Startups are not a fit for everyone

George Babu completed his law degree and MBA at the same time as working as a co-founder of Rypple - AND he and his wife had a new baby at the same time.

Published on: October 26th, 2013 Michael Cayley

HootSuite lands ‘record-setting’ $165 M in venture capital

HootSuite Media Inc. has netted another $165 million in capital, one of the largest venture capital funding rounds for a software company on record in Canada. For its Series B financing round, the

Published on: August 1st, 2013 Candice So

Ontario billing and payment startup processes $2 million financing round

Kanata, Ont.-based Fusebill, a developer of automated payment and billing solutions, has closed a $2 million Series A financing round led by Omers Ventures and Covington Capital. "Fusebill provides our customers a simple

Published on: April 17th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Rypple co-founder lands role in venture capital

What do you do after you sell your startup to Salesforce.com? You go into venture capital, of course. Omers Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the Omers, one of Canada’s largest pension

Published on: March 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Desire2Learn raises $80 million in first ever VC deal

Desire2Learn of Kitchener, Ont. is finally learning how it feels to say yes to a venture capital deal.After turning down various VC offers, the company has raised a huge chunk of change for

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Vancouver’s Vision Critical raises $20 million from OMERS Ventures

Vancouver's Vision Critical has secured $20 million in financing from the venture capital arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.VisionCritical was founded by Andrew Reid, son of legendaryCanadianpollster Angus Reid. (Andrew is

Published on: August 28th, 2012 Christine Wong

Extreme Startups looks to connect top tech firms with investor cash

A new Toronto-based technology firm accelerator program offering residents $200,000 in funding and direct exposure to several top investment capital firms is now accepting applications, according to Extreme Venture Partners.From Jan. 31 until

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson