• Nadia Tatlow posted an article
    In an email to partners this week, Google shared some plans to launch their new web interface. see more

    Victoria, B.C. — In an email to partners and G-Suite administrators earlier this week, Google shared plans to launch a new Gmail web interface soon.

    Google described the new interface as “a fresh, clean look for Gmail on the web” with some exciting additions like “Smart Reply on the web, just like on mobile.” 


    Shift, a desktop built by the team at Redbrick, has released exactly what the new designs will look like within Shift, allowing Gmail customers to access all of the new features and easily switch between multiple Mail, Calendar and Drive accounts.


    The Compose button, and right-hand views for Calendar, Keep, and other Google apps are displayed inside Shift, which will handle the multiple account matrix for Gmail customers with several accounts, as well as third-party apps and extensions like Slack, WhatsApp, Trello, Evernote, Grammarly, LastPass, and others.



















    “All of the right-hand views for Google Apps will be similar to a mobile view, and easier for at-a-glance Calendar view when writing an email and trying to plan a meeting at the same time. For the full week or month view, Shift offers Gmail customers an easy way to toggle between multiple Mail and Calendar views and accounts, ” said Director of Product, Michael Foucher. 


    The ability to “snooze” emails and have them returned to your inbox later is another nice addition. Many Gmail users will appreciate having that functionality built right in. Another new Gmail feature, Offline Support, will give Shift customers much more flexibility when looking to get stuff done while off the grid.  

















    For more information about this story, please contact:

    Nadia Tatlow

    General Manager
    +1 (250) 216-0019



  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    CIN is hosting its fourth Pitch & Mix on Feb 17th at Fort Tectoria. see more

    The Capital Investment Network (CIN) continues to put Victoria angels on the map, proving that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place for companies to fundraise.

    CIN is hosting its fourth Pitch & Mix on Feb 17th at Fort Tectoria, an event that brings together local angels to see 10 presentations from pre-revenue to multi-million dollar enterprises.  Every company chosen to present has undergone a rigorous application and vetting process before making it to the stage. They’re given three minutes to pitch and then answer questions from an esteemed panel of experts. CIN has streamlined the process to create a fast-paced program with plenty of time for networking to encourage appointments between entrepreneurs and investors. Past participants have received up to $250,000 in a single investment from pitching in this event, demonstrating the impact of this new, but vital organization.

    Established in 2014, CIN founders recognized the potential for Victoria to become a powerful angel hub.  Since then, they have been dedicated to building a sophisticated investment community through providing opportunities for education and deal flow, helping grow the local economy from the bottom up.  What may surprise some skeptics is that CIN run completely by volunteers and has recently incorporated as a non-profit.

    With this change, CIN welcomes new board members, community leaders in their own right, including: Hannes Blum, Laurie Baggio, Briony Bayer and Rodger Bannister.  These champions bring critical expertise to CIN and are active in the organization’s development.  At this upcoming Pitch & Mix, CIN has partnered with VIATEC and the City of Victoria to kick off a series of events that converge on the City’s Reverse Trade Mission and Discover Tectoria.

    Companies that would like to be considered for this event should complete the application form or contact Chrystal Phan at for more information.


  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Fill out the application form to be considered to present at upcoming investment dinner events. see more

    Open Angel Canada seeking applications from tech startups for Feb 16 Pitch event

    Apply to Present

    Fill out the application form to be considered to present at upcoming investment dinner events. These happen roughly three times per year, with 30 - 40 active investors attending.


    • Early stage digital / tech company
    • First or second funding round
    • Traction (pre-product is probably too early, pre-launch is OK for strong teams)
    • Raising up to $1M

    Information collected is held in confidence.

    An AngelList profile for your company is required. Please visit to create one before filling out this form.