CanCon Podcast Ep. 55: Is Snap’s IPO the next Twitter or a new way to exit?


Snap Inc. dove headfirst into the deep end earlier this month, filing for their much anticipated IPO. Prior to their official filing, Goodwater Capital released a pre-IPO report that in short, outlined numbers and decisions that gave many people cause for conversation. The reports have the CanCon crew wondering, is Snap Inc trying to slip the traditional cages most tech companies find themselves in post-IPO, or is it going to follow in Twitter’s footsteps?

In other digital news this week, eSports are mainstream now. Super Channel and GINX eSports TV are partnering to begin distributing a 24-hour eSports channel which is set to debut in Canada sometime in the Spring/Summer of this year. The team weighs the broadcast schedule against other forms of sports and reality TV.

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – tries to figure out the future of digital entertainment from a business perspective.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 55 (02/18/17)

eSports come to cable
First 24 hour eSports channel to launch in Canada

Snap Inc goes public
Goodwater Capital’s report on Snap Inc
This VC just produced one of the first detailed equity research reports on Snap Inc.
Holy crap Snapchat is losing a ton of money
Snap Inc lowers valuation expectations in highly awaited IPO

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Realiti” by Grimes


Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar has a background in computer science, Arctic biology and bioinformatics, but she chose to leave the research world to bring science and tech to the public in the form of broadcast media. She's now BetaKit's resident audio producer. In her spare time, she volunteers at a campus radio station and practices her "old timey" radio voice impressions.

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