Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup TO – Interview with AngelHack Toronto Organizer JJ Beh

  AngelHack, the hottest buzz in travelling hackathons/incubators, just wrapped up its latest event this past week in Toronto on December 1-2.   With 11 city stops in total, AngelHack’s last destination was Sunny Los

Published on: December 6th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

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

Why the Irish approach to startup success includes Canada

A black T-shirt is mounted in a large frame on a brick wall. It shows a man – a sort of stick figure – running, with flames shooting up from his head, which

Published on: November 2nd, 2012 Shane Schick

VC deal sizes and amounts shrink in U.S. during third quarter

Access to startup funding got tighter south of the border during the third quarter of this year. According to figures reported by the Washington Post in our sourcearticle, startup funding in the U.S.

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Vancouver-based QuickMobile lands $3.3 million VC deal

QuickMobile, a Vancouver-based mobile solution provider for the meetings and events market, has raised $3.3 million in a financing round led by the BDC IT Venture Fund. In a news release, QuickMobile said

Published on: October 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

TitanFile secures documents, $1.1 million VC funding

A Halifax-based startup that assures its customers of a secure way to transfer sensitive documents has won $1.1 million in seed financing, it announced today. TitanFile Inc. received the financing from Innovacorp, the

Published on: October 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tech financier buys $20 million majority stake in Xtreme Labs

Chamath Palihapitiya is once again investing in the Canadian tech scene that nurtured his Silicon Valley roots. The prominent Valley venture capitalist and ex-Facebook executive isreportedly paying up to $20 million over the

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Quebec City’s Crowdbase raises $650K in VC

Quebec City startup Crowdbase has raised $650,000 from iNovia Capital, Real Ventures and Martin-Luc Archambault. Based on our source article from BetaKit,Crowdbase's platform soundslike a combination of social HR tool meets workplace intranet

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: How to avoid death by ‘creative suicide’

Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund 500 Startups is created by founders, for founders, partner Paul Singh says.At a fireside chat hosted by Startup Grind Toronto, the venture capital fund manager dished

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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