MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Moving Fast in a Changing Environment

Welcome to another issue of Q. The first Quarter of 2019 is already behind us, amazingly, and the business activities for me and the companies I am involved with continue at a rapid pace. In this issue, we take a look back at last year as well as ahead to the year well underway.

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Editorial

The Latest Venture Capital Activities and Trends

The Latest Venture Capital Activities and Trends

As this is the first issue of Q for calendar 2019, we thought it would make sense to provide an update on the latest investment…

April 26, 2019
There ARE Such Things as Unicorns

There ARE Such Things as Unicorns

The term used for an exceptionally successful new company today is a ‘Unicorn’. The label was coined in 2013 and it refers to a privately-held…

April 26, 2019

Company Updates

Wesley Clover L-SPARK Launches New Corporate Accelerators

Wesley Clover L-SPARK Launches New Corporate Accelerators

L-SPARK, the leading SaaS Accelerator in Canada, has been busy developing new partnerships to build upon their legacy of helping innovative companies spring onto the…

April 26, 2019
The Latest Round-Up From Alacrity Global

The Latest Round-Up From Alacrity Global

The Alacrity Global team provided the following data as a summary of the scale and progress of the Wesley Clover start-up fund initiative to date…

April 26, 2019
Tutela Builds More Momentum in 2019

Tutela Builds More Momentum in 2019

The latest Quarter continued the rapid growth for portfolio member Tutela, the mobile device experience measurement company. The team secured a number of large new…

April 26, 2019
Echosec Shines Light on the Darknet

Echosec Shines Light on the Darknet

This past Quarter, the team at Echosec added a major new offering to their SaaS portfolio. In addition to the existing location- based social media…

April 26, 2019
Martello Growth Accelerates Following IPO, Next Acquisition

Martello Growth Accelerates Following IPO, Next Acquisition

Ottawa-based Martello closed 2018 ready for continued growth after debuting on the TSX Venture Exchange, acquiring IT Analytics software provider…

April 26, 2019
Celtic Manor Resort Wins Best UK Hotel Award, Again

Celtic Manor Resort Wins Best UK Hotel Award, Again

The Celtic Manor Resort has once again been named the Best Hotel in the UK at the prestigious Meetings and…

April 26, 2019
Solink Secures $16.3M to Grow Business Intelligence Platform

Solink Secures $16.3M to Grow Business Intelligence Platform

Portfolio company Solink continues to evolve their disruptive SaaS platform, integrating client surveillance and transaction data into a single user-friendly…

April 26, 2019
Global Growth Continues for Turkish Company Segmentify

Global Growth Continues for Turkish Company Segmentify

A member company of the Alacrity Turkey start-up fund, Segmentify has developed technology to deliver personalized, relevant suggestions and recommendations…

April 26, 2019
ProntoForms Keeps Securing New Enterprise Customers

ProntoForms Keeps Securing New Enterprise Customers

ProntoForms Corporation, the leader in smart mobile forms, signed a multiyear agreement this Quarter to deploy its Enterprise-tier solution with…

April 26, 2019
ICC Wales Embracing New Technologies to Maximize Guest Experience and Operational Effectiveness

ICC Wales Embracing New Technologies to Maximize Guest Experience and Operational Effectiveness

Convention Centres are in the business of marrying appealing events and guest speakers with volumes of attendees and commanding not-trivial…

April 26, 2019
Alacrité France Launches First Two Start-ups

Alacrité France Launches First Two Start-ups

Alacrité (France) is located in LILLE, a commercial and industrial city 200 kilometers North of Paris. During the Quarter, the…

April 26, 2019
English Ninjas Provides a Solution to a Global Demand

English Ninjas Provides a Solution to a Global Demand

English Ninjas, one of the Turkey-based Alacrity companies, has created an online portal and mobile application for acquiring one-on-one English-language…

April 26, 2019
Cliniconex Growth Continuing in 2019

Cliniconex Growth Continuing in 2019

Cliniconex is on a mission to improve patient engagement across the healthcare industry. In 2018 the company added more than…

April 26, 2019
InitLive Moving Up-market to Target Larger Customers

InitLive Moving Up-market to Target Larger Customers

2018 was a pivotal year for InitLive, makers of a SaaS platform and mobile device app for managing business, community…

April 26, 2019
ThinkRF Releases Spectrum Analyzer with GPS Integration

ThinkRF Releases Spectrum Analyzer with GPS Integration

Ottawa-based ThinkRF is the leader in software- defined spectrum analysis for detecting, analyzing and monitoring complex radio signals in the…

April 26, 2019
Wesley Clover Parks Jumping from One Season to the Next

Wesley Clover Parks Jumping from One Season to the Next

Wesley Clover Parks is once again ramping up for a busy summer season of programs and events for the local…

April 26, 2019
AirVM Keeps Multi-Cloud Costs in Line

AirVM Keeps Multi-Cloud Costs in Line

AirVM has created a multi-cloud monetization platform called HyAlto that enables service providers and enterprises to deploy cloud services in…

April 26, 2019
Benbria Shares Some Current Customer Experience Thoughts

Benbria Shares Some Current Customer Experience Thoughts

Benbria, makers of the Loop customer experience management platform, gathered feedback recently from clients, partners and key industry events to…

April 26, 2019
Enjovia Continues to Grow Along With Gift Voucher Market

Enjovia Continues to Grow Along With Gift Voucher Market

2018 was the busiest year to date for UK-based Enjovia, whose SaaS platform enables businesses to sell more gift vouchers….

April 26, 2019
Mitel is Acquired by Searchlight Capital Partners

Mitel is Acquired by Searchlight Capital Partners

As announced publicly at the end of 2018, the big news for Mitel was the completion of the deal with…

April 26, 2019