Tag Archives: Venture Capital

Celtic House Venture Partners Closes $105 Million Fund

If the first long weekend of the year wasn’t enough, there was even more good news for startup entrepreneurs as Celtic House Venture Partners unveiled the close of a $105-million fund backed by Ontario Venture Capital Fund, Teralys Capital, Export Development Canada and BDC Venture … Continue reading

Canadian VC Activity Slows in Q1

Is Canada’s venture capital investment landscape softening, even though there seems to be more startup activity than ever? According to a new report from the Canadian Venture Capital Association, the amount of deals done in the first-quarter fell 34% to … 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

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Blueprint

Who: Toronto-based Blueprint, which offers a Web-based requirements definition and management service. How much: $15.9-million from new investor, Tandem Expansion Fund, along with existing investors,  BDC IT Venture Fund, Walsingham Partners Fund, and several private investors. The money raised will be used to … Continue reading

Raising VC: The Why, Who, What, When, Where and How

For many startups, a lot of time is spent thinking about raising financing, be it from friends, family, angels or VCs. While capital provides the ammunition to grow, it can also be distracting and time-consuming for entrepreneurs, who also need … Continue reading

Wanted: More Corporate Canada Support for Startups

While there’s growing demand for Canadian institutional investors to get more involved with financing of startups, another big and untapped source of financing is Corporate Canada. By investing in startups, companies can support smart and leading-edge startup entrepreneurs and, as … Continue reading