Since unicorns are given valuations based on the promise of future growth, it’s not surprising few ever live up to their potential.
Wealthsimple launched just over two years ago, and already the Canadian company is rolling out their robo-adviser services across the United States. That’s only part of the reason why CEO Michael Katchen just took top honors as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Techvibes 2016 Canadian Startup Awards.
VC investment in sector-shifting EdTech innovations, like interactive classroom apps and web-based assessment tools, is mounting. Toronto-based startup Top Hat, under the leadership of CEO Mike Silagadze, is the latest to benefit.
Foreign innovation drives startup economies, and in the US alone, 51% of billion-dollar startups were founded by immigrants.
Cities across the world have taken notice: encouraging the free movement of information and talent is crucial to tech sector success. That’s why Singapore, a longtime advocate of attracting foreign talent, has seen major growth as a startup hub. As Industry Leaders Magazine reports, this city-island-nation has the potential to become the next Silicon Valley.
With great success comes great challenges, and GitHub has learned that lesson during the company’s explosive growth. TechPORTFOLIO talked to GitHub Project Manager Daniel Hwang about tackling growth challenges with strategy, long-range thinking, partnerships, and product “superfans.”
San Francisco-based delivery app Postmates secures $140 million in funding.