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Hootsuite Eyes Sooner-Than-Expected IPO Following Shopify’s Big Day - Benzinga

CBC.ca

Hootsuite Eyes Sooner-Than-Expected IPO Following Shopify's Big Day
Benzinga
"I've talked about 18 to 24 months, but I'm very bullish given the success that Shopify has had, and maybe we will want to speed that up a little bit," Holmes said at the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association's annual conference in ...
Shopify's stock surge puts its value near $2 billionInternetRetailer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify's U.S. IPO priced at $17/shareBusiness Insider
Canadian software maker Shopify valued at $1.27 billion at IPO price-ReutersThomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Reuters Canada
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CVCA Awards Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

CVCA Awards Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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 Family-Run Company That’s Making Super Sophisticated “Robot” Patients - Forbes

Forbes

The Family-Run Company That's Making Super Sophisticated "Robot" Patients
Forbes
Gaumard Scientific is one of the three largest companies in the market, competing with Laerdal of Norway and CAE Healthcare of Canada. Its products run for $500 for a simple simulator to $65,000 for Victoria, the talking, breathing simulator that ...

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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steven Gannon to Its Board of Directors - CNNMoney

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steven Gannon to Its Board of Directors
CNNMoney
He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Cryocath Technologies Inc., a medical device company that was sold to Medtronic in 2007; Director of Finance and Administration of the Research Division of AstraZeneca Canada Inc.; and the Head of ...

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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steven Gannon to Its Board of Directors - GlobeNewswire (press releas

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steven Gannon to Its Board of Directors
GlobeNewswire (press release)
He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Cryocath Technologies Inc., a medical device company that was sold to Medtronic in 2007; Director of Finance and Administration of the Research Division of AstraZeneca Canada Inc.; and the Head of ...

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Irish-born Stipe co-founder Collison denies $500m claim - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Irish-born Stipe co-founder Collison denies $500m claim
Irish Independent
It has been expanding throughout the world, with several European and Asian countries now added to the US and Canada for its availability. Both Patrick (26) and John (24) are past pupils of Castletroy College in Limerick and grew up outside Nenagh ...

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Why are Canadian venture capital assets struggling so mightily? - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Why are Canadian venture capital assets struggling so mightily?
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Some point to the industry's greater tolerance for backing “B-grade” management teams in portfolio companies, rather than the “A-grade” teams U.S. venture capital funds require. Similarly, Canadian venture capital has been seen as more willing to hang ...

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Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself - MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review

Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself
MIT Technology Review
But the company has no venture capital backing, no stock options, no publicly traded shares. It hardly ever patents its ... A Canadian designer in her mid-20s created more than 600 emoji, just for Firefox, to satisfy the moods of avid texters. Partway ...

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Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself - MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review

Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself
MIT Technology Review
But the company has no venture capital backing, no stock options, no publicly traded shares. It hardly ever patents its ... A Canadian designer in her mid-20s created more than 600 emoji, just for Firefox, to satisfy the moods of avid texters. Partway ...

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Irish-born Stipe co-founder Collison denies $500m claim - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Irish-born Stipe co-founder Collison denies $500m claim
Irish Independent
It has been expanding throughout the world, with several European and Asian countries now added to the US and Canada for its availability. Both Patrick (26) and John (24) are past pupils of Castletroy College in Limerick and grew up outside Nenagh ...

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Crailar Technologies: A Little Hemp Start-Up Seeded For Growth - Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha

Crailar Technologies: A Little Hemp Start-Up Seeded For Growth
Seeking Alpha
The technology was co-developed with the Canadian National Research Council, and is under patent until December 2029. Crailar Technologies (OTCQB:CRLRF) anticipates filing additional patents in the near ... With further funding from the likes of IKEA ...

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Shopify’s soaring stock encouraging for Canadian tech peers - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Shopify's soaring stock encouraging for Canadian tech peers
The Globe and Mail
Several Canadian startups often mentioned in the same breath as Shopify have also attracted serious funding from Canadian and U.S. venture capital firms. As early as 2013, interest and investments had made Shopify a “unicorn” company – a startup judged ...
Hootsuite Eyes Sooner-Than-Expected IPO Following Shopify's Big DayBenzinga
Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify's U.S. IPO priced at $17/shareBusiness Insider
Canadian software maker Shopify valued at $1.27 billion at IPO priceYahoo News UK

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Shopify’s soaring stock encouraging for Canadian tech peers - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Shopify's soaring stock encouraging for Canadian tech peers
The Globe and Mail
Several Canadian startups often mentioned in the same breath as Shopify have also attracted serious funding from Canadian and U.S. venture capital firms. As early as 2013, interest and investments had made Shopify a “unicorn” company – a startup judged ...
Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify's U.S. IPO priced at $17/shareBusiness Insider
Why Shopify's IPO Is Good News for Billion-Dollar CompaniesInc.com
Canadian software maker Shopify valued at $1.27 billion at IPO priceYahoo News UK

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Digital Specialty Chemicals Receives Investment from Intel Capital - Business Wire (press release)

Digital Specialty Chemicals Receives Investment from Intel Capital
Business Wire (press release)
Digital operates facilities in Toronto, Canada. Further information about Digital ... including 59 new deals. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit http://www.intelcapital.com or follow ...

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Canadian software maker Shopify valued at $1.27 billion at IPO price-Reuters - Thomson Reuters’ peHU

Ottawa Citizen

Canadian software maker Shopify valued at $1.27 billion at IPO price-Reuters
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Shopify's biggest investors are venture capital firms Bessemer Venture Partners, with a 30 percent stake, and FirstMark Capital LP, which has a nearly 12 percent stake. Shopify is the only Canadian company to be listed on a U.S. exchange this year ...
Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify's U.S. IPO priced at $17/shareBusiness Insider
Why Shopify's IPO Is Good News for Billion-Dollar CompaniesInc.com
Canadian software maker Shopify valued at $1.27 billion at IPO priceReuters Canada
Yahoo7 News
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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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