Canadian VCs

Announcing Version One Fund III

We are very happy to announce the launch of Version One Ventures III with $45M USD ($57M CAD) in commitments. With Fund III, we’re doubling down on all that has worked in our previous funds – our strategy, geography, investment thesis and philosophy. It’s an exciting time to be launching a ne ...

Episode 88: The TWIML & AI CEO’s Guide to Machine Learning and AI with Sam Charrington

Who better to provide a CEO-level perspective on machine learning and artificial intelligence than Sam Charrington, the host of the wildly successful podcast This Week in Machine Learning & AI (TWIML & AI). In this episode, Jon Prial talks to Sam about the insights he’s gleaned from interviewing ...

Episode 87: Trust and the Data Scientist’s Dilemma with Kathryn Hume

Is it unethical if your company doesn’t do it’s due diligence on avoiding bias? In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Kathryn Hume, the Vice President of Product and Strategy at integrate.ai. Kathryn and her team recently published a paper entitled “Responsible AI in Consumer Enterprise” wh ...

Episode 86: Building Conversational AI Teams with Jason Brenier

After spending the past six months traveling across North America and talking to dozens of companies, Jason Brenier, our VP of Strategy, got seem clear insights into the challenges today’s businesses face. When it comes to conversational AI, one of the biggest is figuring out how to build the rig ...

Episode 85: AI, What Is It Good For?

In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Jana Eggers, the CEO of Nara Logics, a company with an AI platform that works as a matching engine, helping companies connect their data. They talk about the realities of artificial intelligence, including what it’s actually good for, where to use it, and how ...

How to Build a $6 Billion Business Around Security, Privacy and Trust

When your business relies on data, you need customer relationships that are founded on trust. Without it, customers will always question why you need information, how you’re planning to use it, and whether they should restrict access or switch to another provider they trust more. At Georgian Part ...

Episode 84: The Rise of the Digital Restaurant with Ray Reddy

Everything is going digital and restaurants are no exception. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Ray Reddy, the Co-founder and CEO of Ritual, a company that has built a fascinating consumer-facing social app that allows people to order food for pickup. And while that may seem simple enough, ther ...

Episode 83: Understanding Differential Privacy with Chang Liu

Differential privacy is a technology that is quickly moving from academia into business. And it’s not just the big companies that are using it. With the intersection of trust and AI a hot topic right now, differential privacy is well on its way to becoming an integral part of the conversation. In ...

Episode 82: Aggregating Massive Data Sets with Chris Moore

A few months ago we talked to Bill Adler, the Founding President and CEO of True Fit, a data-driven personalization platform for footwear and apparel retailers that’s using machine learning to push the fashion industry forward. In a follow-up conversation with Chris Moore, the company’s Chief ...

Episode 81: Using Privacy to Differentiate Your Business with Ann Cavoukian

With GDPR behind us, maybe you’re breathing a sigh of relief. On the other hand, maybe you see it and all of the changes it’s brought about as just another hassle — just another regulation to comply with to help keep people’s data secure. But does it have to be that way? What if your comp ...