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The Cybersecurity Arms Race Continues

More and more businesses need real-time threat intelligence Last month was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but that does not mean we can stop thinking about it now. Quite the opposite. As a private investment management team, we are seeing an increase in valuations and interest in cyber security related tech companies. Some of the recent…

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L-SPARK Continues to Hit the Accelerators

L-SPARK hosted their SaaS Roadshow in four Canadian cities (Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo) over the past Quarter. The primary goal — find the next B2B SaaS ‘unicorn’ in Canada. No small feat, but it is always best to aim high! Over the course of the Roadshow, the team heard business pitches from hundreds of…

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E-Commerce Personalization = Conversion Rates x4

Real-time personalized product recommendations drive sales and customer retention According to Meticulous Research, the global e-commerce market will be worth $24.3 Trillion by 2025. This growth will be driven by ever-increasing mobile device adoption and internet connectivity, technology advancements such as big data and cloud-based e-commerce platforms, advanced shipping and payment options, and rising levels…

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L-SPARK, TELUS, BlackBerry and Solace Launch Accelerator for Emerging Canadian IoT Ventures

L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) accelerator, and TELUS have partnered to launch the Secure IoT Accelerator program in collaboration with BlackBerry Limited and Solace The Secure IoT Accelerator program is intended to enable Canadian Internet of Things (IoT) ventures by providing them with global market reach capability with a Secure by Design technology. With the…

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BlackBerry and L-SPARK Select Seven Finalists For New Tech Accelerator Program

Seven companies have been chosen as the initial class of a new accelerator program set up by BlackBerry and L-SPARK, Canada’s leading software-as-a-service accelerator, with the goal of growing the next great, global technology company. Applications were received from across Canada with senior representatives from BlackBerry and L-SPARK ultimately narrowing down the highly competitive field…

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Alacrity’s growing investments puts Kanata at the centre of global startup network

Wesley Clover backed initiative uses unique partnership model to build international ecosystem. The Alacrity Global Initiative continues to expand its portfolio of tech startups and venture capital funds around the world, with recent additions in Mexico City and Pune, India. The Alacrity Global Initiative was developed around five years ago by local company Wesley Clover,…

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BlackBerry and L-SPARK Launch New Accelerator Program to Fuel Canadian Technology Innovation

The BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program is looking for startups with business models and technologies that align with the BlackBerry QNX product group’s technological initiatives, leveraging its embedded software platform, in next generation applications such as vehicle software and medical device systems, among others. Six companies will be selected to join the Accelerator program for six-months of…

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Applications Open for L-SPARK Accelerator Program

L-SPARK is officially accepting applications for SaaS, Cyber and IoT startups that are looking to take their business to the next level. The L-SPARK Accelerator helps startups grow their revenue, build their team, perfect product-market-fit, establish their sales channels, navigate government funding and help the founder(s) get pitch ready to raise their financing round. Visit…

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Congratulations on Another Successful L-SPARK Cottage Pitchfest

Well done, L-SPARK! Another successful Cottage Pitchfest featuring well prepared start-ups, articulate presenters and bold visions. The pitches were compelling, delivered to invited investors from Canada and the United States as well as corporate partners by the latest L-SPARK cohort and select early stage companies. Presenters took the stage from companies including Cybeats, Property Spark,…

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