Tag Archives: Venture Capital

The Last, Arduous Mile of Raising VC

For startups, raising capital is tough slogging. From the outside, the courtship with VCs may look glamorous but it consumes a lot of time and energy. As well, it can an enormous distraction because a startup’s founders have to spend … Continue reading

Do Startups Need Hockey Stick Growth to Raise VC?

When a startup raises a third round of venture capital, the assumption is it is beginning to experience hockey-stick like growth in some shape, way or form. The new financing is injected to support an idea that is viable and … Continue reading

Canada’s Hottest VCs: The Feds and Provinces

Canada’s venture capital industry is a damsel in distress so we should be thankful the federal and provincial governments are coming to the rescue. With not enough money being sprinkled by VCs on money-hungry startups, the federal and provincial governments … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal:

Who:, which offers group buying services in Canada. How Much: $5-million from existing investors. Last July, the Toronto-based company raised $7-million last July from an institutional investor. The Quote: “We’ve re-imagined the daily deal business model to fit a customer … Continue reading

Snapshot of a VC Deal: Media Armor

Who: Media Armor, which “empowers organizations to invest in mobile display advertising with the same confidence as online” How much: $1.5-million from a group led by Geoff Judge of iNovia Capital and Ian Sigalow of Greycroft Partners. Other investors include Neu Venture Capital’s Jerry Neumann, Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York … Continue reading

Keeping the Faith While Raising Venture Capital

I met with an entrepreneur for lunch recently who had just completed raising a modest series A round. Curious, I asked about the most challenging part of the process. His answer was maintaining the faith in your startup’s vision. It … Continue reading