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Funding for Japan’s own smart ring - can it buck the trend and actually impress? - Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia

Funding for Japan's own smart ring - can it buck the trend and actually impress?
Tech in Asia
A Japanese startup, 16lab, has skipped the crowdfunding phase and gone straight to venture capital to realize its own take on the increasingly notorious wearable. Tokyo-based VC Global Brain today announced that it had invested an undisclosed amount ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/26
Funding for Japan’s own smart ring - can it buck the trend and actually impress? - Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia

Funding for Japan's own smart ring - can it buck the trend and actually impress?
Tech in Asia
A Japanese startup, 16lab, has skipped the crowdfunding phase and gone straight to venture capital to realize its own take on the increasingly notorious wearable. Tokyo-based VC Global Brain today announced that it had invested an undisclosed amount ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/26
Big Food confronts high-tech challengers - Al Jazeera America

Big Food confronts high-tech challengers
Al Jazeera America
Recognizing this problem, food startups backed by significant venture capital are hoping to create food products without using animals. The goal: provide a viable alternative to the existing animal foods production model that is wreaking havoc on the ...

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Big Food confronts high-tech challengers - Al Jazeera America

Big Food confronts high-tech challengers
Al Jazeera America
Recognizing this problem, food startups backed by significant venture capital are hoping to create food products without using animals. The goal: provide a viable alternative to the existing animal foods production model that is wreaking havoc on the ...

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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/25
Big Business Good For BC - Techvibes (blog)

Big Business Good For BC
Techvibes (blog)
A combination of factors, including a historical lack of Venture Capital (VC) funding (both local and from outside Canada) and a comparatively young sector, has led to a community that is heavily skewed towards businesses of 50 people or under. In fact ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 11/25
Mobile solutions company Airclic bought for $29.7M - Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal

Mobile solutions company Airclic bought for $29.7M
Philadelphia Business Journal
Last week, Canada-based SaaS solutions company Descartes Systems Group announced that it acquired Trevose, Pa-based Airclic, a cloud-based mobile solutions company. Airclic was founded in 1999, and has a history of pivoting its product. It originally ...

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Obama Fail Opens Door for Massive Startup Opportunity in Canada – If We Act … - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Obama Fail Opens Door for Massive Startup Opportunity in Canada – If We Act ...
Techvibes (blog)
In Canada, the government has said it will issue a maximum of 2,750 visas every year during the five-year pilot program, which is limited to entrepreneurs who already have the backing of a venture capital firm in Canada. Eventually the US will figure ...

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Nations thrive by uniting professors and entrepreneurs - Financial Times

Nations thrive by uniting professors and entrepreneurs
Financial Times
Since 2001, Britain claims more scientific Nobel laureates than Italy, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, Switzerland, Ireland, India, Belgium, Taiwan, Denmark, Canada and Austria combined. But we do not fully exploit this academic prowess ...

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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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Morning Agenda: Misdirected Ire at Treasury Nominee - New York Times

Morning Agenda: Misdirected Ire at Treasury Nominee
New York Times
She said she was furious that the nominee was someone from Wall Street and suggested that Mr. Weiss's work as an adviser on Burger King's merger with Tim Hortons, which will result in a combined company based in Canada, should disqualify the him ...

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“500 Million Dollar Man” In Vancouver Tonight To Help Local Internet … - Vancity Buzz

“500 Million Dollar Man” In Vancouver Tonight To Help Local Internet ...
Vancity Buzz
But the Pakistan-born businessman who grew up in Ottawa and now splits his time between Canada, the US, Pakistan, and Dubai isn't interested in talking about his own success. Because for the past couple of years, ... In 2015, Mirza's planning to launch ...

[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
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 ...

and more »
[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 ...

and more »
[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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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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