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A Winning Strategy: Why Revenue Financing is Moneyball for Tech Startups

By Greg Smith, Chief Investment Officer TIMIA Capital I don’t know why I love baseball. Perhaps it’s my optimistic nature that no game is lost until the last out of the final inning. Maybe it’s the combination of numbers and athleticism that appeals to my sport geek side, or watching all of the work and

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Cyber Insurance – What Do You Need to Know?

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By Imran Ahmad Partner, Miller Thomson LLP Earlier this summer, when the University of Calgary was the victim of a ransomware attack, it publicly said that the cyber insurance it had purchased proved invaluable in dealing with the fallout of the attack. No doubt, organizations are increasingly looking at getting insurance that can help them

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Beyond Sell or Bell: Alternative Exit Strategies Every Investor Should Know

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By Adam Spence Co-founder, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing A smart investor knows that you can’t make a good investment without a good exit strategy. “Sale or IPO” is often considered the mantra for early-stage investors and entrepreneurs. However, while ringing the bell or making the sell are legitimate options for many companies, they don’t

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Artificial Intelligence, Real Opportunities

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How to capitalize on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning investments By Boris Wertz Founding Partner, Version One Ventures There’s no denying there’s been an explosion in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) activity. Whether it’s Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, some level of artificial intelligence has become commonplace in daily life. This outbreak of

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Canada’s Tech Sector: An Economic Goliath

A new report by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship illustrates the impact and contribution of Canada’s impressive tech sector on the economy and workforce. Canada’s tech sector has no doubt become a major driver of innovation and a dependable source of economic growth for the foreseeable future. In fact, new research from the Brookfield Institute for

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What role should government play in FinTech innovation?

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By Christian Lassonde and Claudia Hepburn, Impression Ventures With FinTech innovation moving at a rapid pace around the world, it’s important that Canadian regulators understand that creative disruption in the financial services sector is critical to the ongoing strength of this pillar of the Canadian economy. But not everyone seems to agree. This past June,

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How the Digital Age presents huge investment opportunities — for those willing to embrace them

VC

*Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Whitney Rockley Co-founder and Managing Partner, McRock Capital Disrupt or Be Disrupted. In the ever-accelerating world of technological advancement, this statement is not just a clever tweet, it’s a sober competitive reality. We live in a world where every company, industry, city and

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A look at 4 alternative financing structures & their benefits

There’s no doubt that PE and VC firms are well aware of the various risk factors that come to light when making an investment in a company. Company founders and owners are constantly on the lookout for ways they can limit their risk in an investment while ensuring they receive proper growth capital needed to