Gagglescape tracks the flow of venture capital and angel investment in a global economy.

Venture funding: The stupidest idea ever? (San Jose Mercury News)
As managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, Guy Kawasaki funded all the really smart ideas he could find. None hit it big. So earlier this year the guru of Silicon Valley start-ups decided to fund a really dumb idea.
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Wikinvest Brings Web 2.0 to Investing Research (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
Wikinvest, the wiki for investors, today announced the availability of its free, collaborative resource for investment research. Wikinvest brings a broad spectrum of practical information about companies, trends, and issues to a Web 2.0 world. Unlike conventional finance portals that display the same financial statistics, Wikinvest explains the deeper story behind an investment, giving ...
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Turning sun's rays into gold - Toronto Star

Turning sun's rays into gold
Toronto Star,  Canada - 4 hours ago
Venture capitalists Vinod Khosla and Ray Lane, both partners with venture capital titan Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (the firm that made early and ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 09/30
For these startups, patients are a virtue / Sites with spirit of Web 2.0 encouraging people to share
Health care startups are modeling themselves after YouTube and social networking sites such as MySpace in an effort to connect patients with each other and help them navigate overwhelming amounts of medical information available online. - At...
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M&A Activity for US VC-Backed Companies Jumps to $10.5 Billion in … - CNNMoney.com

M&A Activity for US VC-Backed Companies Jumps to $10.5 Billion in ...
CNNMoney.com - 6 hours ago
"Yes, after several years of uncertainty, the 'venture capital rebound' is officially over." The report showed that information technology companies ...
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Venture capital pool shrinking in Ottawa, Canada - Ottawa Citizen

Venture capital pool shrinking in Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa Citizen,  Canada - 1 hour ago
The supply of venture capital for new technology companies in Ottawa and across Canada is threatening to dry up, industry leaders said yesterday. ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 09/27
Flash Designer w/HTML - Fun and challenging envrionment, working … - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Flash Designer w/HTML - Fun and challenging envrionment, working ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 27 Sep 2007
The company operates Classmates.com (http://www.classmates.com), connecting millions of members throughout the US and Canada with friends and acquaintances from ...
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Dot-coms make a comeback - USA Today

Dot-coms make a comeback
USA Today - 8 hours ago
Yet Jangl, Jaxtr and Jajah have collectively raised almost $50 million in venture capital. They're not that unusual. The tech industry ? especially in ...
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The 5 Errors Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid When Seeking Venture … - American Venture Magazine

The 5 Errors Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid When Seeking Venture ...
American Venture Magazine, CA - 16 hours ago
To keep the same thing from happening to you, I give you five errors every entrepreneur should avoid when going after venture capital. ...
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The ''Venture'' is back in Venture Capital - American Venture Magazine

American Venture Magazine

The ''Venture'' is back in Venture Capital
American Venture Magazine, CA - 16 hours ago
By Marty Magida Are we witnessing a rebirth of traditional venture capital? In the early part of the decade, the term "venture capital" (VC) had become a ...
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Take Your Finances on a Web 2.0 Tour (The Motley Fool)
A new online service makes it easy to track your expenses and even save some money.
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Labour-sponsored funds are a drag on the economy - ChronicleHerald.ca

Labour-sponsored funds are a drag on the economy
ChronicleHerald.ca, Canada - 27 Sep 2007
To encourage more entrepreneurial firms, many Canadian governments have created Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations, commonly referred to as ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 09/27
Bill could open door for venture capital firms - Los Angeles Times

Bill could open door for venture capital firms
Los Angeles Times, CA - Sep 27, 2007
The bill's protections, such as the requirement that the venture capital company be small, don't offer much reassurance to Shindell and other opponents. ...
House to vote on opening SBA to venture capital firms Central Valley Business Times
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TechCrunch is on the lookout for Dotcom boom: version 2.0 (Daily Telegraph)
Claudine Beaumont discovers that innovation, not inexperience, is fuelling the new web surge.
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THC Web Hosting, Debuts Web 2.0 PlanWeb Hosting Solutions - WebSite Host Directory (press release)

THC Web Hosting, Debuts Web 2.0 PlanWeb Hosting Solutions
WebSite Host Directory (press release), OR - 26 Sep 2007
Montreal, Canada - (Website Hosting Directory) - September 26, 2007 - Web hosting company, Top Hosting Center (THC), has entered the Web 2.0 Market, ...
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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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