What fascinates me are the edges. And nowhere are the edges edgier… the stakes higher… than startups. There are plenty of sources of friction, compression and tension among founders and financiers, engineers and marketeers. How do you mesh all the edges so they transmit power even when loads are heavy? That’s what I write about.
Thanks to a new generation of successful founders, people like Ariel Garten of Toronto-based InteraXon, there’s a change in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) startup community. There’s a new sense of optimism. A
Everybody knows that costs for tech startups in the Bay Area are crazy. Pundits have predicted that these high costs could, maybe, someday, blunt the Bay Area’s edge. "Someday" was apparently last month.
When you survey startup failures you reach a surprising conclusion - many people still blame a lack of engineering talent. In my experience, technical failures stem from the supply chain being unable to
DementiaHack 2017 is coming back to Toronto this March and bringing with it hardware and software solutions for those living with dementia. This hackathon is an attempt by the tech community to find ways
"The average 'enriched' startup raised 44x more capital to get a 25 per cent better return," according to the above controversial chart. Even more alarming is the revelation that U.S. VCs could increase their
There were some eye openers at the 2016 Startup Grind Conference when Vinod Khosla shared the KPIs that have guided him during his 30-year venture capital investor career. Khosla started out stating that,
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