20 chairperson responsibilities for curing a ‘dysfunctional board’

I hear much reported on the dysfunctionality of growth stage company boards and board meetings by investors and entrepreneurs alike. They often give the appearance the situation is out of their hands or

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Crowdfunding: An investor’s perspective

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of being invited by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada to be a panelist at their breakfast briefing "Igniting Entrepreneurship and Capital Flow in Ontario." The other

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

New VC firm raising $7 million for tech startups

Canadian high-tech startups may soon have access to another source of venture capital funding, thanks to an investor group that includes some new players on the startup scene. Pycap Venture Partners is slated

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Montreal startup scene continues to rock

By Francis Moran My day in Montreal? Twelve straight hours of startups, speakers, schmoozing and social media as I took in both FounderFuel’s second demo day and The C100′s AccelerateMTL. With what I am sure was more

Published on: May 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part I

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Six months ago we launched this “12-part” series to put forth ideas, yield practical insights and provoke thoughtful discussion about what it takes to get technology to

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Francis Moran

Toronto program teaches young entrepreneurs about love and Web development

Sunny Verma is used to tossing ideas around with other would-be CEOs over drinks at a local bar, but a new 10-week boot camp for startups recently had him dining at the Bridle

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Tax credits, funding available to Ontario digital content developers

Digital content developers, who've survived the economic turmoil of past 18 months, may sense the storm is calming, and a ray of sunlight peeking through the clouds.And maybe even a rainbow leading to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Five mistakes to avoid when seeking funds for your business

After the "love money" (provided by friends and family) is gone, start ups often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.However, several small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners unwittingly

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five definite investor turn-offs to avoid when seeking capital funding

After the “love money” (money provided by friends and family) is gone, many operators of start up companies often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano