For many Canadian businesses, security is a balance between risk and return

In a recently media release, we announced that based on the numbers, the main reason for the failure of companies to adequately protect customer data is a fear of productivity loss. The announcement

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Writing their own cheques: how women entrepreneurs fund IT growth in their businesses

Two successful women entrepreneurs, one and the same answer to the question - how are you funding technology investment in your business? Writing our own cheques is the answer from both Marla Schwartz

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Ubi computer makers win $100,000 in funding

Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC), maker of an always-on, voice-activated computer called the Ubi, has just landed $100,000 of investment in a competition for startups in Northumberland, Ont. On Monday, Spark Centre and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2013 Candice So

The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

MaRS portal could be forerunner for equity-based crowdfunding

MaRS has gotten the green light from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to start an online portal that will connect accredited investors and startups looking for funding. On Friday, the OSC approved an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2013 Candice So

Network of Angel Organizations seeks Ontario startups seeking funding

If you’re an angel-backed company looking for a second round of finance, the Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario wants to hear from you. The NAO administers the Angel Network Program, which was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Investment regulators latest in long line of high-profile data breaches

It seems lately that major security breaches involving the loss of thousands or millions of pieces of identifiable information are a daily occurrence. The Investment Regulatory Organization of Canada is the latest to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Technicity: Innovating investment with crowdfunding

You've probably participated in some form of crowdfunding before. Chipping in to a friend's fundraising drive before they run that marathon, pooling money at the office to help a colleague bankroll a newborn

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SanDisk offers $75 million to innovate flash memory

If you’re looking for an idea to start your next business, SanDisk has a pretty strong incentive to get you thinking about developing Flash memory technology.That incentive comes in the form of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

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