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Pharma giants slash jobs in Quebec - Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail

Pharma giants slash jobs in Quebec
Globe and Mail
In Canada, decades of direct and indirect support from Ottawa and Quebec City, including funding for research bodies and venture capital funds, has not been enough to shield the industry from these global pressures. “This is a worrisome trend, ...

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As M-Commerce Continues to Boom, Ottawa Startup Shopify Eyes Expansion to Mobile - Techvibes (blog)

As M-Commerce Continues to Boom, Ottawa Startup Shopify Eyes Expansion to Mobile
Techvibes (blog)
The successful company has raised millions of dollars in venture capital financing and has rapidly expanded its headcount to a whopping 80 employees, more than double that of just one year ago. But what's next? Unless you were hiding under a rock for ...

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As M-Commerce Continues to Boom, Ottawa’s Shopify Eyes Expansion to Mobile - Techvibes (blog)

As M-Commerce Continues to Boom, Ottawa's Shopify Eyes Expansion to Mobile
Techvibes (blog)
The successful company has raised millions of dollars in venture capital financing and has rapidly expanded its headcount to a whopping 80 employees, more than double that of just one year ago. But what's next? Unless you were hiding under a rock for ...

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JLL’s Global Life Science Cluster Report Examines Emerging & Established Clusters - Area Development

JLL's Global Life Science Cluster Report Examines Emerging & Established Clusters
Area Development Online
The restoration of venture capital confidence has resulted in increased demand for space and expansion, spurring some hiring." The future of the East Bay life science industry "looks bright." For example, The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ...

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Online service hoping this is where you’ll park your car, for a small fee - Montreal Gazette

Online service hoping this is where you'll park your car, for a small fee
Montreal Gazette
Eskinazi, who is backed by the venture capital arm of BMW, says property owners who live in commuter areas near a train station tend to earn upward of $2000 a year through the service, which is currently used by more than 150000 people worldwide. ...

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MoneyBar scores VC funding, heads to Ottawa - Ottawa Business Journal

Ottawa Business Journal

MoneyBar scores VC funding, heads to Ottawa
Ottawa Business Journal
A BC-based customer loyalty and rewards technology provider is moving to Ottawa under the leadership of a well-known local tech executive after receiving an undisclosed amount of venture capital financing. Bluestone.vc made the investment in ...

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Avira and secure.me Protect Personal Information and Privacy on Facebook with … - Business Wire (p

Avira and secure.me Protect Personal Information and Privacy on Facebook with ...
Business Wire (press release)
myON-ID Media is backed by several investors including T-Venture, the venture capital company of Deutsche Telekom (German Telekom). The company is headquartered in Munich and has an office in San Francisco, California. ...

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Bessemer Venture Partners Announces Vice President Promotions - EON: Enhanced Online News (press rel

Bessemer Venture Partners Announces Vice President Promotions
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
... venture capital practices in the United States, BVP has partnered as an active, hands-on investor in Ciena, LinkedIn, Celtel, Blue Nile, Skype, Staples, VeriSign and Yelp. More than 100 BVP-funded companies have gone public on exchanges in Canada, ...

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Online service hoping this is where you’ll park your car, for a small fee - Montreal Gazette

Online service hoping this is where you'll park your car, for a small fee
Montreal Gazette
Eskinazi, who is backed by the venture capital arm of BMW, says property owners who live in commuter areas near a train station tend to earn upward of $2000 a year through the service, which is currently used by more than 150000 people worldwide. ...

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Avira and secure.me Protect Personal Information and Privacy on Facebook with … - MarketWatch (pre

Avira and secure.me Protect Personal Information and Privacy on Facebook with ...
MarketWatch (press release)
myON-ID Media is backed by several investors including T-Venture, the venture capital company of Deutsche Telekom (German Telekom). The company is headquartered in Munich and has an office in San Francisco, California. ...

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A political tipsheet for the rest of us - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Telegraph.co.uk

A political tipsheet for the rest of us
Atlanta Journal Constitution
For years Romney has touted his private-sector experience with a venture capital firm, Bain Capital, as evidence of his ability to create jobs and understand the American economy. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are using Romney's Bain experience to argue ...
The Primary PrimerNew York Times
Ad campaign targets Romney ahead of key primaryCTV.ca
13 WTHRNew Hampshire voters head to pollsWTHR

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A political tipsheet for the rest of us - The Associated Press

Telegraph.co.uk

A political tipsheet for the rest of us
The Associated Press
For years Romney has touted his private-sector experience with a venture capital firm, Bain Capital, as evidence of his ability to create jobs and understand the American economy. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are using Romney's Bain experience to argue ...
Ad campaign targets Romney ahead of key primaryCTV.ca

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Bessemer Venture Partners Announces Vice President Promotions - MarketWatch (press release)

Bessemer Venture Partners Announces Vice President Promotions
MarketWatch (press release)
... venture capital practices in the United States, BVP has partnered as an active, hands-on investor in Ciena, LinkedIn, Celtel, Blue Nile, Skype, Staples, VeriSign and Yelp. More than 100 BVP-funded companies have gone public on exchanges in Canada, ...

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Edmonton; Canada’s Life Science success story - MarketWatch (press release)

Edmonton; Canada's Life Science success story
MarketWatch (press release)
Edmonton-based Radient Technologies Inc., Beiseker-based Decisive Farming Ltd., and iNovia Capital in its third national venture capital investment Fund, headquartered in Montreal. Edmonton is a hotbed of research and innovation. ...

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Silicon Valley Bank Expands to Arizona - Small Business Trends

Silicon Valley Bank Expands to Arizona
Small Business Trends
Seventy percent of Businessweek's Top Entrepreneurs and 68 percent of the Wall Street Journal's top venture capital- backed companies are SVB clients. “We see first-hand how innovative companies and their investors are improving the status quo: making ...

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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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