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Multi-Channel Payment Platform Payfirma Raises $13 Million and Contemplates IPO

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.

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GreenSoil Launches Building Innovation Fund with $25 Million

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.

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Raising Venture Capital for Your Startup? What You Need to Know

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.

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UBC Incubated Coho Data Raises $30 Million Series C Round

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.

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