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Tucker Twitmyer leaves EnerTech Capital - Fortune (blog)

Tucker Twitmyer leaves EnerTech Capital
Fortune (blog)
FORTUNE -- Tucker Twitmyer has left energy-focused venture capital firm EnerTech Capital Partners after a 10-year run, Fortune has learned. His next stop will be as a senior vice president with alternative investment management firm Franklin Square ...

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Vyrix Files for $29M IPO to Develop Anti-Premature Ejaculation Drug - Xconomy

Vyrix Files for $29M IPO to Develop Anti-Premature Ejaculation Drug
Xconomy
It already has commercialization agreements in place for other territories, including one announced last week for marketing Zertane in Canada, Latin America, and parts of Africa. But it could be a while before Zertane comes on the market, if it does at ...

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Venture investments soar 57 per cent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001 - GlobalPost

Venture investments soar 57 per cent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001
GlobalPost
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 per cent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into an increasing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Startup ...

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BB’s woes spark Canadian start-up boom - ITWeb

ITWeb

BB's woes spark Canadian start-up boom
ITWeb
OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with US venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012. OMERS Ventures ...
BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon ValleyWTAQ

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Graphic: Venture capital deals - Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Graphic: Venture capital deals
Boston Globe
During the campaign, she was somewhat coy about whether and when she might seek a new referendum on separating from Canada. But other leading Parti Quebecois figures expressed their desire for independence in passionate terms. Not coincidentally ...

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Graphic: Venture capital deals - Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Graphic: Venture capital deals
Boston Globe
During the campaign, she was somewhat coy about whether and when she might seek a new referendum on separating from Canada. But other leading Parti Quebecois figures expressed their desire for independence in passionate terms. Not coincidentally ...

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Canadian startups turn to ‘the real Dragons’ Den’ - The Globe and Mail

Canadian startups turn to 'the real Dragons' Den'
The Globe and Mail
The firm's clout has helped to boost the scale of venture capital in Canada. Last year, OMERS Ventures participated with partners in two of Canada's biggest-ever venture capital financings – the record-breaking $165-million (U.S.) venture capital deal ...

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Canadian startups turn to ‘the real Dragons’ Den’ - The Globe and Mail

Canadian startups turn to 'the real Dragons' Den'
The Globe and Mail
The firm's clout has helped to boost the scale of venture capital in Canada. Last year, OMERS Ventures participated with partners in two of Canada's biggest-ever venture capital financings – the record-breaking $165-million (U.S.) venture capital deal ...

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BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley - GMA News

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley
GMA News
... Ventures, the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, along with U.S. venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, made the $80 million investment in Desire2Learn in 2012 (r.reuters.com/vaw96v).

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Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion - Fortune

Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion
Fortune
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has agreed to acquire Air Distribution Technologies, a Texas-based maker of ventilation systems for residential and commercial buildings, from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for approximately $1.6 billion.

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Deals of the day: Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion - Fortune (blog)

Deals of the day: Chemtura sells seed treatment biz for $1 billion
Fortune (blog)
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has agreed to acquire Air Distribution Technologies, a Texas-based maker of ventilation systems for residential and commercial buildings, from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for approximately $1.6 billion.

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A Big Day for Earnings - New York Times

A Big Day for Earnings
New York Times
BlackBerry's Troubles Drive Start-Up Boom in Canada | More than 450 start-ups, many of which were started by former BlackBerry employees, have opened for business in a community that is thought of as Canada's Silicon Valley, Reuters writes. REUTERS.

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Waterloo getting $200-million venture capital fund - Waterloo Record

Waterloo getting $200-million venture capital fund
Waterloo Record
"Canada is getting better, but still Waterloo Region does not have its own fund yet and that was one of my goals," Ellis said. The new venture capital fund will be closely tied to the operations of the new centre at Columbia and Philip streets. Mentors ...

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How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic - The New Republic

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
The New Republic
According to the World Bank, the U.S. spent 17.9 percent of its GDP on healthcare, compared to 11.2 percent for Canada, 9.3 percent for the United Kingdom, and 5.2 percent for China. There's a ... By 2013, his device had earned FDA approval, his ...

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Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-April 2014 - Canada Immigration News

Canada Immigration News

Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-April 2014
Canada Immigration News
The Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia are three of the most popular locations in North America for venture capital investment. >>Read more. • Canada's New Immigration Model will be Called “Express Entry”. Canadian Citizenship ...

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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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