a group of investors that has links to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The company develops

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

LemonStand quenches financing thirst with freshly squeezed seed funding

LemonStand started the day with some sweet seed funding this morning.The Vancouver startup has secured an undisclosed amount of financingfrom the Business Development Bank of Canada's IT Venture Fund and fourangel investors: Michael

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

How Vancouver’s tiny BroadbandTV is making big waves in online video

On paper, Shahrzad Rafati seems to have all the odds stacked against her. She's female. She's only 32. And she had to adapt to a whole newculture after immigrating to Canada from Iran

Published on: September 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Ladies Learning Code expands to Vancouver

Go west, young ladies, go west. The team behind the Toronto startup Ladies Learning Code (LLC) is doing that this week byholding two programming workshops in Vancouver, the first expansion ofthe smash hit

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

TinyCo to open its first Canadian office in Vancouver

TinyCo is getting bigger in Vancouver.The San Francisco-based mobile game developer is opening itsfirstCanadian location with a new studio in Vancouver. It's part of a hiringflurry at TinyCo following an $18-million venture capital

Published on: August 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook acquires talent from Vancouver’s Acrylic Software

The founder of Vancouver startup Acrylic Software “likes” Facebook Inc. so much that he's leaving Canada to work for the social media giant at its headquarters in San Francisco.In a blog posting, Dustin

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff