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Bed-in-a-box retailer goes to the mattresses against new online competition - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal

Bed-in-a-box retailer goes to the mattresses against new online competition
Edmonton Journal
Casper launched in the United States in April and has raised $15 million US in venture capital from institutional and celebrity investors, including Ashton Kutcher and Canadian basketballer Steve Nash. “We had planned on expanding internationally in ...

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Bed-in-a-box retailer goes to the mattresses against new online competition - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal

Bed-in-a-box retailer goes to the mattresses against new online competition
Edmonton Journal
Casper launched in the United States in April and has raised $15 million US in venture capital from institutional and celebrity investors, including Ashton Kutcher and Canadian basketballer Steve Nash. “We had planned on expanding internationally in ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/24
Bed-in-a-box retailer goes to the mattresses against new online competition - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal

Bed-in-a-box retailer goes to the mattresses against new online competition
Edmonton Journal
Casper launched in the United States in April and has raised $15 million US in venture capital from institutional and celebrity investors, including Ashton Kutcher and Canadian basketballer Steve Nash. “We had planned on expanding internationally in ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/24
Chronogolf Raises Seed Round to Disrupt Golf Industry with Tech - Techvibes (blog)

Chronogolf Raises Seed Round to Disrupt Golf Industry with Tech
Techvibes (blog)
The Montreal-based startup actually raised the round over the summer, but now we've learned the value of the transaction: $1.2 million. We also learned that Canadian venture capital firm iNovia Capital led the financing. Chronogolf, founded in 2012 ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/24
Montreal Ecosystem Continues to Blossom as Creative Hub Draws Outside … - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Montreal Ecosystem Continues to Blossom as Creative Hub Draws Outside ...
Techvibes (blog)
The Notman House has been given the distinction of being one of Google's startup network, and the support that comes with it, only the second startup hub in Canada after Communitech to gain access to this prestigious network. A startup directory for ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/24
Merck buys rights to an experimental Ebola vaccine - Fortune

Merck buys rights to an experimental Ebola vaccine
Fortune
... would be able to speed up and significantly boost production of the product. The Public Health Agency of Canada, which originally developed the rVSV-EBOV vaccine, will retain non-commercial rights. A NewLink subsidiary bought the commercial rights ...

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Striving for the Canadian dream - Toronto Star

Toronto Star

Striving for the Canadian dream
Toronto Star
Mukund Chopra is a seasoned entrepreneur (he was a city CEO for Groupon in the U.S and is currently principal at Chopra Ventures, his own venture capital group) and an instructor of a continuing education entrepreneurship course at George Brown ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/23
Meet the best poker players in Silicon Valley - VentureBeat

VentureBeat

Meet the best poker players in Silicon Valley
VentureBeat
Every month, some of Silicon Valley's biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who's who of Silicon ...

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Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch - Tech Cocktail

Tech Cocktail

Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch
Tech Cocktail
And venture capital funds in Canada are growing quickly to support these booming startups. In 2013, a total of $588 million was invested in Québec's venture capital market, up 46 percent from 2012 and the highest amount since 2007. We chose Montreal as ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/22
In the Williamsburg That Vice Helped Build, Sudden Barbs From Bands and Fans - AdAge.com

In the Williamsburg That Vice Helped Build, Sudden Barbs From Bands and Fans
AdAge.com
Both are closing. Some took the changes as a sign that Vice, which has grown from a Montreal magazine into a Brooklyn-based multimedia company backed by Silicon Valley venture capital and Rupert Murdoch, has changed as well, somehow dislodging itself ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/21
The Morning Risk Report: Golf and Governance – Handicapping CEOs - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Morning Risk Report: Golf and Governance – Handicapping CEOs
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Pension fund managers from the Netherlands to Canada, searching for new ways to invest, lambasted private-equity executives at a conference in Paris this week for charging excessive fees, the WSJ reports. Ruulke Bagijn, chief investment officer for ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/21
Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed … - Rock Hill Herald (

Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
“The commitment to GVP II represents NVCF's fifth fund commitment since its launch in January, and furthers NVCF's strategy of investing in best-in-class Canada-based venture capital and growth equity funds, which in turn support the country's most ...

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Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed … - Business Wire (pre

Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed ...
Business Wire (press release)
“We are very pleased to be the lead institutional investor in one of Canada's top venture capital funds,” said Ian Carew, Director of Northleaf Capital Partners, the manager of NVCF. “The commitment to GVP II represents NVCF's fifth fund commitment ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/20
Smart meters are dumb. This Saultite plans to change that - SooToday.com

SooToday.com

Smart meters are dumb. This Saultite plans to change that
SooToday.com
For the past decade, the former Saultite has specialized in the clean-energy sector, including stints as CEO of CleanEnergy Developments, Canada's first fully integrated geoexchange company, and senior vice president of Giffels Engineering. Last year ...

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Angels Among Us—Huge Impact On Main Street And Growing Global Reach - Forbes

Angels Among Us -- Huge Impact On Main Street And Growing Global Reach
Forbes
It may surprise many that venture capital is a smaller player in the startup stage of companies—angels fund 20 times the number of seed-stage companies than VCs year after year. Without angel investors, many of these companies would not be around. (Of ...

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Celtic House Venture Partners of K-W invested in Dublin-based RedMere last week.

Rogers Media and CTVglobemedia Inc. announce that Rogers Broadcasting will acquire certain Canadian conventional and specialty television services from CTVglobemedia Inc.

Emerald Technology Ventures announces it closed its second cleantech focused venture fund with commitments of CA$210 million.

Cytochroma announces it secured $3 million in new funding from the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund Inc. (CMDF) and University Medical Discoveries Inc. (UMDI).

Argon Venture Partners announces the opening of U.S. and Canada offices in Calgary, Alberta, and Silicon Valley, California.

Kensington Capital appointments Graeme Johnson to Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Geosign makes Brandon Nussey Chief Financial Officer.

American Capital Strategies Ltd. acquired a $160 million minority equity stake in the Geosign Group of Companies, a Guelph firm.

The Ottawa-based maker of Ethernet wireless technology, DragonWave Inc., announces it led a preliminary prospectus with securities regulators.

Wellington Financial LP announces a $6.4 million debenture financing with Mississauga-based BorderWare Technologies Inc. The venture loan will fuel growth opportunities for the company.

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