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Extreme Startups and GrowLab Ventures Merge to Launch HIGHLINE

TORONTO, ON and VANCOUVER, BC, August 19, 2014 – Vancouver-based startup accelerator GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning. MERGER OF EQUALS TO CREATE NEW POWERHOUSE ABOVE THE 49th... more.

Appcelerator Closes $22 Million Series D Round

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –   Appcelerator®, provider of the leading enterprise mobile engagement platform, today announced a $22 million round of Series D funding led by new investor Rembrandt Venture Partners. Union Grove Venture Partners, also a new investor, and existing investors Storm Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital, Relay... more.

Vancouver firm wiring cars with intelligence

By: Gillian Shaw Imagine you arrive early for work, and as you park your car, a coupon pops up on your phone rewarding you with a free coffee. Or you’re rushing to a meeting and as you unlock your car, a message displays on your phone saying your teen has... more.

Turning Time Into Currency at Age 23

By: Katherine Duncan After skipping four grades in elementary and high school, graduating from college at 18, then landing a business-development position at news aggregator Digg, Brian Wong was on the fast track to success. But five months later, he found himself jobless–and trying to determine what to do next.... more.

Technology: Wear your medicine

By Tim Bradshaw, Andrew Ward and Richard Waters Walter de Brouwer’s life changed when his son fell 35 feet from a window. Spending anxious months in intensive care, the entrepreneur became all too familiar with the machines that tracked his son’s vital signs. But for 23 hours a day he... more.

Relay Ventures Portfolio Company mDialog Acquired by Google

TORONTO and MENLO PARK, Calif. – June 23, 2014 – Relay Ventures today announced that Google Inc. has acquired mDialog, a video advertising technology startup in its investment portfolio. In sharing the acquisition news last week, Google said it plans to integrate the mDialog technology and expertise into its DoubleClick... more.

Announcing Galxyz: STEM focused mobile educational game

Partnering with the New York Academy of Sciences to deliver world-class science content, Galxyz offers kids a chance to hunt for sequenced curiosity particles while fighting epic battles using knowledge gained from the particles. On April 29th, 2014 in New York City, Silicon Valley startup, Galxyz, Inc., announced that it... more.

Jelli expands automated ad platform for radio

Programmatic buying is one of Madison Avenue’s hottest trends and today Jelli will formally launch its programmatic ad platform RadioSpot, targeting FM/AM stations.  It uses technology the company says will streamline and automate the buying and airing of radio ads.   By year’s end Jelli executives say they also expect the... more.

Jelli Launches ‘Programmatic Direct’ Platform For Radio Stations, Networks

by Tyler Loechner Jelli, a programmatic ad platform for the radio industry, on Thursday formally launched its platform for broadcast advertisers, dubbed RadioSpot. This is where the definition of “programmatic” becomes important. While some associate it with real-time bidding (RTB), “programmatic” is more of an umbrella term for the automation of... more.