Congrats to my previous team (Alexander Harmsen, James, Somik, and Alejandro) raising $8M from Bessemer. From humble beginnings in a Vancouver basement to solving a complex problem in the drone ecosystem. They are hiring in SF office if anyone is looking! ... See MoreSee Less
Iris Automation, a portfolio company of Bee Partners, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Bee Partners. Vancouver, British Columbia and San Francisco-based Iris Automation Inc is an industrial drone startup.
Hi everyone, you may have seen the news yesterday that Techstars is opening a second accelerator in Toronto, this one with Colliers International as the corporate partner.
Its an exciting development for Techstars and a fitting program for Toronto when you think about all the real estate investment and expertise in the City combined with all the tech capabilities and the global brand. So think of it as a new category of PropTech - and watch it take flight in Toronto. Looking for a team as well.
Techstars Toronto in co-managed by Real Ventures launches next week...news to come on that soon.
Techstars is looking for the best entrepreneurs disrupting the PropTech industry for our second accelerator in Toronto: the Colliers PropTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. The accelerator will run in Q4 2018 with applications opening in February 2018. The accelerator will focus on solving proble...
Eva WongBlue Cross visitors health insurance. It's not very expensive but covers only emergencies; it's some coverage before ohip kicks in.
19 hours ago
Keltie NevilleIf you have extended health benefits for the rest of your staff, call your provider and let them know you need bridge benefits for someone moving to Ontario.
18 hours ago · 1
Chris GoryAs Keltie said you can find out if your employee benefits provider can provide you with OHIP replacement coverage. A few things to mention:
- not all insurance companies offer this (companies like Manulife, Sun Life and Great West do, but some like Empire Life do not
- if you arrange for OHIP replacement coverage through your benefits provider, you still need to add them on to your employee benefits plan.
But don’t add them to your benefits plan without arranging for OHIP replacement coverage first. I know of a company that added the team member to their benefits plan and the team member had a claim. The government went after him for the amount of the claim and he sued his employer because no one had arranged for OHIP replacement coverage.
Amazon's 20 candidates for new headquarters (HQ2) out of 238 proposals:
Atlanta Austin Boston Chicago Columbus Dallas Denver Indianapolis Los Angeles Miami Montgomery County Nashville Newark New York City Northern Virginia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Raleigh Toronto Washington
“Amazon's 20 candidates for new headquarters (HQ2) out of 238 proposals: Atlanta Austin Boston Chicago Columbus Dallas Denver Indianapolis Los Angeles Miami Montgomery County Nashville Newark New York City Northern Virginia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Raleigh Toronto Washington”
Ian Andrew BellRe-posting my tweetstorm on this:
We have lots of skilled, educated, ambitious workers in Canada but very few vehicles for developing their experience and relevance. Silicon Valley has a bevy of large tech co.s that act as incubators for individuals’ skills to level up in a way no school or startup could ever.
I believe that the success of industry depends on proximity to those large companies as means to broaden the thinking of staff. BUT we do not want to create another Branch Plant Economy: t.co/AZ0jN2abpZ
The border is a barrier that limits the # of Canadians that can benefit from proximity to the US market. I was lucky to slip thru and gain experience, contacts, and understanding at Cisco in San Jose — a transformative pivot for me. I later cofounded a company now worth ~$4B.
So why not pull some of the big guys over to our side? I’m sorry but working at BCTEL taught me very little of what I’d need to later build RingCentral.
Let’s just ensure the big guys don’t just shelve developers here ‘cuz they’re cheaper. Let’s make them hire all departments.
Having raised $135 million in venture capital over the past two years and fresh off the heels of announcing, last week, a $250 million investment partnership with Goldman Sachs, Cadre is excited to announce that we are opening our second R&D office, here in Toronto. Check out the blog post! ... See MoreSee Less
Craig HunterWas surprised this wasn't shared already - one of the absolute hottest US top tech companies out there right now moving North. That's a big deal. 🔥🇨🇦 Have enjoyed my chats with Tom, happy user, and crazy bullish on what you're up to. Great to have you Raj.
I'm building a careers page aggregator to keep tabs on tech companies across Canada. I've got about 500 startups in the database based on combing through posts here, Betakit articles, etc. anyone know any that I missed? One neat feature has been since i've been collecting company addresses, you can start to see what the physical makeup of the tech scene is like in each city. Non-profit initiative, just trying to create a useful job search tool for tech in Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm looking for a recommendation on UX agency/consultant to help improve the usability of our CoinCreator tool. We've created more than 50,000 crypto coins. I'm told it's a bit too complex. Direct Intro's appreciated.
Varun MathurGoing forward - what end of the market are you aiming for ? Highly selective/exclusive ICOs or anybody and everybody ?
Suggest making it as an app - and charging $9.99 for the app download itself to filter quality ?
Happy to provide informal feedback on the UI/UX as well.
I love it when Canadian SaaS companies that no one has ever heard of raise massive funding rounds. A few years ago it was Accel finding Lightspeed Retail. Now, it's Norwest parking $50M into ACL ... See MoreSee Less
SO L ONThese guys are a very established 30-year-old player in the GRC space and their *female* CEO is literally behind the complete turnaround in the last years that set them on this path, she's an amazing leader. People don't know it but Canada is THE global leader on regtech, checkout Resolver Assent Compliance MindBridge maybe because Canadians care about honesty and good governance. lots to be proud about when you know their software fight conflict minerals, human trafficking and fraud :-)
My latest, little Globe scoop: Ottawa to unveil details Thursday about $100m/yr startup procurement program modelled after USA's SBIR program. The Canadian program mandates 20 depts to set aside 1% of R+D spending for startups to develop solutions to government programs; US program sets threshold at 3% for participating depts and agencies. Subscriber content. ... See MoreSee Less