Articles by Brendan Garrett

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Forgiving the Unforgivable: Democrats Propose Wide Range of Solutions for Student Debt

July 1, 2019
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To forgive or not to forgive? That is the question as Democratic presidential candidate hopefuls line up to state whether or not they are still repaying their student loans (and if this repayment reaches six figures) and what their intentions for the student loan crisis are, leading to the $1.6 trillion debt becoming one of […]

2M7 Financial Solutions and the State of Alternative Funding in Canada

July 1, 2019
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“What’s a cash advance?” This is how Avi Bernstein, CEO of 2M7 Financial Solutions, recalled a typical conversation in 2008, when his company was founded in the Canadian market. According to him, customer knowledge of alternative financing methods was dismal, partly due to a handful of homogenous banks dominating the scene as well as a […]

“You Can’t Stay Static”: Paul Teitelman and the Building of an SEO Firm

June 30, 2019
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How does someone become an SEO expert? How does someone found a successful  SEO consultancy firm? For Paul Teitelman, his road to SEO mastery and independence started by admitting he knew nothing about the industry. Beginning in the late noughties, following his graduation in Marketing Management from Dalhousie University, Teitelman went to an Interactive Advertising […]

“Do It Better Than How You Learned It”: How Paul Pitcher Came To Be In Canada

June 27, 2019
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Few kids who dream of running their own international business actually grow up to live that fantasy. Even fewer end up working alongside their childhood heroes. Paul Pitcher is doing both, and he’s loving every minute of it. Growing up in Annapolis, Maryland, the Managing Partner at First Down Funding and SharpShooter Funding studied at […]

Ocrolus Secures $24M in Series B

June 26, 2019
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Sam Bobley Ocrolus

A fresh logo and new company jumpers aren’t the only recent additions to the Ocrolus offices this month, as the business has secured $24 million in Series B funding. This development marks the $33 million point in investments for the automation platform. Led by Oak HC/FT, and backed by FinTech Collective, Bullpen Capital, QED Investors, […]