The State of Global Investing in 2020

Insights from interviews with OMERS Ventures, M12 and Elevator Ventures We recently had the pleasure to speak with a number of leading global VCs and co-investors, including Laura Lenz, Partner at OMERS Ventures, Matthew Goldstein, Partner at M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund) and Maximilian Schausberger, Managing Director of Elevator Ventures (Raiffeisen Bank International’s Venture Group). We…

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CreatorDen Campaign Generates More Than 2.2 Billion Views on TikTok

Influencer marketing cuts through digital noise Social media has given individuals an opportunity to build their own brand through stimulating content and engagement, and companies have realized they can leverage relationships with some of these ‘influencers’ for marketing purposes. If done right, influencer marketing can be another affordable and effective way to grow a corporate…

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Insights into the Recent Series B Financing of Solink

With Commentary from OMERS Ventures Partner, Laura Lenz Portfolio company Solink, a leader in video security and data analytics, recently closed a CAD$23 million Series B funding round led by OMERS Ventures – the venture capital arm of one of the largest pension funds in Canada. What were the drivers for this investment, and what…

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Martello Drives Business Growth with Microsoft through GSX Solutions Acquisition

Digital transformation propels rapid growth of the Digital Experience Monitoring market The changing global environment has fast-tracked new technology adoption. For example, the shift to remote work has accelerated the use of unified communication and collaboration platforms. Microsoft Teams (part of the Office 365 platform) saw an increase from 20 million daily users in November…

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Workflow Automation Frees Up Critical Time in Senior Care

Automated care messaging helps ensure compliance, drives increased productivity and reduces family anxiety during unprecedented times Keeping resident families up to date with accurate information about their loved ones is important. In an emergency, it is critical. The novel coronavirus pandemic has amplified this need with some organizations such as CMS (Centers for Medicare and…

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Low-Code App Platform Enables Enterprises to Improve Field Operations, Including During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ProntoForms enables businesses to build and deploy custom apps rapidly to ensure assets are maintained safely and efficiently, even under challenging circumstances In recent decades, scientists have made significant strides in forecasting natural hazards, predicting risks, and preparing for and managing emergencies. When faced with such high-impact events, the speed of response is crucial to…

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Now Could Be the Right Time to Advance to Integrated Live Web Communications

Portfolio company Talkative provides free software to healthcare businesses worldwide The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the lives of millions. Our most basic routines – daily commutes, working at the office and socializing with friends and family – are far removed from our present reality. However, businesses still need to interact with…

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Increased Security From ThinkRF Keeps Winning Global Clients

Ottawa-based ThinkRF is a leader in software-defined spectrum analysis solutions for monitoring, detecting and analyzing complex waveforms (radio signals) in the rapidly evolving wireless landscape. The products provide more flexibility, greater coverage, increased functionality and better ROI than competing options, making them ideal for regulatory monitoring, telecom deployment optimization and Radio Frequency (RF) application development.…

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Echosec Readies For Exciting Next-steps In Global Growth

Echosec Systems is now a leader in digital threat intelligence software, and provides some of the most influential organizations in the world with tools and services that make hidden online data more accessible and actionable. The company, which was built on a social media monitoring tool, has evolved its offerings to provide risk and threat…

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Martello Helps Ensure User Satisfaction From Network Services, Today And Tomorrow

User experience can make or break the return on investment for services like Unified Communications, video conferencing, enterprise office suites and other software tools. Unfortunately, as these services increasingly become cloud-based, it is more difficult to control their performance and ensure a consistent user experience. Consider Microsoft Office 365. With more than 200 million users,…

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