Category Archives: Venture Capital

Snapshot of a VC Deal: TribeHR

Who: Waterloo, Ont.-based TribeHR, which offers an online service that helps small and medium size businesses improve their human resources processes. How much: $2.5 million in a deal led by Relay Ventures, as well as Matrix Partners. TribeHR raised a $1-million seed round in July … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Top Hat Monocle

Who: Toronto-based Top Hat Monocle, which offers a mobile-based education platform that engages students and provides professors with the real-time feedback on student understanding. How much: $8-million in a deal led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital, along with SoftTech VC, Version One Ventures … Continue reading

Canada’s Tech Sector is Thriving, Not Vanishing

According to a feature story in today’s Globe & Mail, Canada’s tech sector is vanishing. Not only that but “the air is quickly coming out of Canada’s high tech sector – or what’s left of it.” First reaction: this is a … Continue reading

Snapshot of a Startup Financing: AppHero

Who: AppHero, a Toronto-based startup developing an intelligent social recommendation platform for mobile applications. How much: $1.3 million in seed financing from OMERS Ventures, Golden Venture Partners and ENIAC Ventures along with top angels and seed funds. An additional $500,000 will … 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

This Week in Canadian Startups

Just an FYI that “This Week in Canadian Startups” has become a weekly newsletter rather than a blog post. Here’s where you can subscribe to receive a summary of Canadian start-up news, as well as interesting blog posts and articles … Continue reading