Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch

By | Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

When it comes to Canadian tech startups, Toronto gets all the attention. And that’s for a reason. After all, Toronto’s startups are solving some very real issues, churning out innovative startups like Sojourn Labs’ electric car-bike vehicle and Spinesonics Medical’s ultrasound device for spinal…



Montreal’s Busbud Raises $9M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Jul 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

The bus booking platform Busbud announced this morning that it has closed a $9 million Series A round of funding. The round was co-led by Revolution Ventures and OMERS Ventures. Other participants in the round included iNovia Capital and Real Ventures, both of which led…

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Startups & Apps


Montreal’s Officevibe Makes Employee Motivation Fun

By | May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Did you know that $550B is lost every year in lost productivity associated with the high percentage of disengaged employees? No startup can afford to lose out on that much cash, especially since the solution is so simple. Do a little research on the…

Gear & Gadgets


Meet Pine, a Smartwatch That’s Actually Smart

By | Feb 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

The Pebble smartwatch was the Kickstarter hit of 2012, raising over $10 million. The Bia sports watch for women was also a success, pulling in over $400,000. And MetaWatch raised over $300,000. All these watches are “smart” – they have apps, they can transfer data, and…



Make a New Year’s Resolution to Build an App with LaunchThisYear

By | Jan 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

As 2013 begins, LaunchThisYear launches today with resources for app developers looking to build an app in the next 12 months. “The goal is to break down those barriers to make it seem not so daunting to create a mobile app,” says founder Mikael…



Montreal’s ooomf Launches, Raises $500,000 in Seed Funding

By | Sep 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

Today, Montreal startup ooomf is launching in public beta and announcing $500,000 in seed funding, led by Real Ventures. Ooomf gives app developers that extra push to get over a few major hurdles: Creation. Developers can solicit feedback on key features, like app icons,…



How Echoer Could Solve Your Retweet Problem

By | Mar 7, 2012 at 9:30 am

Does your Twitter feed ever look like your friends are all conspiring to bore you with the same link, stealthily disguised by different URL shorteners? This is what I call the retweet problem: tweets around the same content can clog up your feed, wasting…



Lessons in Landing Seed Funding from Buyosphere CEO Tara Hunt

By | Jan 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

Back in July when I first covered Buyosphere, the Montreal-based startup felt like an iteration of Pinterest – you could curate collections of products, find interesting products through friends, and establish yourself as a tastemaker.  I was skeptical about the future of the company…



Could Hopper Be the Google of Travel? Stealth Startup Secures $8 Million in Funding

By | Sep 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Hopper, a travel website founded by a team of former Expedia employees, recently raised $8 million in funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures. Led by CEO Frederic Lalonde and Chief of Product Joost Ouwerkerk, Hopper is currently in stealth mode. What we do…



A Dose of Intellectual Honesty: Interview with Accelerator Head and Serial Entrepreneur Ben Yoskovitz

By | Sep 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

Ben Yoskovitz is a founding partner at Year One Labs, an early-stage seed accelerator in Montreal. Last September, he and his three partners accepted their first class, including recent graduate and now seed-funded Localmind. Yoskovitz is a serial entrepreneur whose recruitment-software startup, Standout Jobs,…

Startups & Apps


Curate Products You Love on Buyosphere

By | Jul 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Everything we do online is tracked.  It’s really creepy if you think about it.  But for someone who does a lot of online shopping like me, knowing your shopping history is floating around out there is scary.  Yes, you can get better recommendations, but…