As we move into 2017, industry pundits are almost unanimously calling for a strong year for both M&A and IPO markets.
The article by Jordan Thaeler about the rise of on-demand businesses and the bottom line impact that these business models can have on the restaurant/retailer merchant provoked some interesting thoughts. In particular, the table detailing the pricing for a selection
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
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 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
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