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Delighted Launches Out of Private Beta

By: Anthony Ha Delighted, a startup that aims to help businesses collect and analyze customer feedback, is ready to move its product out of private beta testing and make it available to any customer. In addition, the company is announcing that it has raised funding (it won’t say how much)... more.

OCAD University’s Imagination Catalyst Creative Entrepreneurship Incubator Receives $950,000 in Funding

(Toronto – September 23, 2014) Speaking at OCAD University today, The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, announced a $950,000 grant to OCAD University as part of the Government of Ontario’s Campus-Linked Accelerator (CLA) program. The investment will support the Imagination Catalyst, OCAD University’s hub for creative... more.

Bionym Raises $14M Series A For Its Heartbeat Authentication Wristband

TORONTO, ON (Sept. 24, 2014) Toronto-based startup Bionym has raised a $14 million Series A round of funding, including investment from Ignition Partners, Relay Ventures, MasterCard and Salesforce Ventures. The round includes a lot of strategic investment from participants like Export Development Canada, who see value in the product as a security... more.

Millennial Media to Acquire Nexage, a Leading Mobile SSP and Advertising Exchange

Baltimore, MD (September 23, 2014) – To accelerate its leading position in mobile advertising, Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nexage for approximately $107.5 million in cash and stock, subject to certain adjustments. Based in Boston, privately held Nexage is a leading provider... more.

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.