MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

A Message from the Chairman

Welcome to another issue of Q. As the second Quarter of 2021 closed, I am pleased to share that the levels of business activity are definitely returning to a more rapid pace. It is nice to see optimism in several parts of the world that the worst of the Pandemic may be behind us, and that things can finally, fully return to a more normal state, with a re-emergence of energy and opportunity. New partnerships are being formed, new initiatives are getting underway, new client business is being negotiated and secured across many sectors.

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Growth-Stage Companies

Martello Continues Executing on Its 2021 Growth Strategy

Martello Continues Executing on Its 2021 Growth Strategy

As the world carefully navigates through post-pandemic life and works toward a new ‘normal’, the rapid adoption of cloud computing and storage services over the…

L-SPARK Team Feeling Bullish Moving into a Post-pandemic Mode

L-SPARK Team Feeling Bullish Moving into a Post-pandemic Mode

Reporting on the progress achieved over the Quarter, the team at L-SPARK feels positive about the near- and longer-term programs being planned and executed. These…

New Partnership Cements Kanata North as the Center of a Key New ‘5G Innovation Zone’

New Partnership Cements Kanata North as the Center of a Key New ‘5G Innovation Zone’

This Quarter saw a significant development for start-ups, academic institutions and technologists in the Kanata area. A new partnership was launched between the Kanata North…

Technology Advances Are Driving Digital-business Policy Reforms — Insights from Alacrity Global

Technology Advances Are Driving Digital-business Policy Reforms — Insights from Alacrity Global

The need to modernize policies governing how corporations do business — in particular, global, digital business — has been in the spotlight before, however the…

Expansion-Stage Companies

Cliniconex Platform Saves Extremely Valuable Time

Cliniconex Platform Saves Extremely Valuable Time

The COVID-19 pandemic caused senior care homes to face many challenges. Regular communication with residents, families and staff members became a critical one. Portfolio company…

Talkative Continues to Add New Customer Engagement Options to Their Contact Center SaaS

Talkative Continues to Add New Customer Engagement Options to Their Contact Center SaaS

In addition to the full voice, video and web co-browsing capabilities UK-based Talkative provides for contact center agents, this Quarter saw the team add Social…

Business Development at Hut Six Continues to Increase

Business Development at Hut Six Continues to Increase

A graduate of the U.K. Alacrity program, portfolio company Hut Six provides cybersecurity awareness training through a digital SaaS platform. The company enables clients to…

How the Pandemic Has Helped Propel Cleantech

How the Pandemic Has Helped Propel Cleantech

As vaccination programs continue to progress globally, and everyone focuses on reopening instead of locking down, a perhaps unexpected result of the COVID pandemic has…

Early-Stage Companies

HyAlto Is Helping Clients Increase Competitiveness as the Market Transforms to the Digital Enterprise

HyAlto Is Helping Clients Increase Competitiveness as the Market Transforms to the Digital Enterprise

“Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who saw strong revenue growth in the first half of 2021 are setting high expectations for the rest of the year…

InitLive Launches a Promising New Partnership

InitLive Launches a Promising New Partnership

Portfolio company InitLive was pleased to announce this Quarter that they secured a significant new partnership. Salesforce.org recognized the company as an Independent Software Vendor…

Teldio Is Seizing a Leading Position in the Emerging Edge Computing Market

Teldio Is Seizing a Leading Position in the Emerging Edge Computing Market

Edge Computing is a distributed computing paradigm that places computing, analytics, storage and other IT resources closer to the sources of inputs, triggers, data —…

Pretio Interactive Exits the Portfolio; Billi Labs Enters

Pretio Interactive Exits the Portfolio; Billi Labs Enters

This Quarter, Alacrity Canada portfolio company Pretio Interactive, a data-driven media-buying agency for mobile application brands, announced the sale of the company to Bold Collective,…

University of Ottawa and Wesley Clover Partner to Launch Alacrity Ottawa

University of Ottawa and Wesley Clover Partner to Launch Alacrity Ottawa

This Quarter saw the latest member of the Alacrity Global ecosystem of technology start-up programs come to life with the launch of a home-town instance…