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Practical Considerations for Raising Capital As A Startup Company

Raising money to get a new business off the ground is one of the most challenging obstacles an entrepreneur must overcome. Generally, initial capital is…

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How New IFRS Accounting Rules (IFRS 15) Can Turn A Good Deal Into A Bad One

Changes to the reporting standards for revenue from contracts took effect on Jan. 1, 2018, and they have the potential to change a good acquisition… Read More

2017 Year-in-Review VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Trailblazer Mega-Deals Define 2017 VC Landscape; Phenomenal Year for Canadian PE. The CVCA will be publishing its final 2017 Year-in-Review VC & PE Canadian Market… Read More

Mnubo: Behind The Deal With White Star Capital and McRock Capital

(Photo: Mnubo’s Founders). On Jan. 30, Montreal-based Mnubo announced that it had raised $16.5 million in Series B financing. The round was led by… Read More

CVCA Embarks On VC & PE Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives In Spirit Of IWD 2018

The CVCA is organizing and involved with various industry events around the lead-up for IWD 2018. 2018’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressForProgress,… Read More

BusBud: Behind The Deal With Plaza Ventures & iNovia Capital

Photo (Credit) Daphné-Caron: BusBud Founders. On Jan. 30, 2018, Montreal-based BusBud announced it had secured CAD $14M in Series B funding. The round… Read More

You’re Not Alone

The Mental Health Of Canada’s Entrepreneurs and Funders. Sue Miller has been active in the Canadian and Alberta innovation ecosystem since the early 2000s and… Read More

Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund: Behind The Fundraise With Cycle Capital Management

On December 12, Montreal-based Cycle Capital Management announced the first closing of The Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund a joint CAD $116M fund between… Read More

Four Steps For Advancing Diversity And Inclusion

Diversity was a hot button issue for much of the tech world throughout 2017. Companies like Google, Uber, Apple and others regularly made headlines, showing… Read More

How A Canadian VC Is Turning A Global Challenge Into Opportunity

“The Market Opportunity Is Substantial” Last week, Science Magazine published a terrifying report describing how oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters… Read More

Canada’s Venture Out Conference Reinforces the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

“If we can help teach companies and help create those experiences for young people or let them know they exist, that would be awesome.” Fostering… Read More

Hockeystick’s Taxonomy: Leveraging Standardized Data in Canada’s Private Capital Ecosystem

Hockeystick has been supporting financial reporting for private companies for many years. The company’s aim is to provide accurate data by drawing from a… Read More

Energy Storage System: Behind The Deal With Pangaea Ventures

On December 12, 2017, Portland, Oregon-based Energy Storage System (ESS) announced it had secured US $13 M in Series B funding. The round included… Read More