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Opinion: Israeli innovation comes to British Columbia - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun

Opinion: Israeli innovation comes to British Columbia
Vancouver Sun
Israel also leads the world in scientific patents per capita the world and ranks on top of many global indicators: first in R&D intensity; second, just behind the U.S., in attracting venture capital; and third, behind Canada and the U.K., in the number ...

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Canada’s Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees - Huffington Post Canada

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Canada's Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees
Huffington Post Canada
Canada's new millionaire migration scheme, the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) programme, appears to be dead on arrival. Authorities were last week forced to extend the application window after failing to fill a very modest quota of 500 ...
6 steps to attracting more business peopleTroy Media
Refugee immigrants reporting higher incomes to CRA than investor immigrantsVancouver Desi

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Advent hires advisers to expand investments in loyalty plans - Reuters

Advent hires advisers to expand investments in loyalty plans
Reuters
Masnaghetti was a former advisor to Aeroplan on its spin-off from Air Canada. Both hirings come as ... Private equity and venture capital firms in the region likely raised last year the most money from investors since 2011, industry group Lavca said ...

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Canadian FX rainmaker starts new company - The Globe and Mail

Canadian FX rainmaker starts new company
The Globe and Mail
In the meantime, he started a venture capital fund and donated $10-million to the University of Victoria, which renamed its business school the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Now that his non-compete agreement with Western Union has expired, Mr.

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Anne Wojcicki’s quest to put people in charge of their own health - San Francisco Chronicle

Anne Wojcicki's quest to put people in charge of their own health
San Francisco Chronicle
So far, 23andMe has attracted nearly 1 million customers and more than $126 million in venture capital, making it one of the most hyped health-technology firms in the world — and its CEO one of the most influential women in tech. But not everyone ...

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Capital Gains: Nasty Gal Raises $16 Million, the Aereo Fire Sale and More - Re/code

Re/code

Capital Gains: Nasty Gal Raises $16 Million, the Aereo Fire Sale and More
Re/code
The Canadian enterprise technology company SecureKey raised $19 million in a Series C funding round. The lead investors were Blue Sky Capital and Rogers Venture Partners (Reuters). Ron Johnson, the former Apple retail exec who knows a thing or two ...

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Canadian payment tech provider Mobeewave closes $6.5M round led by … - VentureBeat

Canadian payment tech provider Mobeewave closes $6.5M round led by ...
VentureBeat
Earlier this month SBT Venture Capital, the venture arm of Russia's national savings bank Sberbank, led a $6.5 million investment round for Mobeewave, a Canadian startup that develops fast and secure near-field communication (NFC) mobile payment ...

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Fonds de solidarité FTQ Applauds Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s Commitment … - Canada NewsWire (

Fonds de solidarité FTQ Applauds Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's Commitment ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
MONTRÉAL, Feb. 27, 2015 "The Fonds de solidarité FTQ applauds the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada for acknowledging the importance of labour funds in the Québec and Canadian economies and for committing to reinstate the federal tax credit for ...

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Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy Creating Jobs and … - Marketwired (press rele

Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy Creating Jobs and ...
Marketwired (press release)
... to accelerate business opportunities and build on a number of actions that the government has already taken, including strengthening Canada's entrepreneurial culture, improving support for business and increasing the availability of venture capital.

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IBM Looks to Strengthen Presence in Toronto by Partnering with Local Startups - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

IBM Looks to Strengthen Presence in Toronto by Partnering with Local Startups
Techvibes (blog)
That program saw the industry giant partner with several groups, including the mayor of New York City and a venture capital firm, to create an online hub for information and resources for and about the city's tech community, particularly startups, as ...

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Two Canadian Startups Selected to Pitch at Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day - Techvibes (blog)

Two Canadian Startups Selected to Pitch at Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day
Techvibes (blog)
Startups in cities all around the world are building incredible, innovative companies, but many lack access to the robust investment opportunities of Silicon Valley. Google recognizes that innovation is alive and well far beyond the confines of a few ...

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AVAC Launches $150 Million Fund to Invest in Technology That Will Disrupt … - Techvibes (blog)

AVAC Launches $150 Million Fund to Invest in Technology That Will Disrupt ...
Techvibes (blog)
The mandate of the $150 million fund is to identify and invest in world-class technologies across early to growth stage companies in the agriculture technology space. Verdex Capital, AVAC's Ag Tech arm, will oversee the Canadian arm of the fund in ...

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AVAC Launches $150 Million Fund to Invest in Technology That Will Disrupt … - Techvibes (blog)

AVAC Launches $150 Million Fund to Invest in Technology That Will Disrupt ...
Techvibes (blog)
The mandate of the $150 million fund is to identify and invest in world-class technologies across early to growth stage companies in the agriculture technology space. Verdex Capital, AVAC's Ag Tech arm, will oversee the Canadian arm of the fund in ...

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Lisburn medical imaging company receives venture capital boost - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph

Lisburn medical imaging company receives venture capital boost
Belfast Telegraph
The company currently has offices in Canada and Australia and exports to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. In 2013 Cirdan bought ULTRA Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), part of GE Healthcare in the US. Allen Martin said: "We are ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 02/25
Lisburn medical imaging company receives venture capital boost - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph

Lisburn medical imaging company receives venture capital boost
Belfast Telegraph
The company currently has offices in Canada and Australia and exports to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and the Middle East. In 2013 Cirdan bought ULTRA Laboratory Information Systems (LIS), part of GE Healthcare in the US. Allen Martin said: "We are ...

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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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