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A Glimpse Into Our Latest LP Roundtable & CEO Summit

On October 24th, Plaza Ventures hosted its annual LP RoundTable and CEO Summit at McKinsey & Company’s Toronto Experience Studio. With over 70 investors, 20 companies and several partners in attendance at various points throughout the day, this year’s event marked our largest assembly to date. The opening presentation by our Managing Partner, Rob Richards,…

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Public Agencies Turn to Miovision to Create Foundation for Smart Cities

BUSINESS WIRE KITCHENER, ON, Nov. 1, 2017 — Miovision, a global leader in smart city technology, is helping hundreds of cities and government agencies around the world implement smart city technology at traffic intersections. The company today announced details of its work with four public agencies: the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the City of Stratford (Ontario),…

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Leading British Retailer Deploys Mobify to Double Speed of Mobile Site, Cut Shopping Journey in Half

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 30, 2017 — Leading British retailer Debenhams is delivering on its promise for growth and efficiency while making shopping effortless, reliable and fun with the launch of one of the UK’s first retail Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Built on the Mobify Platform, the new mobile site has more than doubled the speed of Debenhams’ previous mobile site, with typical shopper…

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Why SAAS is Exciting for VCs Right Now

Erin Blaskie, Digital Content Manager, L-SPARK (October 12, 2017) Matthew Leibowitz is a Partner at Plaza Ventures. He is a seasoned early stage institutional tech investor having originated, managed and completed dozens of transactions. Matthew arranged significant private placement financings for PE and tech investments. He is a frequent public speaker on tech start-ups and venture capital. He…

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StackAdapt Launches Unbiasify to Reduce Unconscious Bias in Recruiting

TORONTO (October 11, 2017) – Today, StackAdapt continues its support for diversity in tech through the launch of Unbiasify, an open-source project that removes the name and profile photo of candidates on online recruitment platforms. This free software is available at the Google Chrome store for download in North America. “Keeping an objective view of every candidate is integral…

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