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How We Raised $1 Million Without Any Venture Capitalists - Techvibes (blog)

How We Raised $1 Million Without Any Venture Capitalists
Techvibes (blog)
Because we did this without any money from venture capital firms, our founder team still owns and controls over 70% of our company. Given around 90% of .... It's the single largest source of government support for R&D in Canada. After a company invests ...

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Blackstone forms Onyx Renewable Partners - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Blackstone forms Onyx Renewable Partners
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
With this expertise, the team has built an extensive portfolio of solar projects for Solops, achieving a significant position in markets across the United States and Canada and creating substantial value for investors. Over the past three years, the ...

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CrowdCare raises another $3.5 mln - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

CrowdCare raises another $3.5 mln
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
CrowdCare Corp. said Tuesday it has raised an additional $3.5 million led by Extreme Venture Partners. Mantella Ventures Partners, an existing investor, also participated. Toronto-based CrowdCare provides the Wysdom app which aims to help customers ...

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Morning Agenda: IBM’s Ugly Truth - New York Times

Morning Agenda: IBM's Ugly Truth
New York Times
Canadian Pacific Railway and CSX Call Off Merger Talks | Merger talks between the Canadian Pacific Railway and the CSX Corporation have ended, stifling an effort to create a $60 billion giant during a boom time for the railroad industry. DealBook ».

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CSA Releases Final Amendments To NI 31-103 – Changes Will Impact Exempt … - Mondaq News Alerts (

CSA Releases Final Amendments To NI 31-103 – Changes Will Impact Exempt ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
The amendments will not have a significant impact on non-Canadian firms that rely exclusively on registration exemptions, such as the international dealer exemption, international adviser exemption or non-resident investment fund manager exemption ...

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Sending packages via UPS will soon cost more - Fortune

Fortune

Sending packages via UPS will soon cost more
Fortune
UPS said Monday that it plans to increase rates by an average of 4.9% for services within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The new rates go into effect December 29 and will be applied to ground, air, international and freight services. The ...

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U.S. Earns Good Grades On Globabl Economic Report Card - Forbes

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U.S. Earns Good Grades On Globabl Economic Report Card
Forbes
The report reveals it's relatively easy in the U.S. for “entrepreneurs with innovative but risky projects to find venture capital.” Our financial services are strong, and we have ready access to bank loans for ... It's for these reasons that some ...

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SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter - Canada NewsWire (press r

SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides early-stage capital to companies in the cleantech sector. A MaRS Cleantech client, SPARQ ... "This funding ...

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How CIOs could harness Marc Andreessen’s optimism - ITWorld Canada

How CIOs could harness Marc Andreessen's optimism
ITWorld Canada
Now a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the major venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, Andreessen probably hears more pitches for potentially game-changing technologies than the average CIO lobs at his senior management team. You might think ...

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Listen Acquired by SFX Entertainment, Startup Dismantled as Team Moves to … - Techvibes (blog)

Listen Acquired by SFX Entertainment, Startup Dismantled as Team Moves to ...
Techvibes (blog)
The Montreal-born startup was acquired by SFX Entertainment, which is driving the Canadian company's move to the Big Apple. Or rather, the team's move—the company itself will be dismantled at the end of the month. "To focus our energy on all the ...

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5 Tips for Preparing a Food Company to Raise Capital Online - Crowdfund Insider

Crowdfund Insider

5 Tips for Preparing a Food Company to Raise Capital Online
Crowdfund Insider
My company, WAFU Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of Japanese-style dressings and mayos, recently became the first company to launch a simultaneous cross-border (US/Canada) accredited investor equity crowdfunding offering through CircleUp in the ...

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H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin - Rock Hill Herald (

H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
Prior to joining H+K, Dimitri was vice-president of marketing, communications and public relations at BIOMOD, a biotechnology company in the beauty and health industry, where he was involved in financing venture capital as well as product and market ...

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H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin - MarketWatch

H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin
MarketWatch
Prior to joining H+K, Dimitri was vice-president of marketing, communications and public relations at BIOMOD, a biotechnology company in the beauty and health industry, where he was involved in financing venture capital as well as product and market ...

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Andreessen exits eBay’s board after sparring with Icahn - InternetRetailer.com

Andreessen exits eBay's board after sparring with Icahn
InternetRetailer.com
Andreessen was a co-developer of Mosaic, the first widely used Internet browser, and founded Netscape, a software producer that was purchased in 1999 by the former America Online Inc. Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm Andreessen co- ...

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Andreessen exits eBay’s board after sparring with Icahn - InternetRetailer.com

Andreessen exits eBay's board after sparring with Icahn
InternetRetailer.com
Andreessen was a co-developer of Mosaic, the first widely used Internet browser, and founded Netscape, a software producer that was purchased in 1999 by the former America Online Inc. Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm Andreessen co- ...

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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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