Stock and corporate board structure for the new entrepreneur

Requisite disclaimer: While this guide has been reviewed by an attorney, this article does not constitute legal advice. You should consult a lawyer about any decisions that you make concerning stock and options.

Published on: February 13th, 2014 A. Traviss Corry

Extreme Startups graduates 4 digital marketing services

Story written with notes from Candice So. Toronto-based accelerator Extreme Startups debuted its latest cohort of digital entrepreneurs to the world on Wednesday, showcasing four different startups with web-based digital marketing software products.

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ryerson DMZ’s startup pitch competition fit for a busy media landscape

"That's alotta green!" was the frequent refrain by celebrity MC Seamus O'Regan and co-MC, Carrie-Ann Bissonette at yesterday's 120mins in the Zone pitch competition at Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ). I am not a great fan

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Convertible debentures

Tech businesses will almost invariably need some type of investment to help fuel their business. Two of the most prevalent types of financing tech entrepreneurs seek out are debt financing and equity financing;

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Tech B2B startups finally getting attention they deserve

It can often be hard to pitch business-to-business startups. The guy with a consumer-facing mobile app that promises to capture millions of smartphone-toting consumers just sounds a lot more exciting to a venture

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The secret sauce behind Ontario’s high-growth startups

The latest updated from the Network of Angel Organizations of Ontario tells us angel investment surpassed $91 million in 169 early stage companies in the province. Since 2007, members of the network have

Published on: September 26th, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Webcast replay: Incubes Demo Day – 5 startups debut services

We were pleased to host Incubes Demo Day webcast for its fourth cohort, live from Toronto on Sept. 10. We'll be posting the full recap of the webcast here if you missed it.

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Toronto advertising startup AcuityAds raises $3M

Toronto startup AcuityAds Inc. has just scored $3-million in funds from Best Funds, a Canadian venture capital firm. Best Funds announced yesterday it was plugging money into AcuityAds as a debt-deal for growth

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Candice So

Scribble gets financing from investment group

A group of investors led by Georgian Partners is sinking $8 million into Toronto-based social media company Scribble Technologies Inc. Scribble will use the financing to fund growth in the enterprise market, global

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

The Follow-On Investment Forum and its importance

The Follow-on Investment Forum, presented by the Network Angel Organizations Ontario, was an event showcasing eight early-phase companies who pitched to a representative cross-section of leaders and influencers in Ontario's investment community. Photography

Published on: July 2nd, 2013 A. Traviss Corry

Extreme Startups wraps third cohort demo day, announces new managing director

Toronto-based startup accelerator Extreme Startups launched its latest cohort of five startups yesterday at a demo day event in Toronto, following its latest 12-week program of business mentorship, investment, and product refinement. Extreme

Published on: June 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson