Venture Capital

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ripple to host cryptocurrency event in Toronto as claims of a bubble mount

A new conference on blockchain technology will take place in Toronto later this year, hosted by Ripple, the cryptocurrency whose price has just surged to new heights, rising 70 per cent overnight amid heavy trading. The event called Swell by Ripple is being billed as a come-together of banking and ...

Organization in a decentralized world – how will decentralized platforms be managed?

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the decentralized Internet and cryptocurrencies. Technological advancements plus tokens are shaking up traditional business models, enabling organizations to emerge outside the form of traditional companies that we know of today. There’s great promise to ...

Founder Stories: Groupby – Mastering Your Own Destiny

Our Director of Marketing, Katie Paterson, sat down with Roland Gossage, Founder and CEO of Groupby, to learn more about his startup journey and what being people-first means when building a great company. KP: What inspired you to start Groupby? RG: Two main elements. One, I like to solve really ...

Tech sector growth map of Canada – Top VC deals in top markets added

Our Tech Sector Map of Canada collects data from various research reports and other sources to give a complete picture of how and where the tech sector is growing across the country. ...

Announcing our investment in Ada Support – the AI support platform that’s answering 2 million questions a month

As Ada Support launches its automated chat platform from stealth and announces an impressive $2.5 million seed round, we’re looking back at our journey with founders Mike Murchison and David Hariri. The story underscores the importance of perseverance and having the right founding team. Just afte ...