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Wealthsimple Raises Money at $4 Billion Value; Drake Buys In

Bloomberg | Kevin Orland | May 3, 2021

Drake invests in wealthsimple - Wealthsimple Raises Money at $4 Billion Value; Drake Buys InPower Corp. of Canada’s Wealthsimple online brokerage raised C$750 million ($610 million) in a funding round that valued it about $4 billion, more than triple what it was worth in October.

The round was led by existing investors Meritech Capital Partners and Greylock Partners, the Toronto-based company said Monday. Also participating are Canadian celebrities including rapper Drake, actors Ryan Reynolds and Michael J. Fox and basketball player Kelly Olynyk.

Wealthsimple, which has more than 2 million users, is benefiting from surging valuations for tech companies and an increase in online trading that has fueled rivals like Robinhood Markets Inc. Wealthsimple offers commission-free stock trading as well as automated investing, cryptocurrency trading and tax services.

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The financing announcement confirmed a Bloomberg report on April 30 that the company was in talks to raise money at a valuation of at least C$4.3 billion. Wealthsimple raised C$114 million at a C$1.5 billion post-money valuation in October, giving it unicorn status.

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GCHQ chief warns of tech ‘moment of reckoning’

BBC | Gordon Corera | Apr 23, 2021

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The West is faced with a "moment of reckoning" when it comes to technology and security, the head of intelligence agency GCHQ has told the BBC.

Jeremy Fleming said there was a risk that key technologies on which we rely will no longer be shaped by the West.

"We have to keep evolving our approach if we're going to keep up," he said of the growing challenge from China. "The risk is that the technology is implemented in a way in which we can't assure its security," he warned.

So-called smart cities, which will collect large amounts of data, are just one example, he added.

The UK is a "big beast" when it comes to technology but "we can't take that for granted", the GCHQ director warned, saying this was a moment when we had to decide if we were going to continue to evolve and compete with our adversaries.

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Mr Fleming was speaking ahead of giving this year's Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture at Imperial College, and in the wake of the Integrated Review, which placed science and technology at the centre of future security and defence policy.

Lessons from 5G

The challenge from China is uppermost in the minds of intelligence chiefs across Western countries, particularly when it comes to technology.

"The risk, as I see it today, is that we lose control of the standards that shape our technology environment," he told the BBC. "The things that make sure that our liberal Western democratic views are baked into our technology."

Mr Fleming said there were lessons to be learnt from the debate over the role of Chinese company Huawei in building a new 5G telecoms system. It was initially given a role in the UK, before being excluded following US sanctions.

But there were concerns that there were few other companies actually able to supply the latest technology.

"The conversation about 5G was really lost a decade ago, when Western nations decided that they weren't going to invest in the underpinning infrastructures... and the result was we just didn't have the choices," he said.

The imperative was to make sure in the future the UK took the kind of long-range decisions need to ensure it has choice - so there would not be the same concerns over dependency, he said.

Smart city fears

That need to look forward prompted a focus on smart cities. These involve a vast number of sensors and cameras built into a city's infrastructure - controlling everything from traffic to utilities such as water and power.

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But it also means vast amounts of data will be collected about people's movement and activity. Done in the right way, the GCHQ chief argues this presents a "fantastic opportunity" to increase efficiency and improve services. But he warned it also carries risks around privacy and anonymity.

"If we don't control the technology, if we don't understand the security required to implement those effectively, then we'll end up with an environment or technology ecosystem where the data is not only used to navigate, but it could be used to track us".

China is a leading supplier of smart city technology, with councils in the UK already purchasing cameras from its companies.

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Fintech Evolution – Technology Advancements Changing the Fintech Sector

Guest Post | Apr 22, 2021

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Fintech is the faithful combination of finance and technology, a sector used for innovating financial transactions and making processes speedier for businesses and consumers alike. The technologies used for all kinds of financial procedures were introduced to create easier money management and transfers with lesser security breaches and fraudulent activities. Fintech is a brimming industry and will keep being so. However, there are some changes and advancements to keep an eye on if you’re working in the sector or are thinking of starting your own startup.

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With the current high involvement of the world with technology for accessing most of the information and channeling financial processes online, vast innovations in Fintech methods will be seen. People are now more open to digital and virtual transactions than physical ones and try new products for easier and automated handling of financial progressions.

The following are some major changes to be seen in the Fintech sector in terms of technology advancement:

Machine Learning and AI

Artificial technology is not a new term, and the system has been progressing ever since its revelation. Soon it’s going to take over the Fintech sector by storm. With tons of information sitting on the internet and artificial intelligence collecting it to create informed options and processes for the users, things are only going to get more simplified and transparent for money transactions and handling.

