Round13 co-founder and former Dragon's Den investor Bruce Croxon has five predictions for Canadian business this year, most of them tech-related - including warnings for investors in cryptocurrency and legalized marijuana (which, he notes, will rely on tech for distribution).

Published: January 26th, 2018


Why Tony Lacavera is investing in the blockchain

Venture capitalist and Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera thinks Canada has a bright future in blockchain, and he's putting his money where his mouth is. A year after supporting the launch of artificial

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Inaugural Startup World Cup will crown its first Canadian winner at this week’s CIX

Twenty of Canada's most innovative startups are getting a boost this year from the World Cup of venture capital - literally. The inaugural Startup World Cup, organized by San Jose, Calif.-based Fenox Venture

Published on: October 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian startups are noticing U.S. headlines about sexism in tech – but will they take action?

Dave McClure was always known for having a potty mouth. So when he took the stage for a Q&A at Montreal Startup Fest in July 2016, event founder Philippe Telio jokingly asked him

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Christine Wong

Stage is set for Canadian B2B firms to scale up, former Dragon Bruce Croxon says

Canada's tech ecosystem is experiencing something of a resurgence in 2017, with few sectors illustrating its recent success better than the business-to-business (B2B) software firms who received funding from former Dragon's Den investor

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Interview with Lightspeed Ventures partner Ravi Mhatre

Lightspeed Ventures partner Ravi Mhatre sat down with ITBusiness.ca last month at TiECon and talked about the nuances of investor-entrepreneur relationships and the future of Lightspeed Ventures. At TiECon this year, Ravi was announced

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Ashley Huffman

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

From PM to VC – Stephen Harper joins San Francisco tech fund

The last time Canadians really heard from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he was campaigning for another term in government against Justin Trudeau's Liberals. We know how that ended. Now Harper is speaking up

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Boeing’s new venture arm sees life on Mars, flying cars in humanity’s future

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is launching a new venture arm of its company called HorizonX, and one of its first two investments is with an enterprise augmented reality software firm, it announced on Wednesday.

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

5 online resources to help you find a venture capitalist consultant for your business

Successfully obtaining venture capital funding is an important step for many businesses, especially for those that are in the early growth stages. But with all that investment money out there, the big question

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Ellie Martin

New Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada – Updated with PwC MoneyTree report for Q4 2017

We've updated our Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada and it looks better than ever. Not only is Canada's Tech Sector booming, but thanks to Toronto-based Esri and its ArcGIS mapping software, we

Published on: February 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada a bright spot for tech investment in 2016

Canada wrapped up 2016 on a high note when it came to investment in venture capital-backed companies, according to a recent report, bucking the global trend of a 10 per cent decline in

Published on: February 1st, 2017 Gary Hilson

8 secrets from a top Canadian venture capitalist

At the recent Fireside Conference held just outside Bancroft, Ontario, top Canadian fintech venture capitalist Christian Lassonde shared some insights into the mindset of a venture capitalist (VC). Focusing on fintech, Lassonde has invested in

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

Steve Nash and other Canadian disruptors on how to play hardball

They never saw Steve Nash coming. He grew up in Canada, not the United States. He played basketball at Santa Clara University, not at an Ivy League athletics powerhouse. He was – still is,

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Christine Wong

Uber plans to deliver investors on demand with one-day only event

Canadian entrepreneurs might daydream about tapping that UberPool button, then opening the door to their ride and discovering their backseat buddy is an investment luminary such as W. Brett Wilson or Ryan Holmes.

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson