Versature Announces $675,000 in Financing To Accelerate Growth

March 03, 2015 - Paul Emond

Funding Raised to Accelerate Growth at VersatureCompany to use proceeds to invest in sales and marketing, recruit top talent across multiple job functions and expand on it’s channel partner strategy.

Versature today announced the closing of additional funding, in the amount of $675,000 in debt and bank financing. This follows prior rounds of $180,000 from the majority shareholder and $200,000 from a related party, pushing total company financing to just over $1,000,000 (one million dollars). Funds will be used to increase the velocity and scale of new subscriber growth, which last year was a robust 40%. ... Continue Reading ...


Life Hack: Versature’s Google Chrome “Click-to-Dial” Extension

February 24, 2015 - Paul Emond

Chrome office tools click to dial

We’ve got a major life improvement for all you Google Chrome users out there (which should be everyone by the way, but we’ll save that for another post).

Versature’s development team has released an innovative extension on the Chrome Web Store titled Versature Dialer for Google Chrome (simply search for “Versature” to find it). ... Continue Reading ...


Versature and The Sandra Schmirler Foundation 2015 Telethon, pt2

February 20, 2015 - Paul Emond

Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon - Phones, service and support provided by VersatureWe’re proud to report that it was another record-breaking year for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation telethon! With more volunteers than ever prepared to take calls from donors and assist with the back-end setup and support of the telethon, the Foundation was able to raise a whopping $326,512 in support of hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across Canada from the one-day telethon held during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
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Versature and The Sandra Schmirler Foundation 2015 Telethon, pt1

February 10, 2015 - Paul Emond

© Stratum | - Curling Stones Photo

A tribute to The Queen of Curling, The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created in January 2001 as a lasting legacy to three-time world curling champion and Olympic gold medalist, Sandra Schmirler.

The Foundation has contributed over $2.8 million to 35 hospital neonatal intensive care units in every Canadian province. The list continues to grow every year with the generous support of thousands of donors.

The majority of The Foundation’s donations comes from the annual Telethon, held on the first Sunday of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts (this year Feb. 15). It is an extremely important event for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, one that Versature is proud to support in the best way we know how: by providing the telecommunications hardware, infrastructure, service and support to power the telethon. ... Continue Reading ...

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Kicking Off 2015 with a Strategic Hire, Dwayne Mansfield for VP Sales

January 13, 2015 - Paul Emond

Dwayne Mansfield VP Sales VersatureI was pleased to announce earlier this week the newest member of the Versature’s executive team, Mr. Dwayne Mansfield. Dwayne will be fulfilling the new role of VP Sales to further develop Versature’s growing customer base of Canadian Hosted PBX subscribers. ... Continue Reading ...


An Early Win for Team Canada – Versature Providing Hosted PBX Services to Hockey Canada

December 23, 2014 - Paul Emond

Tis the season, for World Juniors hockey that is! Fans worldwide have become enthralled with exhibition games currently underway as part of the 2015 IIHF World Juniors Championship. Versature is proud to be providing Hosted PBX technology and services to Hockey Canada as they play host for this year’s tournament. ... Continue Reading ...


pt 1: The Keys to Successfully Implementing Cloud Services

December 05, 2014 - Paul Emond

Cloud Services Webinar 1Versature was pleased to welcome guests Jeffrey Barrett, Owner and CTO of MacMedics, and Rohan Verma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BigKite Consulting on October 29th this year for a live one-hour webinar. Moderated by Versature’s own VP Operations, Jonathon Moody, these three industry veterans came together to pool thoughts, knowledge and experience from various Cloud Service environments. ... Continue Reading ...


Dino Cookies – Taking a Bite out of the Competition

November 27, 2014 - Paul Emond

Versature gathered with Startups from across Canada yesterday at the Château Laurier, downtown Ottawa, for an all-day event focused on fostering growth and development for new businesses in Canada. Attendees of Startup Day on the Hill included some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, media personalities and government decision makers.

But there was a new kid on the block at Startup Canada’s event. They came wearing red, green or blue and a cellophane wrapper and made quite an impression on guests! ... Continue Reading ...


Voicemail Sucks: Part 2

November 11, 2014 - Paul Emond

Business Man Yelling at PhoneDo you ever dread checking your voicemail on your cellphone? Procrastinate for hours over the two minutes it takes to dial in and retrieve that message? Let the messages continue to build up until you’re sure your voicemail box is going to be completely full? Well, I wouldn’t say I ever let it go that far, but the thought of checking my cellphone voicemail, along with my home, work and other voicemail boxes, is sometimes an agonising thought. The problem is further compounded for those of you who use multiple cellphones for personal use and work.

Instead of struggling to keep up with multiple bursting voicemail boxes, what I’ve done is pull the plug on a mobile voicemail plan. ... Continue Reading ...


Versature Retreat : Organizational Clarity and Aligned Objectives

November 05, 2014 - Paul Emond
Death by Meeting - Not Necessarily!

Death by Meeting – Not Necessarily!

I was inspired to write this post after reading about Buffer, a UK based software company that has committed to transparency as a tool to help others. They recently wrote about their journey to raise 3.5M in funding, and shared the valuation, term sheet and thinking behind it. As a fellow business owner, I really appreciate it when people share real world experience like this. I think we’re all the better for it.

For those of you who know me personally, you’ll be aware that I read a lot of business books. I also follow a lot of different thought leaders on topics such as ... Continue Reading ...