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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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Autonomous Vehicle Testing On the Fairways

Instead of gas or electric golf carts, it was innovative new autonomous ‘pods’ that were seen travelling the cart paths of The Marshes Golf Course over a one-week period this past August. Together with the Brookstreet Hotel, the facilities hosted the first Ottawa L5 trial of this exciting new trans­portation technology, enabling the public to…

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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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Monitor. Detect. Analyze. Repeat.

Burgeoning and Evolving Wireless Spectrum Needs Evolving Protection The rise of wireless and mobile technologies has transformed the way we communicate and work. Within the next 3 years experts predict there will be over 29 billion connected devices. Much of this is enabled by the wireless spectrum and the technologies that exploit this spectrum. Billions…

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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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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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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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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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