Can bitHound Replicate TinyHippos Success Story?


Kitchener-based software analytics platform bitHound recently closed a $2 million fundraising round led by Michael Wekerle, with an assist from BDC Capital and other unspecified investors. Wekerle was effusive about the company’s prospects. “bitHound is redefining the way developers and management work together, creating a tool that will foster conversation among developer teams,” he said. […]

Toronto Native Ad Platform Polar Hits 1 Billion Mobile Impression Milestone


Toronto-based native advertising platform Polar has just passed the 1 billion mobile native ads served milestone. “1-billion native ads on mobile and over 3-billion across all devices gives us unique aggregate data on how these placements are performing for publishers and how readers are engaging with sponsored content,” said Polar CEO Kunal Gupta. “No one […]

Vidyard partners with Act-On to target billion dollar marketing automation spend

Vidyard's Michael Litt (foreground).

Waterloo’s Vidyard today announced it has launched an integration with marketing automation firm Act-On’s platform. Act-On, which aims to solve the tangle of leads a company might generate from modern outreach tools such as social media, says the mix of offerings will allow customers to gather video viewing and engagement data such as how long […]

Notman House Celebrates PasswordBox Acquisition as a Win For Montreal

The PasswordBox team with VP and General Manager of Intel Security Mark Hocking

Notman House was an appropriate venue for the founders of PasswordBox to formally announce their acquisition by Intel Security, seeing as the fabled mansion has become the hotbed of Montreal’s start-up community. The announcement itself was followed by a series of statements by government officials, a start-up Q&A panel, finishing appropriately with a Champagne-fueled party. […]

VersaPay has a “tremendous opportunity”, says Cantor Fitzgerald

VersaPay CEO Craig O'Neill.

VersaPay’s (TSXV:VPY) promising cloud business is a much bigger opportunity that its stable legacy business, says Cantor Fitzgerald Canada analyst Justin Kew. On Friday, VersaPay reported its Q3, 2014 results. The company lost $1.1-milion On revenue of $5.1-million, up from a topline of $4.8-million in the same period a year prior. “The third quarter is […]

Montreal’s PasswordBox Acquired by Intel Security


Intel has acquired Montreal-based password management software company PasswordBox. Founded in 2012, PasswordBox has chalked up an impressive series of wins and collaborations in its short life. A significant round of VC money was raised earlier this year, led by OMERS Ventures, and the PasswordBox app was downloaded more than 14 million times. The app […]

EXO U’s revenue should soon rise sharply, says Mackie


Mackie Research Capital analyst Nikhil Thadani says he expects EXO U (TSXV:EXO) will be signing recurring revenue contracts in the near future, setting the table for a “rapid” revenue buildout in 2015 and 2016. Yesterday, EXO U reported its Q2, 2015 results. The company lost $2.75-million on revenue of $312,734. “I am very pleased with […]

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’ (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 […]