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Roth Capital leads $14 mln round for LiquidSpace - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Roth Capital leads $14 mln round for LiquidSpace
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
It enables individuals and companies to instantly find and book meeting and office space, by the hour, day, or longer, across the U.S., Canada and Australia. More than 5,500 workspaces in 600 cities are available on-demand through the LiquidSpace ...

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Roth Capital leads $14 mln round for LiquidSpace - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Roth Capital leads $14 mln round for LiquidSpace
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
It enables individuals and companies to instantly find and book meeting and office space, by the hour, day, or longer, across the U.S., Canada and Australia. More than 5,500 workspaces in 600 cities are available on-demand through the LiquidSpace ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/30
Shopify to open ‘sales lab’ in Kitchener - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Shopify to open 'sales lab' in Kitchener
CBC.ca
Ottawa-based Shopify, a company that makes an online software platform that helps businesses sell their goods on the Internet, is expanding into Kitchener. Shopify is looking to hire five people for what it calls a 'sales lab' that will be located in ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/30
Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer - Fortune

Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer
Fortune
He still has a home in Palm Springs, another in Sun Valley, Idaho, and one in British Columbia, Canada, in the small town outside Vancouver where his wife, Sage, grew up. Then there's the Namale Resort and Spa he owns in Fiji, which he says is his ...

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Shopify to open ‘sales lab’ in Kitchener - CBC.ca

Shopify to open 'sales lab' in Kitchener
CBC.ca
Ottawa-based Shopify, a company that makes an online software platform that helps businesses sell their goods on the Internet, is expanding into Kitchener. Shopify is looking to hire five people for what it calls a 'sales lab' that will be located in ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/30
Shopify to open ‘sales lab’ in Kitchener - CBC.ca

Shopify to open 'sales lab' in Kitchener
CBC.ca
Ottawa-based Shopify, a company that makes an online software platform that helps businesses sell their goods on the Internet, is expanding into Kitchener. Shopify is looking to hire five people for what it calls a 'sales lab' that will be located in ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/30
Ford recalls 200000 cars for possible fuel leaks - Fortune

Ford recalls 200000 cars for possible fuel leaks
Fortune
Ford Motor Company F issued a recall for nearly 205,000 cars today, around a month after the automaker recalled another 850,000 vehicles in a separate action. Today's recall covers 2007-2008 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles. The cars could have ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/29
‘Lead-less’ pacemaker makes Cleveland Clinic’s list of top medical inventions - Minneapolis / St. Pa

'Lead-less' pacemaker makes Cleveland Clinic's list of top medical inventions
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Little Canada-based St. Jude (NYSE: STJ) picked up the technology last year when it paid$123.5 million to buy Milpitas, Calif.-based Nanostim. Cleveland Clinic praised lead-less pacemakers for improving patient safety. "Vitamin-sized wireless cardiac ...

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GM Ventures Takes Stake in Telogis - Orange County Business Journal

GM Ventures Takes Stake in Telogis
Orange County Business Journal
Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has received an equity investment from GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Inc. The value of the minority stake was undisclosed. The transaction strengthens the relationship between the ... Telogis will ...

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Peraso Closes Oversubscribed $20 Million Equity Financing Led by Roadmap … - Design and Reuse (pre

Peraso Closes Oversubscribed $20 Million Equity Financing Led by Roadmap ...
Design and Reuse (press release)
Peraso is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company is focussed on the development of 60 GHz chip sets and solutions compliant with the IEEE 802.11ad specification. 60 GHz has been adopted for interoperability ...

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A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest - The American Lawyer (registration)

A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest
The American Lawyer (registration)
Increasingly, U.S. law firms are getting involved in Canadian startup ventures, usually at the prompting of either their tech or venture capital clients. Among the more ubiquitous in Canadian financings, say Canadian tech lawyers, are Silicon Valley ...

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Canada’s Hottest Startups and Their Lawyers - The American Lawyer (registration)

Canada's Hottest Startups and Their Lawyers
The American Lawyer (registration)
A new wave of tech enterprises is attracting increasingly large rounds of venture capital. Hootsuite Media Inc. The Vancouver-based company offers companies a way to manage social media; it has raised $250 million in six rounds in the past 15 months.

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Chasing Tech Work, Canada’s Law Firms Embrace Innovation - The American Lawyer (registration)

The American Lawyer (registration)

Chasing Tech Work, Canada's Law Firms Embrace Innovation
The American Lawyer (registration)
Though Canada attracts only a fraction of the tech investment that Silicon Valley does, or even New York City, the amount of venture capital pouring into Canada is increasing. Last year, Canadian emerging companies drew $1.8 billion in venture capital, ...

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The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy& - Innovation Excellence (blog)

The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&
Innovation Excellence (blog)
(That same study also revealed that Silicon Valley firms are almost twice as likely to follow a Need Seekers model than the general population of companies—46 percent versus 28 percent, a consequence of the startup/venture capital mind-set of tightly ...

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Restoration 1 eyeing Birmingham for expansion - Birmingham Business Journal

Restoration 1 eyeing Birmingham for expansion
Birmingham Business Journal
With 25 locations in the U.S. and 13 in Canada, Kovacs and president of franchise marketing systems Chris Conner said Birmingham is a perfect market for multiple Restoration 1 franchises. "We have done exceptionally well in mid-sized markets," Conner ...

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The Canadian-born, U.S.-headquartered MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Capital C and Kenna, two Toronto-area agencies.

GigPark announced on August 24th, that they had been purchased by the Yellow Pages. Hey Noah, congratulations to you and the team there.

The Ontario government is doing something truly unique and laudable says John Albright of JLA Ventures. Last week Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation announced a new $205-million fund to help stimulate the province's early-stage ventures.

According to a University of Laval Professor, Canada's Labour Sponsor Funds kill innovation rather than create it. Read the press release here.

MediaScrape lands new venture round of $3.2 million. Chris Dingle has been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dingle was the founding CTO of 24/7 Real Media which sold recently to WPP for $637 million.

University Technologies International (UTI) - IGNITE - announces the closing of two first-round financings for two IGNITE companies, Profero Energy Inc. and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Kleer Inc. based in California but with a plant in Ottawa landed a $28 million round for its wireless audio product development.

The Ottawa Citizen ran this story a few days ago. We've been saying this for years now. When will the public sector make it easier for investment in the province's tech sector?

Rick Nathan of the Canadian Venture Capital Association has an optimistic view of the current credit crunch.

MSBi Capital announces the addition of two new partners François Gauvin and John Elton.

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