Category Archives: Latest News

Techstars Launches Accelerator in Toronto – Sorry Montreal / Vancouver

A major U.S.-based accelerator, TechStars , for promising young technology companies is set to announce plans to launch its first Canadian chapter in Toronto, two sources with knowledge of the plans said on Wednesday. It was not clear when the Toronto program would host its first cohort. As of mid-2016, Techstars has accepted over 800 … Continue reading Techstars Launches Accelerator in Toronto – Sorry Montreal / Vancouver

Montreal WorkJam, workforce software, raised $12m

WorkJam, startup from Montreal, Canada with over 30 employees have raised $12m  from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Founder Collective, NovelTMT and WorkJam’s management team. WorkJam enables employers to improve labor cost management and sales through better communication with their workforce, enhanced employee self-service and a better customer experience through a more motivated and engaged … Continue reading Montreal WorkJam, workforce software, raised $12m

Sofdesk, Montreal startup sales accelerator for solar power, raises $3m

Montreal based Sofdesk raised $3m from EnerTech Capital and BDC Venture Capital. Sofdesk is the Number 1 sales accelerator for Solar Power, Roofing & Insurance. Its main products are Solargraf made for solar installation companies and Roofgraf for roofing companies. Lennie Moreno is the founder and CEO of Sofdesk with over 8 years of experience … Continue reading Sofdesk, Montreal startup sales accelerator for solar power, raises $3m

Toronto BlueCat Networks sold for $400-million

BlueCat Networks, a leading provider of Enterprise DNS, announced today it has agreed to be acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. Upon completion of the transaction, BlueCat’s management team will remain in place and retain a significant equity ownership position in the company. BlueCat is The Enterprise DNS … Continue reading Toronto BlueCat Networks sold for $400-million

Toronto RoadMunk, roadmapping software, raised $2m Canadian

RoadMunk raised $1.5m USD today to further grow their software product. This round was financed by Golden Venture Partners, Felicis Ventures and Garage Capital. Roadmunk Inc. provides visual roadmap software for product management. It offers Roadmunk, an online software solution for creating sprint, project, release, technology, business, and consulting roadmaps. Roadmunk Inc. was founded in 2013 … Continue reading Toronto RoadMunk, roadmapping software, raised $2m Canadian

Canadian Startups Can Now Post Jobs for Free on Facebook

Forget LinkedIn and Monster – where posting jobs can cost as much as $1,000 after taxes – now you can reach millions of candidates by posting your jobs on Facebook. The cost? $0. But hurry up – free job listings might not be free forever. The Facebook on their blog post said: We know that finding … Continue reading Canadian Startups Can Now Post Jobs for Free on Facebook

Do you Know Your Rights at the US Canada Border Crossing?

A lot of our users live in Canada and commute to the US on weekly basis to go to work, conferences, seminars, etc. Since Donald Trump got elected, it seems, it became more frequent for border guards to do secondary inspection and inspect your belongings including your cell phone. Even in Canada under Prime Minister, Justin … Continue reading Do you Know Your Rights at the US Canada Border Crossing?