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Why is AI (Finally) Happening Now?

Editors Note: This is Part Two of a special feature is brought to you courtesy Industrial Alliance Securities and analyst Blair Abernethy. It will run in multiple parts over the next two weeks in Cantech Letter. For part one and to read disclaimers click here. Why is AI (Finally) Happening Now? AI ...

Three Canadian cities make prestigious list of world’s 25 most high-tech places

For a country of just 36 million and only a handful of major metropolitan areas, Canada continues to punch above its weight when it comes to high tech cities. Although there are many ways to measure the success of a city —looking to economic indicators like employment levels, poverty and median i ...

Risky investing opportunities and how to avoid them

To keep extra risk at bay, steer clear of these not-so-great investing opportunities. Some investing opportunities steer investors toward danger. From the trait of (misplaced) inventiveness to aggressive portfolios to bond investing, it’s important to understand the investing actions that will le ...

Episode 58: Integrating AI into Your Business Strategy

Artificial intelligence is on the mind of entrepreneurs and business executives all over the world. And while everyone is talking about it, understanding how and where to actually apply it to your business is quite a different matter. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Bradford Cross, a founding ...

Benchmarking Canada’s creativity: ICTC’s innovation scorecard

Alexandra CuteanThere is little doubt these days that the future of global business is inherently tied to innovation. From the far-reaching impacts of Blockchain, to the unbounded potential of Artificial Intelligence, it is increasingly clear that the essence of innovation takes shape at the inters ...

Smoking causes changes at a gene level, researchers find

Researchers studying the effects of cigarette smoke on the lungs have determined that smoking causes changes to the gene expression of lung cells, priming them for the uncontrolled growth associated with lung cancer. The science of epigenetics has advanced rapidly over the past two decades, telling ...

Why the Blockchain is so disruptive for venture capital

These days not a single meeting with a fellow VC goes by without talking about Blockchain and how to invest in this space. We are all a bit puzzled by how quickly this market has evolved. With a combined market cap of all crypto currencies now topping $170b, crypto has become more than a third of a ...

You should be buying Real Matters right now, says National Bank Financial

Real Matters CEO Jason Smith Despite the optics of its share price, Real Matters’ (TSX:REAL) business plan is on track, says National Bank Financial analyst Richard Tse. With its share price down significantly since its May IPO, Tse recently spent a day with Real Matters CEO Jason Smith and CFO ...

Q; Hi Pat: What are your thoughts on The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF? Thank you.

A: The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF, $8.50, symbol HMMJ on Toronto (Units outstanding: 13.7 million; Market cap: $116.5 million; www.horizonsetfs.com), holds the stocks in Horizon’s North American Medical Marijuana Index. Horizon designed the index to provide exposure to the perform ...

Four years at Version One & some thoughts on “Moneyball for VC”

This week marks my fourth year at Version One. And to celebrate, I want to share the story of my interviews with Boris, my first endeavour to build a sourcing model, and his incredible leap of faith. In the summer of 2013, I was introduced to Boris by a fellow Canadian, Brendan Baker. I had met Br ...