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

New VC firm raising $7 million for tech startups

Canadian high-tech startups may soon have access to another source of venture capital funding, thanks to an investor group that includes some new players on the startup scene. Pycap Venture Partners is slated

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Candice So

New hire Salim Teja wants to develop MaRS’ innovation ’tissue’

It's just his second day on the job as head of Toronto's MaRS information technology, communications and entertainment (ICE) sector, and Salim Teja feels like he's a perfect fit. "The experience and skills

Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Feds offer visas to foreign entrepreneurs with startup ideas

The federal government is inviting entrepreneurs from around the world with a good business idea and financial backing from Canadian investors to apply for its new Start-up Visa Program, which launched Monday. According

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

VCs and accelerators get some love from Budget 2013

In a federal budget characterized by a minimum of new spending and investment, the small business and startup communities of Canada did receive some attention from finance minister Jim Flaherty on Thursday. Research,

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ontario invests $50 million in new venture capital fund

More governments in Canada seem to be dipping their toes into the venture capital business. The most recent to test the waters is the Province of Ontario, which said Tuesday that it’s investing

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Big data startups a magnet for venture capital: study

Big data startups are getting big money. According to CB Insights, which tracks venture capital investment in the U.S., big data startups have attracted nearly US$5 billion in investment over the last five

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Venture capital drought over, would-be entrepreneurs told

After a decade-long drought, venture capital has become plentiful again in Canada, attendees at the National Business and Technology Conference in Toronto were told on Saturday. “We’ve gone from a decade of inactivity ...

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Gerard Buckley on importance of angels

Gerard Buckley is an ITBusiness.ca Community Blogger and one of the mentors with Incubes. As the director of Jaguar Capital, he has an inside point of view on the relationships between investors and

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Incubes Demo Day – Webcast replay

We're pleased to present the recording of the live broadcast of Incubes Demo Day from The Arcadian in downtown Toronto. See three new startups unveiled to the public and give their best pitch to a

Published on: February 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson