Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.  In line with the conference theme of living in a connected

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

“Driving the bus” and empowerment through governance

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 2 of this series, head on over here.    Most early and growth stage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Venture capital and funding: Where are the women?

Where are the women in Canadian venture capital?  Angel investors, and for that matter, where are the women-owned technology startups? Some months ago at the Gaining Momentum: Women In Techology event, Ilse Treurnicht,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup TO – Interview with AngelHack Toronto Organizer JJ Beh

  AngelHack, the hottest buzz in travelling hackathons/incubators, just wrapped up its latest event this past week in Toronto on December 1-2.   With 11 city stops in total, AngelHack’s last destination was Sunny Los

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 6th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

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

Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

VC deal sizes and amounts shrink in U.S. during third quarter

Access to startup funding got tighter south of the border during the third quarter of this year. According to figures reported by the Washington Post in our sourcearticle, startup funding in the U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Vancouver-based QuickMobile lands $3.3 million VC deal

QuickMobile, a Vancouver-based mobile solution provider for the meetings and events market, has raised $3.3 million in a financing round led by the BDC IT Venture Fund. In a news release, QuickMobile said

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

TitanFile secures documents, $1.1 million VC funding

A Halifax-based startup that assures its customers of a secure way to transfer sensitive documents has won $1.1 million in seed financing, it announced today. TitanFile Inc. received the financing from Innovacorp, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson