Dickie DangA friend of mine who's sold his business but still works for the acquiring company doing exactly what you're asking for (tell him Rich Dang referred you) :
Hey gang, I'm working with a small team on a project that’s investigating analytics training in tech. We’re doing some research right now, and we’d love your help. When you have a moment, mind filling out this brief survey about analytics usage and training? Thanks so much!
Hi there, we're a small team interested in how we can help grow business performance and product engagement analytics skills+understanding in technology companies. We're doing some research to understand how analytics and analytics training are done at companies large and small. Your feedback will g...
In its next budget, the Canadian federal government is expected to increase funding for startup incubators and accelerators – organizations that provide resources and advice to help young companies grow.
Sunil SharmaI am concerned by the amount of money that is going to be flowing in this next budget and where its going to end up. Me-too models of incubators and tech hubs are set to proliferate and the peanut-butter comment that Stephen Lake talks about at the end really resonates. This is essentially a call for corporations, private investors, venture accelerators and high-net worth people to make investments and share in the successes to come. It should not be all about government dollars.
Jesse RodgersThis article is very Ontario centric -- I am digging into Atlantic Canada numbers and what I don't see is so much cross-joining of programs by startups into other programs but a general ecosystem success rate (companies moving up to A rounds and above) higher than accelerators in general. Example -- only a few companies have been in both Propel and Volta (out of 120 or so) with 1 joining a 3rd program outside of Atlantic Canada. That is out of ~278 companies in total for the region over the last 5 years. Updating some numbers and stuff before I post any real numbers though.
Founders - over the course of the past several years I've had the honour of hearing your incredible stories of courage, perseverance and passion as you've scaled your startups. Inspired by these stories, myself along with Selcuk Atli from 500 Startups and Mark Hayes are writing a book called The Pivot Pyramid, which is a methodology for startup pivoting.
We'd love to include some of your pivot stories into the book as we feel that these stories could greatly impact the community. Learn more about the project and submit your pivot stories at:
Spently is the top app in the Shopify App Store to support all the email notifications customers receive. These are existing emails customers get after every purchase, but come standard from Shopify and other platforms without marketing capabilities or advanced customization. Since these are the mos...
Gershon HurwenThanks Sunil - excited to be co-leading the deal into Spently together with you guys. I think that Nick and Vin have an excellent team and I love that they add significant value to their customers (more than $100m in Revenue generated for their stores in the last number of months). The investment fits well with our thesis of investing into apps/companies that support the e-commerce ecosystem. Happy to answer any questions - pm me if interested or use the crowdmatrix portal to discuss with management.
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Kyle CollierGreat companies can't wait for these deals to close!
Roy PereiraIt looks like the zoom.ai seed round is going to be over-subscribed but I wanted to mention why CrowdMatrix is handling a small part of our deal.
As most of you know, I am a huge proponent of the Canadian and especially Toronto tech scene and I want to pay it forward whenever I can.
I believe that what Rubsun and Leah are creating with Crowdmatrix is very important to our tech scene. It is a crowd funding platform for Canadian startups and I want to make sure that I give it all of the love that it needs to be successful so that we all benefit in the future from a stronger funding eco-system.
Hi everyone, I'm Colin MacInnis. I've been a member of this group for a long time and love the community that's built here.
I wanted to reach out in hopes to find Google fans out there. My former co-founder, Brian Best (former Google Glass tester) and I started a Facebook group for entrepreneurs, CEO's, marketer, technos and more. Our hope is to create a space for members to network.
Dickie DangI like the concept of putting targets on the heads of Marketers and compensating them for it but to say that a company can solely scale on marketing alone is a stretch.
Show me the one company that's been able to do it and I'll show you a dozen more where salespeople have driven incredible top line and accelerated growth.
Simply put marketers can help you with the immediate addressable low hanging fruit but a good sales team can maximize your market by changing minds and building long lasting relationships.
Three and a half years ago we launched OneEleven with a vision to build a community of the most ambitious entrepreneurs in the country. We weren't really sure how we were going to do it, or how it would turn out, but the one thing we were certain of was the incredible energy and ambition of the Canadian startup ecosystem. We realize now that what we were witnessing then was the transformation of Canada into 'StartupNorth'.
This week OneEleven opened it's doors to phase one of our 250,000 sq. ft. expansion, exclusively dedicated to helping Canada's fastest growing startups grow their business and scale their operations. We’re thrilled to have come this far and wanted to thank the entire startup community for the continued support and for helping us get this far.
It's been an absolute pleasure to be a small part of the journeys of some of the world's most ambitious entrepreneurs and to watch them turn their vision to reality, and scale! The future prosperity of this nation rests squarely on the courage of our entrepreneurs to go against all odds, and build.
We're now ready to turn OneEleven into Canada's largest scale-up hub. If you're a post-seed startup showing strong growth, please reach out, we'd love to learn more and have you join our community.
In the sage words of Paul Teshima, Founder/CEO at Nudge, 'It takes a village to raise a startup, and OneEleven has been our village.'
The space is still a work in progress, but we look forward to having you all visit soon!
Kevin GervaisMassive fan of the team and vision at OneEleven. Statflo (and me personally) absolutely benefited from being part of the OneEleven 'village' since Jul 2014. Couldn't have launched the way we have, without their support!
I am being asked to build features that exist in other products already. I can make some extra cash in the immediate term if I do this (although I have my doubts that I would be able to make said features as good as others in the space). And, my product will start moving from a blue ocean to a red ocean. Does this matter? ... See MoreSee Less
Brandon WangMaking less money and creating less value because of potential future competition one day seems bad.
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Jasdeep NarangIf these other products that you speak of are not your direct competitors, Consider may be integrating with them? (Also valid only if they expose API's)
This mostly ends up working in favour of both parties involved, because then you have complementing (but not competing) products.