Category Archives: Startups

Snapshot of a Venture Capital Deal: Method

Who: Method, a Toronto-based startup that offers a CRM for QuickBooks users. How much: $3-million from Klass Capital. The Quote: “Small business wants to be agile but are encumbered by many fragmented systems,” Our new platform will offer complete head-to-toe customization, … Continue reading

You’ve Raised Venture Capital. Now, How do You Tell the World?

Is it newsworthy when a startup raises venture capital? The short answer is “yes” (Mark Suster provides some good insight into the reasons this makes sense.) Among other things, it puts the startup in the spotlight, bolsters its credibility with … Continue reading

Do Startups Really Need Media Coverage?

If there’s one thing startup entrepreneurs crave, it’s media and blog coverage. Attracting the media spotlight can arguably be as important to them as getting customers. How come? In many respects, media coverage somehow validates what an entrepreneur is doing, … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Startups: The Myth of Canadian Startup Financing

There was no lack of startup news this week, which makes for a jam-packed edition of This Week in Canadian Startups. We kick things off with a discussion about the state of the Canadian startup landscape, including views from seven … Continue reading

Are You Really Ready for Startup Marketing?

Earlier this week, I attracted a new client in less than an hour. In fact, we shook on the deal even before an agreement was put together. Now, I’d like to think it had to do with my sales skills … Continue reading

Engagio Snapped by Influitive

It has certainly been an interesting entrepreneurial ride for William Mougayar since he launched Engagio in December 2011. The service, which aggregates your online conversations in one place, was spawned by a conversation within the comments section of Fred Wilson’s … Continue reading