Canadian Tech Sector Pulse Check

May 3, 2024

CCI hosted a Canadian Tech Sector Pulse Check with industry leaders to discuss the current health of the Canadian tech sector. CCI President Benjamin Bergen was joined by:

  • Rebecca Kacaba, Co-Founder & CEO of Dealmaker,
  • Daniel Eberhard, Founder and CEO of KOHO, and
  • Stephany Lapierre, Founder & CEO of Tealbook.

Rebecca Kacaba is the Co-Founder and CEO of DealMaker, Canada’s fastest growing tech company of 2023. Winner of Leppert’s Top 40 under40, Rebecca has industry leading experience in the eCommerce and technology industries.

Daniel Eberhard is the Founder and CEO of Koho, a Canadian fintech company. Koho has raised $300 million to democratize access to the best financial products for Canadians.

Stephany Lapierre serves as Tealbook’s Founder and CEO. Stephany has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain. After spending more than a decade observing the costly and inefficient gap between enterprise buyers and suppliers, she launched TealBook, the world’s leading supplier data foundation.

The expert panel discussed their own experiences while securing capital and talent, their current worries about the Canadian technology ecosystem, and how current governmental decision making is impacting the future of Canadian prosperity.

Watch the full video here:

About the Council of Canadian Innovators

The Council of Canadian Innovators is a national member-based organization reshaping how governments across Canada think about innovation policy, and supporting homegrown scale-ups to drive prosperity. Established in 2015, CCI represents and works with over 150 of Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies. Our members are the CEOs, founders, and top senior executives behind some of Canada’s most successful ‘scale-up’ companies. All our members are job and wealth creators, investors, philanthropists, and experts in their fields of health tech, cleantech, fintech, cybersecurity, AI and digital transformation. Companies in our portfolio are market leaders in their verticals, commercialize their technologies in over 190countries, and generate between $10M-$750M in annual recurring revenue. We advocate on their behalf for government strategies that increase their access to skilled talent, strategic capital, and new customers, as well as expanded freedom to operate for their global pursuits of scale.


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