The Periodic Table of Tech In Canada (2)
24 Jul

The Periodic Table of Tech In Canada (2)

CATEGORIES: Auto Tech: Startups include Mojio, which provides an open platform for connected cars, as well as LeddarTech, which is developing LiDAR sensing technology. Travel Tech: These are tech-enabled companies offering services and products focused on tourism. Hopper, for example, is a mobile application that uses big data to predict and analyze airfare. Restaurant Tech: This category includes companies that provide technology…

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The Periodic Table of Tech In Canada (1)
23 Jul

The Periodic Table of Tech In Canada (1)

The Canadian periodic table highlights 150 Canada-based startups, investors, exits, and IPOs like that of Shopify and Real Matters. In honor of Canada Day this weekend, we used CB Insights’ database to compile 150 notable tech companies, most active venture capital and corporate investors, and top exits of Canada’s private company tech scene into a periodic…

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The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(4)
28 Jun

The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(4)

THE THIRD WAVE: IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE? 1995-2001 On August 9, 1995, Netscape Communications Inc. went public and its shares more than doubled on the first day — an unprecedented event for a company that had yet to earn a profit. Six months later, Netscape founder Marc Andreessen — barefoot, sitting on what appeared to be a throne —…

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The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(3)
27 Jun

The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(3)

THE SECOND WAVE: SILICON VALLEY, 1978-1994 The release of the first personal computers in the late 1970s was the signature event that would ultimately drive the second wave of corporate venture capital investment. While corporations in the first wave looked inward for innovation and invested externally to diversify their businesses, the second wave was marked by…

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The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(2)
26 Jun

The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(2)

FIRST WAVE: CONGLOMERATE VENTURE CAPITAL, 1960-1977 The prevailing spirit of American big business at mid-century favored large diversified corporations operating in many sectors. The head of General Motors, which then employed hundreds of thousands of employees, could plausibly say that what was good for GM was good for the country. The push for diversification was,…

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The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(1)
25 Jun

The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’(1)

CVC units have proliferated in recent years, but corporate venture’s roots go back to the dawn of America’s 20th Century business giants. On On June 8, 2016  hundreds of businesspeople filed into the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood for a conversation featuring Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. They probably didn’t expect a take-down…

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10 major transactions in 2017
23 Mar

10 major transactions in 2017

The Insurance & Investment Journal looks back at 10 major transactions that occurred in 2017. CI Financial completed $780 million acquisition By adding Sentry Investments to their portfolio, CI Financial increased its assets under management to approximately $181 billion. To learn more: CI Financial completes acquisition of Sentry Investments MGA acquires another MGA Financial Horizons Group acquired Estate Financial to strengthen its position in…

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Geekbench: Apple should warn iPhone users about battery and performance tradeoffs
30 Jan

Geekbench: Apple should warn iPhone users about battery and performance tradeoffs

After Geekbench’s John Poole published a data-driven report this week linking diminished iPhone processing performance to battery age and iOS updates, a new wrinkle emerged in a long-standing debate over whether Apple was deliberately slowing down old iPhones. What if Apple programmed iPhones to slow down as battery power waned, knowing battery degradation was inevitable after…

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