Difference Capital leads first tranche of $12-million Series D in Carta Worldwide

Carta Worldwide CTO Rui Mendes talks to CBC about the company's move to PEI.

Just in time for the launch of Apple’s entry into the mobile payment space, Apple Pay, Carta Worldwide has closed the first tranche of a $12-million Series D. Led by Toronto-based merchant bank Difference Capital and DC Thomson (UK), the $7-million investment will add to the more than $50-million the company has invested in its […]

EA Feels the Wrath of Fans Over NHL 15 Flub

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In 1992, the NHL introduced the “instigator” rule, handing an extra two-minute minor penalty to a player who starts a fight. Here in 2014, many video game fans think the book should be thrown at video game maker Electronic Arts for their efforts on the latest version of their wildly popular NHL franchise. But will […]

Industry Insight: Medical Marijuana

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Key Takeaways -Patient enrollment at the current pace may surpass Health Canada projections within 18-24 months -Near- to mid-term demand projected to be satisfied by current licensees supported by production capacity expansion programs -Maintain our thesis that a fewer number of larger capacity producers is desired versus many small producers -Early licensees have significant first […]

Growth Monday looks to accelerate tech’s return to Bay Street


Two years ago, I was a frustrated fifteen year technology investment banker in Toronto looking at a Canadian investment landscape dominated by the commodities investment thesis to the exclusion of virtually everything else. I realized that the investment banks that purported to serve the needs of small cap non resource growth companies were failing on […]

Cormark analyst Richard Tse wins Brendan Wood Top Gun Award for Canadian Tech

Brendan Wood, Chairman of Brendan Wood International.

Cormark Securities analyst Richard Tse has won the 2014 Brendan Wood International award for top high tech analyst in Canada. The awards, which were handed out in mid-August, celebrate what Brendan Wood says is the “highest accreditation available” because it is based on institutional commission dollars as well as the quality of each analyst’s work. […]

Five Canadian stocks analysts think have triple-digit upside


The innovation sectors have carried the mail on the TSX for a couple years now. Stocks like Avigilon, Amaya Gaming, Tekmira and Dirtt Environmental Solutions seem to have replaced long forgotten mining and metals names in the imagination of Canadian investors. “Some of the world’s most exciting technology and innovation companies are being founded, built, […]

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner says drones, Bell, among current concerns

Daniel Therrien this year succeeded former commisioner Jennifer Stoddart after her decade long run as Canada's Privacy Commissioner.

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, has filed his Annual Report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for 2013 and he says the unknown impact of emerging technologies -and a certain telco incumbent- are of concern. The Office says drones, facial recognition software, wearable computing and behavioural advertising are among some newer technologies whose impacts […]

This Washington D.C. sidewalk has its own cell phone lane

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A television program called “Mind Over Masses” has been conducting a social experiment that many may find it easy to get behind. The National Geographic Channel program is testing dividing a sidewalk in Washington. D.C. into two lanes; one is labelled “No Cellphones”. The other “Cellphones Walk in This Lane at Your Own Risk”. The […]

BuildDirect advisory board to be headed by Art Mesher

Mesher: "BuildDirect is the one of the most exciting companies I have ever seen."

Former Descartes Systems Group CEO Art Mesher will head a new star-studded advisory board for Vancouver-based ecommerce player BuildDirect. The board will be comprised of Mesher, ex-Amazon exec Mike Swartz, e3 Associates founder Dr. Corey Billington, former COO of of Health Shared Services BC Jim Eckler, and ex-Red Prairie CEO Mike Mayoras. Mesher, who has […]