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FanDuel Adds $70 Million In Funding Following DraftKings $41 Million Raise - Forbes

FanDuel Adds $70 Million In Funding Following DraftKings $41 Million Raise
Forbes
The raise, led by Shamrock Capital Advisors with involvement by NBC Sports Ventures among other venture capital and private equity firms, comes only days after FanDuel rival DraftKings received $41 million in its Series C round. “This level of ...

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Why your phone is suddenly full of explainer journalism - The Globe and Mail

Why your phone is suddenly full of explainer journalism
The Globe and Mail
Canada has not seen the same explosion of digital news ventures. But a group of younger ... A source close to Vox confirmed it secured $40-million in venture capital funding last fall, but its path to sustainability is through serving advertisers ...

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Strategy: Shifting gears - Benefits Canada

Benefits Canada

Strategy: Shifting gears
Benefits Canada
Over the past few years, the plan has moved from a typical portfolio of 60% equities (it had one-third each in Canadian, U.S. and global stocks) and 40% bonds into a new set of asset classes. “It's been a gradual change,” says the university's ...

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Are money managers’ fees fair? - Benefits Canada

Are money managers' fees fair?
Benefits Canada
Investment management fees are often structured in ways that reward asset managers in good times but spare them pain when they underperform, say many Canadian DB pension fund managers and investment consultants. .... It's typical to pay a 2% management ...

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Paired Ends: Paul-Émile Cloutier, Katherine Blizinsky - GenomeWeb

Paired Ends: Paul-Émile Cloutier, Katherine Blizinsky
GenomeWeb
Cloutier has worked as a senior executive in the nonprofit and private sectors, including spending 11 years at the Canadian Medical Association as CEO, secretary general, and assistant secretary general. He also was a senior executive in government ...

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New incubator and accelerator begins accepting applications - Ottawa Business Journal

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New incubator and accelerator begins accepting applications
Ottawa Business Journal
L-SPARK will provide mentorship, business advisers and sector-focused venture capital firms and angel investors, while exploiting the technological innovation reputation of the region. Invest Ottawa president and CEO Bruce Lazenby promised L-SPARK will ...
First Enterprise Software Incubator and Accelerator “L-SPARK” Launches TodayVirtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

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Company news: New hires at Accuvant, ZeroFox and ThreatStream - SC Magazine

SC Magazine

Company news: New hires at Accuvant, ZeroFox and ThreatStream
SC Magazine
Secusmart provides “anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers” in its home base of Germany and abroad, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-based BlackBerry announced. With the deal, BlackBerry ...

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Why your phone is suddenly full of explainer journalism - The Globe and Mail

Why your phone is suddenly full of explainer journalism
The Globe and Mail
Canada has not seen the same explosion of digital news ventures. But a group of younger ... A source close to Vox confirmed it secured $40-million in venture capital funding last fall, but its path to sustainability is through serving advertisers ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 09/01
Why your phone is suddenly full of explainer journalism - The Globe and Mail

Why your phone is suddenly full of explainer journalism
The Globe and Mail
Canada has not seen the same explosion of digital news ventures. But a group of younger ... A source close to Vox confirmed it secured $40-million in venture capital funding last fall, but its path to sustainability is through serving advertisers ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 09/01
Geneba’s Meinel seeks rights issue to boost expansion - Property Investor Europe (subscription)

Geneba's Meinel seeks rights issue to boost expansion
Property Investor Europe (subscription)
It is 45% held by Canadian venture capital group Catalyst Capital, with the remainder with Dutch shareholders. Its first interim results showed a direct investment profit of €6.2m but an indirect loss of €5.6m mainly due to portfolio writedowns. Net ...

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Geneba’s Meinel seeks rights issue to boost expansion - Property Investor Europe (subscription)

Geneba's Meinel seeks rights issue to boost expansion
Property Investor Europe (subscription)
It is 45% held by Canadian venture capital group Catalyst Capital, with the remainder with Dutch shareholders. Its first interim results showed a direct investment profit of €6.2m but an indirect loss of €5.6m mainly due to portfolio writedowns. Net ...

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Boycotting Burger King primarily hurts locals - Montgomery Advertiser

NerdWallet (blog)

Boycotting Burger King primarily hurts locals
Montgomery Advertiser
This isn't too surprising due to the fact a Brazilian controlled venture capital firm owns 70 percent of the company. So, with each passing year, the company is relying less on the U.S. for its bottom line. After the acquisition of the Canadian ...
Why You Shouldn't Get Mad About Burger King Moving to CanadaNerdWallet (blog)

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A&E;to take a stake in Vice Media at $2.5 billion valuation - Reuters

A&E to take a stake in Vice Media at $2.5 billion valuation
Reuters
A&E, which is jointly owned by Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and media group Hearst Corp, is investing $250 million in Vice Media, which started as a Canadian magazine and has ballooned into a multimedia conglomerate known for producing edgy videos and ...

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Banff Venture Forum Sept 25 & 26: Who Dares, Wins: Entrepreneurs … - Calgary Herald (blog)

Banff Venture Forum Sept 25 & 26: Who Dares, Wins: Entrepreneurs ...
Calgary Herald (blog)
Banff Venture Forum, Canada's premier company financing event, is designed to showcase the hottest hi-tech companies from across North America, offer insight into key issues within the industry, provide a premium networking opportunity and give ...

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A cool way (literally) to save heart attack victims - Crain’s Chicago Business

A cool way (literally) to save heart attack victims
Crain's Chicago Business
After years of development and experimentation (on pigs, and also on himself), the product—dubbed the Esophageal Cooling Device—has been approved for use in Europe and Canada, where the company is gearing up for sales. It has yet to be approved by ...

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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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