This also means that fraudulent methods and loopholes in systems used by Fintech firms are going to get weaker and eradicated as AI gets stronger and more empowered. There is a lot for a Fintech company to gain from this as soon as they make their services more quality instilled and provide top service.

Blockchain Intervention

Blockchain entered the fintech market not too long ago and has now become an important part of the whole façade. Blockchain technology brings many benefits for finance, including transparent, automated, secure, and compliant virtual money solutions. Although it isn’t widely used in the industry yet, some prominent companies are already using it to provide certain and consistent financial programs for customer and B2B satisfaction. The future of blockchain in Fintech will prove security and reliability for users.

Customer Service

One of the most awaited and important advancements in technology is voice recognition or chatbots development. This is going to change everything as to how people search on the internet and interact with different companies to gain information.

The internet searching abilities are already at their peak with quality content and specified search intent placed. You can even find solutions to difficult problems like water spillage on macbook with the high-level bot technology used in search engines and customer service providers. But with chatbots, searches are going to change and search intent completely.

API Platforms

The API platforms utilized in almost every device and system are evolving. These already accommodating products are only going to get better for use in the Fintech sector for combining services and providing customers with communal facilities.

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Service providers can help consumers or businesses achieve more services using one API platform for financial transactions and record-keeping. This way, services will become more streamlined, and companies will be able to achieve better sales goals by attracting more interested customers.

 


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Debating Element AI’s legacy

Montreal in Tech | Joseph Czikk  | Apr 2, 2021

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Sam Presti made a risky bet in the summer of 2018. The general manager of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder traded for star player Paul George.

There was just one problem.

George had one year left on his contract before he was free to sign with whomever he wanted, and he made it clear he wanted to return home to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. Presti made a bet on an asset that would probably skip town in a year’s time. In doing so, he risked his job in Oklahoma City, a small market team that doesn’t often lure high-end free agent players.

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“Scared money don’t make none,” Presti famously remarked at the press conference, referencing a lyric from Midnight, by A Tribe Called Quest.

Presti’s big bet paid off. George liked it so much in the midwest that he spurned the Lakers and signed on for another year with the Thunder, shocking many.

Montreal’s next tech unicorn?

Like Presti’s gamble, risk-taking is sometimes necessary in life. And for so long it felt like Canadian tech markets like Montreal couldn’t stacked up to Silicon Valley and New York because of a lack of risk.

We’ve heard the same refrain over and over again: Canadian markets lack the big bet behaviour to compete with our American neighbours.

But in the October of 2016, the beginnings of what would become one of Montreal’s biggest bets to date began to take shape. A new incubation-style “AI startup factory” launched in an attempt to retain the city’s AI talent and provide a spark for young companies.

The company was named Element AI.

Four years later as we examine the wreckage, the question remains that has polarized Montreal’s tech community. Was Element AI positive or negative for Montreal’s tech sector?

Hype and fanfare

Element AI burst onto the Canadian tech scene four years ago amid hype and fanfare, promising to deliver AI-powered operational improvements to a range of industries and anchor a thriving domestic AI sector, wrote the Globe and Mail at the time.

“The company became the self-appointed representative of Canada’s AI sector, lobbying politicians and officials and landing numerous photo ops with them, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”

But the mega-funded Montreal-based AI research company sold to the Silicon Valley cloud computing giant ServiceNow just before Christmas, 2020. The bargain-bin price tag was US $230 million, and adjustments and expenses could bring the final price down to US$195 million. This was far below Element AI’s reported value at between $750 million and $880 million when it last raised money ($200 million at the time) in September 2019.

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Debate abounded following the sale. How could investors pump so much public and private money into Element AI only to see this ending? How could it get to a point where actual earnings dramatically trailed overhead?

I spoke to several Montreal-based AI startup founders about this story. Some see it as a disappointing tale of a community desperately trying to build its own flagship version of tech success.

They’re frustrated that smaller AI startups in Montreal were ignored by local public and private capital firms. They say investors were too enamoured with Element AI, leaving little capital or facetime for smaller companies desperately competing for a slice of funding.

Others say the city is better off after the tale of Element AI, and that investors are now being chastised for taking the swing-for-the-fences gamble that many had long pushed for.

