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For foreign tech entrepreneurs, getting a visa to work in the US is a struggle - The Guardian

For foreign tech entrepreneurs, getting a visa to work in the US is a struggle
The Guardian
Countries like Chile, Singapore and Canada are currently creating startup hubs to attract foreign entrepreneurs. As Berenguer points out, .... The venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners took an interest in Pixable and invested $7m (£4.3m ...

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Cooperation key to cyber-security, says ex-NSA head - The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel

Cooperation key to cyber-security, says ex-NSA head
The Times of Israel
It's to that end that international security company EMC, BGN Technologies (the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), and venture capital investment firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) announced Sunday the creation of ...

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Vancouver’s lit startups write the next chapter in publishing - The Province (blog)

The Province (blog)

Vancouver's lit startups write the next chapter in publishing
The Province (blog)
Vancouver has long been one of Canada's most literary cities. We're home to bestselling writers such as Douglas Coupland, William Gibson, Chevy Stevens and Steven Galloway, among others. The UBC creative writing program has influenced generations ...

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What Alberta Can Learn From Las Vegas’ Downtown - Huffington Post Canada

What Alberta Can Learn From Las Vegas' Downtown
Huffington Post Canada
The Downtown Project is a private/public collaboration to revitalize the downtown through real estate development and venture capital investment in start-ups (mostly local businesses). The keynote ... Take a moment to realize that in context of Canada.

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Wealthsimple Wants to Make Investing Simple for Canadians - Techvibes (blog)

Wealthsimple Wants to Make Investing Simple for Canadians
Techvibes (blog)
Wealthsimple's original goal was to raise a $500,000 seed round but within six weeks they raised $1.9 million from industry icons including Joe Canavan, Roger Martin, David Ossip, Dan Debow, and Impression Ventures – a new Canadian Venture Capital ...

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Senators urge Burger King not to move to Canada - South Florida Business Journal (blog)

Senators urge Burger King not to move to Canada
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Burger King agreed to merge with Canada's Tim Hortons last month and move its nominal headquarters to Canada. The Burger King operation will still remain in Miami. BK has said that the deal has nothing to do with lower tax breaks, noting that Canada's ...

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Franklin expedition ends the great public-private debate: Salutin - Toronto Star

Franklin expedition ends the great public-private debate: Salutin
Toronto Star
Business leaders who liked the sound of that funded think-tanks like the Fraser Institute, which generate studies showing government activities like public schools or the Canada Pension Plan are inefficient and superfluous. Meagrely funded leftish ...

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Two Twin Cities firms help farmers harness cloud data - MinnPost

MinnPost

Two Twin Cities firms help farmers harness cloud data
MinnPost
... offerings other industry giants. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Minneapolis-basedConservis Corporation—which also offers cloud-based farm management tools—said it received $10 million in venture capital funding that will help it expand its software ...

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Overstock.com Becomes First Major Retailer to Accept Bitcoin Worldwide - Wired

Overstock.com Becomes First Major Retailer to Accept Bitcoin Worldwide
Wired
Online retailers Newegg and TigerDirect already accept bitcoin in both the U.S. and Canada, and smaller operations use bitcoin for international transactions, but Overstock, a company with $1.3 billion in annual sales, is stretching the reach of the ...

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EdgeStone Capital plans restructuring of two funds - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)

EdgeStone Capital plans restructuring of two funds
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Canadian firm EdgeStone Capital Partners is restructuring two funds to give existing investors the option of cashing out or rolling their interests into a new vehicle, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. The deal is valued around ...

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Venture capital in Canada hasn’t returned to pre-2008 levels: OECD report - Lexology (registration)

Venture capital in Canada hasn't returned to pre-2008 levels: OECD report
Lexology (registration)
Venture capital spending in Canada is still not back up to what it was prior to 2008, according to a recent report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the “OECD”). The OECD found that Canada's venture and growth ...

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Elastic Path secures funds led by BDC Venture Capital - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Elastic Path secures funds led by BDC Venture Capital
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Elastic Path Software Inc., an ecommerce company helping the world's biggest brands generate more revenue, announced it has secured CDN$5.35-million in equity investments led by BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, with participation from Yaletown Venture ...
Elastic Path Raises CDN$535-Million led by BDC Venture CapitalIT Business Net

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Martha Stewart Joins Blockbuster Lineup at QuickBooks Connect - Rock Hill Herald (press release)

Martha Stewart Joins Blockbuster Lineup at QuickBooks Connect
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
Other headliners include business leaders Marc Andreessen, cofounder and partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Arianna Huffington, chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, Kevin Cleary, CEO of Clif Bar ...

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Conversis raises $10 mln - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Conversis raises $10 mln
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Conservis Corporation was founded in 2009 and serves farms across the U.S., Canada, Australia and Russia. To learn more ... Cultivian Sandbox Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on high-technology opportunities in the food and agricultural sectors.

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Tornado Spectral Systems Announces Investment By BeauVest & Roadmap - Canada NewsWire (press release

Tornado Spectral Systems Announces Investment By BeauVest & Roadmap
Canada NewsWire (press release)
... developing radically superior tools for measuring the chemical composition and structure of materials in real-time for a variety of demanding industrial processes, announced additional funding led by venture capital firms BeauVest and Roadmap ...

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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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