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Karen Robinet column: Where have all the millionaires gone? - Chatham This Week

Karen Robinet column: Where have all the millionaires gone?
Chatham This Week
There is a certain irony in the fact that there were 45,000 Chinese millionaires trying to get into Canada last year, but this year, the deadline to attract foreigners to the federal government's new immigrant investor scheme had to be extended to ...

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7 Entrepreneur Types Drive Change on a Global Scale - AlleyWatch

AlleyWatch

7 Entrepreneur Types Drive Change on a Global Scale
AlleyWatch
By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models, and creating new markets. Yet, very few achieve the great aspiration of really ...

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Slack’s Stewart Butterfield on making pivots, killing email, and building the … - Business Insider

Business Insider Australia

Slack's Stewart Butterfield on making pivots, killing email, and building the ...
Business Insider Australia
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, 42, is a Canadian who still lives part of the year in Vancouver. He holds a master's degree in Philosophy. Butterfield says his background in gaming helped him create the immersive ... We came to the conclusion that ...

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Slack’s CEO reveals what it’s like building the fastest $2 billion startup in … - Business Insider

Business Insider

Slack's CEO reveals what it's like building the fastest $2 billion startup in ...
Business Insider
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield SlackSlack CEO Stewart Butterfield, 42, is a Canadian who still lives part of the year in Vancouver. He holds a master's degree in Philosophy. Butterfield says his background in gaming helped ... We came to the conclusion ...

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Notification according to Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities … - GlobeNewswire (press

Notification according to Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Neither Versant Ventures V, LLC nor any other entity under its control, other than (i) Versant Venture Capital V, L.P., (ii) Versant Affiliates Fund V, L.P., (iii) Versant Ophthalmic Affiliates Fund I, L.P. and (iv) Versant Venture Capital V (Canada ...

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Panama group eyes stake in Tetrad Bank - Zimbabwe Independent

Panama group eyes stake in Tetrad Bank
Zimbabwe Independent
AAY Investments Group, a Panama-based venture capital fund, has expressed an interest in acquiring a stake in Tetrad Investment Bank (TIB), businessdigest can reveal. Kudzai Kuwaza. The group has investments in various countries around the world ...

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Panama group eyes stake in Tetrad Bank - Zimbabwe Independent

Panama group eyes stake in Tetrad Bank
Zimbabwe Independent
AAY Investments Group, a Panama-based venture capital fund, has expressed an interest in acquiring a stake in Tetrad Investment Bank (TIB), businessdigest can reveal. Kudzai Kuwaza. The group has investments in various countries around the world ...

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Human or Robo? - WealthManagement.com (blog)

WealthManagement.com (blog)

Human or Robo?
WealthManagement.com (blog)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's CEO Victor Dodig has $1.6 billion to spend on a U.S. wealth management firm, but can't seem to find anything that isn't overpriced, he said Thursday during CIBC's annual meeting in Calgary. The bank wants to ...

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The bold and the bored - Financial Express

The bold and the bored
Financial Express
He left Planet Hospital to co-founders—an American and and a Canadian—to start another medical tourism outfit, Mirage Medserv, focused on patients in non-American geographies. His current priority, Advancells, is in a way anchored on the medical ...

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Safeguard Scientifics’ (SFE) CEO Steve Zarrilli on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings … - Seeking Alpha

Safeguard Scientifics' (SFE) CEO Steve Zarrilli on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings ...
Seeking Alpha
And then I understand that the venture capital numbers raised last year increased a lot. I can't remember .... They announced a relationship in December of last year that's going to give them even greater market opportunity both here in the U.S. and in ...

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PM announces tax cut for small businesses - Prime Minister of Canada (press release)

PM announces tax cut for small businesses
Prime Minister of Canada (press release)
... improving access to financing, introducing the Small Business Job Credit to provide relief to small businesses on Employment Insurance premiums paid in 2015 and 2016, launching the Venture Capital Action Plan and Business Innovation Access Program, ...

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Weaponizing Information - CounterPunch

Weaponizing Information
CounterPunch
[1] On April 14, the Canadian government announced that Canada will send 200 soldiers to Kiev, contributing to a military build-up on Russia's doorstep while a fragile truce is in place in eastern Ukraine. .... [11] The sponsor of the event was the ...

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“Weaponizing Information” - CounterPunch

“Weaponizing Information”
CounterPunch
[1] On April 14, the Canadian government announced that Canada will send 200 soldiers to Kiev, contributing to a military build-up on Russia's doorstep while a fragile truce is in place in eastern Ukraine. .... [11] The sponsor of the event was the ...

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Rafael Barak: Israel at 67 — a booming economy, but chaos all around - National Post

National Post

Rafael Barak: Israel at 67 — a booming economy, but chaos all around
National Post
Sixty-seven years ago today, David Ben Gurion proclaimed Israel's independence, restoring Jewish sovereignty to our ancient homeland. Israel began as a doubt in the world's eye. Surrounded by enemies, we had to fight six wars in six decades. With a ...

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Government Promises Big Money, but Not for Tech - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Government Promises Big Money, but Not for Tech
Techvibes (blog)
The money will be used to create the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, which will support the development of similar products. While the budget highlighted the accomplishments of the government's venture capital action plan and the ...

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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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