Dr. Jason Behrmann questions why the “grow fast at all costs using VC funds” model remains the most popular

“When you take $200, $300 million and you put it into one business, the reality is that there are probably 50 smaller AI shops that didn’t get $3, $4, $5 million in seed funding,” said Bouchard.

“I haven’t seen anyone from the government explaining how they’ll reuse that money and we haven’t seen any VCs do any sort of a mea culpa. These guys are just not talking about the deal,” said the source. “I think we’re long overdue for an answer.”

“Element AI tried to raise significant money and do it the Silicon Valley way, which happens 10 times a month in the Bay area. We tried it here and it didn’t work out. But we need to take risks, right?” said Maclean.

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How the no code movement is changing companies and empowering problem solvers

Sifted | Freya Pratty | Apr 8, 2021

tines - How the no code movement is changing companies and empowering problem solversNo code means the people who understand a problem the most are the ones devising its solution, says no code startup Tines.

No code — tech that helps people develop software without the need for code — is having a moment.

It’s projected that no code companies will be worth a collective $21bn by 2022; compared to the $3.5bn they were worth in 2017.

Emblematic of the trend is Tines, a startup based in Dublin that runs a no code platform helping to automate security work. Tines has just raised a $26m Series B round, led by Addition and including participation from Accel and Blossom Capital.

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Tines cofounder Eoin Hinchy says no code has the potential to make significant changes to the way we work: from giving a more diverse range of key skillsets, to freeing up staff time and ensuring the people who know most about a problem are the ones devising its solution.

Excel is the original no code platform, he says. It’s a platform that enables anyone to create a spreadsheet, with no coding or software development knowledge required.

No code is about developing similar platforms for other functions, so more people can build things without having to learn to code.

Tines

Tines is a no code platform for security analysts. Hinchy used to work in tech security himself — for companies like eBay, Docusign and PayPal —  where he says he realised that 80% of his team’s time was spent on repetitive tasks.

“It takes six months to hire a security analyst, then you’ve got them doing the same menial tasks over and over again,” he says. “And because they’re security experts not software engineers, they can’t write the code to get themselves off the treadmill.”

Tines aims to help those security experts to create their own automated solutions. The platform has broken down automation into seven actions which it says take three hours to learn how to use and, from there, people can automate any process themselves.

“Anyone, no matter what their technology background, will be as effective as a senior software engineer after three hours,” Hinchy says.

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The platform aims to automate 99% of menial tasks, be it things like sending responses to phishing emails, onboarding new employees, sending emails, updating systems or modifying incoming events.

What will no code change?

The central idea behind no code, and one of the main reasons people find it so exciting, is that it puts the people who understand a problem the most in the position to devise its solution. In the case of Tines, that’s the security experts.

“That’s when automation is successful, when it’s automated by the people who know the problem best,” says Hinchy.

This automation frees up staff to work on other tasks — in security, that means longer term risk reduction work. No code also, Hinchy, says, means that a more diverse array of staff have the skills to work on the solution to a problem.

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#FFCON21 Brings Canada’s Tech Hub to the Web for 3 Days of Fintech Insights, Business Building

Investor Wire | Jonathan Keim | April 10, 2021

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  • The 2021 Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo (#FFCON21) is scheduled May 11-13
  • Global virtual conference streamed from Toronto, the hub of Canada’s developing fintech ecosystem, but presented online due to pandemic concerns
  • 50-plus speakers with expert insights planned
  • Networking opportunities to connect one-to-one with peers and experts
  • Draft pitching competition to gain attention for business brand (as well as prizes)

The 7th Fintech & Financing Conference and Expo will be held for global participants virtually from May 11-13, 2021.  Originating in Toronto, FFCON21 has grown from a basic collaboration between entrepreneurs and big businesses intent on driving change into a thriving gathering of fintech, blockchain, crypto, digital banking, AI, payments, wealthtech, regtech, alternative finance stakeholders and global participants with a love for Canada’s fintech ecosystem.

In its seventh year, the 2021 gathering (#FFCON21) has been adapted to the health security needs of attendees during the present global pandemic, offering exclusive online access to a three-day collection of educational courses, networking opportunities, pitch competitions, e-booth demos and an auction for charity. 

The conference will take place May 11 to 13, still celebrating its place within Canada’s rising fintech and financial sector even as it extends its reach to a global audience through a virtual platform. Tickets, including early bird rates at present and a special startups-only package, are available at https://ibn.fm/3Ov1h.

Conference organizers anticipate bringing attendees to the table with some 50 speakers ranging from Main Street executives such as the president and CEO of public-private partnership Toronto Finance International to enterprising up-and-comers such as the founder-partner of startup builder Borderless Ventures and its CryptoAssets Institute.

