Canadian Venture Capitalists Give Advice to Entrepreneurs

In the Canadian investment landscape, there are few VCs as adept at funding tech successes as OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of the country’s largest pension funds.

In Vancouver alone, OMERS Ventures has funded Hootsuite, BuildDirect, and Vision Critical.  Their portfolio also includes Wattpad and Shopify, the latter of which prominently entered the public markets last month on both the TSX and NYSE.

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OMERS Ventures: Vancouver's Tech Ecosystem Will Become a Juggernaut

In the Canadian investment landscape, there are few VCs as adept at funding tech successes as OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of the country’s largest pension funds.

In Vancouver alone, OMERS Ventures has funded Hootsuite, BuildDirect, and Vision Critical.  Their portfolio also includes Wattpad and Shopify, the latter of which prominently entered the public markets last month on both the TSX and NYSE.

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Conferences 101

Some events can be pulled together last minute with only a few days of frantic turn around. Locations can change and guest speakers can back out, but the show will go on.

Conferences on the other hand need to be meticulously executed, with no details overlooked. The long-term preparation is easily the most difficult factor for a startup-starting up their conference tenure.

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