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 should endorse crowdfunding to address fundraising gap

When the Startup Canada campaign hits its climax in a series of coordinated press conferences across Canada on Tuesday, it should strongly advocate for the path for equity-based crowdfunding to be laid in

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

New crowdfunding site aims to help homeless

A new crowdfunding site with a social conscious has launched in New Brunswick, and its first project aims to help 26 low income families that lost their homes in a downtown Fredericton.Launched by

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Jeff Jedras

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

Everything you need to know about angel investors [infographic]

Many of us might like the idea of talking to an angel, but for startup entrepreneurs looking for some seed funding, it's a more hard-and-fast type of aspiration.Many of us might like the

Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: How to avoid death by ‘creative suicide’

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund 500 Startups is created by founders, for founders, partner Paul Singh says.At a fireside chat hosted by Startup Grind Toronto, the venture capital fund manager dished

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Influitive raises $3.75 million fund to fuel AdvocateHub

Toronto-based Influitive Inc., a startup firm that allows businesses to use their customer advocates as a marketing resource, has raised $3.75 million in a seed round of financing, it announced today. There are

Published on: August 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding complements ‘lean startup’ approach and reduces risk

When I describe crowdfunding to my friends that aren’t totally tuned in to the business scene in Canada, I usually get two immediate reactions. The first one is that it seems like a

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Webcast replay: Fireside chat with crowdfunding architect Sherwood Neiss

function popup(){test=window.open("http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24044144","window","height=300,width=480")}It's so often the case these days that startup businesses just don't know where to turn for money. Venture capital can be hard to find, institutions aren't likely to take the risk

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding advocates continue push with Webinar

A group of organizations campaigning to get crowdfunding made legal in Canada is holding a Webinar tomorrow to drum up support.The group is organized under the banner of Invest Crowdfund Canada (ICC) and

Published on: June 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

‘Dragon’s’ new venture capital fund aims to raise $100 million

Canadian entrepreneurs might feel like a beaten boxer that can't get up off the stool for the last round of the fight, but now there's a Dragon that's willing to help them win.

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year

Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing.There were almost 350 crowdfunding

Published on: May 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott