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Canada’s Startup Party: The Conversation

Earlier this week, I wrote two posts that generated a lot of attention. The first post asked whether Canada is missing the startup party, while the second was about how the Startup Genome Project ranked Canada as the fourth-most popular … Continue reading

Canada’s Hot New VC: The Federal Government

While Canada’s venture capital sector is showing signs of improvement, it is a long way from being robust, let alone healthy. So it was encouraging to see the Conservatives commit $500-million to support venture capital initiatives. The support consists of … Continue reading

OMERS Invests $20-Million in HootSuite

With more than three million users, HootSuite is one of the leading social media tools and, at the same time, become one of Canada’s most successful high-tech startups. So it’s not surprising to see OMERS invest $20-million in the Vancouver-based company by … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: ContactMonkey

Who: ContactMonkey, which offers a contact cloud solution that lets people easily share their contact information How Much: $800,000 from Plazacorp Ventures and angel investors. The Quote: “ContactMonkey was born out of frustration. Why do organizations make it difficult for their customers … Continue reading

This Week in Startups

Welcome to another weekly recap of “This Week in Startups”, which puts the spotlight on Canadian startup news, as well as interesting articles and blog posts about startups that caught out attention. – A good read for startup founders is … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Axonify

Who: Waterloo, Ont.-based Axonify (formerly 17 Muscles), which is developing an online service to train workforces How much: n/a from Silicon Valley-based Bridgescale Partners, along with Investment Accelerator Fund in Toronto. The lowdown: I asked Axonify CEO Carol Leaman, CEO with … Continue reading