2014 Cantech Letter TSX Venture Tech Exec of the Year: The Finalists

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At the 2014 Cantech Investment Conference, Paradigm’s Barry Richards predicted 2014 would be the year that the sector rotation that pumped up the prices of large and mid cap tech stocks would trickle down to smallcaps. While returns overall are mixed, techs certainly outperformed their mining and metals counterparts. The Venture Exchange stocks that performed […]

2014 Cantech Letter TSX Venture Tech Stock of the Year: The Finalists

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At the 2014 Cantech Investment Conference, Paradigm’s Barry Richards predicted 2014 would be the year that the sector rotation that pumped up the prices of large and mid cap tech stocks would trickle down to smallcaps. While returns overall are mixed, the techs certainly outperformed their mining and metals counterparts. The Venture Exchange stocks that […]

2014 Cantech Letter TSX Life Sciences Stock of the Year: The Finalists

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It was a wild year for Life Sciences stocks on the TSX, with exciting new entrants and several stocks that raced. Headlines in 2014 were dominated by Valeant’s ultimately unsuccessful bid to acquire Botox-maker Allergan, but were spiked with the stories of Cipher Pharmaceuticals, which soared on the promise of a strong lead drug, the […]

The 10 Best Performing TSX Cleantech Stocks of 2014

The Catalyst Paper Mill in Poweel River, B.C. has a history that dates back more than a century. (Photo: Courtesy David Stanley, Flickr. )

It was a pretty bland year for cleantechs in Canada. The S&P/TSX Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Index ended pretty much where it began, and as of Friday, December 12th, the index contained just a single stock that had posted a triple digit gain, and that was just barely. A quarter of the way through […]

The Geek’s Reading List: Week of December 12th 2014

Piccioni: "As long as there is slack jawed, fawning praise for Tesla - as well as huge amounts of money from taxpayers and investors, the dream persists."

There were good mix of tech news items this week, again with no dominant theme. As has become customary, Tesla executives made some outlandish comments about revolutionizing the battery industry, much like hydrogen fuel cell promoters did a decade ago. History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme. Tesla’s electric man Hubris, surely […]

BuildDirect closes $50-million financing with BMO, Mohr Davidow

BuildDirect co-founders Rob Banks and Jeff Booth.

BuildDirect today announced it has raised $50 million from new and existing US and Canadian investors including Mohr Davidow Ventures, OMERS Ventures, and BMO Capital Markets. The company says it will use the money to expand its Home Marketplace, a platform that connects buyers and seller of heavy consumer goods and building materials. The Vancouver-based […]

The 10 Best Performing TSX Venture Tech Stocks of 2014

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At the 2014 Cantech Investment Conference, Paradigm’s Barry Richards predicted 2014 would be the year that the sector rotation that pumped up the prices of small and mid cap stocks would trickle down to smallcaps. While returns overall are mixed, anyone holding the ten stocks below would heartily agree with Richards’ assessment. The Venture Exchange […]

The 10 Best Performing TSX Tech Stocks of 2014

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov.

2014 might remembered as a pause year in the nascent sector rotation from mining and metals to the innovation sectors here in Canada. Many expected at least one of Canada’s privco royalty, namely Hootsuite, Desire2Learn, Shopify, Vision Critical or BuildDirect would be public already, injecting new life into the scene. But it was not to […]

The Geek’s Reading List; Week of December 5th 2014

Piccioni: The abject fiasco which is Windows 8 continues to affect the PC industry.

There were good mix of tech news items this week, with no dominant theme. “Low end” (mostly meaning low price) smartphones are gaining attention. Solid State Drives, which will render Hard Disk Drives obsolete in the same manner as flash drives replace floppies, are being recognized for their robustness. The price of cloud services offered […]