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North Bridge Venture Partners Adds Former Covergence, edocs and Checkfree Executive Jim Moran as Gen
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - North Bridge Venture Partners ( http://www.northbridge.com ) based in Boston, Massachusetts and San Mateo, California, today announced that James M. Moran has joined the firm as a General Partner. In his role, Moran will identify technology investment opportunities for the firm in areas such as Internet commerce, Web 2.0, enterprise software ...
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TV 2.0: Why television needs the web … - Vancouver Sun

TV 2.0: Why television needs the web to survive
Vancouver Sun
Canada's video-on-demand subscription market is projected to increase at a 14.9% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) from $110 million US in 2009 to $214 ...

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Angel Investors Become a Little Less So - New York Times

New York Times

Angel Investors Become a Little Less So
New York Times
Venture capital is running at the lowest levels in more than a decade, and angel investors, who invest in far smaller companies than venture capital funds ...

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Venture capital revival for valley en… - San Jose Mercury News

Venture capital revival for valley entrepreneurs
San Jose Mercury News
With fresh venture capital targeting the new flu pandemic and a computer "virtualization" startup coming out of stealth mode today, ...

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NetSuite Brings “Cash For Clunkers” t… - ebizQ

NetSuite Brings "Cash For Clunkers" to Enterprise Software
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Lyndsay Wise Explains In BI, this tough economy and the increasing role of Web 2.0 and MDM are certainly topics on people's minds today. ...

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The Venture Capital Infusions - U.S. News & World Report

The Venture Capital Infusions
U.S. News & World Report
SBICs, which are licensed by the SBA as federally funded VC firms, can tap SBA funds to supplement the venture capital they've raised privately, ...

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Victory over tech Goliath tastes sweet - Canada.com

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Victory over tech Goliath tastes sweet
Canada.com
"In my opinion, the permanent injunction is the biggest and most significant achievement," added Owen, whose venture capital firm, Mclean Watson, ...
AP Technology NewsBrief at 2:21 pm EDTTMCnet

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IBM Drills Into Brazil’s Tech Scene - Wall Street Journal

IBM Drills Into Brazil's Tech Scene
Wall Street Journal
The company makes about four or five investments in venture capital funds per year, but has not yet invested in any Brazil-based funds, Fan Munce said. ...
IBM venture capital group targets BrazilThe Daily Deal (subscription)
IBM Bets on Brazilian InnovationBusinessWeek
IBM Collaborates With Venture Capital Firms to Accelerate ...PR Newswire (press release)

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Opinion: Systemic risk to innovation: the federal government - San Jose Mercury News

Opinion: Systemic risk to innovation: the federal government
San Jose Mercury News
Last year, $8 billion in venture capital was invested abroad, the most ever. Increasingly, bright and energetic Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs educated at ...
Why the economy needs technological innovationVancouver Sun

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Venture Capital Firms’ Profit-Sharing… - Wall Street Journal

Venture Capital Firms' Profit-Sharing In Focus
Wall Street Journal
Carried interest - the portion of profits that a venture capital fund takes when a portfolio company is sold or goes public - has been a ...
Start-ups find it hard to garner early-stage fundingLivemint

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Capital markets recover but tech must wait for cash - Register

Capital markets recover but tech must wait for cash
Register
... is trying to make a career out of tracking what venture capital firms, private equity groups, mezzanine funds, and other kinds of sources of cashish for ...

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Web’s dynamic avatar - Business Line

Web's dynamic avatar
Business Line
According to the study, IT managers in China seemed more aware of the extent of Web 2.0 followed by Hong Kong. But Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK ...

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Young Entrepreneur Eyes Web 2.0 Domination With Latest Venture (PRWeb)
A young entrepreneur and 2nd year Business student at Rockhurst University is preparing to launch social network Hiztoria (http://www.hiztoria.com), taking on some the biggest names in Web 2.0 with his innovative website review platform, set for launch late August 2009. (PRWeb Aug 16, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Entrepreneur/Start-up/prweb2749394.htm
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Young Entrepreneur Eyes Web 2.0 Domination With Latest Venture (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
A young entrepreneur and 2nd year Business student at Rockhurst University is preparing to launch social network Hiztoria (http://www.hiztoria.com), taking on some the biggest names in Web 2.0 with his innovative website review platform, set for launch late August 2009.
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Venture Capital, Still Seeking the Next Big Thing - New York Times

New York Times

Venture Capital, Still Seeking the Next Big Thing
New York Times
This may seem a less-than-ideal time for an entrepreneur to seek venture capital. But the capital well is far from dry, according to a survey by 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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