Canadian VCs

Episode 64: Cloudera’s Tom Reilly and Hilary Mason Talk Machine Learning

When you think of Cloudera, the billion-dollar software company that’s virtually a household name, you probably think of a cloud-based, new technology data warehousing company. Sure, but did you know that Cloudera is currently a challenger in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management An ...

Toronto’s tech buzz is awesome, but results are what will ultimately matter

By any measure, Canada’s venture capital market, and the ecosystem as a whole, appears to be on fire. I can’t think of a time over my 10+ years of blogging when I might have said that, which is notable in its own right. Choose your own metric: number of industry events, flow of equity, s ...

Episode 63: Cracking the Data Science Code

Everyone knows that data is essential for any modern business. It’s critical for targeting your customers effectively, extracting important insights, and automating business processes. Perhaps most important of all, it’s what fuels artificial intelligence and machine learning. Of course, cracki ...

Episode 62: Is Machine Learning the Secret to Uber’s Success?

If you think Uber is a ride-hailing business, you’re wrong. It’s actually a machine learning business. Machine learning is what makes Uber’s service possible by, among other things, helping to ensure that drivers get to you as quickly as possible. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Michael ...

Episode 61: The Industrial Internet of Things

When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT), maybe you think of your Fitbit or your Nest Thermostat. But, of course, the IoT has many applications that extend beyond our personal use. In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial talks with Drew Conway, CEO and Founder of Alluvium, a compa ...

What Is Differential Privacy?

Here’s the billion-dollar question that more and more B2B businesses are trying to sort out: How do you aggregate data across your customer base without violating your data rights contracts or making your customers angry that you’ve used their data to help their competitors? The answer, as we ...

Episode 60: Bringing Ethics and Privacy to Machine Learning

There’s a lot to consider when building any AI solution for your business. In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial talks with Kathryn Hume, the VP of Product and Strategy at Integrate.ai, about the evolution of machine learning and artificial intelligence, with a focus on issues like eth ...

The 10 Principles of Applied Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly moving from the laboratory and into business and consumer applications, resulting in a fundamental shift in how software is built and what it’s capable of doing. And while we’re still a ways off from the artificial general intelligence portrayed in the m ...

The 10 Principles of Applied Artificial Intelligence [SlideShare]

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly moving from the laboratory and into business and consumer applications, resulting in a fundamental shift in how software is built and what it’s capable of doing. And while we’re still a ways off from the artificial general intelligence portrayed in the m ...

Q3 2017 Round-Up: Portfolio News and Activities

Another quarter has come and gone… We continue to invest in blockchain companies and funds such as Coinbase and Metastable Capital, which join our existing crypto portfolio (Blockstack, Citizen Hex and Polychain Capital). Here’s a quick recap of our other funding announcements, portfolio ne ...