Congratulations to LeadSift, developers of a technology that generates sales leads by mining social media, which was yesterday (November 7, 2012) named as one of the most enterprising new companies in digital marketing.
LightSail Energy, a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology, announced today (November 5, 2012) that it has raised $37.3 million in Series D funding led by San Francisco investor Peter Thiel. Khosla Ventures, which incubated the company and led LightSail’s earlier rounds, Bill Gates, Innovacorp, and several other investors also participated in the round.
DNA Technologies, a division of Polestar Ltd. (Bermuda), announced today that it had signed an agreement appointing OnCode, a division of Gem Gravure of Hanover, Massachusetts, as an authorized channel partner. The agreement will allow OnCode to resell and integrate patented DNA Matrix™ security markers in their inkjet coding and marking applications in key pharmaceutical, medical device, wire manufacturing, wire processing and packaging industries.
Reaching more customers through social media will soon get a lot easier thanks to a new Nova Scotia company and product.
InNetwork has attracted $490,000 in venture capital, including $250,000 from the province through Innovacorp, and $240,000 from a group led by Gerry Pond at East Valley Ventures Inc. The investment will help InNetwork bring its product to market.
SimplyCast.com, a global leader in multi-channel marketing Platform-as-a-Service solutions, today announced that it has fully integrated 11 translated languages as part of its cloud-based marketing platform, making it fully accessible to the world.
The application provides one-click translation into simplified Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Arabic, German, Korean and finally English. With 11 languages now integrated and several more in production, SimplyCast is entering new markets and forming new partnerships at a rapid pace.
Businesses will soon be able to generate sales leads by mining social media with a new technology created by a Nova Scotia company.
LeadSift helps sales and marketing professionals identify and pursue business leads more efficiently. The proprietary technology analyzes chatter from popular social media streams like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs, and turns the data into accurate and targeted local leads for sales.
A $1.1 million provincial investment, through the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT), is expanding leading-edge research infrastructure in Nova Scotia.
Eleven cutting-edge research projects will broaden understanding of health-based studies, as well as clean technology and environmental developments. Together, they expect to create upwards of 375 jobs for highly qualified people over the next five years, representing a total value to the Province of Nova Scotia of over $2.8 million through significant leveraging opportunities.
Halifax-based software company 2nd Act Innovations is participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator program in Silicon Valley based on the merit of their cloud-based software solution, Oris4.
People will soon be able to transfer documents online more securely and easily with a new product created by a Nova Scotia company.
Through Innovacorp, the province has invested $250,000 in venture capital in TitanFile Inc. to help bring their new product to market.
"Innovative start-ups like TitanFile play a critical role in growing our province's prosperity," said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. "This investment supports the innovation and competitiveness priorities of jobsHere, our plan to grow the economy."
Atlantic Canada is another step closer to launching a privately managed venture capital fund to support high-potential companies in the region.
Nova Scotia announced today, Oct. 10, that Patrick Keefe will manage the fund that will invest in emerging companies from the clean technology, life sciences, information technology and other high-growth areas.