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Montreal, AI powerhouse, according to Wired

Wired magazine ran a story this weekend declaring Montreal as a clear winner in artificial intelligence. Wired magazine claims that due to cheap office rent and "community feel" Montreal is able to capture a lead in AI space. According to PwC, Montreal has raised more capital than any other Canadian cities with total value of … Continue reading Montreal, AI powerhouse, according to Wired

Quebec Cracks Down on Cryptomining

Quebec is putting breaks on cheap energy to cryptominers after initially selling their energy at dirt cheap rates, that would make Quebec's neighbor to the East jealous. Quebec has allowed rates of 5 cents per kw hour to be sold to energy hungry miners. Where as rates for electricity in neighbouring Ontario for local residents … Continue reading Quebec Cracks Down on Cryptomining

Tech Salaries in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver Revealed (2018)

Randstad, the behemoth of a recruitment agency, has recently published list of technology / IT salaries across Canada. The numbers are interesting to see as there is a big difference in remuneration between cities in Quebec such as Montreal where some salaries can be atrociously 30-50% less than Toronto , Vancouver, Calgary, Waterloo and Ottawa. … Continue reading Tech Salaries in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver Revealed (2018)

46 Canadian Tech Startups That Raised Money Last 3 Months (04-07 2018)

We have been taking some deserved time off and neglected to update some VCs' moves and money raised in the last few months or so (April - July 2018). Here is recap of what happened in Canadian tech when it came to raising money. Once again, Toronto and Montreal companies dominated the tech scene. Congrats … Continue reading 46 Canadian Tech Startups That Raised Money Last 3 Months (04-07 2018)

Quebec Govt To Compensate Taxi Drivers for Uber

Update August 18: Quebec government has decided to give out $45,700 (even more to taxi drivers in Montreal and Gatineau) to each taxi licensed driver (at a cost of $250 million dollars to the tax payers in that province) to subsidize for heated competition from Uber. Quebec is the only jurisdiction in Canada to give out … Continue reading Quebec Govt To Compensate Taxi Drivers for Uber

Breather, Montreal Startup similar to WeWork, raises $60m

Quebec based startup Breather, a network of beautifully designed workspaces offering individuals and businesses practical, distraction-free spaces, with more than 500 Locations worldwide and growing, raised $60m Canadian. We have profiled Breather before and you can access the article here. This $60m will bring the total money raised to $120m. Most of the financing was … Continue reading Breather, Montreal Startup similar to WeWork, raises $60m