Regional angel investing? ‘That’s just wrong!’

Last week David Verrill, chair of the Angel Capital Association, invited to me speak at the Angel Capital Summit in San Francisco along with my super smart co-panelists Jason Best and Sara Hanks.  The conference

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Michael Cayley

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

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

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

For the last time, they won’t come just because you’ve built it

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “Companies that can’t clearly articulate their customer and market are not real serious companies, they are research projects … Engineering and marketing need to work together from

Published on: May 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

Words of wisdom: What can you learn from a thunder lizard?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette “A startup is ultimately ... not just about whether an idea or a product works, it is about whether or not you can create a business around

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Francis Moran