Payfirma CEO Michael Gokturk talks to Cantech Letter

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Mention the payments space to the average tech enthusiast and you’ll get a range of current touchpoints. There’s PayPal, the Elon Musk-led digital wallet that introduced your grandmother to banking without paper or plastic. There’s Square, which co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. And, of course, there’s the ambitious undertaking that is Apple Pay. Despite […]

DHX Media defends Teletubbies remake

DHX Media CEO Dana Landry: From or perspective, what we're really looking forward to is reintroducing this brand to a whole new number of fans."

The creator of the classic children’s show Teletubbies might not agree, but the remake is legit, says the Canadian company that has rebooted the program. DHX Media (TSX:DHX) CEO Dana Landry was on BNN today to talk about a quarter that saw the Halifax-based company’s revenue rise 112% to $64.25-million. Landry says that one of […]

Vancouver is Canada’s tech hotspot, says Difference Capital’s Liston

Difference Capital Managing Director Tom Liston

Difference Capital’s Managing Director Tom Liston, interviewed on BNN, discussed the plight of investors searching for bright spots in Canada’s economy as oil prices tank and the resource sector experiences a post-boom hangover. Mentioning OpenText, CGI and Catamaran, who have hit all-time highs during the last five years, Liston points out that from 2003 to […]

TECSYS CEO Peter Brereton talks to Cantech Letter

TECSYS CEO Peter Brereton.

Mention the name TECSYS (TSX:TCS) to a casual observer and the image of a warehouse might spring to their mind. While the more than three-decades old company is indeed known to those who deal in pallet jacks and container tilters and trans-stackers, TECSYS was never really about any particular setting. The company is, in fact, […]

Miraculins President and CEO Christopher Moreau talks to Cantech Letter

Miraculins President and CEO Christopher Moreau

We are constantly and correctly reminded that early screening for a variety of diseases and conditions can drastically increase our chances of beating them. Yet for a myriad of problems, many of us end up simply avoiding the doctor’s office. We are too tired. We hate needles. And we’re probably fine, right? What if the […]

GreenPower Motor Company Chairman Fraser Atkinson talks to Cantech Letter

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Economic sense, environmental sense. Are the two simply parallel lines? In the wake of B.C. Transit’s decision to ditch Whistler’s splashy hydrogen bus fleet at a fraction of its original cost, naysayers might feel emboldened in arguing for the affirmative. But the real answer is that alternative energy solutions are challenging their legacy incumbents across […]

Against “Mickey Mouse” Data Security: Privacy Analytics CEO Khaled El Emam Talks to Cantech Letter

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Cantech Letter had the opportunity recently to speak to Khaled El Emam, founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics, an Ottawa-based provider of data anonymization software designed to allow companies dealing with large data sets to anonymize that data so as to effectively analyze and share it while also minimizing risk of that data being used […]

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault Talks New Investments, New Company SPOTR and the Montreal Tech Scene

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault has become one of the Montreal tech ecosystem’s mainstays over the last few years, investing in early stage companies before they became big, such as PasswordBox, who were recently acquired to great fanfare by Intel Security, and Frank & Oak. Meanwhile, he’s also invested in plenty of less well-known companies, more […]

Tribute Pharmaceuticals CEO Rob Harris talks to Cantech Letter

Tribute Pharmaceuticals CEO Rob Harris.

Ask an investor to talk about life sciences stocks and it won’t be long before the word “risk” comes up. The popular conception of biotech is that every company is a swing-for-the-fences slugger burning through cash in a furious attempt at scoring the next home run drug. But modern business models are emerging that allow […]