Launching a startup can feel exciting and seem glamorous, but if you think it's anything but a tough emotional roller coaster, you're in for a nasty surprise.read more
Vancouver-headquarted Payfirma announced today that it has completed an oversubscribed $13 million Series A private placement financing.
The financing was led by Dundee Capital Markets, a division of Dundee Securities, and included many of Canada's leading institutional investors.
Payfirma will use the funds to accelerate its growth, deepen its product offerings, and pursue strategic partnerships.read more
They say every leader sets a tone.
Well, when it comes to tone, there couldn’t be a starker difference between former BlackBerry CEO Jim Balsillie and the company's current boss, John Chen.read more
Shopify rung the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning.read more
Shoes.com says it plans to go public this fall.read more
Edmonton's Granify announced today that Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures has led a $9 million Series A investment in the company.
Existing investors iNovia Capital, Social Starts, and angel investors also participated in the round.read more
CEO John Chen suggested the layoffs had stopped at the end of last year aftter cutting roughly 10,000 employees over the past four years.read more
GreenSoil Investments has announced the launch of its third fund, the GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund (GBIF), with an initial close of US $25 million.
Led by a team of real estate investors and owners, experienced investment professionals, and green building experts, GBIF will invest in companies that generate returns for real estate owners, operators, and developers through innovation, smart resource utilization, and efficiency improvements.read more
When your startup is looking to raise venture capital, it’s important that you find the right partner.
At last week’s Entrepreneurship 101 session, Michelle McBane, an investment director with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (MaRS IAF), discussed what venture capitalists are looking for when making an investment and why you shouldn’t necessarily jump for the first offer.read more
Coho Data, a leading innovator in web-scale flash storage for the enterprise, today announced it has closed $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to nearly $67 million.
The round was led by March Capital Partners, with additional participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures and Intel Capital as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners.read more
Securities regulators in five more provinces are poised to allow equity crowdfunding in their jurisdictions.
Last week regulators in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia announced new harmonized rules that will govern the practice in those provinces.read more