Should female founders target female funders?

For many founders in Canada, particularly the under-represented female founders in our startup scene, it is really difficult to think beyond the question of finding money to the more important question of, "Who's

Published on: June 14th, 2013 Michael Cayley

New VC firm raising $7 million for tech startups

Canadian high-tech startups may soon have access to another source of venture capital funding, thanks to an investor group that includes some new players on the startup scene. Pycap Venture Partners is slated

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Candice So

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

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

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

How startups can use social media to court angel investors

By Alexandra Reid Q and A with Bryan J. Watson Throughout his career, both in Canada and the U.K., Bryan J. Watson has been a champion of entrepreneurship as a vector for the

Published on: April 4th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff