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Alert Labs, a Waterloo Region startup whose home-protection technology detects water leaks and other potential problems, has landed an investment from the venture arm of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest property insurer.
Whether you’re an early-stage startup or in the growing phases, fraud can hit when you least expect it. It can span across your business and can ruin your finances, reputation, and leave your startup out to dry. Fraud prevention guru Rick Rennie uses his expertise to warn startups about what can happen without the right precautions.
As the number of apps people sign up for increases, so does the number of usernames and passwords they have to keep track of.
In the first hackathon in Canada by a securities regulator, 29 groups took the stage this weekend after a grueling day-and-a-half-long RegHackTO, hosted by the Ontario Securities Commission, to present their innovations. The problem statement was a tough hill to climb for the participants: bring forth solutions to tackle complexity in the Canadian regulatory ecosystem, including RegTech (Regulations Technology), KYC (“Know Your Client” compliance forms for investments), financial literacy, and overall functioning of capital markets.
With ever more sophisticated transactions occurring through smartphones and apps, improving identity verification is a pressing concern. Here are some of the innovators taking the lead on digital recognition.