IPOs

Shopify may be expensive but it’s still a buy, Canaccord Genuity says

Shares of Shopify (NYSE:SHOP, TSX:SHOP) may be on an extended run, but is there still more upside to Canada’s e-commerce sensation? Definitely, says analyst Richard Davis from Canaccord Genuity, who insists that despite the sky-high valuation, Shopify’s continued high-pace growth means the sto ...

Canada's Pensions Bet on Industrial Innovation?

Benefits Canada reports, Ontario Teachers’ invests in energy storage company:The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan participated in a round of financing for Stem, Inc., an artificial intelligence-powered energy storage company headquartered in California.Activate Capital Ltd. led the $80-million in ...

Some quick reflections on the current tech M&A market

We’re just a few weeks into 2018 and have already completed three portfolio exits: @Mattermark (by @FullContact), @MemoAIHQ (by @coinbase), and @GoPike13 (by $CSU.ca). This is a good time to share some observations about the current state of the tech M&A market – both specific insights from the ...

Canada needs more Shopifys, not an Amazon branch plant

  Sorry, I just can’t muster the enthusiasm to celebrate. Yes, I know Amazon is an amazing company. Full disclosure: I actually own the stock. Yes, I know these are presumably good jobs, not rustbelt subsidy trickle-downs or “praying for $100 oil to come back as the cost of solar energy keep ...

Sometimes, good things don’t have to end

There’s a saying that “All good things must come to an end,” but perhaps that’s not always the case. Over the past 17 years, I’ve had the good fortune to turn a hobby into an opportunity to work full-time with dozens of very talented entrepreneurs in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Our tec ...

CEO buys as Roots rallies towards IPO price

James Gabel adds to portfolio ...

Ethereum founder Vitalek Buterin says he just improved Initial Coin Offerings

Vitalek Buterin, creator of blockchain-based platform Ethereum, has introduced a new approach to funding cryptocurrencies which is said to be an improvement over the ICO or initial coin offering. Dubbed the DAICO, Buterin says the new model will be both safer and less complex than ICOs, which in 2 ...

Hashtag Trending – Samsung’s next phones will double as radios, Dropbox files IPO

Samsung is turning its next phones into radios. Dropbox has quietly filed for an IPO. And today’s CES highlights include a bricklaying machine and a device that helps alleviate women’s period pain. From Google Trends: Samsung has announced that it will collaborate with broadcasting app Ne ...

The best and worst performers in a 'breakout year' for Canadian IPOs

Investors who bought into biggest Canadian stock issues were just as likely to miss as hit ...

The year in stocks. 2017: Bitcoin, dope and Trump

Wall Street had a great year in 2017. The Canadian market managed only a small gain. (Cultura Travel/WALTER ZERLA) OK, let’s say goodbye to the market in 2017. Your editors at MoneySense are almost always going to steer investors into a reliable but boring Couch Potato portfolio of a few low-f ...