Startup news round-up: May 28, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Britain launches a startup loan program, Notesolution helps students, and pondering Canada's venture capital landscape.UK startup loans Despite being under

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New $150M VC fund to target Quebec life sciences

There's a new venture capital pipeline on the ground for Quebec's life sciences sector.Montreal-based Teralys Capital has put $65 million into TVM LifeScience Ventures VII, a new $150-million fund focused on early stagedrug

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toronto’s Interaxon lands first VC deal for thought-controlled IT gear

Toronto startup Interaxon has landed its first venture capital infusion just months before it will launch its thought-controlled computing headset on the consumer market. No official announcement has been made regarding the funding,

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Christine Wong

New VC fund raises $105 M for media communications startups

The Canadian tech scene's knight in shining armour is spreading the wealth again.Sir Terence Matthews, knighted bythe Queen in 2001, has just raised$105-million through a new venture capital fund targetinginvestmentsin early stage firms

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

The root of all evil

By Leo Valiquette Back in November, Peter Hanschke blogged about the need for the lean and mean startup to beware the million-dollar cheque. In that spirit, I have an anecdote to share which illustrates

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Startup news round-up: May 4, 2012

Vancouver-based social media management system HootSuite is looking to social media giants, LinkedIn, Facebook, Witter and Google to help the company raise a $50 million round at a $500 million valuation, according to

Published on: May 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 1, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Toronto gets a new startup organization, New York racks up VC deals, and a toymaker offers fun (and funding) for

Published on: May 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How close should you be with your investor?

by Monica Goyal How close is to close? I remember an advisor once suggesting that an entrepreneur should be located 150 miles from their investor. It was just to say that investors want

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Canadian VC hit four-year high in 2011 but new fundraising slows

Canadian venture capital investments hit a four-year high in 2011, but a weak fundraising market could be cause for concern about future VC supply, according to year-end figures from the Canadian Venture Capital

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Dealing with the devilish details of bringing IP to market

By Francis Moran According to Matt Lemelin, CEO of Genevolve Vision Diagnostics, there are more than 100 occupations which rely on workers having normal colour vision. As we explored in our last post, civilian

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Francis Moran

Canadians prove wise on creating healthy tech startup atmosphere

Canadians think the government is doing a decent job of offering technology startups support, but almost nobody thinks this nation is a world leader when it comes to giving entrepreneurs a hand. And

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Championship: A rising tide floats all ships

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette When we spoke back in June with Jon Bradford of Springboard, he made the valid point that the vision and drive of a few dedicated people is more important to the

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Don’t count Ottawa out

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Scott Annan is no stranger to the Ottawa startup community. The founder of software development and web consultancy Mercury Grove and social utility Network Hippo fits the mould of what we describe as

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Francis Moran

Top 12 lies angels tell

By Frank Peters Angel investors are among the leading sources of funding for many technology firms. Knowing how these investors think and evaluate a possible investment is therefore vital for any tech start

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Francis Moran