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

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

Paul Singh of 500 Startups coming to Toronto

A prominent U.S.-based investor that wants to apply the Moneyball approach to funding startups is visiting Toronto on Sept. 10 to meet with select Ontario firms. Paul Singh is a partner in 500

Published on: August 29th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada’s angels: Gaining strength in numbers, getting more hands-on

The days of the silent angel investor are numbered. Canada's angel investment ecosystem isroaring loudly as a scene that'sbigger, more organized and more actively involved in the startupcompanies it invests in than ever

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Prominent investor to chair MentorCamp event series

Well-known technology startup investor Gerry Pond will be the new chair for MentorCamp, a series of events designed to help startup companies held in Atlantic Canada.Event organizer and fund manager Permjot Valia announced

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding needs investor safeguards, VCs and angels warn

Don't let hype overshadow investor safety if equity crowdfunding becomes legal in Canada, two of the country's angel and venture capital groups warn. Some leaders in Canada's angel and VC sector say equity

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian angel investments jumped 50 per cent in 2011: study

More angels are coming to the aid of Canadian startups these days.Angel investors made 134investments totaling $82.4 million in 2011, up from 90investments worth a combined $35.3 million in 2010, according to astudy

Published on: July 18th, 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

Feds give $50,000 to Ontario angel investment group

Even angels need help sometimes.Especially angel investors and the businesses they finance. To bolsterangel investment in southern Ontario, the federal government is givingup to $50,000 to the Angel One Investor Network, anon-profit groupbased

Published on: May 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Do you know how to dance with angels?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette It’s been a busy couple of months for Matt Lemelin, CEO of Genevolve Vision Diagnostics, as he hustles to raise Genevolve’s profile and, ideally, its bank account.

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Francis Moran

What’s going on in Waterloo?

By Francis Moran  Regular readers of my posts will know that I spend a fair bit of time in the Waterloo region where both the buzz and the substance of the startup scene

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Francis Moran