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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 ...

Having the greatest impact requires believing when others don’t

As investors, we want to have an impact. We want to help entrepreneurs, build sustainable companies, improve lives, and change industries. When I think back to those situations where we’ve made the biggest impact on entrepreneurs, they’ve all got one thing in common: they were all times when we ...

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 ...

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 ...

13 Canadian cleantech firms make the Global Cleantech 100 list

Canadian clean technology companies are well-represented in this year’s Global Cleantech 100, an international ranking which includes 13 Canadian companies, seven of which are from the province of BC alone. Reviewed by a panel of 86 venture capital and investment fund managers, the Cleantech 100 ...

Artificial Intelligence: five Canadian tech stocks that give you exposure to AI

Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke. The news is out that Canada has become an artificial intelligence hotbed. Decades in the making, Canadian research in fields such as neural networking and machine learning is now coming into its own, as centres like the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms and Tor ...

CIBC targets technology industry with new Innovation Banking arm

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is targeting the technology industry – and its tech-savviest clients – with its latest division. On Monday the 150-year-old institution announced the launch of CIBC Innovation Banking, a full-service business that will fund and support North American techn ...

13 Canadian blockchain stocks with buckets of cash

HIVE Blockchain CEO Harry Pokrandt   No doubt 2017 will be remembered as the year the world woke up to cryptocurrencies, not to mention the blockchain platforms behind them. And while it’s anyone’s guess how the sector will fare in 2018, the clear winners so far have been blockchain-related ...