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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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The Rise of ICOs: Fuel for Growth or Greed?

At Plaza Ventures we are studying blockchain (and digital currency), looking for enterprise applications that will gain real traction. As for ICOs, we’re keeping a wary eye on what is now an over-hyped and somewhat dangerous phenomenon for mostly pre-revenue companies with under-developed business plans. Will ICOs change the VC business? Blockchain will impact our…

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DraftKings And Fanxchange Partner To Bring Sports Fans From Their Phone Screens To The Stadium

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DraftKings, Inc., the leading global daily fantasy sports platform, has named Fanxchange as its official live event ticketing partner. Through this partnership, Fanxchange will provide DraftKings customers with access to live sporting events through exclusive promotional assets across DraftKings’ web, mobile, DK Live and DKTV platforms. “We know that 60% of our…

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