Katherine Barr, who was a speaker at this year's GROW Conference in Whistler, is a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and co-chair of the C100, a network of Canadian technology industry professionals and entrepreneurs who work in Silicon Vallley.read more
Unreturned phone calls, missed appointments, over-promising and under-delivering... it’s time to fight back and set an example. Unreliability is endemic in today’s business world.
I simply can’t believe how inefficient and unreliable people have become. It’s not just when I’m trying to sell something to someone, when it’s possible they are just ignoring me, but it’s prevalent even in day-to-day discourse, or while working on a project.read more
The serial entrepreneur is an even rarer breed than the entrepreneur, so if you're selling a business, it's probably the first and last time you'll ever do so.read more
Toronto startup Flybits announced this morning that it has closed a $3.75 million Series A financing led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Trellis Capital with participation from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Ryerson Futures.read more
Vancouver's GrowLab Ventures and Toronto’s Extreme Startups have announced their merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning.
Extreme Startups’ and GrowLab’s respective Executive Directors, Marcus Daniels and Jonathan Bixby, had a vision to create one program that would unite the best entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem partners living above the 49th parallel by merging their two top tier accelerator programs.read more
A successfully crowdfunded high-resolution 3D scanner is now shipping.read more
Vantage Analytics has raised their first funding round at $1.1 million.read more
Algolux today raised $2.6 million.
The Series A round was led by by Real Ventures, with participation from a consortium of angel investors.read more
FreshGrade has raised $4.3 million in seed funding.read more
Desire2Learn has raised an $85 million round of financing.read more
July was a slow month for M&A in Canada, mainly because we don't count the remaining purchase of Bell Aliant by BCE as a technology deal.
There were only 16 transactions generating a total of $269M CAD in announced value for July after a $373M June.read more
Tacit Innovations has closed a $450,000 seed funding round from the Laurier Startup Fund and angel investors.read more
Gibraltar & Company, a Toronto-based technology investment management firm, today announced the launch and first close of Gibraltar Ventures Fund One Limited Partnership.read more