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Made-in-Canada Figure 1 app, an ‘Instagram for doctors,’ not for the squeamish - Windsor Star (blog)

Windsor Star (blog)

Made-in-Canada Figure 1 app, an 'Instagram for doctors,' not for the squeamish
Windsor Star (blog)
And the company just raised US$4 million in venture capital to help spur its growth. The most frequently requested feature is the ability to follow a user, which is being worked on. "I don't want to promise any features that don't exist but it is ...

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Canadian-made ‘Instagram for Doctors’ app hits 125000 users - CTV News

CTV News

Canadian-made 'Instagram for Doctors' app hits 125000 users
CTV News
And the company just raised US$4 million in venture capital to help spur its growth. The most frequently requested feature is the ability to follow a user, which is being worked on. "I don't want to promise any features that don't exist but it is ...

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Yes, he did, but so did Quinn - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Yes, he did, but so did Quinn
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
“Backstory on us, I'm in the venture capital business, private equity business. We've helped start almost a hundred .... The jobs were moved to Canada, which isn't “overseas,” but still technically a foreign nation. And keep in mind that Rauner said ...

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Hootsuite to Hire Another 100, Prepares for Next #HootHire Event - BetaKit

Hootsuite to Hire Another 100, Prepares for Next #HootHire Event
BetaKit
Vancouver's Hootsuite, the social media dashboard company that raised the largest round of venture capital in Canadian history last year, is ready to host its third #HootHire event, in which it will seek to hire another 100 heads. The event will take ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 08/20
Coffee Replacing Crumbs Cupcakes in Chelsea - Commercial Observer

Commercial Observer

Coffee Replacing Crumbs Cupcakes in Chelsea
Commercial Observer
A new coffee shop serving Italian-style coffee and in-house, hand-made baked goods, is building out the 950-square-foot space where Crumbs Bake Shop used to be in Chelsea. Seven Grams Caffe signed a 10-year lease in June and plans to open at 275 ...

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Robert Bosch Venture Capital leads $3.75 million Series A round for Flybits - Canada NewsWire (press

Robert Bosch Venture Capital leads $3.75 million Series A round for Flybits
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Trellis Capital Corporation (Trellis) is a private venture capital fund that invests in small to mid-sized Canadian companies in select technology-based sectors. Trellis' investment activities focus on innovative companies with highly scalable and ...
Flybits receives $3.75 million investment to expand its context-aware mobile ...BetaKit

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Jerry Shen: Making Fantasy Sports a Profession - OZY

OZY

Jerry Shen: Making Fantasy Sports a Profession
OZY
FSTA reports that in 2014 there were more than 41 million people in the U.S. and Canada playing fantasy sports, and a Yahoo rep tells OZY that of those, Yahoo Sports generates more than 15 million registrations annually across their 15 games, with ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 08/19
Jerry Shen: Making Fantasy Sports a Profession - OZY

OZY

Jerry Shen: Making Fantasy Sports a Profession
OZY
FSTA reports that in 2014 there were more than 41 million people in the U.S. and Canada playing fantasy sports, and a Yahoo rep tells OZY that of those, Yahoo Sports generates more than 15 million registrations annually across their 15 games, with ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 08/19
Kadner: Money for water, but no vote - SouthtownStar

Kadner: Money for water, but no vote
SouthtownStar
Corix has corporate offices in Vancouver, British Columbia; Wisconsin; and Northbrook and operates in 31 states and six Canadian provinces. Its primary shareholder is BC Investment Management Corp., a venture capital firm that invests the retirement ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 08/19
Global investor confidence in US soars for third consecutive year - Consultant News

Global investor confidence in US soars for third consecutive year
Consultant News
Moreover, global investor confidence also increased in the United Kingdom, Israel and Canada, but continued to decline in Brazil, China and India, according to the survey. Conducted in May and June of 2014, the 10th annual survey gauged confidence ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 08/19
Two startup accelerators merge to grow Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem - The Globe and Mail

Two startup accelerators merge to grow Canada's entrepreneur ecosystem
The Globe and Mail
The new program is financed by a number of major Canadian venture capital firms, including Relay Ventures and BDC Capital, whose funds under management collectively exceed $2-billion. As opposed to attracting startups still in the idea phase, HIGHLINE ...
Extreme Startups, GrowLab Ventures fuse into new acceleratorThe Province

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Province lost on now-dead ‘low-risk’ venture capital company - The Telegram

Province lost on now-dead 'low-risk' venture capital company
The Telegram
Meanwhile, the federal immigration program birthing the NGF had required an investment of five years into some sort of Canadian enterprise for immigrants to benefit. Apart from the hospital and school construction, no other projects were identified for ...

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With a boost from FlashStarts, 12 new companies join the Cleveland economy - The Plain Dealer - clev

With a boost from FlashStarts, 12 new companies join the Cleveland economy
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
"This was, in my opinion, the best demo day yet by any accelerator in Cleveland," said Hatta, who helps run a $250 million venture capital fund in Columbus. "They built a really, really diverse set of companies." Those fledgling companies include ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 08/19
Ekow Awoonor is dead - GhanaWeb

Ekow Awoonor is dead
GhanaWeb
He has offered legal advice to clients taking equity in various financial institutions such as merchant banks, discount houses, finance leasing companies and venture capital companies. He has served as legal counsel for a number of private companies ...

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Ekow Awoonor is dead - GhanaWeb

Ekow Awoonor is dead
GhanaWeb
He has offered legal advice to clients taking equity in various financial institutions such as merchant banks, discount houses, finance leasing companies and venture capital companies. He has served as legal counsel for a number of private companies ...

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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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