Staples Canada and Thinking Capital launch online small business loan service

Staples Canada has teamed up with Montreal-based small- and medium-sized business (SMB) financing firm Thinking Capital to launch "Staples Business Loans powered by Thinking Capital," an online small business loan service. Business owners

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Female-led startups raise less money in Toronto: MaRS study

New data from the MaRS Data Catalyst team raises some troubling questions about Toronto’s startup scene: why do startups led by women and foreign-born founders raise less money? The latest report from the

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Vancouver firm raises $50 million to create ‘iTunes for home renovation’

Anyone that's had a home renovation that went on well beyond the projected completion date and ran over budget will find it easy to relate to the problem that motivated Jeff Booth to

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Financeit receives $13 million in series A funding, offers SMBs financing tools

Financeit Canada Inc., a startup helping small businesses provide consumer financing, announced last week it had raised $13 million in a Series A funding round, backed by TTV Capital, Inter-Atlantic Group, and Second

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

Series “A” financing: Will it be crunch, cliff, or sustainable customers?

Much has been written in recent months of  The Series "A" Crunch. Some view it as an epidemic that will cause the startup bubble to burst. Others see in as a rain storm

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Innovate Calgary and Canadian National Stock Exchange team to help startups

Innovate Calgary and Alberta Deal Generator (ADG) have formed a strategic partnership with the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) to encourage the development of technology-focused startups. It’s the first joint venture CNSX has

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SME customer analytics startup closes $1.5M financing round

A Toronto-based start-up that helps small and medium-sized businesses build predictive customer models to prioritize sales leads and identify high value customers has closed a $1.5 million financing round led by the BDC

Published on: December 17th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

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

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

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

Published on: November 26th, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup Canada to call for urgent action to support Canadian entrepreneurs

By Francis Moran  The results of the largest consultation ever undertaken within the community of Canadian entrepreneurs and their supporters will be unveiled in a series of six cross-country news conferences on Tuesday when

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Francis Moran

Even angels are going enterprise

By Francis Moran  There’s been a growing amount of attention paid recently to the surge in interest by startups in working on enterprise-grade products and services rather than the quick-to-market consumer and web

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Francis Moran

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