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

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