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Heart Strong on the Nymi

Today as we announce our Series A investment in Bionym, I thought about revisiting why we invested in their Series Seed investment in 2013 and why we have continued on supporting the Company. Apple’s recent iCloud scandal demonstrates that modern security techniques are fraught with problems. Password breaches, hacked accounts... more.

Thoughts from The Money Event in Las Vegas

Last week I moderated a panel at the Money Event panel during Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas.  My panelists last week provided some excellent insights into where the mobile banking app market is heading for the three main segments investors are watching: millennials, the unbanked / under-banked and, of... more.

What Young Entrepreneurs Should Know About VCs

This post is also published in the Financial Post. As an investor in various accelerators and incubators in Canada and the U.S., including the Next36, I often meet young or first time entrepreneurs who are raising venture capital with little understanding of how VCs operate. There are a few key points... more.

What HCE Means for Mobile Payments

Pardon the double entendre – but as investors, we always watch closely to see where money is flowing in the payments space.  At the moment this space is facing a large shift towards greater mobilization with the introduction of Host Card Emulation (HCE) allowing credit card numbers and other physical... more.

Taking a VC Bite from the Apple

The Sunday night before WWDC14  proved restless in anticipation. How many of our portfolio companies would be impacted by Apple’s announcements?  What about the deals in our pipeline?  What new economies would be created with Apple’s next move and what existing economies would proliferate in response to their bets?   What subtle... more.
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