Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein interviewed at the Grow Conference

Harley Finkelstein and Aydin Senkut at the Grow Conference in Whistler. (Photo: Caroline Carter)

Shopify’s Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein was at the Grow Conference in Whistler today. Finkelstein was interviewed by Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures, an early investor into the Ottawa-based company. In April, Shopify announced it had filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million, with Morgan Stanley, Credit […]

Brian Solis of Altimeter Group talks about the GROW Conference

Brian Solis (photo by Mike Shane)

Next week in Whistler, the GROW Conference will take over the village for two days of tech. A stacked lineup is highlighted by the appearance of Slack founder Stewart Butterfield, Harley Finkelstein from Shopify, Jawbone’s Steven Rechtschaffner and Payfirma’s Michael Gokturk. The GROW Conference has, at least in part, been a testament to the networking […]

5 Questions With Sean Thompson of Ramsey Lake Pharmaceutical Corp

Ramsey Lake Pharmaceutical Corp. CEO Sean Thompson

Sudbury-based Ramsey Lake Pharmaceutical Corp. has been working to bring to market a promising cancer-fighting drug developed over the past seven years by Dr. Hoyun Lee and his research team at the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada. Having applied for a patent for their flagship anti-cancer drug, Ramsey Lake Pharma is in the process […]

5 Questions With David Hall of RepliCel Life Sciences

RepliCel CEO David Hall

Vancouver-based RepliCel Life Sciences (TSXV:RP) concentrated on hair regeneration until 2011, participating in the $3 billion annual male pattern baldness industry. But when the far-reaching effects of its solution became apparent to its founders, RepliCel began expanding its offer to apply the technique of using cell therapy to encourage the healing of damaged or injured […]

FICO Discusses How Big Data Converges With Daily Life


As the drum beat for Big Data has droned on the last few years, what has become increasingly obvious is that effectively extracting actionable intelligence out of incomprehensibly huge streams of data is almost prohibitively difficult. Given the novelty of the term Big Data, you’d think it was brand new. But insurance companies, the banking […]

Vision Critical CEO Miller hints at IPO

Vision Critical CEO Scott Miller on BNN, January 24.

The hugely successful IPO of Shopify may soon be followed by another highly anticipated tech from the west coast. Scott Miller, CEO of Vision Critical was on BNN Wednesday and hinted that an IPO might be on the horizon for the company, which has passed $100-million in annual revenue. Vision Critical has raised money with […]

PlentyofFish CEO Markus Frind talks about how the site got to $100-million in revenue


“By the time they showed up I had millions in the bank account!” PlentyofFish founder and CEO Markus Frind was at the Traction Conference in Vancouver yesterday and the details of his improbable story of bootstrapping one of the world’s most popular dating sites elicited roars of approval from a boisterous crowd of growth hackers, […]

Listen to Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes interviewed at Vancouver’s Traction Conference

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If you are a software company, this is the best time ever to raise money. That’s according to Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, who spoke today at the Traction Conference in Vancouver. The forty-year old Holmes, whose tidy beard now sports flecks of grey, referred to himself as “Grandpa Holmes” when he talked about the differences […]