Regional angel investing? ‘That’s just wrong!’

Last week David Verrill, chair of the Angel Capital Association, invited to me speak at the Angel Capital Summit in San Francisco along with my super smart co-panelists Jason Best and Sara Hanks.  The conference

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Marc Garneau: startup investment must be rewarded

Is a plan to cut the capital gains tax on startup investment a way to boost Canada’s the economy or just a tax cut for the rich? That’s the question I asked yesterday

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

If Jack and Jill had worked together to engineer a well water system …

By Leo Valiquette  Alex Reid's post on Monday about the economic necessity of supporting investment in more women-led startups is all the more timely as it comes the same week that we cheer the release

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2012 Francis Moran

Supporting investment in women-led startups

By Alexandra Reid  Maple Leaf Angels is working with Canadian Women in Technology to create investment opportunities between angels and women-led startup companies. More than 60 angel investors, entrepreneurs, partners and sponsors filled a room in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

The subsistence diet of government funding, with a sprinkle of VC

By Francis Moran  Former Canadian Olympic gold medalist and chef de mission Mark Tewksbury gave a keynote address at the National Angel Capital Organization‘s summit in Halifax in late October. In urging that Canadian business adopt

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Even angels are going enterprise

By Francis Moran  There’s been a growing amount of attention paid recently to the surge in interest by startups in working on enterprise-grade products and services rather than the quick-to-market consumer and web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2012 Francis Moran

Spently’s strategic shift away from the mobile wallet masses

The mobile wallet space is starting to get just as crowded and jam packed as the traditional wallets the technology was meant to replace. After surveying the increasingly competitive mobile wallet landscape,Toronto startup

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s angels: Gaining strength in numbers, getting more hands-on

The days of the silent angel investor are numbered. Canada's angel investment ecosystem isroaring loudly as a scene that'sbigger, more organized and more actively involved in the startupcompanies it invests in than ever

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian angel investments jumped 50 per cent in 2011: study

More angels are coming to the aid of Canadian startups these days.Angel investors made 134investments totaling $82.4 million in 2011, up from 90investments worth a combined $35.3 million in 2010, according to astudy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Feds give $50,000 to Ontario angel investment group

Even angels need help sometimes.Especially angel investors and the businesses they finance. To bolsterangel investment in southern Ontario, the federal government is givingup to $50,000 to the Angel One Investor Network, anon-profit groupbased

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Toronto welcomes Startup Canada, what to do when angels don't miraculously appear, and Windsor, Ont. gets ready to hunt for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Do you know how to dance with angels?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette It’s been a busy couple of months for Matt Lemelin, CEO of Genevolve Vision Diagnostics, as he hustles to raise Genevolve’s profile and, ideally, its bank account.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

Looking for that sweet spot to get market traction

By Francis Moran Sometimes, you need to take a step back to get two steps ahead. In the almost two months since we last touched base with Matt Lemelin, CEO of Genevolve Vision

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Francis Moran

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong