About Us

Founded in 2008 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine focusing on Canadian technology.

The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”. Waddell, who is Senior Editor, is routinely called on by the mainstream media for perspective on Canadian tech stocks, having been featured on BNN, CTV News Channel, and the CBC program “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” in addition to mainstream print media such as The GuardianThe International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, The Waterloo Record , Canadian Business, Slate, and Business Insider. You can email Nick at nick@cantechletter.com

Cantech Letter is focused on those companies listed on the TSX and TSXV Technology, Cleantech and Life Sciences Sectors. Each year we present the Cantech Letter Awards, which honor Canada’s Top Technology Stock and Top Technology Stock Executive.

Nick Waddell, Senior Editor

Nick is President of Cantech Communications and Founding Editor of Cantech Letter. Nick has fifteen years experience with public technology companies in the areas of corporate communications and corporate finance. Nick is also a contributor to publications such as Canadian Business, Business Insider and Canadian MoneySaver. Prior to this work, Nick was a writer and editor with Monday Publications in Victoria, BC and, in the early 1990′s was a VP with one of the world’s first profitable internet sites, Canadian Stock Market Reporter. Nick majored in English and minored in Economics at The University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University.

Cantech Letter features select research from many of Canada’s top technology focused investment banks, including:

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paradigm capital logoParadigm Capital

Paradigm Capital is a research-driven investment dealer. Our sales and trading desk focuses on companies we cover. Our investment banking team provides innovative and attentive service. We believe that teamwork and long-term relationships are the key to exceptional success and growth.

Recent Research from Paradigm Capital

Daniel Kim:

Baylin Technologies is undervalued, says Paradigm’s Kim

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mackie research capital logoMackie Research Capital Corporation

Mackie Research Capital is one of Canada’s largest independent full service investment firms, and proudly traces its roots back to 1921. We are privately owned by many of our 350 employees. As a fully integrated national investment dealer, we offer a full complement of capital markets and wealth management services to private clients, institutions and growth companies.
Independent Thought

At Mackie Research Capital, independence, innovation and integrity are the foundations of our success. From the pre-boom markets of the early 1920s to the present, Mackie Research Capital has remained an independently-owned firm. We provide our clients with unique products and exceptional personalized service. Our pursuit of innovative approaches distinguishes us as one of a kind. Independence allows our experienced and knowledgeable team of investment bankers, dedicated institutional sales people and top-rated research analysts to do what they do best – provide objective, unbiased advice that is tailored to our clients’ needs.

Recent Research from Mackie Research Capital:

Raveel Afzaal:

Mackie Research Capital analyst Afzaal increases target price on NewAlta

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Industrial Alliance Securities

Industrial Alliance Securities offers a full-range of services to institutional and corporate clients. Focused on Canadian mid-cap and emerging growth companies, our commitment is centered on innovative and insightful research, trade execution based on market intelligence, nation-wide distribution of investment ideas, and offering timely, client-centric financing solutions.

Recent Research from Industrial Alliance

Steve Li:

Still big returns to be had on Alarmforce, says Industrial Alliance

Al Nagaraj

“Industrial Alliance says Macdonald Dettwiler is firing on all cylinders”

Neil Lindsell: “Industrial Alliance initiates coverage of ZENN Motor with a $2.75 target”
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Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm at the forefront of financial and technological innovation, has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years.

Recent Research from Cantor Fitzgerald analysts:


Justin Kew:

Expect another strong quarter from Descartes tomorrow, says Cantor Fitzgerald

Massimo Fiore: “New Zenn EEStor Agreement Provides “Significant Clarity” says Versant’s Fiore”

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Byron Capital Markets

Byron Capital Markets Ltd.’s current operations were founded in 2009 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs looking to build an innovative, intellectually-driven and independent investment dealer focused on providing an unparalleled level of service to institutional investors and to corporate clients throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. Today, Byron serves clients in Canada and from around the world including Europe and Australia and is on the fast track to building a global clientele.

Recent research from Byron Capital analysts:

Dev Bhangui

Byron Capital analyst Dev Bhangui says Redline is a “Strong Buy”

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M Partners

As an independent full service investment bank, M Partners’ first priority is the financial satisfaction of its clients. This is achieved through a knowledge driven effort, which when combined with the extensive skills of the firm’s partners, facilitates superior research and excellent trade execution.

Recent research from M Partner’s analysts:

Ron Shuttleworth:

M Partners’ Shuttleworth raises target on Mitel to $7

John Safrance: “Northland Power Still a Buy, says M Partner’s Safrance”

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Cormark Securities

Cormark Securities is a leading independent investment dealer counseling Canadian and international institutional investors and Canadian-listed mid-cap and emerging growth companies from offices in Toronto and Calgary. Established in 1981 as Sprott Securities, Cormark has evolved into an industry leader recognized for its knowledge and commitment to the mid-cap and emerging growth market. Cormark has been rated Canada’s #1 small/mid cap brokerage firm by institutional investors for five of the last seven years, as compiled by Brendan Wood International.