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The second annual draft pitching and demo competition follows a sports league model geared toward identifying and featuring emerging and high growth fintech startups and scaleups. The “Breaking Barriers” theme of the conference is particularly appropriate here as draft participants compete for exposure and prizes, including promotion to investors, media, prospective buyers and partners.

The online access format driven by the pandemic proved advantageous last year following a scheduling delay necessary to reimagine the presentation of the spring conference. The digital venue and interactive platform allows for increased participation on a global scale because of the elimination of travel expenses from the plan. Networking and file sharing are able to occur naturally and easily using integrated online text and video chat features.

Additionally, the online platform makes it simple to access all digital content to catch up on anything attendees may have missed at a time when it is more convenient. Networking and e-booth displays present attendees with the potential to make connections with a future business mentor, investor or a prospective employee to help build their companies.

And at the heart of it all is the class schedule with insights from thought leaders on the direction of fintech solutions and emerging fintech trends. Presentations will explore topics that address the latest innovations, emerging industry regulation and the impact of government activity on financial technology markets.

For more information, visit the conference’s web portal at https://fintechandfunding.com.

 


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Supreme Court handed Google a win in a decade-long court battle with Oracle

The New York Times | | Apr 5, 2021

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The 6-2 ruling, which overturns a victory for Oracle, marks a climax to a decade-old case that divided Silicon Valley and promised to reshape the rules for the software industry. Oracle was seeking as much as $9 billion.

On Monday, the Supreme Court said it was kosher to copy someone else’s computer code in some cases. That handed Google a win in a decade-long court battle with Oracle over the guts of the Android smartphone system.

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I’ll explain why the technology industry was relieved by the decision, and the ways it might be relevant for artists, writers and archivists. I also want us to ponder this: Why are thorny legal questions seemingly inescapable in technology right now?

What was the legal case?

Oracle controls software programming technologies called Java that are a building block for many apps and digital services. Google used a relatively small chunk of Java computer code in its Android operating system, and that made it easier for software experts to make smartphone apps.

In the Google v. Oracle America case, Google said it was standard practice to copy what are called application programming interfaces, or APIs, a set of instructions to make sure that technologies from different companies can work together. Oracle said that Google stole its software and demanded billions of dollars. Each company said it was trying to save the tech industry from ruin.

This is complicated stuff that made lawyers on both sides and the justices grasping for analogies — safecracking, football playbooks and restaurant menus — to explain APIs. In his majority opinion on behalf of six justices, Justice Stephen G. Breyer compared APIs to the gas pedal, which tells a car to move faster, and a keyboard that types a letter when you press a specific key.

A big question went unanswered, but it might not matter.

Google won. Although as my colleague Adam Liptak wrote, the Supreme Court had previously said it would answer two questions: Whether companies like Oracle could copyright APIs, and if so, whether Google’s use of them fit an exception to the copyright law known as fair use. A majority of the justices answered only the second question, with a yes.

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Two justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., said it was a mistake to sidestep the question of whether APIs are protected by copyright laws. Justice Thomas wrote that he would have said yes.

Even though the justices left an open question, intellectual property lawyers told me that the decision should give comfort to companies that use APIs. The Supreme Court essentially blessed what Google did because it took APIs and transformed the software into something new that can benefit all of us.

Many technologists had sided with Google — even those who aren’t usually fans of the company. They worried that if companies could prevent rivals from using APIs or charge exorbitant prices to use them, it could discourage companies from inventing new products. For them, the Supreme Court decision brought relief.

The technology industry is racked with legal questions now: How should the First Amendment apply to social media companies? Do antitrust laws need to be rewritten for Big Tech? Does a 25-year-old internet law preserve people’s free expression or crush it? Tech now revolves around laws, not just computer code.

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Alan Wunsche, Advisor, Blockchain

Alan Wunsche, Advisor, Blockchain

Alan Wunsche, MBA, CPA, CA, CBP – Founder, TokenFunder and Co-founder/Chair, Blockchain Canada Al[...]
David Lucatch, Advisor

David Lucatch, Advisor

David Lucatch Chair, KABN David has spent more almost 35 years in the international marketing ar[...]
Sherwood Neiss, Advisor, Global Crowdfunding Markets

Sherwood Neiss, Advisor, Global Crowdfunding Markets

Mr. Sherwood Neiss co-authored the “Crowdfunding Exemption Framework” which became the basis of Titl[...]