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

Ottawa’s $400 million question: How to spend its new VC funding budget?

How do you solve Canada's venture capital crisis? That's the half-billion dollar question Ottawa is posing to leaders ofthis country's finance, startup and business communities. Federalfinance minister Jim Flaherty announced $400 million in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

ShopLocket, TribeHR snag American VC deals

Two Canadian tech startups announced financing deals that included backing from U.S. venture capital firms Wednesday.Toronto-based ShopLocket landed a deal worth $1million in a roundco-led by U.S.-based Valar Ventures, while TribeHR of Waterloo,

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto’s Shiny Ads teams up with red hot U.S. startup PubMatic

A self-serve advertising platform produced by Toronto-based Shiny Ads is getting added exposure courtesy of PubMatic, a U.S. startup that has raised over $60 million in venture capital.Shiny Ads makes an integrated solution

Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to bridge the pre-commercial funding gap in Canada

Startups are based on ideas and faith. Going from an idea to commercialization is a roller coaster ride, from conceptualization to development beta testing and, hopefully, into commercialization and market development. The primary

Published on: July 30th, 2012 Mahrie Boyle

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

Some Canadian VCs may see crowdfunding as a threat

Do Canadian venture capitalists see crowdfunding sites as a competitive threat?There are rumblings of that sort in the American investment communityand now, some of those fears appear to have crossed the border intoCanada.

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

N-Dimension raises $3.85 million in VC deal

Cybersecurity firm N-Dimension Solutions Inc. has secured $3.85 million in a venture capital deal led by EnerTech Capital of Toronto.Export Development Corp. (EDC) also participated in the VC financing round. N-Dimensionprovides IT security

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The Canadian content in Say Media’s $27-million VC deal

There's Canadian content embedded into the $27-million venture capital deal announced by Say Media today. His name is Troy Young and until a few days ago, he was president ofthe San Francisco-based digital

Published on: July 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

LightSpeed unveils iPad retail app on heels of $30-million VC deal

Montreal-based LightSpeed has released a new mobile commerce app for the iPad, an encore to a $30-million round A financing deal the company announced two weeks ago.The new LightSpeed For iPad app is

Published on: June 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Government incentives have almost no impact on creating startups: study

Just days after Ottawa asked for input on how to spend $400 million in new venture capital funding, a new study suggests government programs have almost no influence on entrepreneurs launching startups in

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Dell launches $100M credit fund for startups

Dell on Thursday announced the creation of a $100 million credit fund aimed at giving startups the "financial and scalable technology resources they need to maximize potential for innovation, speed to market and

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

CATA, Matthews want national VC program modelled after Israel’s

Billionaire tech titan Sir Terry Matthews has teamed up with one of Canada's largest tech lobby groups to call for the creation of a national venture capital strategy.Matthews, along with the Canadian Advanced

Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 29, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs for May 29.All about accelerators Ben Yoskovitz was interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter about the recent boom in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff