Canadian angel investors put $89M into startups in 2013, NACO says

Canadian angel investors have poured about $89 million into startups this year, more than twice what was recorded in 2012, according to a new survey from the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO). In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 26th, 2014 Candice So

Hong Kong VC firm appoints AI to Board of Directors

Our future robotic overlords took one step closer to realizing their future of world domination.  In what can only be a page ripped directly from Skynet’s playbook, Deep Knowledge Ventures (DKV), a Hong

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Building a board of investors at your early stage company

This is part 2 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 1 of this series, head on over here.    Investor board nominees is a

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

“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

The ecosystem to grow companies is not working, Startup Grind presenter says

“The entire ecosystem to grow companies is not working very well,” said Jos Schmitt, CEO of Aequitas Innovations, my recent guest for Startup Grind Toronto. “It’s great to come up with an idea

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2014 Michael Cayley

The funding continuum enters stage left

The rules posted yesterday by Canadian securities regulators are still being digested, but upon first read, they appear very encouraging for Canadian startups, small business and even public issuers. The regulators have struck

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2014 Bret Conkin

Following the footsteps of the most successful names in tech

Today's successful tech executives share several traits: a passion for their work, a willingness to take risks, an affinity for hard work, and the courage when facing challenges. These five people are tech

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 17th, 2014 Joseph Stark

4 thoughts on the future of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has come a long way since the first crowdfunding projects surfaced a few years ago, with the first Kickstarter project coming online in 2009. The concept of getting the public to fund

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

Stock and corporate board structure for the new entrepreneur

Requisite disclaimer: While this guide has been reviewed by an attorney, this article does not constitute legal advice. You should consult a lawyer about any decisions that you make concerning stock and options.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2014 A. Traviss Corry

Extreme Startups graduates 4 digital marketing services

Story written with notes from Candice So. Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups debuted its latest cohort of digital entrepreneurs to the world on Wednesday, showcasing four different startups with web-based digital marketing software products.

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

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

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ryerson DMZ’s startup pitch competition fit for a busy media landscape

"That's alotta green!" was the frequent refrain by celebrity MC Seamus O'Regan and co-MC, Carrie-Ann Bissonette at yesterday's 120mins in the Zone pitch competition at Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ). I am not a great fan

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Convertible debentures

Tech businesses will almost invariably need some type of investment to help fuel their business. Two of the most prevalent types of financing tech entrepreneurs seek out are debt financing and equity financing;

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal