Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry.
Waterloo, Canada-based software giant OpenText invested $1 million to open a data center in Sydney, Australia, to help companies deal with problems centered on enterprise data.
Waterloo, Australia-based mobile payment startup Beat the Q bagged $1 million in funding from high-net worth individuals to partially fund its planned acquisition of Sydney-based loyalty app eCoffeeCard.
Waterloo, Canada-based parcel pickup startup BufferBox is shutting down its standalone service in the US and Canada beginning March 31 to integrate it into Google Shopping products such as Google Shopping Express.
Canada's Waterloo region posted a substantial rise in venture capital funds, with the creation of Open Text Applications Venture Fund and the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, TheRecord.com reported.
Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, has sold 3.5 million shares in the troubled company for $26 million, according to documents filed with US regulators.