Desire2Learn raises $80 million in first ever VC deal

Desire2Learn of Kitchener, Ont. is finally learning how it feels to say yes to a venture capital deal.After turning down various VC offers, the company has raised a huge chunk of change for

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

SEC issues first ruling on legalized crowdfunding in the U.S.

The march towards legalizing equity crowdfunding in the U.S. just took another step forward.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its first rulingyesterday proposing how equity crowdfunding would beallowed to takeplace under the

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

JOLT’s first six startups have heavy social component

JOLT has announced the six startups that will comprise its first ever summer cohort and there's a heavy social media component to the roster. Related Story | MaRS launches JOLT acceleratorThe six fledgling

Published on: August 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto firm awarded world’s first RaaS patent

Joshua Geist's brand new lucky number is a long one: 8,135,838.That's the U.S. Patent and Trademark number assigned to the recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) technology developed byGeist's Toronto company,Geminare – the first RaaS patent ever

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Christine Wong