Wealthsimple offers investing service to millennials

A new Toronto-based startup hopes to disrupt the investment services industry for millennials by catering to them with text messages and algorithms rather than golf games and working lunches. Wealthsimple is hoping that

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Stock and corporate board structure for the new entrepreneur

Requisite disclaimer: While this guide has been reviewed by an attorney, this article does not constitute legal advice. You should consult a lawyer about any decisions that you make concerning stock and options.

Published on: February 13th, 2014 A. Traviss Corry

No treasure map to startup funding, entrepreneurs told

What makes a business worth investing in? It turns out that business founders and prospective investors might have very different ideas of that entirely. On March 13, ventureLAB, York Regions Innovation Centre hosted

Published on: March 18th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Gerard Buckley on importance of angels

Gerard Buckley is an ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger and one of the mentors with Incubes. As the director of Jaguar Capital, he has an inside point of view on the relationships between investors and

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Kickstarter’s poor success rate shows crowdfunding risks

If Canada is going to support the crowdfunding model here, as the U.S. has decided to do with the passage of the JOBS act, then it must consider one important question: How likely are crowdfunded

Published on: July 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

StockTwits founder wants you to learn from his mistakes

Social media investor Howard Lindzon took a pass on putting money in Zynga (of Mafia Wars and Farmville fame), said no to investing on microblogging hit Twitter, and missed the angle once more

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano