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Last month SAY Media announced further plans to plans to adjust their business model get our of the media business as they continued to sell off properties they owned such as ReadWrite and xoJane. The …

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BDC Venture Capital Commits $5M To Montreal-based TandemLaunch

August 8, 2013 – 4:50 pm |
BDC Venture Capital Commits $5M To Montreal-based TandemLaunch

BDC Venture Capital is continuing its support for the Canadian startup ecosystem, today the organization announced it has committed $5 million to TandemLaunch, a Montréal-based ideation company, that will in turn invest in emerging consumer electronics and multimedia technologies and create up to a dozen new Canadian companies.

Earnings: EQ Works Reports Q3, Strong Revenue Growth, New Agency Clients Added

August 8, 2013 – 11:11 am |
Earnings: EQ Works Reports Q3, Strong Revenue Growth, New Agency Clients Added

EQ Inc. (EQ Works), reported their earnings this morning for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, and things look good as they reported a $1.9 million in total revenue, an increase from $1.6 million the previous quarter.

Photo-Sharing Platform 500px Closes $8.8 Million From Andreessen Horowitz and Harrison Metal

August 7, 2013 – 12:44 pm |
Photo-Sharing Platform 500px Closes $8.8 Million From Andreessen Horowitz and Harrison Metal

Yesterday we said they are on the grow and today’s news is more evidence of the proof they are onto something big. Toronto-based 500px has announced it has closed $8.8 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Harrison Metal. The other investors include Creative Artists Agency, Rugged Ventures, Dustin Plett and ff Venture Capital.

Streaming Video Service Vdio Opens Up In Canada

August 7, 2013 – 10:30 am |
Streaming Video Service Vdio Opens Up In Canada

First they brought us Skype (which has since been sold to Microsoft for $8.5B, then Co-Founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström brought us Rdio. This week Canada is finally getting their newest product Vdio according to a blog post:

3M Canada Names Cundari Agency of Record

August 6, 2013 – 1:21 pm |
3M Canada Names Cundari Agency of Record

Cundari picked up another win as 3M Canada has selected the Toronto-based advertising agency has been selected as the agency of record after an internal review earlier this summer. As part of the work Cundari will be responsible for business strategy

Badda Bing, Badda Boom, 500px Signs Strategic Partnership With Microsoft's Bing

August 6, 2013 – 12:20 pm |
Badda Bing, Badda Boom, 500px Signs Strategic Partnership With Microsoft's Bing

500px has just announced a major partnership with Microsoft’s Bing search engine has been signed that will allow its photographers and their standout work will gain even more exposure as featured images on the Bing homepage.

HootSuite Raises $165 Million, Adds New Board Members

August 6, 2013 – 9:44 am |
HootSuite Raises $165 Million, Adds New Board Members

As they continue their global dominance in the social media space, Vancouver-based HootSuite has secured an additional $165 million US in capital for its Series B Financing round. This new round is a co-investment led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and existing investor, OMERS Ventures.

Shopify Acquires Jet Cooper, To Beef Up User Experience

August 1, 2013 – 11:49 am |
Shopify Acquires Jet Cooper, To Beef Up User Experience

Ottawa-based Shopify has announced it has acquired Jet Cooper, a design and user experience agency in Toronto for an undisclosed sum. As part of the move, Shopify will look to further expand their eCommerce platform into the Toronto area, they have already doubled their staff since 2006 and expects to reach 300 employees by the end of 2013.

Polar Lauches MediaVoice, Native Advertising Platform

July 31, 2013 – 10:56 am |
Polar Lauches MediaVoice, Native Advertising Platform

Polar Mobile, now they just refer to themselves as Polar has been pretty quiet since launching their MediaEverywhere product in January and securing an additional $6 million funding. Since that time brands continue to explore new …

Interaxon Secures $4.2M In Funding For Brain Reading Tech

July 31, 2013 – 9:40 am |
Interaxon Secures $4.2M In Funding For Brain Reading Tech

It is good to see that Canada is also playing a strong role in this type of next generation technology. Toronto-based Interaxon, which develops thought-based computing technology recently secured a $4.2M round in financing. Previously Interaxon raised $630K in March of 2012.