Weekend Reading: Early Exits - Canadian Perspective

Posted by Varun Mathur

The Art and Science of the Small Exit by Ben Yoskovitz, Co-Founder of Montreal-based StandoutJobs

Startup lessons: An interview with Carl Mercier by Mark MacLeod, CFO of Tungle. Carl is the Founder and CEO of Defensio, which got to an exit recently without any prior outside investment.

The era of the small exit by Mark MacLeod

Early Exits are Good for Everyone by Basil Peters, Vancouver-based angel investor. Basil is writing the book on Early Exits, due out in March '09, which will be available in hard cover as well as ebook formats.

2007: The Bubble Shared by Albert Lai. One of the more well-known local small exits, where Toronto-based photo-editing site Bubbleshare got bought by Kaboose for $2.25 million.

TechCrunch's first premium research product is out this weekend as well, drawing on data from Crunchbase which now includes more than 15,000 companies. Check it out at The TechCrunch 2008 Year in Review.

Company:
Kaboose
Website:
http://www.kaboose.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kaboose is the largest independent family focused online media company in North America and one of the top-five most visited family destinations online. From pregnancy to parenting, birthday parties to scrapbooking and entertainment to education, Kaboose has the content and applications to help parents plan and share their family life. Kaboose owns some of the world's leading online properties targeting families,... more

Company:
Tungle
Website:
http://www.tungle.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Tungle is the industry's first calendar accelerator. By syncing with your existing calendar, you get all the scheduling and calendar sharing benefits of Tungle without having to switch to a new system. Keep using your Google, Outlook, iCal or Entourage calendar - Just sync it with Tungle and you'll be able to: Easily schedule meetings with anyone Share calendars inside or outside your company, even with people... more

Company:
BubbleShare
Website:
http://www.bubbleshare.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At BubbleShare, we know that photos are more than just static images. Every photo is a story - an adventure, a piece of solitude, a relationship, or a tall tale. BubbleShare's mission is to help you tell your story using fun Web-based tools that make your photo sharing experience easy and entertaining. Simply put: You have stories, and we want to help you tell them. If you think sharing photos is a pain, then... more


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Varun Mathur

Varun Mathur

Varun Mathur is the Techvibes Community Manager in Toronto, focused on covering local tech startups, news and events. He is also a Co-founder and Product Manager at Zytran, a Toronto-based web startup which developed and launched Alertle.com - a personal news aggregator (Alertle's version 1.0 got widespread global coverage, with reviews written about it in various tech blogs and in over a dozen... more




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