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New Charter Members | Canadians in Tech | Community Spotlight

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


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12 July 2018
C100 announces 3 new Charter Members
C100 Charter Members are thought leaders mostly residing in the San Francisco Bay Area (~80%) and Canada (~20%). Our Charter Members are the volunteer network that provide connections, thought leadership, and patriotic passion to C100’s mission and programs. They are accomplished Canadians who work in technology as successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and venture capitalists. This year, we welcome Lara Cumberland, Robson Grieve, and Irv Remedios!
July 12th —Palo Alto
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us this evening, July 12th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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Community Spotlight
Cristian Villamarin—Co-founder @ Flipd
48Hrs June 2018 Alum

Cristian’s digital wellness startup, Flipd, aims to promote healthy screen habits among those of us who are overly-attached to our mobile devices. His discipline toward productivity and leading a well-balanced lifestyle is the reason why in his off-time as a founder, he competes in the Ironman—of the the most difficult triathlons.

Cristian writes a thoughtful piece comparing the founder journey with the gruelling experience training for and completing in the Ironman race. It’s a refreshing and honest reflection that contrasts with headlines that laud overnight successes and the glamour of the startup world. Read it here.

What’s happening in Canada?
MaRS, Canadian’s largest innovation hub, is hunting for a second office as Toronto’s tech scene gets hotter. Article
Cybersecurity risks could slow global innovation and cost $3 trillion USD in lost economic value come 2020. Deloitte report says Canada is short on cybersecurity talent; urges schools and businesses to educate and train talent. Full Report
Flinks, a Canadian fintech company and recent 48Hrs alum, just closed its $1.75M seed round. Congratulations to the team! Article
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Canadians in Tech | Bay Area Events | Canadian Tech News

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July 12th — Peninsula Area
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us July 12th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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This week on ourstories_
Distribution tends to take a backseat to building a sexy product in early startup cycles. But, as one of the first 25 employees at Uber, Andre Charoo, VP New Markets at Hired, reminds us that prioritizing the distribution model first will help determine what you should build.
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Together with RBC, “our stories_” is a collection of real-life stories of successes, failures and insights into how to make the most of the connection between Silicon Valley and Canada.
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Highlights from 48Hrs in the Valley
New additions to our community 

We’re proud to have hosted 21 of Canada’s fastest-growing startups at our cornerstone event. 48Hrs may be over, but C100’s journey with these founders is just beginning and we’re excited for what these Canadian entrepreneurs have in store!

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Words of advice to entrepreneurs from our speakers:

Frame the roles on your team around what individuals enjoy doing, giving you and them more leverage: “Do only the things you can do.”

– Kristen Hamilton, CEO of Koru


You can build a winning company from any geography: “Silicon Valley has gone from being a place to a state of mind.”

– Ajay Royan, Managing General Partner of Mithril Capital 


Be able to sell on your mission and vision to your first employees:  “Starting a company may make a lot of sense, but deciding to be employee number 20 doesn’t always make sense. The company needs to have a story—a clear vision that attracts people”

– Michelle Zatlyn, COO of Cloudflare

What’s happening in Canada?
VCs view Canada as the new tech frontier. Pitchbook’s 1H 2018 Canadian PE & VC FactBook shows increased foreign investment in Canadian startups. Full Report
AngelList introduces new program that encourages private capital investment into early-stage Canadian startups.  Full Article
PayPal acquires Vancouver startup Hyperwallet for $400M. Article
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C100 Newsletter: 48Hrs | Events | ourstories

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48Hrs in the Valley is one of our most anticipated events of the year and we’re so proud to be supporting this accomplished cohort of Canadian founders.

This June 18th to 20th, C100 will be hosting 21 of Canada’s fastest-growing startups today, in San Francisco and Menlo Park, to learn from and work with our incredible community of successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives on best practices, thought leadership, scaling and more.

In addition to this incredible group of Canadian founders, we’re excited to announce our 48Hrs speaker line up below as well. 48Hrs is truly made possible thanks to the generosity of these individuals as well as our sponsors, charter members and C100 community members.  Thank you!

Our 48Hrs Speakers

Mike Dinsdale
CFO
Gusto
Robson Grieve 
CMO
New Relic
Sean Harrington
VP, City Solutions
Verizon
Adam Nelson
Partner
Social Capital
Mark Sochan 
Senior Executive
Partner Accelerators
Tim Draper 
Founder
Draper Associates
Kristen Hamilton
CEO
Koru
Ossama Hassanein
Chairman
Rising Tide Fund
Ajay Royan
Founding Partner
Mithril Capital
Angela Tran
GP
Version One Ventures
Marwan Forzely
CEO
Veem
Drew Harman 
Director
InterWest Partners
Sean Lynch
EIR
Social Capital
Neil Sadaranganey
Managing Director
Docomo Ventures
Michelle Zatlyn
COO
Cloudflare

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Jen Holmstrom, Head of Talent at GGVCapital, talks about how startups are finding new ways to show the growing Millennial workforce they care.
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Canadians In Tech | Bay Area Events | Canadian Tech News

From one of our fellow Canadian organization in the Bay area.


June 13th in San Francisco
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us June 13th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticket only event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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This week on ourstories_
One of the biggest challenges founders face during growth is building the right company culture. Vidyard CEO & Co-Founder Michael Litt talks about why it’s so difficult to terminate employees that don’t align with company culture in this week’s #c100ourstories.
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Events in Bay Area
CANADIAN WOMEN’S NETWORK 

Official Kick Off Event 

Finding Your First Enterprise Customer

Come and learn how founders have leveraged their network of investors, mentors and the media to help them land their first logo customer months, sometimes even years ahead of them doing it on their own.
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday June 11th

The Vault SF – 415 Jackson Street

San Francisco, CA

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Women in Tech: Power & Money

This panel brings women investors to talk about how to change the gender ratio in investing, as well as what we can do to better support female founders and women in decision making roles at startups.
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Thursday June 14

Pivotal875 Howard St (5th Floor)

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Canadian Digital Service’s Happy Hour
The Canadian Digital Service (CDS) is helping The Government of Canada make better use of digital technologies—whether that’s to improve access to government services or to speed up immigration processing times. To learn more about CDS and Canada’s digital journey, you’re welcome to their Happy Hour on Friday—no registration required!
5:30 – 7:00 PM, Friday June 1

The Willows1582 Folsom St,
San Francisco, CA 94103

What’s happening in Canada?
Tobi Lütke, CEO & Co-founder of Shopify, believes Canadians should dial down the humility. Article
New CVCA Report shows $690m was invested in Canadian Tech in Q1 2018. Full Report
Canadian startups received $162.6m from angel groups in 2017. Article
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Insights from Michael Litt, Co-founder of Vidyard [VIDEO]

From one of our fellow Bay area organizations focused on Canadians.


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22 May 18

Hello,

As a valued C100 community member, we want to share with you this week’s episode of “our stories_” – a video series that features real-life stories of successes, failures and insights to enhance global success of Canadian startups.

You’ll want to watch this clip that features Michael Litt, CEO & Co-Founder of Vidyard  – a software company headquartered in Kitchener, Canada that creates software to host and analyze video performance. Michael talks about the need for alignment between values and performance and why it’s so difficult to terminate employees that don’t align with company culture.

Please keep the conversation going by commenting on the video and telling us what other topics you would like to see covered in future episodes. We value your input!

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Canadians in Tech | TSX | Canadian tech news

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17 May 2018

This evening in Palo Alto
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us tonight, May 17th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticket only event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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This Week at The C100

An Evening Celebrating Canada in AI with special guests, The Honourable Minister Navdeep Bains, Element AI and D-Wave Systems.

This past Monday, C100 had the pleasure of hosting an incredible group of Canadians in Palo Alto for an evening about AI. Some event photos are included below. If you were not able to attend, don’t worry, we look forward to sharing updates about more C100 events of this nature the coming months, so stay tuned!

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Wealthsimple is one of Canada’s fastest growing startups. Mike Katchen, the founder & CEO believes Canadian entrepreneurs need more “naive ambition.” Find out what he has to say on this episode of “our stories_”.
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What’s happening in Canada?

Salesforce Ventures has earmarked $100M to invest in Canadian startups. Learn more.
Canada is experiencing a reverse migration trend. Article
Charter Member and Former Google CFO Patrick Pichette aims to keep talent in Canada. Article
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Tech Events in the Bay Area

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange: A Growth platform for U.S. companies

If you have a growing business and need funding, then you should attend this evet happening June 5th from 3PM-7PM.

Find out the advantages of Canada’s capital markets, including unique timing for small & medium-sized and early-stage companies, as well as cost and deal structure advantages of going public in Canada.

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Insights from Mike Katchen, Co-founder of Wealthsimple [VIDEO]

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24 April 18

Hello,

As a valued C100 community member, we want to share with you this week’s episode of “our stories_” – a video series that features real-life stories of successes, failures and insights into how to make the most of the connection between Silicon Valley and Canadian startups.

You’ll want to watch this clip that features Mike Katchen, Co-founder & CEO of Wealthsimple  – a Canadian online investment management service focused on making “investing easier for millennials.”  Canada is set to leverage its excellence in AI and Machine Learning and Mike explains what is required to lead the next global wave of technology.

Please keep the conversation going by commenting on the video and telling us what other topics you would like to see covered in future episodes. We value your input!

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