Canadian News Site The Mark Closes First Round of Funding

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Mark, a Toronto-based online daily news magazine, announced today that it has closed its first round of funding, led by Innovation Grade Capital. Thunder Road Capital and Venture Communications CEO Arlene Dickinson also participated in the round.

The total sum raised was not disclosed. The Mark plans to use the funding to add hundreds of new contributors, expand their multimedia offering, launch a French site, and sign revenue and content distribution partnerships.

Launched in May 2009, The Mark has assembled more than 600 Canadian contributors across politics, business, science, technology, sports and the arts.

Company:
The Mark
Website:
http://www.themarknews.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Mark is Canada's daily online forum for news, commentary, and debate. The Mark is founded on the idea that thousands of credible Canadians have important things to say but cannot reach a national audience. Many want to publish their ideas but have no forum in which to do so. Two million Canadians live abroad and have a deep understanding of the countries and organizations within which they live and work, and... more

Company:
Venture Communications
Website:
http://www.openminds.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Venture Communications Ltd is one of Canada’s largest independent marketing communications firms, with offices in Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa. We deliver highly creative marketing solutions that are informed by our deep understanding of what drives business. Our core philosophy is that marketing must deliver measurable business value, and we are recognized thought leaders in the area of marketing accountability. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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