SAP Develops App With French City of Antibes to Commemorate First World War

The Nomad, by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa, one of the interactive monuments in Antibes.

An app developed by SAP Canada’s Montreal lab, in collaboration with the French city of Antibes, was launched on November 7 as part of the city’s centennial commemoration of the First World War. The project, called Beacons@Antibes, presents itself to the public as a smartphone application, Android or iOS, that acts as a guide while […]

ProntoForms is undervalued, says Paradigm Capital analyst Leung

ProntoForms

ProntoForms’ (TSXV:PFM) third quarter results provided more evidence of the traction that the company is gaining in the potentially lucrative mobile forms market, says Paradigm Capital analyst Gabriel Leung. On Monday, ProntoForms reported its Q3, 2014 results. The company lost $313,260 on revenue of $1.69-million, up 48% over last year’s third quarter topline. “We are […]

Absolute Software nominates three new directors, including Art Mesher

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

Vancouver’s Absolute Software (TSX:ABT) has a new CEO and its board will likely soon be getting a makeover, too. The company today announced it has nominated three new directors, Gerhard Watzinger, Josef Vejvoda, and Art Mesher. The proposed changes come after an exhaustive search for a new boss landed former EMC exec Geoff Haydon following […]

QHR’s acquisition of Medeo makes sense, says Haywood

QHR's Al Hildebrandt shows off his Cantech Letter award for 2013 TSXV Tech Executive of the Year.

The acquisition of Medeo looks like a solid way for QHR (TSXV:QHR) to cross-sell to its client base of 10,000 Canadian physicians, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci. Yesterday, QHR announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based virtual care technology company Medeo for $2.225-million in cash and a million shares, which will be […]

DogVacay looks to grab part of $56-billion American pet spend with OMERS investment

dog on couch

OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pension fund, has led a $25 million Series B1 round of investment in DogVacay, a Santa Monica-based platform for hooking travelling dog owners up with boarders willing to babysit their hounds on a short-term basis. Having already invested in Hootsuite, Wattpad, Desire2Learn […]

Avigilon soars after record third quarter

avigilon

Shares of Avigilon (TSX:AVO) are up sharply today after the company reported third quarter results that bested expectations. The Vancouver-based next-gen security provider earned $11.2-million on revenue of $71-million, a 39% bump over last year’s $51.2-million topline. “Avigilon delivered another record sales quarter in the third quarter, underpinned by particularly strong growth in the United […]

Absolute Software still a likely buyout candidate, says Paradigm

Haydon

New Absolute Software (TSX:ABT) CEO Geoff Haydon hasn’t had much time at the helm of the Vancouver-based company, but early returns suggest he is already making progress, says Paradigm Capital analyst Gabriel Leung. Yesterday, Absolute Software reported its Q1, 2015 results. The company earned (US) $305,169 on total sales contracts of $26.1-million, a 10% bump […]

Constellation Software gets target raise to $370 at Global Maxfin

Better than expected margin leverage and an active pipeline of M&A opportunities has caused Global Maxfin Capital analyst Ralph Garcea to raise his target on Constellation Software (TSX:CSU). On Thursday, Constellation reported its Q3, 2014 results. The company earned (US) $31.92-million on revenue of $419-million, up 33% over the $316-million topline the company posted in […]

Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Closes $120 Million Funding Round, With A $1.12 Billion Valuation

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield

After denying only a week ago that work productivity SaaS platform Slack was on the verge of raising an epic round of funding and valued at over $1 billion, founder Stewart Butterfield responded with a cheeky tweet and a quick denial in Business Insider. The rumours weren’t true, he insisted, and yet they continued to […]

Catamaran spikes after $5.5-billion third quarter

Shares of Catamaran Corp. (TSX:CCT) are up today after the company reported Q3 results that bested expectations. Riding strong organic growth in its Pharmacy Benefit Management business, the company’s Q3 revenue increased 53% to $5.5-billion, up from the the $3.6-billion topline it posted in last year’s third quarter. Catamaran earned $82.0-million, up from $72.9 million […]