Canadian VC hit four-year high in 2011 but new fundraising slows

Canadian venture capital investments hit a four-year high in 2011, but a weak fundraising market could be cause for concern about future VC supply, according to year-end figures from the Canadian Venture Capital

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada lags behind U.S. in supporting small businesses

by Christine Wong We Canadians tend to get our backs up when people assume we’re exactly the same as Americans, but with different accents, eh? For proof of just how different we are,

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook IPO eye-poppers

When Facebook filed its IPO papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, some interesting facts about the company were revealed. While the filing focused on the social network's revenue and user-base

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Sharon Gaudin

Where will Facebook spend $5B IPO money?

Facebook filed papers Wednesday to become a public company, revealing financial information that attests to the social network's phenomenal growth. The IPO is the most anticipated public offering in a decade, with the

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Cameron Scott and Grant Gross

Waterloo still a top tech hub despite RIM’s slide

Waterloo will thrive, not just survive, despite the recent turmoil and management shakeup at Research in Motion, the leader of the city's local tech startup incubator says.The southwestern Ontario city has become somewhat

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?

  by Christine Wong Assessing the debris of the Research in Motiondebacle – longtime co-CEOs swept aside, stock price in shambles, failed PlayBook launch and customer confidence rocked by service outages – it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian startups go abroad for cash and customers

Just how far will Canadian tech startups go for money and mentorship?For some, going overseas is just the ticket. Antsy for Canada’s financing scene to rebound but wary of the crowded,cutthroat startup scene

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa tech acceletor stumbled on early-stage financing – OCRI chief

By Francis Moran In Part 1 we spoke with Bruce Lazenby, who is less than three months into his new job as president and CEO of OCRI. These days, the only constant is change

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Francis Moran

Top 5 priorities and challenges for Canadian SMBs in 2012

Forget about fears of a global recession, the European debt crisis, or a stronger Canadian dollar.The majority of Canadian small businesses are optimistic about their prospects in the New Year and in fact

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New chief of Ottawa tech accelerator reveals plans for 2012

by Francis Moran It's fairly safe to say that I struck a loud chord with my post  that took Ottawa's major economic development agency to task for preferring cheerleading from the sidelines to playmaking that

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

2011 showed us what Canadian startups are really made of

by Christine Wong Forgive me for stealing from Charles Dickens but it is the holiday season after all: was 2011 the best of times or the worst of times for startups? Christine WongThere

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Site helps Canadian startups sort through the financing maze

A new national Web site listing over 12,000 funding sources is trying to help Canadian entrepreneurs find the proverbial needle in the startup capital haystack.Montreal-based Fundica.comis a comprehensive online catalogue of government and

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Christine Wong

Video rewind: Think team and traction to attract investors

Funding is a top challenge for technology businesses. In the lead up to Technicity 2011, ITBusiness.ca has been featuring a series of start-up themed articles and content such as our State of the

Published on: November 15th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Strong social networks secret to startup funding, study finds

It really is all about who you know, at least if you're an Ontariostartup looking for money.A preliminary study on the role of contact networks in the success ofOntario startups has found that

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Christine Wong