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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit. His careers and interests are somewhere in the middle of mobile technology and new/social media. After working at Blackberry in the software developtment department, Douglas started his own media company, which produced two industry recognized blogs: BlackBerry Cool (the longest running BlackBerry news blog) and QuicklyBored (initially a mobile gaming industry blog). Three years later, Douglas started with at RIM, where he was responsible for starting and building a blogging program. While at RIM, he worked on foursquare and other social apps.


Douglas exhibits a rare commitment to content and the editorial process, and goes all-in on every project. He’s consistently leading the charge with veteran instinct, despite being still relatively early in his career." - Todd Denis, Executive Director, Brand @ Team Canada

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Next36 startup Correly acquired by Ottawa-based GenM

Toronto-based startup Correly, which provides a platform that streamlines product demos, has been acquired by Ottawa-based GenM. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Correly’s platform allows companies to browse and click with customers on the sa...

F|T: The FinTech Times – Bad times for Bunz

Welcome to the FinTech Times, a weekly newsletter covering the biggest FinTech news from around the globe. If you want to read F|T before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of this page. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Bunz lock...

Canadian startup news of the week (09/15/19)

Welcome to BetaKit’s startup stories of the week! Here, you will find the week’s most important news, features, and editorials published on BetaKit. If you prefer this update hit your inbox every week, make sure to subscribe to the BetaKit Newsl...

Accelerate Okanagan, VIATEC, other BC projects receive $5.6 million from federal government

Seven organizations in British Columbia, including Accelerate Okanagan (AO) and the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC) have received investments from the federal government totalling about $5.6 million. ...

Lift & Co. closes $3.5 million private placement following platform launch

Toronto-based tech and cannabis startup Lift & Co. has raised $3.5 million in a private placement, following the launch of its cannabis data platform. The company was also recently named on the Startup50 List by Canadian Business. The money was ra...