Canadian VCs

How IEX Built the World’s Most Trusted Stock Exchange

IEX Group is a fintech company on a mission to combat inequities in markets and industries beyond, using a combination of innovative technology and radical thinking. Georgian Partners’ recent investment IEX is our first in a company that has been built from the ground up to be trust-first. While ...

Episode 102: Even with AI, Great is the Enemy of Good Enough with Adam Drake

We’re all tempted by the newest, shiniest technology when looking for a solution to a problem. But often the best results come from proven techniques, so it’s wise to find a fast, pragmatic solution to your problem, whatever the technology. How do you know what’s the right choice for your bus ...

Canada’s Venture Capitalists: A Gender Gap

Female Funders, a program within the venture capital company Highline BETA, with offices in both Canada and the United States, has produced a new Women in Venture report, which works with data gathered from more than 300 VC firms and corporate venture arms in both countries “to try to paintRead Mo ...

Episode 101: A Conversation on Trust with Alex Manea

Alex Manea joined our team as Chief Security and Privacy Officer last year to lead our trust thesis and its adoption. In this episode, Jon Prial and Alex have a wide-ranging chat covering risk, privacy, different types of security attacks and how to protect your business. They also discuss how a bu ...

Episode 101: Creating Value Through Trust with Alex Manea

Alex Manea joined our team as Chief Security and Privacy Officer last year to lead our trust thesis and its adoption. In this episode, Jon Prial and Alex have a wide-ranging chat covering risk, privacy, different types of security attacks and how to protect your business. They also discuss how a bu ...

Amplifying User Intelligence with Chatbot Feedback Loops

This post was originally published on chatbotsmagazine.com. So you’ve just set up your chatbot, and it’s working well — congrats! Now for the bad news: if you don’t set up a feedback loop right away, your chatbot could already be falling short of its potential. But what does a great cha ...

Latest Trends in NLP: 4 Key Takeaways from BotTO

Jason Brenier, our VP of Strategy, recently moderated a panel discussion on the latest trends in NLP at BotTO with Justina Petraitytė, Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for Conversational AI at Rasa, Cameron Schuler, Chief Commercialization Officer and VP, Industry Innovation, at Vector Instit ...

How Turnitin Built a New Product With User Trust at its Core

Case Study: How Turnitin Built a New Product With User Trust at its Core. Turnitin created a new product that can analyze student essays to assess “contract cheating” while maintaining trust with its users by addressing fa ...

Episode 100: When Algorithms Become Managers: Uber and the Future of Work with Alex Rosenblat

Tech giants like Airbnb and Uber tore up the rule-books for their markets. They grew so fast that by the time competitors and regulators reacted, it was already too late. There’s fascinating research being done into their impact and how they have reshaped society. In this, the 100th episode of th ...

Episode 100: Algorithms as Managers at Uber with Alex Rosenblat

Tech giants like Airbnb and Uber tore up the rule-books for their markets. They grew so fast that by the time competitors and regulators reacted, it was already too late. There’s fascinating research being done into their impact and how they have reshaped society. In this, the 100th episode of th ...