To Toronto/Waterloo startups in early stages and wishing to expand their influence (and funding) in the US. On Feb 25th and 26th, Alex Iskold, Managing Director of Techstars NYC is visiting Waterloo and Toronto, to get to know our startup ecosystem, meet founders, talk about seed funding and recruit companies for their upcoming class in the summer of 2016. He will be at Communitech on 2/25, and MaRS and DMZ on 2/26, and is currently selecting startups for 1:1 and doing open office hours. If you are interested, please contact Alex directly here or on his email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
Upsight Inc has acquired Fuse Powered Inc, a mobile supply-side monetization and ad mediation platform based in Toronto. No financial terms were disclosed. San Francisco-based Upsight, an analytics and marketing platform for mobile app businesses, said the combined companies will “enable end-to-end…
Hi all - I'm in San Francisco for the next few months and would love to connect with any Canadian expats from this group living there. I'm also looking for drop in desk space if anyone has any suggestions or spare desks. And finally, if any of you fly frequently between Canada and the Bay Area for work, I welcome you to check out my company, Trippeo, as we have a ton of negotiated rates with airlines (and we give 2x the points for Aeroplan and United). ... See MoreSee Less
Michael MahonC100 does a monthly Canadians in Tech Meetup. Next one is Feb 10. There's also a hockey game on Feb 29. Check out www.thec100.org/events/.
For workspace, you can check out WeWork (where C100 is located... they actually have a Canada House space there which you can access if you are a MaRS, Velocity or Communitech company) or RocketSpace.
Longer term, you might want to check out the CTA program offered by the Trade Commissioner Service; their program includes workspace (tradecommissioner.gc.ca/world-monde/cta-atc.aspx?lang=eng). As a general rule, the Trade Commissioners in the Valley are very helpful and it is worth connecting with the Consulate (Dina or Mike).
A Silicon Valley Series A investment team will be up in Vancouver next week. Who should they meet that is within 6 months of potentially raising? Please DM me or post here. I will try and make as many intros as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Michael MahonWould be nice to know which VC firm... really helps when considering who to suggest, as they all have different areas of focus, etc. No need for secrecy, the minute they land and start meeting it will be known to all!
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Tom WilliamsMichael. They are mobile-focused including software-enabled hardware. The reason I'm not mentioning by name is to avoid the entrepreneurial hustle of "hey, I here you're in town" type emails.
This is awesome... I love seeing startups work together! I am an investor in both companies and am pumped to see them working together so closely. (CareGuide & Qimple also both have 500 Startups, Hedgewood, and Benjamin Yoskovitz as shareholders.)
John Philip GreenHa. This article has been online for like 12 minutes and I've already got a couple messages like this... luckily I understand that Yves is still open to welcoming a few more investors into his current round.
February 4, 2016 | News, Velocity Startups Velocity Startup Pout Acquired by Everalbum Velocity Garage startup Pout, a community for fashion and beauty with over 60,000 users, has been acquired by Everalbum, a photo management app that currently sits as the #1 Productivity app in the App Store. Pout…
There's a new competition for Canadian startups! Created by Compass Group and Mercedes-Benz and supported by TWG, the Customer Experience Innovation competition will award $20,000 in cash prizes and pilots with Compass and Mercedes-Benz.
Rachel BartholomewQuick question, there was no confirmation after applying. I have had some issues applying on forms online that I worked on over a couple days, the form does not actually submit when you enter the final application. Is there anyway to find out if the application went through? Thank you!