Beyond the Rack: A Venture Backed Canadian Success Story

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The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is hosting the Banff Venture Forum this year on September 26 and 27, 2013.

Recognized as one of Canada’s premier company financing events, the Banff Venture Forum provides networking opportunities and showcases high technology companies across North America.

One of those companies this year is Montreal's Beyond the Rack.

Today, Beyond the Rack has achieved near legendary status for its success as an online retailer of discounted brand name clothing and accessories. Less than five years ago however, the Canadian startup faced the challenge of raising capital for a concept that investors denounced as too risky.

MORE: How Canadian Entrepreneur Yona Shtern Built Beyond The Rack to a $200 Million Business

In a session titled Beyond the Rack: A Venture Backed Canadian Success Story, co-founder Yona Shtern and some of its lead investors (Steven Abrams Partner of BDC's IT Fund and JS Cournoyer of Real Ventures) will discuss the journey from an audacious idea to becoming one of the country's foremost venture backed success stories.

Registration is now open for the 2013 Banff Venture Forum.

Company:
BDC Venture Capital
Website:
http://www.bdc.ca
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

With more than $1 billion under management and more than 25 years of industry experience, BDC Venture Capital is an investor of choice focusing on IT, health and energy/cleantech companies, as well as venture funds, with high growth potential. From seed through expansion to exit, their mandate is to help build outstanding Canadian companies, while working to create a sound financial ecosystem for Canadian... more

Company:
Beyond the Rack
Website:
http://www.beyondtherack.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail. We obtain authentic designer merchandise and provide it exclusively to our members through limited-time events. Each event starts at a specific time and typically lasts only 48 hours. After each event ends the merchandise is no longer available. Members are notified by email... more

Company:
Real Ventures
Website:
http://www.realventures.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

We look for inspiring entrepreneurs who exhibit unique insight and appreciation of their target market and industry. You can be first time or seasoned. If you have passion, vision and a big opportunity we want to work with you. We’ve had our successes and failures, so we should know what you’re going through and so we look for entrepreneurs who want our input and are open to this collaborative approach. We look to... more


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