Canada’s latest tech IPO Lumenpulse roars out of gate in first trading day

Lumenpulse's luminaires have been used to illuminate notable projects such as Chicago's Solider Field, the headquarters of General Motors in Detroit and BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

Canada’s latest publicly traded tech is off to a strong start. Shares of Lumenpulse (TSX:LMP) are among the most actively traded Canadian stocks today, racking up more than two-million shares of trading barely two hours into its first day public. Perhaps more important, the company is trading at $18.35, more than two-dollars above its IPO [...]

Pinetree Capital CEO Sheldon Inwentash aggressive buyer of POET Technologies

Pinetree Capital CEO Sheldon Inwentash.

POET Technologies (TSXV:PTK) has had remarkable run, climbing from pennies late last year to more than two dollars, but one insider clearly believes the stock has more upside. Pinetree Capital CEO and POET insider Sheldon Inwentash has made numerous purchases of the stock in the open market in recent weeks, and has added to Pinetree’s [...]

Tinkerine Studios, Canada’s first 3D printing stock, talks to Cantech Letter

Tinkerine Studios CFO Martin Burian and CEO Eugene Suyu in Vancouver April 11. 2014.

Top down investing can be hard. It’s one thing to identify a theme to that may dominate business in the years to come, quite another to figure out which companies will reap the anticipated reward. 3D printing is a process that has been around for years, but has only just captured the imagination of the [...]

Baylin Technologies is undervalued, says Paradigm’s Kim

This RF testing chamber at Baylin's research centre in Israel is used to test the performance of antennas.

Investors should take advantage of the current low price of Baylin Technologies (TSX:BYL) because any setbacks in its mobile business will be temporary, says Paradigm Capital’s Daniel Kim. In a note accompanying its fourth quarter and year-end results on March 14th, Baylin management addressed a recent setback, pointing out that its revenue from the first [...]

POSERA-HDX has 246% upside, says Global Maxfin Capital analyst Garcea

Half of all credit card fraud worldwide takes place in the U.S. The culpit is the old swipe-and-sign method, which is inherently unsecure.

POSERA-HDX (TSX:HDX) is well positioned to penetrate the U.S. market by capitalizing on the migration of merchants towards EMV chip supported processors, says Global Maxfin Capital analyst Ralph Garcea. On March 27th, POSERA-HDX posted is fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 results. For the year, the company earned $943,596 on revenue of $19.51-million, up 18.6% over [...]

Toronto’s TouchBistro Closes $1.5-million round, expands in U.S.

TouchBistro, the Toronto-based makers of food service point-of-sale technology, has closed a new $1.5 million round of funding.

The mobile point-of-sale market is notoriously crowded, with up-and-coming players competing against more legacy companies. So while point-of-sale (POS) would appear to be vertical agnostic, success tends to go those who specialize in a particular industry. And when you think of mobile POS, food service is ideally poised for innovation, with many vendors whose best [...]

Researchers find way to produce graphene based night vision contact lenses

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Q, call 007. Researchers at The University of Michigan say they may have found a way to enable night vision technology in contact lenses using recently discovered wonder material graphene. Zhaohui Zhong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering told the U.K.’s Independent that his team has overcome a previous weakness of the material, its [...]

Redline is trading at “ridiculously low multiples”, says analyst Bhangui

Byron Capital analyst Dev Bhangui says the energy vertical will be the primary driver of what he expects will be a 30% Compound Annual Growth rate for Redline from 2014 to 2015.

Redline Communications (TSX:RDL) has taken its lumps since the departure of CEO Eric Melka, but the company is poised for a real rebound, says Byron Capital analyst Dev Bhangui. Last Friday, Redline reported its Q4 and fiscal 2013 results. In the fourth quarter, the company earned $127,107 on revenue of $7.68-million, down from 2012′s Q4 [...]

Forget the iPad. How This Cheap Canadian Tablet Could Pave the way to Progress

You never know where the next transformative innovation is going to come from. And that potential will never be unleashed if the innovator lacks the tools necessary to do the work.

When the Indian Space Research Organisation launched a mission to Mars on November 5th, media coverage ranged from patriotically enthusiastic to indifferent to “How dare they?” The not very subtle subtext of an Economist article titled “How Can Poor Countries Afford Space Programmes?” was that a nation seemingly overwhelmed by such earthly problems as poor [...]

Is Canadian Tire Canada’s Most Innovative Retailer?

Last year, Canadian Tire’s chief technology officer Eugene Roman told the Wall Street Journal, "We believe if we change the shopping experience into an entertaining experience, an engaging experience, we will do better. It's ‘shopper-tainment’. And I believe it's the future of retail."

Typically, when you hear that a fusty old chain store is getting a makeover or is refreshing its brand, it’s the last, embarrassing gasp before an old, hopelessly out-of-it retailer disappears forever. Tim Horton’s fans are likely bracing themselves on hearing that the chain is planning a refresh, to help them attract the elusive Millennial [...]