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Venture capital finally gets a break - National Post (blog)

Venture capital finally gets a break
National Post (blog)
Without doubt, 2009 was the worst year since the mid-1990s for venture capital investing in Canada and for fundraising by its venture capital firms. ...
Budget 2010 ? Changes To Section 116 Of The Income Tax Act - Implications For ...Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
2010 Canadian federal budget removes obstacle to investments by U.S. equity ...Lexology (registration)

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International Online Teaching Conference To Focus on Web 2.0, Collaborative … - T.H.E. Journal

International Online Teaching Conference To Focus on Web 2.0, Collaborative ...
T.H.E. Journal
This year's conference will give attendees the opportunity to discover innovative ways in which Web 2.0 tools and other Internet technologies are being used ...

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Private-Equity, Venture-Capital Funds Escape Regulatory Net - Wall Street Journal

Private-Equity, Venture-Capital Funds Escape Regulatory Net
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Private-equity and venture-capital funds appear to have largely escaped the regulatory net closing ...
Factbox: Keys to financial regulation reform in SenateReuters
Senator Dodd released revised regulatory reform proposalLexology (registration)

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High time to aim higher - Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

High time to aim higher
Globe and Mail
The gap is no doubt exacerbated by historically weaker returns for venture capital in Canada. But it is also blamed on differences in culture among both ...

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Genetix gets $35m infusion for gene therapy work - Boston Globe

Genetix gets $35m infusion for gene therapy work
Boston Globe
Genetix Pharmaceuticals, a 17-year-old developer of gene therapies, has replenished its coffers with a $35 million Series B round of venture capital. ...

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Low Times for Venture Capital - The Mark

Low Times for Venture Capital
The Mark
As the technology marketplace has grown over the last 20 years, Canada's venture capital industry has had a few sparks of potential. ...
Saving CanadaZeroMillion News

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Virtual reality pioneer turns against Web 2.0 culture - Toronto Star

Globe and Mail

Virtual reality pioneer turns against Web 2.0 culture
Toronto Star
The heretical manifesto sounds a serious alarm that open source and Web 2.0 culture pose an "existential threat" to individuality and creativity. ...
You are here:The Scavenger

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Lessons from the tech bust - Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

Lessons from the tech bust
Globe and Mail
Private venture capital posted a 3.9 per cent loss over the 10 years ended June 30, 2009, according to Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association ...
Pillars of the financial industryistockAnalyst.com (press release)

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Battery Ventures raises 1st new fund since ‘07 - Boston Globe

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Battery Ventures raises 1st new fund since '07
Boston Globe
Battery's fund is the largest raised this year, according to the National Venture Capital Association. In return for a share of the business, ...
The Daily Start-Up: Battery's Premium Fee Not IncludedWall Street Journal (blog)
Battery Ventures Completes $750 Million Fund, Year's BiggestBusinessWeek
Battery Ventures Raises a Fresh $750 MillionNew York Times (blog)
ReadWriteWeb (blog) -Business Wire (press release) -Wall Street Journal (blog)
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One small step for venture cap - Canada.com

One small step for venture cap
Canada.com
"I've personally been involved in the issue for seven years," says Gregory Smith, president of Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, ...

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Real-estate flyer wears ‘clever disguise’ - Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

Real-estate flyer wears 'clever disguise'
Globe and Mail
... Web 2.0 and marketing services group ? to help companies transcend conventional communications. Ms. Wedgbury's clients include Microsoft Canada, MSN, ...

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Indian Billionaire Anil Ambani’s Fund to Double Investments - BusinessWeek

Indian Billionaire Anil Ambani's Fund to Double Investments
BusinessWeek
US venture-capital firms raised 7.4 percent more from institutional investors in the last quarter of 2009, signaling pension funds and universities are ...

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How Social Networking, Web 2.0, New Media, SEO Is Changing PR - Israel News Agency

Israel News Agency

How Social Networking, Web 2.0, New Media, SEO Is Changing PR
Israel News Agency
But even these practices will soon become extinct due to social networking, Web 2.0 and SEO optimized new media Blogs and Websites such as Facebook, ...

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20 reasons to ‘buy’ Canada (not including hockey) - Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

20 reasons to 'buy' Canada (not including hockey)
Globe and Mail
Last week's federal budget cut back on the paperwork needed for venture capital. 19. Canada boasts "strengths in diversity" with a high proportion of ...

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Venture-Capital Firms Caught in a Shakeout - Wall Street Journal

Venture-Capital Firms Caught in a Shakeout
Wall Street Journal
The technology bubble popped a decade ago, but the venture-capital industry that helped finance the boom stayed largely intact. ...
Tough Times for Venture Capitalists?New York Times (blog)
Sizing Up Promising Young FirmsWall Street Journal

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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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