By Jessica Galang, The Logic
Shortly after Lightspeed CEO Dax Dasilva rang the opening bell Friday morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) for his company’s initial public offering, he sat down with The Logic to discuss the company’s growth strategy, its share structure and how he feels about that pending lawsuit.
“We’ve always been a founder-led company, and that’s allowed us to focus and have a long-term view. I think myself and the other investors are very aligned in the fact that there’s so much growth potential ahead for Lightspeed. We would not want to see a big foreign company come in and take this asset from the Canadian tech ecosystem.”
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Prior to joining The Logic, Jessica Galang worked at BetaKit as its news editor, where she tracked the growth of Canada’s tech ecosystem with breaking stories and features. Over the past several years, she’s interviewed hundreds of founders from industries at the cutting edge of technology, and hosted panels at conferences like SaaS North and the BC Tech Summit. She has a journalism degree from Ryerson University.
The Logic was founded in 2018 to help build the future of the innovation economy by providing in-depth reporting on the organizations, policies and people driving transformational change. Everything we do is underscored by our commitment to making Canada a better place to live and work—by sparking important conversations about what the country wants to be.