Startups

Helping our founders by supporting the whole team

When we developed our core beliefs, we spent considerable time thinking about our investment philosophy, as well as how we should work with our portfolio companies and what kind of resource we want to be. Specifically, we included two points involving our role: 5) We can make the greatest impact a ...

Canada is playing catch up in fintech sector, KPMG report finds

Image courtesy Trulioo.   A new report finds that while Canada lags behind other countries in the fintech sector, it’s catching up fast by taking the right steps to nurture innovation in the financial services space. KPMG has released its “Pulse of Fintech” report, finding that strong inve ...

NFL giving concussion & injury tech startups a platform – Tech in Sports Ep. 30

Every week, Mandy and Alex dive into the world of sports technology to tell you everything you need to know about how tech is revolutionizing sports, as well as health and fitness. ...

Eight Ways The Marketing Landscape Will Change in 2018, IMHO

The marketing world is always changing. New tools, platforms, and concepts emerge as brands look for different ways to attract and engage customers. For me, 2017 was highlighted by shifts in focus (small businesses vs. startups), new services, a new projects such as a video course, and clients th ...

Eight Ways The Marketing Landscape Will Change in 2018, IMHO

The marketing world is always changing. New tools, platforms, and concepts emerge as brands look for different ways to attract and engage customers. For me, 2017 was highlighted by shifts in focus (small businesses vs. startups), new services, a new projects such as a video course, and clients th ...

How Much Does a Website Really Cost to Build?

What’s the price-tag for a new or refreshed startup? Truth be told, I don’t really know. It is a difficult question to answer because it depends on things such as the number of pages, bells and whistles, e-commerce capabilities and the ability to play nice with other software. My uncertainty a ...

How Much Does a Website Really Cost to Build?

What’s the price-tag for a new or refreshed startup? Truth be told, I don’t really know. It is a difficult question to answer because it depends on things such as the number of pages, bells and whistles, e-commerce capabilities and the ability to play nice with other software. My uncertainty a ...

Is Canada selling out its AI future?

OPINION Is Canada on the right track on artificial intelligence? We have some great talent. We have three dynamic AI centres, in Montreal, Toronto, and Edmonton, backed by generous government funding. The Big Tech companies from Silicon Valley are all setting up shop here. And we have some exciting ...

When Is A Startup No Longer Considered a Startup?

I’m working with a client that has a beautiful and spacious office overlooking Lake Ontario. The company is growing like a weed and currently employs about 60 people. It’s now a small business. When I worked for the company two years ago, there were 11 people sitting around a large table within ...

When Is A Startup No Longer Considered a Startup?

I’m working with a client that has a beautiful and spacious office overlooking Lake Ontario. The company is growing like a weed and currently employs about 60 people. It’s now a small business. When I worked for the company two years ago, there were 11 people sitting around a large table within ...