Tag Archives: Venture Capital

Snapshot of VC Deals: ClearFit, Vidyard

Who: ClearFit, which makes it easy for organizations of any size to find and hire the best people. Vidyard, which offers a video hosting and analytics platform. How much: – ClearFit: $7 million in series A funding led by GrandBanks Capital, as well … 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

Stephen Harper: Canada’s Newest VC

As someone who waves the flag for Canadian startups, the injection of more capital is always a good thing. But the question is whether the money should come from the Canadian government. With the launch of the “Venture Capital Action … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Influitive Raises $7.3-Million

Who: Influitive, whose AdvocateHub helps companies embrace and activate brand advocates. How much: $7.3-million from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Relay Ventures, along with investors from a $3.75-million financing that Influitive did earlier this year. The Quote: “This new investment will … Continue reading

As Revenue Grows by 600%, Chango Raises $12-Million

As the ad-tech market rumbles forward, Toronto-based Chango has raised $12-million from its existing investors to drive growth, highlighted by plans to double its workforce and open offices in Chicago, Detroit and London. Chris Sukornyk,  Chango’s founder and CEO, said the … Continue reading