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Canadian biz pub Alberta Venture is back, but only online

July 23, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Canadian business publication Alberta Venture, which folded last year after the death of its founder, is coming back online after its rights were purchased by Cory Janssen, a former co-founder of Investopedia, reports a CBC News story.

CBC News reports, “The magazine empire struggled for months prior to founder Ruth Kelly’s death. Contributors were not being paid.

“‘It’s tricky,’ Janssen said. ‘It’s a matter of kind of rebuilding trust and it’ll take time to do so.

“‘It’s a matter of also kind of separating out — will people understand the difference between someone new who’s trying to resurrect it versus, ‘OK, it’s the same masthead and I’m still owed.”

“Part of that separation includes broadening the scope of Alberta Venture’s coverage.

“‘You can’t ignore energy. You can’t ignore the tractional businesses that we have in this province, but I don’t think we’re telling the story of everything that’s happening,’ Janssen said.

“He cited developments in technology and artificial intelligence as examples, adding that while ‘Edmonton is world-class’ when it comes to progress in machine learning, few people know that.”

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