Toronto advertising startup AcuityAds raises $3M

Toronto startup AcuityAds Inc. has just scored $3-million in funds from Best Funds, a Canadian venture capital firm. Best Funds announced yesterday it was plugging money into AcuityAds as a debt-deal for growth

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Candice So

Privatis borrows corporate experience to run privacy-based startup

Once a denizen of the corporate world and now a startup founder and entrepreneur, Steven McAuley is no stranger to working hard, being patient, and waiting to see results. After working on a

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Candice So

Series “A” financing: Will it be crunch, cliff, or sustainable customers?

Much has been written in recent months of  The Series "A" Crunch. Some view it as an epidemic that will cause the startup bubble to burst. Others see in as a rain storm

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Montreal kicks off bigger and better International Startup Festival

Anyone who's been to Montreal in the summertime knows that this city makes the most of its brief season of heat by staging a seemingly never-ending procession of festivals. Three years ago, the

Published on: July 12th, 2013 Francis Moran

FounderFuel set to unveil 9 new startups on Demo Day

Montreal-based startup accelerator FoundFuel will be hosting its demo day this Thursday and introducing nine new digital firms to the world. According to FounderFuel's General Manager Ian Jeffrey the cohort has amassed some

Published on: July 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Nominees named for Ontario entrepreneur of the year

Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) has announced its regional finalists for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year, in what is now the 20th year of the competition. On Thursday, E&Y announced the names of

Published on: July 5th, 2013 Candice So

Vancouver startup offers ultra-fast Internet service to SMBs

Small and medium sized businesses in Vancouver looking for ultra-fast Internet service at discount prices may not have to search for long. A local startup named OneGigabit is offering residential buildings and SMBs

Published on: July 5th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Four common mistakes among startup founders

Startups get bombarded on all sides with dire warnings of their imminent doom. With adages like "fail hard and fail fast," "75 per cent of startups will fail," etc. it's not too difficult

Published on: July 4th, 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

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Duguid says Bitmaker Labs must register as private college

A Toronto-based firm that offers a nine-week computer programming training course must be licenced as a private college, according to a statement from Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Earlier this

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Two tech hardware startups find success with Indiegogo campaigns

Think Toronto startups seeking funding, and you might conjure up an image of networking over drinks, or meetups between investors and founders. Conventionally speaking, that may be the case, but a growing number

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Candice So

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

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Candice So

Bitmaker Labs fiasco indicative of wider friction between startups and government

We're turning our digital innovators into paper pushers. Bitmaker Labs is used to crunching code in excess of eight hours a day and churning out Web applications in a classroom environment. But thanks

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

New Incubes’ startups hope to disrupt home security, customer loyalty markets

Toronto-based accelerator Incubes has just announced its fourth cohort, bringing in seven startups that will be spending the next three months working in hyperdrive to fine-tune their products and business models. ARB Labs,

Published on: June 20th, 2013 Candice So