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Snapshot of a VC Deal: QuickMobile

Who: Vancouver-based QuickMobile, which creates mobile apps and content for meetings and events. How much: $3.3-million in a deal led by the BDC IT Venture Fund, as well as Vancity and angel investors. QuickMobile, which recently hired its 100th employee, raised $2.6-million … Continue reading

Fast-Growing Frank & Oak Raises $5-Million Series A Round

In Canada, there are few successful e-commerce startups, most likely because the market is too small to help a home-grown player establish itself. There are, however, exceptions to the rule such as Beyond the Rack and, most recently, Frank & … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Keek

Who: Toronto-based Keek, a social network that lets people post 36-second video updates known as “keeks”. The funds will be used to accelerate expansion. How much: $7-million from a group led Cranson Capital Securities with participation from Pinetree Capital and … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Desire2Learn

Who: Kitchener, Ont.-based Desire2Learn, which provides a cloud-based learning platform to more 700 clients and more than 8 million students in academic and corporate sectors. How much: An impressive $80-million from OMERS Ventures and New Enterprise Associates, whose portfolio includes Box, AddThis, Edmodo, … Continue reading

Snapshot of a Deal: Influitive

Who: Influitive, which bills itself as “advocate marketing experts” that provides brands with a service called AdvocateHub that engages consumers with challenges, surveys, reviews and more. The company was co-founded by Mark Organ, who co-founded Eloqua, which recently completed an … Continue reading

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