Secrets venture capitalists may not want founders to know

How does a successful serial fund raiser do it? That’s the question Startup Grind Toronto guest host Matthew Ingram asked Andrew D’Souza at a recent fireside chat. D’Souza said several things that venture

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Why you’re okay if you don’t fit the profile

Incubators have a dirty little secret: they’re not for everybody. When Paul Graham developed the incubator model he was laser-focused on companies with the potential to scale to billion-dollar valuations, fast. This, Graham

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Canadian angel investors put $89M into startups in 2013, NACO says

Canadian angel investors have poured about $89 million into startups this year, more than twice what was recorded in 2012, according to a new survey from the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO). In

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Candice So

Building a board of investors at your early stage company

This is part 2 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 1 of this series, head on over here.    Investor board nominees is a

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

“Driving the bus” and empowerment through governance

This is part 1 of a two-part series on how startups can set up their governance structure. For part 2 of this series, head on over here.    Most early and growth stage

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Canadian startups building rather than selling, report says

Fewer Canadian startup CEOs are thinking of up and selling their companies, preferring to stick it out for the long haul, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In a report released

Published on: May 6th, 2013 Candice So

Jobpostings.ca acquires Digital Media Zone startup

A startup based at the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ) has been acquired by Jobpostings.ca, it announced today. Fanfare has covered its Web site with a one-page notice about the transaction and say that its

Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

10 most annoying tech industry personality types

It's despicable to stereotype people. I know. But the technology industry offers (or suffers from, depending on your view point) so many fascinating caricatures of people trying to act like everyone else, who

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

Canada’s ‘most innovative’ start-ups announced

Start-up tech companies being recognized for their innovative products say the past year's grinding economy actually helped sharpen their competitive edge. The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its Top 20 list of nominees

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How and where to find help when launching your own business

See related story and video: Munch n' mingle your way to business success - three experts show you howIf you're one of the many knowledge workers today who've got the boot due to

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod