Category: Technology
67 Posts
POSTED ON April 25, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

When a CEO of a publicly traded startup natural resource or technology company changes the colour of his or her shirt, it can be material to its share price. I can’t remember who I stole that line from. Many investors stay on top of investments in micro-cap companies by creating a portfolio at Some… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 23, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

I spent a couple hours re-skinning this weekend. I co-created the site 6 weeks ago with two of my best pals, Scott Armstrong and CEO Technician, and it has already clocked over 25,000 pageviews! The idea behind it is to do two things well: commodities charts and profiles of compelling junior companies. EnergyandGold will differ… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 27, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

Could a chat app save Canada’s venture markets? After four years of declines in financing activity driven by falling commodity prices, Canada’s once-proud public venture capital system is on the ropes. Startups south of the border are waiting longer and longer to go public, if ever, with strong secondary markets for private companies providing nearly… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 08, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

CHAT.CEO.CA is now live… I have a confession to make:  I have never been a confident writer.  Seriously, for someone who is supposed to be a blogger, I am finding increasingly that I often spend hours editing sometimes even the most basic of posts, with the outcome being only marginally better than the original. The… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 03, 2015 BY Tommy Humphreys

I enjoyed catching up with the James Altucher Show this morning, and thought I would share some of the program with readers. Altucher’s had a diverse career as an entrepreneur, hedge fund manager, and angel investor, and he has a penchant for spilling his guts out. As a writer, he’s become something of a… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 09, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Like it or not, we are all Internet marketers now. Chances are you own a domain name or two and even host a web site for your business, hobby or personal brand. About five years ago, I set up a shared server to help a few family, friends and non-profits host web sites. One of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 25, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

When Apple CEO Tim Cook sits around the Thanksgiving dinner table on Thursday and some lame relative asks what he’s thankful for this year, he won’t have to dig too deep to come up with an answer.  Already the world’s largest company by market capitalization, Apple stock traded as high as $119.75 today, giving the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 24, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

If you’re looking for a career with a great young company, you should consider Slack, who are soon going to be hiring in Vancouver. Never heard of Slack? Time you did, because according to a recent post by Gabe at MacDrifter, “Slack just sucked the oxygen out of the collaborative work-room”. For those of you… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 04, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Travis and I went to the Lighthouse Labs graduation/Demo Day in Vancouver last night and we are so glad we did. The event was an inspiring chance to meet some up-and-coming web development talent, and see what they’re working on and learn about what matters to them. Web development is an in-demand job, as more… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 05, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

I joined it, I tried it, and I just don’t get what all the fuss is about. Here’s how it started:  I was noodling around on Facebook early last week, when something unusual jumped off the page at me.  It was an update on my newsfeed by my oldest son, Adam, referencing something called ‘Ello’.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 25, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Netscape founder and iconic American venture capitalist Marc Andreesson shared some wise high-growth startup lessons on his blog page, one of which rings especially true for me today (post excellent Sprott conference hang over). #9 Confusing the conference circuit — and especially the party scene — with actual work. This also creates a toxic culture… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 25, 2014 BY JC Parets

This is a stock that definitely used to get a lot of hype but lately the noise surrounding it has quieted down. We like that. After a 30% rally from last month’s lows, prices are now approaching that key $40 level that had previously served as support twice last November and again in April. On… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 02, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Good evening, Tonight we launched a redesigned There are still a few kinks to be worked out, but it was time for us to get this puppy live (this is version 2.0 if you were wondering). The goal of the redesign was to make the site faster, and more mobile friendly, as well… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 19, 2014 BY Austin Williams

Spritz will change the world. This screen you’re “reading” is essentially just a digital stone tablet. Think about how far communication tech has advanced. From carrier pigeons carrying tiny notes, to fibre optic cables carrying zeros and ones. One thing has remained constant, acting as a bottleneck to the speed with which a literate human… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 11, 2014 BY Chris Parry

Proponents of the relatively new crypto-currency, Bitcoin, have long boasted that the system was secure. Onlookers at the recent Vancouver Resource Investment Conference might have seen a company called Greenbank Capital (GBC:CSE) on display, with Director Mark Wettreich telling attendees that his company was betting on Bitcoin because, among other things, it was secure. “How… Continue Reading

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