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LoginRadius Continues Rapid Growth, Recording a 314% Increase in 2014 Platform Usage

February 11, 2015

February 11th, 2015, Edmonton, AB – Social login and sharing platform LoginRadius embraced great change and enormous growth in 2014 as they solidified their status as a trusted social login provider in the SMB space.

Kicking off the year with a $1.3 million funding raise that far exceeded their target goal set LoginRadius’ growth hurdling forward in 2014. It was quickly followed by physical expansion into 2 new offices made necessary by the quadrupling of the Edmonton headquarter team size…


enthrill is making headlines – Walmart LiveBetter – Holiday 2014

November 19, 2014

Walmart ebook gift cards make it easy to discover new authors and titles—and they make it simple to shop for the book lovers in your life.

SHARING THE LOVE OF READING just went digital: ebook gift cards are now available at Walmart stores across Canada (with the exception of Quebec). The best part? The ebooks are compatible with every tablet, smart phone and e-reader, without having to download any additional apps.

“You don’t have to worry if the recipient has the latest Kindle or iPhone, or is reading from an older device – reading is just a simple download away,” says Kevin Franco, co-founder and CEO of Enthrill (the company that supplies Walmart with ebook gift cards), so it can work with whatever app or program you’re using…

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Startup of the Week- Leankor

November 23, 2013

According to renowned research firm, Gartner, IT spending growth in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) is set to surpass banking and insurance over the next three years. These organizations are embracing lean management practices to reduce production cycle-times while optimizing operations cost. Core to lean construction is visual management of workflow and resource allocation, yet most construction organizations still use dry-erase whiteboards and sticky notes or magnetic strips to do this. Without a cloud-based, mobile platform such as Leankor, these planning boards are trapped in meeting rooms or construction trailers, reducing the ability to collaborate with employees as well as missing out on opportunities to fully automate commercial construction processes…

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Alberta’s 25 Most Innovative Organizations (2013) (Mob4Hire)

August 1, 2013

by Alexandria Eldridge, Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Tim Querengesser, Alberta Venture, 01/08/2013

Every year Alberta Venture surveys the top companies in Alberta, and pulls together a list of the top 25 Most Innovative. This year VA Angels Portfolio Company Mob4Hire was selected as one of these companies. Check out the links below to see the full articles:

Click here to see the original on Innovation in Alberta article
Click here to see Mob4Hire profile


For startups, finding the sweet spot usually takes some pivoting (SoMedia Networks)

July 16, 2013

By Tony Wanless, Financial Post, 16/07/2013

In today’s common law of the business jungle, the putative story is that a company starts up on a shoestring and a prayer, makes a hit in its market and earns its first million within 18 months; and its absurdly young founders become Internet stars. In most cases, however, the reality is that a business starts up with an idea, realizes that because of market changes that idea isn’t working, and continually changes direction by refining its products or services and trying different markets. (Read More…)