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Building the City of the Future with Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole Leblanc, a CPA by trade, is the Director of Investment & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. She uses her accounting background to decide which companies should join their investment portfolio…
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The Growth of Shopify: From Series A to IPO in Five Short Years

Russ Jones, the former CFO at Shopify, spoke with us at a fireside chat about his evolving role within the company, leading them through multiple funding rounds all the way…
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From Public Accounting to Working at Luminari

Read below to learn more about Jesse's CPA journey and what inspired him to join the Luminari team in his own words. A CPA – there is a lot more…
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Start-Up Tips: 4 Essential Things to Know When Looking for an Office Space

CPAs are usually wearers of many hats when working at a start-up, and finding the next office space often ends up being one of the more perplexing tasks. We sat…
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#FinInTech: How John Grant Went From Insolvency Associate to Director of Engineering at Wealthsimple

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world.  CPAs are undoubtedly well-equipped for accounting and finance roles, but don’t be intimidated if your passion lies elsewhere. We…
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What do Champions-League Soccer, Cloud Accounting, Bread Prices in Australia, Startups and Reality TV have in Common?…Will Buckley

Will Buckley, the Director of Xero Canada, is not your average accountant. His CV reads like someone in their 60s and he’s still got 30 years before that milestone. I…
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Save Everyone’s Time and Hassle. Simplify Your Expense Tracking.

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world, and is proudly sponsored by Xero, CPA Ontario, and ConnectCPA. Nobody enjoys collecting receipts, invoices, and filing tedious paperwork. Miss…
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#FinInTech: The Power of Being a Jack of All Trades

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the startup world, and is proudly sponsored by Xero, CPA Ontario, and ConnectCPA. Jonas Beallor, CPA, CMA is currently the COO of Fanxchange,…
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#FinInTech: Our Conversation with The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation

#FinInTech is Luminari's initiative to introduce CPAs to the start-up world.  Our most recent #FinInTech Speaker Series event featured the Honourable Navdeep Bains, CPA, CMA, who is currently Canada's Minister…
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If You Thought Millennial Talent Was Hard to Retain, Wait Until You Hear About Generation Z

The numbers are in, and 43% of millennial expect to leave their organization within 2 years. If you think that number is high—it's 61% for Gen Z. Based on a…