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Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers for May 2012

By on May 22, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured, Trends

Here’s a look at some of the key trends and numbers that are impacting the five key themes that were discussed at CDMN Canada 3.0 2012 including: Access to Capital, Talent, Productivity, Connectivity and Content:

Access to Capital
New developments in access to investment capital and Canadian digital media company growth trends.

  • $500 million – the current valuation of Vancouver social media monitoring platform HootSuite.
  • 45 – the number of Canadian startups who will receive seed round funding and mentorship through the Communitech HYPERDRIVE and MaRS JOLT accelerator programs combined per year.
  • 10 – the number of nodes (focused on helping Canadian startups to commercialize and access investor capital) that are now part of the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) – thanks to the recent addition of the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ).

Talent and Productivity
How the Canadian digital media sector is creating new jobs and fostering new talent.

  • +191 per cent – year over year employment growth of Systems Security Analysts working in Canada (from Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2012) to protect a company’s reputation from negative publicity – stemming from brand hijacking, product counterfeiting, network intrusion, industrial espionage, domain name abuse and more.

Connectivity and Content
Statistics and trends related to accessing digital content and connectivity.

For a summary of what Canadians said about these themes at CDMN Canada 3.0 2012, please read our breakout session stream highlights. Have a hot tip on new data or stories for our newsletter? Please send it to

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