Cambridge House International Inc.

Cambridge House International Inc.

November 19, 2014 08:00 ET

2015 Cantech Investment Conference Announces First Two Keynote Speakers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2014) - The second annual Cantech Investment Conference, "Cantech 15" will put the spotlight squarely on Canada's next-generation of technology leaders. Canada's tech scene has been transformed by the emergence of dozens of exciting and impactful new companies that will soon become household names, both here and abroad.

Cantech has curated an unbeatable lineup of Canadian tech leaders that will help usher in our greatest-ever generation of tech, and will be announcing the participation of many in the coming weeks.

Cantech Letter and Cambridge House International are pleased to announce the first two of several keynotes that will be featured on two stages throughout the day-long conference that will take place at The Toronto Convention Centre on January 15th: Jeff Booth of BuildDirect, and Andrew Reid of Vision Critical.

Jeff Booth is CEO and co-founder of BuildDirect, a Vancouver-based technology company that has raised $62-million with investors such as Mohr Davidow Ventures, BDC Venture Capital, Difference Capital and OMERS Ventures. BuildDirect is opening a world of possibilities by building a simple, trustworthy and efficient home improvement platform that directly connects consumers to manufacturers. The company uses technology to identify a real-time signal on consumer interests, product trends and market opportunities unlike any other company in the home improvement industry. As a result, manufacturers produce to market demand and consumers receive the best price for their home improvement or renovation needs without sacrificing quality.

Andrew Reid is the Founder, President and Chief Product Officer of Vision Critical. Vision Critical provides a cloud-based customer intelligence platform that allows companies to build secure online communities of thousands of customers that they can engage with for ongoing feedback and insight in order to help make informed decisions and improve business outcomes. Largely self-funded, Vision Critical received a $20 million investment from OMERS Ventures in 2012.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Jeff Booth and Andrew Reid to present at Cantech 15," said Nick Waddell, Founder and Editor of Cantech Letter. "These are clearly two of the leaders of Canada's next generation of technology and they are companies every Canadian should be aware of as our innovation sectors continue to change the landscape of our culture and economy."

The Cantech Investment Conference is sponsored by the Toronto Stock Exchange, Difference Capital and PI Financial.

To confirm your participation at the Cantech Investment Conference, which will feature a collection of the top technology companies and thought leaders from Canada's tech sector, please contact Rebecca Badowich. For more information on the Cantech Investment Conference, please visit the following link

About Cantech Letter

Founded in 2008 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine dedicated to Canadian tech stocks and startups. The site features contributions from some of Canada's top technology analysts and thought leaders.

About Cambridge House International Inc.

Founded in 1995 Cambridge House International Inc. has grown to be the world leader in producing investment conferences held throughout North America. Cambridge House Conferences bring industries together for impactful two-day events where attendance includes novice to expert retail, accredited and institutional investors. The conferences are a monumental place for networking, education and investment discovery.

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