Recent Research from Cormark Securities:

Richard Tse:

Absolute Software upgraded to a buy by Cormark analyst Tse
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4Front Capital Partners

4Front Capital Partners is an independent investment bank dedicated to helping its corporate clients accelerate their business growth and its investor clients generate healthy returns. Our focus and passion are the growth companies in knowledge-based industries and those targeting the emerging markets. 4Front Capital’s investment banking practice provides clients with innovative ideas and solutions in the areas of strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. Our equity research practice is committed to bringing independent, differentiated and actionable ideas to its institutional investor clients.

Recent Research from 4Front Capital Partners:

Dushan Batrovic “The Race to Zero: Why now is a great time to start a tech company”
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PI Financial Corp.

In its 31st year of operations, PI has emerged as one of the leading independent investment dealers in Canada, providing our individual, corporate, government, and institutional clients with the full spectrum of investment products and services. Our strong capital position, experienced management team, and professional advisors have enabled us to weather the economic downturns in recent years and continue to grow.

Recent Research from PI:

Pardeep Sangha

PI analyst Pardeep Sangha raises target on Descartes to $13
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Jacob Securities Inc.

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Jacob Securities Inc. is an independent full-service investment bank providing underwriting and financial advisory services to companies in the renewable power, infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. The firm, which is headquartered in Toronto, primarily services small and mid-cap issuers in North America and around the world.

Recent Research from Jacob Securities

Sameet Kanade:

DHX Media is still undervalued, says Jacob Securities
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Global Maxfin Investments Inc.

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Global Maxfin Investments Inc. is a young and dynamically growing Mutual Fund Dealership, committed to providing its Independent Advisors a broad range of products, services, and support needed to grow an advisor’s practice. Global Maxfin Investments Inc., with its affiliated companies, Global Insurance Solutions Inc. (Insurance Brokerage) Global RESP Corporation (promoter and distributor of proprietary RESP product–”The Global RESP”) Global Maxfin Capital Inc . (Investment Dealer), offers its Independent Advisors a variety of marketing and Dual Licensing opportunities. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Global Maxfin Investments Inc. is proud to be a member of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).

Recent Research from Global Maxfin:

Ralph Garcea:

Espial is undervalued, says Global Maxfin analyst Ralph Garcea

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Clarus Securities

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Clarus Securities is a research-driven, institutional investment dealer, focused on providing a superior level of service to the small to mid-cap market.

Recent Research from Clarus:

Eyal Ofir

Clarus initiates coverage of Urthecast with a $3.00 target

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    Contributing Editors


Associate Editor
Terry Dawes

Based in Montreal, Terry Dawes is an experienced copy writer and editor. Terry graduated from Concordia University in 2002 with Master of Fine Arts, Film Production. He recently worked for Les Éditions Gesca, where he contributed to publications such as VIA Destinations and BMW Experience. The art of technology excites him and chronicling the dynamic between innovation, economic necessity and how technological advances can change our lives (ideally for the better) is one of his go-to interests. You can reach Terry at terry@cantechletter.com

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hogan

Associate Editor, Life Sciences
Hogan Mullally

Hogan Mullally is the founder & president of SectorSpeak Inc., a Canadian investor relations firm with a focus on the life sciences. He is also a partner in Bridge Relations Ltd., a European focused investor relations firm. Prior to forming SectorSpeak, Hogan led the in-house investor relations team for a TSX/Amex listed Canadian life science company. He also spent 7 years in pharmaceutical sales, marketing cardiovascular, oncology and dermatology products to primary care physicians and specialists. Hogan has completed his MBA, specializing in finance, from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. You can reach Hogan at hogan@cantechletter.com or follow him on Twitter, where his handle is @HoganMullally

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Legal Affairs
Timothy Murphy 

Timothy W. Murphy, LL.M, is the principal of Murphy & Company, a business law practice based in Vancouver, Canada, that delivers comprehensive legal advice in the technology and finance sectors. Mr. Murphy articled with a leading national law firm, has international experience with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris, France, and, until September 2010, acted as in-house legal counsel for a multinational software company. Mr. Murphy holds a master’s degree in law from McGill University. For more information email: tmurphy[at]murphyandcompany.ca. or tim@cantechletter.com

Check out Tim’s recent article “A Facebook In The Crowd? Get Ready For Crowdfunding 2.0

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Canadian Technology
Ron Shuttleworth

Ron is Managing Partner at Razor Capital Partners and President, RES Group Inc. Ron’s blog RES FREE THINKING is essential reading for anyone interested in the world of Canadian technology.

Ron recently shared his top picks on BNN.

And check out Ron’s recent article “Tech is hot. So why do Canadian tech stocks suck right now?”

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Value Investing
Saj Karsan

Saj Karsan co-founded an investment and research firm that is based on the principles of value investing. He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, has completed all three CFA exams, and has an engineering degree from McGill University. Visit his blog, Barel Karsan.

Check out Saj’s recent article: “Is Aastra Technologies Canada’s most undervalued tech stock?”

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