I was speaking at an international conference on angel capital recently, and the panelists listed off the number of companies they or their angel groups were in.read more
Wellington Financial has announced an $8 million debt facility for Vancouver's Elastic Path Software.
Elastic Path provides e-commerce software that enables businesses to monetize their goods, services and digital content across every customer touchpoint, including websites, mobile apps, smart devices, and APIs.read more
OK, my zombie friends, we have work to do (if you are not sure whether you are a zombie startup or not, see last month’s post for a list of symptoms). First repeat after me: "It’s OK to fail. It’s OK to fail. It’s OK to fail." Failure is just part of the game.
Remember that for startups, it’s never actual failure. It’s just that your hypothesis was invalidated. Take it as a very useful learning experience.
For startup entrepreneurs, there’s a certain sweat-inducing knot in the stomach reserved solely for those moments when familiar, local or competing startups excitedly announce outlandish figures of XY million dollars in new funding to an apparent throng of eager media.
Being on the outside looking in is incredibly difficult and the questions of how and why it wasn’t said entrepreneurs’ own business which was now able to start ordering the games room equipment and drinks machines, might circle indefinitely without ever finding resolution.read more
This article is the last in a series that highlights how to properly go about funding and growing your startup.
If Canadian companies are being encouraged to look outside the country for investment dollars, then it’s important to understand the impact this will have on Canada’s high-tech industry.read more
Stealth startup Breather today raised $1.5 million. The seed round was led by Montreal-based Real Ventures, with participation from Gary Vaynerchuk, Mike Walsh, and others.read more
Vancouver-based ActiveState has acquired Appsecute, which was founded by Mark Cox in New Zealand. The company's three employees will join ActiveState but remain working in New Zealand.read more
A panel of Canadian venture capitalists gathered to speak this week to discuss the gap in understanding between entrepreneurs and investors.read more
Canada is steadily establishing itself as a world-class startup ecosystem. Vancouver, Toronto, and Waterloo each rank among the world's 20 best startup hubs.read more
A lack of local funding is forcing Canadian technology startups to seek foreign investors, a new study affirms.read more
Ottawa-based gaming developer Magmic is launching a $4 million fund targeted at local startups.read more
Vancouver-based Avigilon Corporation this week acquired privately-held RedCloud Security, a provider of web-based, physical and virtual access control systems.read more