Category Archives: Venture Capital

You’ve Raised Venture Capital, Now What?

For many startup entrepreneurs, raising their first venture capital round is like winning the Super Bowl. It validates what they’re doing, their vision and all the hard work that’s happened. When the deal is signed, there are lots of high … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Clio Raises $6-million

Who: Vancouver-based Clio, which offers cloud-based management tools for the legal industry. How much: $6-million in a deal led by Acton Capital Partners, a Munich-based growth equity investor, as well as existing investors, including Berlin-based Point Nine Capital, an early stage investor. … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: IGLOO Raises $5-Million

Who: Kitchener-based IGLOO Software, which sells social business software How much: $5-million from RBC Venture Partners and Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund. In 2008, IGLOO raised US$4-million from RBC Venture. The Quote: “Social networking for business has reached a watershed moment, with most … Continue reading

Financing News: QuickMobile Raises $2.3M

Company: QuickMobile Headquarters: Vancouver Product/Service: Develops mobile apps for conferences and special events. Its clients include the World Economic Forum, Disney, Microsoft,, Dell, Hilton Worldwide, Accenture, the Sundance Film Festival, and the San Francisco Film Festival. Investment: $2.3-million – … Continue reading

Bloggers: A Key Part of Startup/VC Ecosystem

As a long-time blogger and someone who does a lot of consulting work with startups, David Crow’s post “Where the Canadian VC Bloggers?” obviously struck a chord for a variety of reasons. In thinking about David’s post, one thing that … Continue reading

Is Canada in the Midst of a Startup Renaissance?

If you’re looking for signs that Canada’s startup landscape is healthier than ever, a prime piece of evidence might be the International Startup Festival taking place this week in Montreal. Putting aside the ambitious name (I would have selected something … Continue reading