Wellington Financial Fund V provides $7 million financing to FINCAD

January 12, 2016

Jan. 12, 2016  – Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, today announced a US$7 million venture debt financing for FinancialCAD Corporation (“FINCAD”), the leading provider of enterprise valuation and risk analytics […]

Our love of apps makes for record-breaking holiday for Apple

January 11, 2016

We love apps. Survey data from Nielson found that in the U.S., the average smartphone user accessed 26.7 apps per month. Men tend to use slightly more apps than women […]

Street Contxt raises $8 million Series A financing

January 8, 2016

Toronto-based FinTech startup Street Contxt has raised an $8 million series A round, led by venture fund Formation 8. Street Contxt is an intelligent information marketplace built for global Capital […]

ExitCertified acquired by Avnet, Inc.

January 7, 2016

Today, Avnet, Inc. announced that it has acquired certified IT training firm ExitCertified. The company is authorized by vendors including Amazon Web Services, Brocade, Cloudera, ForgeRock, Oracle, Pivotal, Red Hat, […]

Canada ranks 7th in Forbes’ Best Countries for Business ranking

January 6, 2016

For business owners, Europe may be the place to set up shop, according to Forbes’ 10th annual Best Countries for Business report. Seven of the top ten nations for businesses […]

Mabel’s Labels Acquired by CCL Industries for Avery North America

January 4, 2016

On January 4, 2016, CCL Industries announced the acquisition of Mabel’s Label’s for Avery North America. Mabel’s Labels is a well-known North American brand for durable, personalized identification labels for […]

Are we going to see more M&A activity in 2016?

January 4, 2016

Canadian executives may be moving more towards M&As in 2016 than they have in previous years, says one new survey. New research from EY’s Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer finds that […]

A year in Twitter’s trending tech topics

December 29, 2015

We documented a flyby of Pluto. We argued about what colour a dress is (blue and black! Not white and gold!) We cheered loudly for our sports teams and supported […]

On constant Internet and saying ‘I don’t know’

December 23, 2015

We’ve all been there: someone asks you a question — a run-of-the-mill, I-know-this question – but before you answer, you panic and wonder if your answer is correct. Maybe you […]

Kik Interactive acquires Blynk

December 21, 2015

Waterloo-based Kik Interactive has acquired Toronto’s Blynk. Blynk is the maker of BlynkStyle, a personal fashion stylist that started as a mobile app and is now a chat bot on […]

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