Although it has been around for a while now, some entrepreneurs still don't understand exactly what BDC Venture Capital's convertible note program. This guide is here to aid them.read more
OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the OMERS pension plan, announced today that Kent Thexton is joining its team as Managing Director.read more
Computing giant Intel has reportedly acquired Basis in a deal worth between $100 million and $150 million.read more
Visual product search platform Slyce, today announced the close of their latest funding round with over $10.75 million raised, increasing their total funding to just over $14.5 million.
The round was lead by Beacon Securities with participation from PI Financial, Salman Partners, Harrington Global Inc., AlphaNorth Asset Management and other private investors.read more
Data released today by Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association shows a 31% increase in venture capital investments in 2013, with total venture capital financing reaching a six-year high of $2 billion.
Jérôme Nycz, Executive Vice President of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Subordinate Financing and Venture Capital divisions, is upbeat about these latest numbers.read more
Eyewear company Coastal Contacts (the parent company of Clearly Contacts) is being sold to French optical firm Essilor International for $445 million.
Essilor will pay $12.45 in cash for every one of Coastal's TSX-listed shares, the two companies said in a release late yesterday.read more
Venture capitalists invested more money in Canadian companies in 2013 than in any year since 2007, according to new report released by Canada’s Venture and Private Equity Association.
VCs made a total of $2 billion in new investments during the year, an increase of 31 per cent from 2012, according to the report which was prepared by Thomson Reuters for the CVCA.read more
Garibaldi Capital Advisors is a technology-focused transaction advisory firm founded by Brent Holliday, Paul Kedrosky and Andrew Jones. We have committed to help Techvibes curate the technology transactions happening every month across Canada.read more
In part, the email read: “Everyone at PayPal should use our products where available. That’s the only way we can make them better, and better.” (You can read the complete text of the email here). While Marcus’ memo touches on numerous high-level debates like passion vs. paycheck, there’s one important message for startups, managers, employees, and investors alike: eat your own dog food.read more
Education technology should be reinvented in the image of global learners and good pedagogy. Yet this is far from the case today.read more
GrowLab alumni ePACT Network announced today completion of a "significant round of financing" as well as a strategic partnership with Byye group to support accelerated spread of emergency preparedness internationally.read more