Stage is set for Canadian B2B firms to scale up, former Dragon Bruce Croxon says

Canada's tech ecosystem is experiencing something of a resurgence in 2017, with few sectors illustrating its recent success better than the business-to-business (B2B) software firms who received funding from former Dragon's Den investor

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Interview with Lightspeed Ventures partner Ravi Mhatre

Lightspeed Ventures partner Ravi Mhatre sat down with ITBusiness.ca last month at TiECon and talked about the nuances of investor-entrepreneur relationships and the future of Lightspeed Ventures. At TiECon this year, Ravi was announced

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Ashley Huffman

Here’s who’s investing in Canadian SaaS startups [infographic]

There is a general sense in the tech community that it's difficult to raise money in Canada, but as a new infographic from Ottawa-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) venture capital (VC) fund L-Spark illustrates, this

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Huge VC opportunity hiding in plain sight

"The average 'enriched' startup raised 44x more capital to get a 25 per cent better return," according to the above controversial chart. Even more alarming is the revelation that U.S. VCs could increase their

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Geoff Foulds

8 secrets from a top Canadian venture capitalist

At the recent Fireside Conference held just outside Bancroft, Ontario, top Canadian fintech venture capitalist Christian Lassonde shared some insights into the mindset of a venture capitalist (VC). Focusing on fintech, Lassonde has invested in

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Watch as we livestream an UberPitch ride on Periscope (or at least try)

We told you earlier this week about Uber's collaboration with investors across Canada to get them in front of aspiring entrepreneurs 15-minutes at a time, and on Thursday we're hoping to bring you

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New venture capital fund hopes to make Toronto the next Silicon Valley

A new Toronto-based venture capital fund co-founded by a Canadian tech veteran is aiming to change at least a corner of Canada’s startup landscape. Launched on Jan. 13 by former Rypple co-founder David

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google offering startups $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform

Google Inc. announced today it’s giving out a one-year, $100,000 credit to startups using its Google Cloud Platform service, a boon for new companies looking to use the cloud to get their businesses

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Candice So

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Customer connections are key to the new marketing: VC Investor

I caught up with Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a panelist at this week's Grow Conference in Whistler.  In line with the conference theme of living in a connected

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

“Driving the bus” and empowerment through governance

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 2 of this series, head on over here.    Most early and growth stage

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Venture capital and funding: Where are the women?

Where are the women in Canadian venture capital?  Angel investors, and for that matter, where are the women-owned technology startups? Some months ago at the Gaining Momentum: Women In Techology event, Ilse Treurnicht,

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong