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Crowdsourcing Being Used to Improve Mobile Internet

Tutela collects data from millions of devices worldwide to power business decisions As seen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, mobile smart phone usage continues to grow at incredible speed. But at what rate? A recent report predicts that “mobile Internet traffic will reach nearly a Zettabyte of data annually by 2022”. That…

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Artificial Intelligence Enables Lightning Fast People Screening

As investors focused on technology companies, we are often asked about the more human side of the business. This includes how to find and retain talent, motivate the right behaviour, and occasionally advise on the more sensitive tasks. The common thread is ‘people’, which – across our portfolio – consists of thousands of individuals working…

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A Look Behind the Scenes of the Holiday Retail Season

Some insights on the year’s biggest shopping days The benefit of being an investor in many B2B SaaS companies is that we have access to industry data from a variety of sources. As a result, we can create insights that are otherwise difficult to formulate. This time of year, we are always interested in the…

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Could You Watch 150 Movies in a Minute?

Artificial intelligence puts an end to manual video search Security Cameras are ubiquitous in businesses, however it is still a daunting task for many business owners to comb through hours of video to identify an event of interest. Often those events coincide with transactional moments from a POS or other system. For CCTV to be…

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TechTuesday Recap: Neuromanagement and Innovation in our Brain

The following is a summary of the key takeaways from our October 2, 2018 TechTuesday event. The full video recording of Dr. Davidovich’s presentation is available online. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” Dr. Carlos Davidovich, Executive Coach at Optimum Talent, asks this question as he wraps up his…

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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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Accelerating Innovation

“We expect L-Spark will soon be telling stories about its own billion dollar mentee companies. It’s happened several times in and around Ottawa, and with the help of L-Spark, it will likely be happening again soon.  Our advice is to track the L-Spark cohort.” Todd Coupland & Amy Dyck, CIBC, on Accelerating Innovation on today’s Technology…

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Alacrity Shares 2 Simple Tactics to Increase Response Rates

The messages you try to communicate with emails can only be effective so long as the emails are actually getting opened in the first place. Below are two tips to increase open rates and email responses: 1. Resend the same email to everyone who didn’t open it For your next group email, try this trick…

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GDPR Help: a summary of Europe's new privacy laws and how they may affect your business

The following article is a guest post by Paul Bailey, Marketing & Design Director for Wesley Clover. —- Recently Wales’ technology sector monthly networking event, Digital Tuesday, held an interesting event about Europe’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This article dives into the questions and concerns that were raised at the event, and hopefully addresses people’s…

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