Telus helps Kobo founder’s health benefits platform raise $62M in funding

We don't usually cover funding news on ITBusiness.ca, but health benefits platform League Inc.'s latest round is led by an unexpected backer: Telus Corp. The telecom's venture capital arm, Telus Ventures, has joined

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Why we created a Startup of the Year Award in printable/flexible electronics

Last week, on a new Day 3 agenda for the Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2017), we handed out the first award of its kind in Canada – a Startup of the Year award.

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Peter Kallai

Cisco leverages IT, marketing, and CSR expertise to launch Women Entrepreneurs Circle

What do you get when an IT giant looks to solve a corporate social responsibility (CSR) challenge in the Canadian economy, and decides to leverage their internal business strengths and connected relationships with

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

BDC launches new program to give high-growth firms Canadian ‘Advantage’

Management issues, not money, are the top challenge facing so-called high impact companies in Canada, according to a new study by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). When BDC surveyed 866 such

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Christine Wong

Businesses blast consent emails in countdown to CASL

Businesses are looking to get ahead of the game by seeking explicit consent from email contacts before Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect July 1. Designed to cut down on the amount

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Global perspective a winning perspective: BDC [infographic]

There are so many great facts highlighted in this infographic (scroll down) put together by BDC, but the one that hit home most to me is the need for startups to adopt a

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Why you should care about startup demo days

If you look at news on the web, it can seem like a dreary time. But there’s a lot going on that’s inspiring. Especially today as Incubes, a local incubator, as it launches

Published on: September 10th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

Early stage tech firms can tap $100 million fund

Lack of access to early-stage funding for Canadian technology start-ups is an often raised roadblock to the growth and development of seed-stage IT companies in Canada, but a new $100 million fund aims

Published on: November 29th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Big data meets building trades as BuildDirect raises $4 million

A Vancouver company that's using cutting edge big data technology to cut costs in the construction sector has raised $4 million from BDC IT Venture Fund. BuildDirect is an e-commerce firm that uses

Published on: October 29th, 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

Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

LemonStand quenches financing thirst with freshly squeezed seed funding

LemonStand started the day with some sweet seed funding this morning.The Vancouver startup has secured an undisclosed amount of financingfrom the Business Development Bank of Canada's IT Venture Fund and fourangel investors: Michael

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: April 24, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The rumoured demise of one VC fund, extra funding for two others, and a new CEO at Waterloo's Accelerator Centre.OVCFto

Published on: April 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Big names put money into Waterloo’s new $30 million incubator

Some high-profile investors have already been lined up to put money into a new $30-million tech incubator in Waterloo, Ont.Research in Motion Ltd., OMERSVentures (the venture capital arm of theOntario civil servants' pension

Published on: April 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Extreme Startups looks to connect top tech firms with investor cash

A new Toronto-based technology firm accelerator program offering residents $200,000 in funding and direct exposure to several top investment capital firms is now accepting applications, according to Extreme Venture Partners.From Jan. 31 until

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson