All The Moves
- Desh Sharma, formerly of TrustPoint (now eScrypt) and Sandvine, is the new Vice-President, Operations at KW’s Oculys Health Informatics Inc.
- Dave Miller, former VP Finance at Sandvine, is set to make big things happen with KW start-up VueReal as their new CFO.
- Our friends at scaleup hub OneEleven have welcomed a new CTO – George Eichholzer, formerly of TopHat, as they continue to grow with global locations
- Rubikloud has stacked their leadership team with Canadian tech veteranssuch as Samir Ahuja – COO, Donna de Winter – CFO, and Kate Railton – VP of people. Waleed Ayoub, formerly the company’s chief product officer, is moving to the CTO role.
- Coinsquare has tapped former Postmedia Chief Digital Officer Thomas Jankowski to take on the role as Chief Digital and Growth Officer.
- Felicia Bochicchio has joined Vancouver-based Unbounce as its first Chief Revenue Officer.
- Brian Mosoff and Stefan Coolican have joined Ether Capital as its CEO, and president and CFO respectively.
What We’re Working On
- Head of People – AI Scale-Up – Toronto
- VP Sales and Marketing – Legal AI Start-up – Toronto
- Head of Marketing – AI Scale Up – Toronto
- Chief Marketing Officer – Live Dashboard Software – Ottawa
- Director of Marketing – Start-Up Financing – Remote
Or perhaps you’re interested …
Humans of Tech
From his early days in Vancouver, to where he finds inspiration, to the surprising lessons along his journey, his story left us in awe and inspired. We hope you enjoy this passionate and candid exploration of one of the amazing humans in our Canadian tech ecosystem.
All The News
- Waterloo-based Kik has announced that its Kin Foundation – the non-profit govnernance body overseeing the Kin cryptocurrency – will be investing up to $3M into a Kin Developer Program.
- Kitchener-Waterloo companies – FoxNet, and Eleven-X, have partnered with the Communitech Data Hub, the City of Kitchener Innovation Lab and the City of Stratford to build the first ever municipal smart parking project to go live in Canada in the city of Stratford.
- John Baker, founder of KW scale up D2L, was honoured by Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette, with the Meritorious Service Cross award for his work.
- Former BlackBerry CFO, Dennis Kavelman, now working with the iNovia investment team, is lending his expertise and experience to help local companies scale.
- Canadian technology stocks are trading near a decade-high as they ride booming U.S. demand for everything from e-commerce to office software and stay far from the global trade fray.
- VC investment in Canadian companies continues to grow as a record-setting first half of the year closes with a record breaking Q2 scoring $900M in 116 VC deals.
- Even with struggles to keep up with the demand for cybersecurity talentand the issues around government regulation in the fintech and blockchain spaces, Toronto’s tech scene outperformed the Bay Area, New York City, Seattle, and Washington D.C. combined in job creation in 2017. For real.
- US-based startup investment platform AngelList brought its Angel Funds service to Canada.
- League announced a partnership with Vancouver-based Molecular Youand raised $62M in its series B raise.
- RBC Ventures launched a new accelerator in partnership with Highline Beta. RBC Reach will run several cohorts a year, with each focusing on a specific theme. Participants will get access to office space in Toronto’s financial district, and receive an initial investment of $100,000 from Highline BETA and RBC.
- BCF Ventures, a Montreal-based investment fund launched by BCF Business Law partners, has announced a strategic venture capital partnership with Holt FinTech Accelerator.
- Toronto-based SmartTones, a platform that uses encoded audio meta tags to allow brands to interact in real time with their customers, has been named the top startup at Infiniti Lab Toronto’s Demo Day.
- The Narwhal List – new listing of Canada’s Fastest Growing tech companies – has been released. They are ranked by financial velocity – the amount of funding raised divided by the numbers of years in existence.
- The Canadian government announced that they are accepting proposals from companies that could help it collect data on how best to support women entrepreneurs. The budget earmarked $9.5M over three years for proposals.
- Toronto-based tealbook, an online platform that aims to make enterprise sourcing of suppliers more efficient, has announced a partnership with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).
- Toronto-based InkBox raised $17M led by San Francisco-based consumer fund Maveron.
- F–kUp Nights have come to Toronto to celebrate and learn from failures. The focus is on business and entrepreneurship and they involve people sharing stories in front of a crowd of strangers about making mistakes at work.
- The Alberta government announced a cleantech challenge with $70M to back it up.
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