Shopify To Open Sales Lab in Kitchener


Shopify will be opening a Sales Lab next month in Kitchener’s Tannery building. The company is recruiting five “Sales Hackers”, what it refers to as the First Five, to staff the Lab and “be part of something amazing”. “We are looking for sales hackers. We are looking for sales-operations ninjas, people who are a little […]

Espial is a buy despite “significant” risks, says Haywood

Espial Group CEO Jaison Dolvane.

A strong third quarter and a large market for Espial Group’s (TSX:ESP) Reference Design Kit-based set top box client trumps some real investment risks, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci. Yesterday, shares of Espial fell after the company announced it had earned $213,970 on revenue of $5.1-million, a topline that was up 34% from the same […]

Open Text gets price target raise at Cormark

Solid profitability and cash flow in what is traditionally a soft quarter for Open Text (TSX:OTC, Nasdaq: OTEX) shows just how skilled the company is at M&A, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. Yesterday, Open Text reported its Q1, 2015 results. The company earned (US) $64.65-million on revenue of $453.8-million, a topline that was up 40% […]

Espial Group falls after Q3 earnings report


Shares of Espial Group(TSX:ESP) are down today after the company released its Q3 earnings yesterday after market close. The company earned $213,970 on revenue of $5.1-million, up 34% from the $3.8-million topline the company posted in last year’s third quarter. While investors may be expressing disappointment in the showing, the numbers did best at least […]

LightSpeed Retail Expands Into Restaurant Industry With Acquisition of Belgium’s POSIOS

Lightspeed Restaurant

Montreal-based LightSpeed Retail has announced a major push into the restaurant and bar sector with the acquisition of Belgium’s POSIOS. Processing over $8.2 billion in transactions for approximately 21,000 customers, LightSpeed Retail appeared ready to grow after closing a $35 million Series B funding round led by iNovia Capital last month, with an assist from […]

DataWind is a buy, says Haywood

Suneet Singh Tuli and Raja Singh Tuli, co-founders of Datawind Inc. celebrate the Company’s $30 million IPO at the TSX market open.

DataWind (TSX:DW) has a real opportunity in enabling internet access to emerging markets, says Haywood analyst Massimo Voci. In a research report to clients this morning, Voci initiated coverage of DataWind with a “Buy” rating and $7.00 one-year target, implying a return of 75% at the time of publication. Best known for its cheap tablets, […]

Get defensive with these Canadian tech stocks, says Cormark

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Many of Canada’s best technology names are mature companies with recurring revenue streams that make them particularly attractive in the current market downturn, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. In a research report to clients this morning, Tse talked about a phenomenon that has seen certain companies that performed well in the bull market showing resilience […]

Elastic Path CEO Harry Chemko hints at IPO

Elastic Path CEO Harry Chemko on BNN October 16, 2014.

The marketing budgets of the future will be driven by millennials who have are used to a more personal experience than their predecessors, says one expert. Harry Chemko, ‎co-founder and CEO of Vancouver-based ecommerce company Elastic Path Software was on BNN’s “Business Day” today to talk about how the role the company fills in the […]

Insider buying at ViXS Systems

ViXS VP Worldwide Sales Perry Chappell is one of three company insiders to make recent purchases of the company's stock in the open market.

ViXS Systems (VXS.TO) hasn’t done much but go down since going public last year, but some of those closest to the company think its shares are now cheap. Several ViXS insiders have made recent purchases of the stock in the open market. On October 8th, the company’s VP, Infrastructure and Networking Sales John Pomeroy bought […]

Cirque du Soleil Meets HR Challenges With SAP’s SuccessFactors

Photo: Martin Girard © Cirque du Soleil

With revenue approaching $1 billion annually and an approximately 5,000-strong employee roster spread across five continents, Cirque du Soleil has a lot of moving parts to manage. It has chosen SuccessFactors, an SAP company, to manage its HR needs. “Our business requires constant mass moving of our employees from country to country with varying requirements,” […]