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2018 in Review

January 21, 2019 / Source: GTAN

The past 12 months have been some of the most eventful for the Golden Triangle Angel Network. With four exciting exits and the formation of our alliance with two other Angel Groups, 2018 was a record breaking year for GTAN.

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Startup lands plum assignment at the University of Waterloo

January 2, 2019 / Source: The Record

WATERLOO — If increased exposure translates into more sales, a local startup is in for a very good year.

Plum developed a cutting-edge software platform that uses artificial intelligence and industrial-organizational psychology to help companies find the best applicants among the resumés.

With funding from the Build in Canada Innovation program, the University of Waterloo's co-operative education program is now using Plum to match 20,000 students a year with positions at 7,000 top employers across North America.

 
 
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The dream of sight come true

December 24, 2018 / Source: Lexington Herald Leader

Joe Marques, who is legally blind, received the gift of sight this year thanks to the generous donations from Book of Dreams readers which bought him a pair of eSight glasses.

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Technology: Toronto Storeys’ Real Estate Influencer of the Year

December 19, 2018 / Source: Toronto Storeys

Anyone who’s ever bought, sold or rented real estate knows that the process isn’t friendly on first timers.

How do I find an agent? What do I need to know? How does the process work?

The real estate industry is muddy. The answers are buried in an outdated business model that has lagged behind other industries and their tech-fueled evolutions.

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DECEMBER INVESTOR MEETING RECAP

December 18, 2018 / Source: GTAN

On Tuesday, December 18th, GTAN members, entrepreneurs and special guests, including students and professors from The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, gathered at Bingemans for the last Investor Meeting of 2018.

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Todd Bissett Interview

December 11, 2018 / Source: GTAN

We recently sat down with Todd Bissett, Chair of the GTAN Board. Todd is a corporate and commercial lawyer and partner in the Waterloo office of Miller Thomson. He practices primarily in the areas of private equity and venture capital, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and business law.

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Out Loud with Zoom.ai

December 7, 2018 / Source: US Today

Listen to the latest Out Loud podcast where we get the background on artificial intelligence experts, Zoom.ai

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Juniper Networks Announces Intent to Acquire HTBASE

November 29, 2018 / Source: Juniper Newsroom

Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced the company’s intent to acquire HTBASE, which has developed a highly unique and disruptive platform for software-defined enterprise multicloud. HTBASE offers a single layer of compute, networking and storage across public and private clouds as well as the edge, greatly simplifying how multicloud environments are managed and easing application migration across multiple clouds.

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Mobile Forum App Tapatalk To Integrate Kik’s Kin Cryptocurrency

November 28, 2018 / Source: Block Tribune

Mobile forum app Tapatalk is integrating Kik messenger’s Kin token to increase engagement in online communities.

Tapatalk is an application that allow access to Internet forums on mobile devices. It is primarily designed to provide improved forum access for mobile platforms over access provided by the forum software itself. The app is currently used by over 200,000 forums in 186 countries. Tapatalk claims that these forums have an aggregate registered user base of 300 million people – in the range of Twitter and Reddit.

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The Alliance

November 27, 2018 / Source: GTAN

In June 2018, Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN) joined forces with Angel One Investor Network and Southwestern Ontario Angels to form the Alliance. The collaboration between the three networks has increased efficiencies for company selection, due diligence, deal leading and ongoing company support and success.

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