Neha Khera, Partner at 500 Startups Canada will share insights on global trends and the state of SaaS in Canada. The SaaS industry, estimated to be valued at $100 Billion USD is currently outpacing the world economy’s rate of growth. The state of this industry has been rapidly transitioning: from the cloud, to general purpose software, now to hyper-verticalized platforms. Add to this, growth investing in Canada has grown by 160% over the last three years to $1.7 Billion, vs the US which has seen a modest growth of 10% over the same period. For the first time, Canada is seeing a mass movement of US based talent moving North to work in Canada’s booming tech sector. The costs of launching a Startup have never been so low, however, the complexity required to achieve global scale has never been as high.