OnRamp bringing the next wave of marketing talent to Alberta’s booming tech industry

OnRamp is closing Alberta’s tech talent gap and driving industry growth with the support of PrairiesCan, The A100 and 321 Growth Academy Calgary, AB (Nov 30, 2022) – Alberta’s tech industry has experienced significant growth in recent years and has quickly become a key part of the province’s economy. But despite the momentum, early-stage tech […]

Accelerate Fund III chosen to manage Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

On November 15, the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) team announced that they will contribute $6 million to Accelerate Fund III to support early-stage companies and help accelerate the growth of the tech and innovation sector in Calgary. OCIF is a $100 million initiative that was launched by the City of Calgary in 2018 to support […]

World-class tech database launches in Alberta, first of its kind in North America

Start Alberta

The new Start Alberta Deal Flow Platform joins more than 40 other tech startup ecosystem solutions, including the UK, France, Berlin and Amsterdam CALGARY, June 15, 2021 – Three leading organizations in Alberta’s technology industry today announced that the province will be the first location in North America to join a vast network of startup […]

Calgary-based Absorb LMS acquired for US$500 million

Absorb LMS

CALGARY and NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 – Calgary-based Absorb LMS—recognized globally as one of the fastest growing, industry-leading providers of cloud-based learning and performance management software to businesses, higher education, government and non-profit agencies around the world—today announced its acquisition by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS). The investment achieves a greater than US$500 […]

Venture Capital Investment into Alberta Technology Companies Doubles in 2020

CVCA 2020 Year in Review shows VC investment in Alberta rose 100% last year EDMONTON, March 24, 2021 – Alberta Enterprise today highlighted findings of the 2020 Year in Review released by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) which showcased another year of record growth in Alberta’s technology sector despite current economic volatility. In 2020, Alberta […]

Patience and the people factor: tips from A100 member John Pinsent

John Pinsent

Having seen a wide range of Alberta tech success, angel investor and A100 member, John Pinsent, shares what he looks for in tech companies and his biggest lessons learned We’ll start in the beginning. What can you tell me about your entrepreneurial journey? Mine is probably a bit of a different story than most of […]

Accelerate Fund II invests in G2V Engineered Sunlight™

EDMONTON, AB, November 6, 2019 – Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in G2V Optics, an Edmonton-based company providing smart lighting technology to produce optimal growth conditions for indoor farming and rigorous testing tools for solar-related products. By reproducing the full dynamic spectral complexity of sunlight, G2V Optics is helping growers of high value vegetables, […]

Canada’s tech startups drew over $3 billion in the first half of 2019

Story by Veronica Sheppard, MaRS Canada has a different way of doing business, and it’s paying off. Local and international investors, including some NBA stars, are setting their sights on increasingly popular tech hot spots across the country, cities that are producing more “narwhals” — the Canadian counterpart to unicorns, which are companies valued over $1 billion — […]

Accelerate Fund II invests in Userful to broadcast visual content to virtually any screen

Accelerate Fund II today announced its investment in Userful Corporation, the Calgary and California-based technology company that has grown to become a leading provider of visual communication solutions. Today Userful announced it has closed its first round of funding, led by Accelerate Fund II, managed by Yaletown Partners and with support of The A100. In […]

ACFII-funded Passportal acquired by SolarWinds to expand their IT security software portfolio

On Friday, April 26, 2019, Accelerate Fund II announced that Passportal was acquired by SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software. In tandem with the announcement came the launch of SolarWinds® Passportal suite — a unified set of password management and privileged client knowledge management tools, expanding the company’s IT […]

Accelerate Fund II invests in Solv3D geospatial software solutions

CALGARY, AB, April 3, 2019 – Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in Solv3D, a Calgary-based software company providing solutions for geospatial data processing and visualization to help customers with improved planning, estimation and project management. Solv3D focuses on the optimization and ease of use of geospatial data.  Their SiteVisit360 web-based platform brings together a […]

Accelerate Fund II invests in Visio Media’s next generation advertising engagement technology

EDMONTON, AB, October 10, 2017 – Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in Visio Media Inc, a technology company founded in Edmonton that equips advertisers to gage consumer interest and test the strength of different ads in real-time with different audiences. Visio Media’s advertising network currently broadcasts to 200 elevators in downtown high-rises across Edmonton […]