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The Party’s Rocking But Let’s Keep Our Heads

It is difficult not to get stoked about Canada’s startup landscape by looking at what’s been happening recently: – Halifax-based GoInstant is acquired by Salesforce.com for a reported $70-million – The $30-million Hyperdrive accelerator program in Waterloo officially launched with a co-hort … Continue reading

Do Startup Lists Have Any Value?

The folks at Techvibes, which does yeoman’s work of covering the Canadian technology scene, relaunched their Startup Index by publishing the top-100 on Canada Day. Anything that puts the spotlight on Canadian startups is a good thing but the Techvibes … Continue reading

Toronto Teeming with “Tween” Startups

As I spend more time working within Toronto’s vibrant startup community, it is always surprising – in a good way – to discover “tween” startups. These are startups with a product(s), a solid group of customers, and 10 to 20 … Continue reading

Wave Accounting Raises $12M

Simply put, Wave is on a roll. The online accounting service unveiled a $12-million series B financing round that includes The Social+Capital Partnership, as well as existing investors Charles River Ventures and OMERS. The deal takes place only eight months … Continue reading

Klass and HOOPP Boost Series A Landscape

I’m a little late off the mark with the news that Klass Capital has partnered with Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, a move that will increase the size of the Klass Capital Fund to $50 million to invest in enterprise … Continue reading

BDC Fuels FounderFuel with $6M Commitment

Canada’s startup accelerator ecosystem received another shot in the arm today when Business Development Bank of Canada’s venture capital arm announced it could provide as much as $6-million in 40 graduates of the FounderFuel program. BDC, which made a similar commitment to … Continue reading