Media Spot Me is the latest startup to launch out of the Communitech hub in Waterloo, and looks to give journalists a way to research and quickly access experts in a given field for commentary on their stories, in turn giving subject matter experts a way to get their name out in the press. The turn-around […]

Today, San Francisco-based Quri, a secret shopper platform that pays consumers to perform “shifts” of work that range from snapping a few photos to answering questions about in-store details, announced the launch of QCard, a real-time product measurement service. The startup’s on-demand labor force reaches over 150,000 retail locations across 5,000 cities in the U.S., […]

Today Toronto-based Pressly, a platform that lets media companies and content marketers create HTML5 mobile versions of their websites, announced today that it has secured a $1.5 million funding round led by iNovia Capital and OMERS Ventures. The company also launched out of beta today, having already signed partnerships with media companies like the Toronto Star […]

San Francisco-based Automatic is the latest startup to tackle the connected car space with the launch of its hardware device, called the Automatic Link, that plugs into a vehicles’s on-board diagnostic port (ODB). The device helps simulate a smart driving assistant, providing information that helps drivers not only be more fuel-efficient, but drive safer and […]

500friends, the startup behind a social loyalty program for retailers called LoyaltyPlus, announced today that it has closed a $5 million Series B financing round led by Fung Capital and existing investor Intel Capital, with additional participation from Crosslink Capital. Previously the startup had raised a $4.5 million in Series A funding in March 2012, and […]

Crushpath, a startup BetaKit first covered when it launched its real-time play-by-play interactive timeline to track the sales process from the pitch to close, announced today that it closed a $6 million Series A round in addition to launching a new offering called Pitch Sites to expand its focus. The new funding round was led […]

BetaKit last covered Handybook, the online home services booking platform, when it raised $2 million in seed funding, recently the startup debuted a new iPhone app that lets its users book services on the go. The mobile app comes off the heels of greater market penetration in the New York region and a complete overhaul […]