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The Fintech Wave hits Canada

By | 2017-07-14T16:00:04+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Q1 Blog|

John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO at RBC  penned a brief article on Fintech.  Three interesting data points of interest:
Fintech adoption rates in Canada are comparatively low –  only 8% of digitally active Canadians had used at least

Canada’s Technology Investment Gap

By | 2017-07-14T16:01:45+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Q1 Blog|

Yaletown Partners released a short research study and while the paper has a couple of interesting observations, it’s obviously a document to help support their current Yaletown Emerging Growth Fund initiative to raise $135 million. Yaletown’s conclusion was that the

The future of eCommerce: bricks and mortar

By | 2017-07-14T16:04:07+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Q1 Blog|

The Guardian published an interesting article about eCommerce companies opening brick and mortar locations as part of a broad industry strategy of omni-channel retailing where merchants aim to provide customers with a seamless experience whether shopping online or at a

Shop.ca Files for Bankruptcy Protection

By | 2017-07-14T16:08:52+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Q1 Blog|

According to Beta-kit, Shop.ca filed for bankruptcy protection on June 7th after having blown through $72 million in investor’s capital since 2011.  During the past two years alone the Company raised $31 million in May 2014 and $13 million in

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