Ooomf gets $500,000 vote of confidence for app discovery platform

It's been a big day for Ooomf.The Montreal startup launched a public beta of its mobile app discoveryplatform on Wednesday, the same day it announced $500,000 in seedfunding from Real Ventures and BDC

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

Webcast replay: Early stage uber-investor Howard Morgan

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24245113","window","height=300,width=480")}Howard Morgan has a strange motto that has guided his investments over more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial endeavours - "invest early, and invest way too early." As president of New

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s SecureKey raises $30 million in new investments

Top corporations in the credit card, technology and telecommunications industries have invested no less than $30 million in SecureKey Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based firm that provides platform-as-a-service tools for authentication, payment and identity.SecureKey

Published on: May 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The root of all evil

By Leo Valiquette Back in November, Peter Hanschke blogged about the need for the lean and mean startup to beware the million-dollar cheque. In that spirit, I have an anecdote to share which illustrates

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Wave Accounting lands US$12 M in series B financing

Toronto startup Wave Accounting has landed a series B round of financing worth US$12 million, plus some impressive new backers that include a former Facebook vice-president. The funding comes from OMERS Ventures (the

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: April 19, 2012

Telus Communication Co. is donating up to $150,000 to the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) to help seven young entrepreneurs build their business ventures.Telus, CYBF to help young biz owners For every person

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

SMBs pay higher loan rates than large companies

The credit crunch has been tougher for small and medium-sized businesses than for large companies, according to newly compiled by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD is an organization

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Is the acquisition frenzy creating a startup bubble?

by Christine Wong Is there a startup bubble forming?   I’d have to say yes – but not the same kind we saw a decade ago when the dotcom bubble burst.   This most recent

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: April 11, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The PlayBook is used to woo investors, a profile of a seasoned entrepreneur, and a job search startup finds financing

Published on: April 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Small biz seeks SRED improvements in federal budget

Streamlined research and development tax credit paperwork and centralized government IT procurement programs were at the top of the wish list of a business and technology organization yesterday as its members awaited the

Published on: March 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

$5M released to help 160 Southern Ontario tech startups get to market

Southern Ontario’s startup community got a boost today from the federal government with the release of nearly $5 million earmarked to help some 450 graduates in the science and technology fields develop their

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Who’s doing due diligence on the Dragons?

by Christine Wong  Tech startups are constantly reminded that even when it looks like a financing or acquisition deal is done, it ain’t over til the due diligence is done. But who’s performing

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Moneyball’ for startups new way to analyze entrepreneur influence

A Toronto company is using Moneyball-like metrics to rank the most valuable - and undervalued - players in the startup world.Cdling(pronounced ‘seedling’) Capital Services Inc. has developed ananalytics platform that measures the reputational

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Christine Wong

Eight Toronto startups to share $4.85 million in federal funding

The federal government gave eight Toronto area startups a shot in the arm worth a combined $4.85 million today.The recipients sharing the money range from a sticker and label firm toa company developing

Published on: February 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff