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White House visit reignites engineer’s entrepreneurial spark - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

White House visit reignites engineer's entrepreneurial spark
The Globe and Mail
In 2010, Industry Canada estimated that only 17 per cent of small businesses had female CEOs. And it doesn't stop at our borders. In fact, the discrepancy is even more important in the U.S. where recent statistics show that 87 per cent of venture ...

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White House visit reignites engineer’s entrepreneurial spark - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

White House visit reignites engineer's entrepreneurial spark
The Globe and Mail
In 2010, Industry Canada estimated that only 17 per cent of small businesses had female CEOs. And it doesn't stop at our borders. In fact, the discrepancy is even more important in the U.S. where recent statistics show that 87 per cent of venture ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 05/27
Cybersecurity M&As;and VC Investments Roundup - HSToday

Cybersecurity M&As and VC Investments Roundup
HSToday
Cloud application security company Veracode (Burlington, Mass.) is planning to go public in May, according to Fortune. Veracode has raised over $110 million in venture capital funding. Its most recent round was a $40 million Series F infusion last ...

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Peter Thiel-backed VC firm backs Granify a crystal-ball-like retail tech startup - Upstart

Upstart

Peter Thiel-backed VC firm backs Granify a crystal-ball-like retail tech startup
Upstart
The UpTake: New York-based venture capital firm Valar Ventures, backed by Peter Thiel, led a $7 million Series A round for Granify, a Canadian retail tech startup focused on preventing consumers from exiting e-commerce sites without buying.

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Canada Extends New Immigrant Investor Application Window - Law360 (subscription)

Canada Extends New Immigrant Investor Application Window
Law360 (subscription)
... ET) -- The government of Canada said Saturday it is reopening the application window for a new program to enable immigrant high-net-worth investors and their families to gain residency through investment in a venture capital fund for Canadian startups.

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Peter Thiel-backed VC firm backs Granify, a crystal-ball-like retail tech startup - New York Busines

New York Business Journal

Peter Thiel-backed VC firm backs Granify, a crystal-ball-like retail tech startup
New York Business Journal
Valar Ventures, the New York-based global venture fund backed by Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel, announced today that it has led a $7 million Series A round into retail tech startup Granify, which uses technology that makes it seem like retailers are ...

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Ottawa unveils new immigrant investor program - Vancouver Desi

Vancouver Desi

Ottawa unveils new immigrant investor program
Vancouver Desi
The Immigration Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program replaces the government's previous Federal Immigrant Investor Program, which was cancelled last year following criticism relating to lax requirements and the opportunity for fraud. Under the new ...

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Ellen Pao may have failed in court, but she’s started an important conversation - ITBusiness.ca (blo

Ellen Pao may have failed in court, but she's started an important conversation
ITBusiness.ca (blog)
The Ellen Pao versus Kleiner Perkins case in Silicon Valley has been wonderfully interesting to follow. If you haven't been following it, the San Francisco case saw Reddit's interim CEO, claiming gender discrimination by former employer and venture ...

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Home Maintenance Causes House Fires? World Patent Marketing Introduces … - GlobeNewswire (press re

Home Maintenance Causes House Fires? World Patent Marketing Introduces ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Just recently, home maintenance causes house fires was proven to be true as a house in Roddickton, Canada was completely burned down while attempting to repair a crack in the concrete foundation. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the entire house and ...

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Canadian Innovation Exchange launches CIX TOP 20 Program - Troy Media

Troy Media

Canadian Innovation Exchange launches CIX TOP 20 Program
Troy Media
The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) CIX Top 20 program, recently launched at the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) in Vancouver, B.C., showcases Canada's hottest and most innovative technology companies. The annual ...

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Are Canada’s Most Driven Entrepreneurs Immigrants? - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Are Canada's Most Driven Entrepreneurs Immigrants?
Techvibes (blog)
... Canadian entrepreneurs, employees, and investors while completely overlooking that he was responsible for hiring and culture as CEO. And they is plenty of irony in the fact that he was ulitimately fired by US-born successor and US venture capital ...

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BDC Capital and Canadian Technology Accelerators renew their partnership to … - Canada NewsWire (p

BDC Capital and Canadian Technology Accelerators renew their partnership to ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Through its deep connections to Canadian technology companies and venture capital communities, as well as support of the country's leading accelerators, BDC Capital is well positioned to recommend companies that fit best with the CTA programs. Several ...

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Capital Gains: More Stripe Funding, Marc Andreessen’s New Board Seat and More - Re/code

Re/code

Capital Gains: More Stripe Funding, Marc Andreessen's New Board Seat and More
Re/code
Obvious Ventures, the venture capital firm started by Twitter and Medium founder Ev Williams, raised $123 million for its first fund, according to an SEC filing earlier this week. The cloud software company Twilio is partnering with its backers ...

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After-dinner notion sparks a dream turned reality - Citizens Voice

Citizens Voice

After-dinner notion sparks a dream turned reality
Citizens Voice
It now services between 4,000 and 5,000 retailers throughout the United States and Canada, using the Internet to drive customers into their brick-and-mortar locations. “Without a product like ours,” Sandone said, “these small independents would be in a ...

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Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes Named Entrepreneur of the Year Award by CVCA - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Hootsuite's Ryan Holmes Named Entrepreneur of the Year Award by CVCA
Techvibes (blog)
From May 19-21, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association held its Annual Conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, bringing together panels and keynote speakers discussing topics on the theme of Capitalizing on Change: ...
Ryan Holmes chosen as CVCA's 2015 Entrepreneur of the YearBetaKit

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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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