Articles By Howard Solomon

Despite market volatility, VC conference-goers upbeat

TORONTO -- Despite record American risk capital investment, the financial state of some young technology companies in this country is still shaky, according to the head of the Canadian Venture Capital Association.""There's going

Published on: June 21st, 2002 Howard Solomon

Privacy standard could bring clarity to customers

Canadian businesses should convert their Internet privacy policies into a new browser standard that can be understood by customers or risk losing business, privacy leaders told an IT audience this week.The message came

Published on: June 20th, 2002 Howard Solomon

Itemus and aftermath

The former head of a bankrupt technology incubator can sum up the lessons he learned from the multi-million dollar collapse of his company in one sentence.""Don't do stupid acquisitions, which we did a

Published on: May 3rd, 2002 Howard Solomon

Two Canadian firms win honours for incubation

A U.S.-based business group has honoured two Canadian incubators at its annual conference in Toronto, the first time in 16 years the meeting has been held outside the United States.The Quebec Biotechnology Innovation

Published on: April 29th, 2002 Howard Solomon

VC says it’s not part of clearing house

A Toronto venture capital company says it's not one of the 300 VCs who are supposed to be members of a business plan clearing house announced this week.Whitecastle Investments Ltd. is among several

Published on: April 19th, 2002 Howard Solomon

Venture Exchange Network signs up heavy hitters

A Toronto-based venture capital exchange which says it has big buck venture companies ready to invest says it's finally open for business.However one of the Canadian venture firms which is supposed to be

Published on: April 17th, 2002 Howard Solomon

VentureFair winners revel in attention from financiers

TORONTO -- Andrew Meikle had reason to be satisfied with the last three days. Meikle Automation Inc., his Kitchener, Ont.-based firm which designs and builds factory solutions, has bought a company in North

Published on: March 7th, 2002 Howard Solomon

CRM no replacement for emotional ties to customers

Having a strong business strategy is essential to getting the best out of customer relationship management technology, according to a marketing expert.""Most CRM programs fail because businesses rush into software technology as an

Published on: February 27th, 2002 Howard Solomon

eBay Canada trades off sentimental user stories

Marketing an e-business doesn't have to take a lot of money, according to the head of eBay Canada.""We're really cheap,"" Lorna Borenstein, general manager of the shopping and auction site, told a Canadian

Published on: February 8th, 2002 Howard Solomon

Borderfree to help Canadian online retailers in U.S. market

Canadian e-tailers are often frustrated watching shoppers here take advantage of the prices and selection offered by U.S. online stores.But a Toronto startup that specializes in helping Americans sell north of the border

Published on: December 18th, 2001 Howard Solomon

Venture capitalists split on economy’s future

Canadian venture capitalists are "cautiously optimistic" about new financing possibilities in next six months, according to a new study by Deloitte and Touche.While 48 per cent of the 900 venture professionals surveyed in

Published on: December 13th, 2001 Howard Solomon

Online retail sales to grow tenfold by 2006

Online retail sales in Canada will grow tenfold from $2.5 billion this year to $24 billion by 2006, says a new report by Forrester Research.That might sound big, but it will only represent

Published on: December 7th, 2001 Howard Solomon

IBM pilots Web services with Canadian customers

MARKHAM, Ont. -- Canadian companies will begin deploying long-promised Web services-enabled applications that can talk to each other in the coming year, says a senior IBM Canada executive."We're going to see in the

Published on: November 27th, 2001 Howard Solomon

Exclamation shifts all its focus to Points.com

The dream of creating a successful Canadian publicly-traded incubator to finance Internet startups has expired as it did in the U.S., where the concept was born.Exclamation International Inc. of Toronto this week said

Published on: November 7th, 2001 Howard Solomon

VC funding dropped to $1.38 billion in Q3

Entrepreneurs hoping Canada will continue bucking the plunge in venture capital investment in the U.S. got bad but not unexpected news Tuesday.According to Macdonald & Associates, VC funding in the third quarter dropped

Published on: November 6th, 2001 Howard Solomon