Five years after it launched, Magnet Forensics is in the enviable position of having been profitable from day one, needing no outside capital, and meaningfully changing people's lives with its product. CEO Adam Belsher talks here about the challenges of scaling, and what he feels Canada should be doing to help other high-growth tech companies. ... See MoreSee Less
t’s one of the biggest clichés in tech; a staple of innumerable startup pitch decks: “We’re changing the world.”Magnet Forensics, whose software has helped put murderers, terrorists and child pornographers behind bars, is one of the few companies that can credibly make the claim.By now, the Magnet s...
Rob GoehringIncredible story of passion and purpose. That is a lot to deal with in one year for sure. As Dan said, life happens for you. A good case study here for Ryan Holliday's Obstacle is the Way!!
Hi Everyone. I'm a former biz journalist and I just launched a startup called Hardbacon in Montreal. Every week, I'm going to share my revenues publicly on Medium, so I figured out you guys would be curious to follow my journey. I know a few startups in the US did it, but I don't think this was ever attempted in Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
Daniel DebowGreat points Boris Wertz. To take Canada to next level of success in technology & innovation - every participant has to measure up to the "best in the world" bar. Our competition is global; our reference for excellence must be global.
The border is an imaginary line. Being the best in Canada at anything is basically irrelevant.
Sometimes it is important to remind ourselves of all of the amazing things going on here in Canada. In just the last few weeks:
- Influitive passed the elusive $10M ARR threshold. - League announces a monster 'A' round. - Hubba passed over 20,000 companies on the network. - Shopify announces a major partnership with Apple Pay - Andela raises a ton of money from Mark Zuckerberg - Resson, a company out of Fredricton lands big growth funding from a huge strategic - 500px was selected by the White House's New Tech Inclusion Pledge - Nudge lands a hefty seed round. - TechCrunch posts a really positive article about the community here. - Harvard/IHS found Toronto to be the #6 city in the world for Female entrepreneurs but we all know there is still a lot of work to do here. - Wattpad partners with Turner, a major U.S. studio/broadcaster.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.These are just the things on the top of my mind. I am missing a bunch, particularly from the west coast.
What is your company proud of? Would love to pile on all of your great news too (without too much shameless self-promotion of course). ... See MoreSee Less
Mudit Singh RawatWe don't talk about this enough, but the startup community here is tightly knit and is always open to making great introductions - I can think of all the intro's the team at Hubba has made for us at Urbery which is now resulting into multiple CPG partnerships! Plus great support from various incubators (shout out to DMZ at Ryerson University) and access to vibrant/cost effective shared spaces (like Project Spaces).
Rokham FaardVery well said and great to see some attitude for gratitude :)
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Sarah KatyalAwesome! Love this Ben, and congrats on your new book. The female part still needs a lot of work ahem... ;)
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Ivan TsarynnyA big announcement from OMERS that OneEleven will be opening phase 2 with 1/4 Million SQF office space in downtown
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Ameet NathwaniEndy has joined hands with Furniture Bank Toronto to design and manufacture a low-cost/quality mattress to service their over 10,000 clients annually. As a basic necessity in any home, we share their vision to bring dignity and comfort to those in need in our beautiful city.
Craig MorantzWe've been flying a bit under the radar not having even announced our recent Series A. Funding announcements are awesome, but I am really proud of what the team has built, marketed and sold, nearly $2M in ARR. Probably the metric I'm most proud of is 100% retention. We've not lost a single higher ed client since we pivoted to higher education.