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Technology keeps culture within reach - Canada.com

Technology keeps culture within reach
Canada.com, Canada
So-called Web 2.0 technology -- interactive and social media applications -- has not only made it easy to find and share existing content; it's also spurring the development of new, collaborative forms, such as music and video mashups. ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 05/06
Canada's progress in science, innovation mediocre, study finds - Globe and Mail

CBC.ca

Canada's progress in science, innovation mediocre, study finds
Globe and Mail, Canada
The study by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council tracks Canada's performance by an array of measures including federal and business spending on research and development, the number of citizens with advanced degrees, venture capital ...
Reverse Reaganism, reverse growth National Post
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Web 2.0 Firms Try to Tie Mashups into SOAs - CIO

Web 2.0 Firms Try to Tie Mashups into SOAs
CIO, MA - Shane Shick
Nexaweb and Kapow Technologies are partnering up to help companies create Web 2.0 apps that tie into their SOA and help automate business processes. By Shane Shick Fri, August 31, 2007 ? Computerworld Canada ? Companies that want to move beyond cutting ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 05/01
In Canada, buyouts boom and venture capital flails - Reuters

In Canada, buyouts boom and venture capital flails
Reuters
Gregory Smith, president of Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday that the country's buyout industry is still one of the world's strongest, even after the US credit crisis swept across ...
Misadventure capitalism National Post
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HTX.ca - Introduces Web 2.0 to the Medical and Assistive … - Canada NewsWire (press release)

HTX.ca - Introduces Web 2.0 to the Medical and Assistive ...
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada
ABOUT RTRACTION rtraction Canada, Inc is a leading information technology firm in southwestern Ontario, specializing in web and marketing solutions for clients in the high-tech, medical and public sectors. For further information: Marcelle Canido, ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/27
Venture Capital Investment Sinks - New York Times

Boston Globe

Venture Capital Investment Sinks
New York Times, United States
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Venture capital investment in the first quarter dropped to lows not seen since before the dot-com bubble, according to an analysis of Thomson Reuters data. Venture capital firms invested only $3 billion in 549 young companies in ...
Start-Ups Lure Less Venture Capital in Downturn Washington Post
Venture Capital Funding Disappearing -- Will It Come Back? BusinessWeek
1Q Venture Funding Data Wasn't Allll Bad Wall Street Journal
Bizjournals.com - Bloomberg
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Guest Column: Venture Capital Under Attack - Wall Street Journal

Guest Column: Venture Capital Under Attack
Wall Street Journal
based venture capital firm Foundation Capital, where he has worked since 2000. Foundation Capital last year raised a $750 million fund dedicated to information technology, consumer products and services and clean technology. ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/16
The venture game: What investors want - CNNMoney.com

The venture game: What investors want
CNNMoney.com
Even in tough times, venture capital money is available for startups with vision and a foolproof plan. By Sharon Kahn Rick LeFaivre of OVP Venture Partners (left) and Rick Luebbe, CEO of EnerG2. EnerG2 raised $8.5 million from OVP and other investors ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/16
The venture game: What investors want - CNNMoney.com

The venture game: What investors want
CNNMoney.com
Even in tough times, venture capital money is available for startups with vision and a foolproof plan. By Sharon Kahn Rick Luebbe (left), CEO of EnerG2 and Rick LeFaivre of OVP Venture Partners. EnerG2 raised $8.5 million from OVP and other investors ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/15
What Venture Capital Can Learn from Private Equity - msnbc.com

What Venture Capital Can Learn from Private Equity
msnbc.com
By Peter Rip Baseball and venture capital always seem to make an effective pairing for analogies. As in baseball, much of the cachet of venture capital is inspired by the romance of the metaphoric grand slam. The recipe has been the same since venture ...
[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/15
Russian Venture Capital Fund Interested In Canada's Nanotechnology - AHN

Nanowerk LLC

Russian Venture Capital Fund Interested In Canada's Nanotechnology
AHN
Ottawa, Ontario (AHN) - A Russian venture capital fund has expressed interest in investing into Canada's nanotechnology industry. According to the CanWest New Service, officials from the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, based in Moscow, ...
Russians buy big stake in Canada's nanotechnology Calgary Herald
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/14
Venture capital fuels entrepreneur's start-up - MiamiHerald.com

Venture capital fuels entrepreneur's start-up
MiamiHerald.com, FL
An entrepreneur who is on his third start-up shows how businesses get funding from venture capitalists. By THOMAS HEATH WASHINGTON -- Sid Banerjee has done quite well for himself. A 43-year-old graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ...
Hoping to strike gold in data mining SmartBrief
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/13
Fewer Funds Are Raising Capital for Start-Ups - Washington Post

Fewer Funds Are Raising Capital for Start-Ups
Washington Post, United States
By Kim Hart Only 40 venture capital funds nationwide raised money during the first three months of the year, marking the lowest level of institutional funding in six years. The funds raised $4.3 billion in the first quarter, an increase over the $3.5 ...
Fewer Venture Capital Funds Are Raising Money New York Times
Fewer venture capital firms raising money in 2009 Bizjournals.com
Venture capital fundraising falls 45% in first quarter Dallas Morning News
News & Observer - Inman.com
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/13
Fewer Venture Capital Funds Are Raising Money - New York Times

Fewer Venture Capital Funds Are Raising Money
New York Times, United States
By Claire Cain Miller The institutions that invest in venture capital funds have been investing less money in fewer funds. That could indicate caution in an economic crisis -? or a longer-term shift away from venture capital. In the first quarter, ...
Fewer Funds Are Raising Capital for Start-Ups Washington Post
Fewer venture capital firms raising money in 2009 Bizjournals.com
Venture capital fundraising falls 45% in first quarter Dallas Morning News
News & Observer - BusinessWeek
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[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 04/13
Schooner Information Technology Collaborates With IBM to Deliver Next-Generation Internet Data Acces
MENLO PARK, Calif.----Schooner Information Technology, Inc., a provider of data access appliances for information-intensive Web 2.0 and cloud computing datacenters, today announced the company is collaborating with IBM to provide fully integrated data access appliances that reduce the high cost, complexity and inefficiencies rampant in today's information-intensive datacenters.
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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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