Category Archives: Venture Capital

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

Are Canadian Startups Starving?: Canadian VCs Answer

After seeing David Crow’s tweet last week, I wrote a post about how his take was bang on. Then, I asked seven Canadian VCs for their thoughts. (It’s a lengthy post; click on “read more” to see all of it) … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Atomic Reach

Who: Atomic Reach, which has a platform that provides brands with ways to build vibrant content communities that feature high-quality bloggers. How much: $1.25-million in seed capital from Genwealth Venture Partners and the Investment Accelerator Fund. The Quote: “As brands continue … Continue reading

Keek Raises $18M; Q&A with CEO Isaac Raichyk

Keek may be one of Canada’s biggest and, at the same time, lowest profile startup success stories. Keek is a free and easy-to-use service that lets people create and share 36-second video updates. The Toronto-based company’s monthly traffic is truly … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: 360incentives

Who: Whitby, Ont.-based, which provides a service that lets large businesses manage and maximize the effectiveness of their incentive programs. How much: $7.65 million, led by OMERS Ventures, as well as Klass Capital and Round 13 Capital. The Quote: “From inception … Continue reading