banner_blue_rgb

Waterloo EDC Blog

Four Waterloo companies on list of potential tech “unicorns”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 12, 2020

The annual Narwhal List of top companies based on global growth prospects identified four Waterloo companies as potential unicorns.

The term “narwhal” (a Canadian version of “unicorn”) is used to describe a private company valued at more than $1 billion that has the potential to go public. The Narwhal List identifies companies with the highest potential of unicorn success using a metric they...

Read More...

Topics: security, technology, artificial intelligence

eSentire is driving security innovation from its Waterloo HQ

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 21, 2019

While most software companies are focused on building “bigger walls” to protect mid-sized enterprises from cyber threats, eSentire stands out as a true innovator with a different approach.

As the creator of “managed detection and response” (a new category of cybersecurity), eSentire’s software-as-a-service is about detecting complex threats that technology alone can miss and preventing...

Read More...

Topics: security, technology, talent

Waterloo leads Canadian contingent on new global cybersecurity ranking

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 30, 2019

Earlier this month, Cybersecurity Ventures – the world’s leading researcher of the global cyber economy – announced their very first Hot 150 list of cybersecurity companies to watch in 2020.

Amongst a group of international candidates, five companies from Canada made the list, three of which are based in Waterloo. When we looked a little closer, we discovered that two others have operations...

Read More...

Topics: security, technology, site selection

BlackBerry launches new cybersecurity R&D lab in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 10, 2019

Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced its acquisition of Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, positioning themselves as one of the world’s largest cybersecurity firms. BlackBerry’s security business was back in the news last week as they announced the development of a new cybersecurity research and development lab based out of their Waterloo operations centre.

Read More...

Topics: quantum, security, technology, automotive, artificial intelligence, R&D

Displaying 2 of 5