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The view from here: Best practices to thrive in Canada’s current & future VC environment

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Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Boris Wertz Founding Partner, Version One Ventures With Q1 2016 data reflecting Canadian VC investments at an all-time high, what better time to reflect on the state of the Canadian VC landscape? In a nutshell: We’re building a healthy ecosystem, but also facing cyclical market

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Investing with heart: Why doing good is good business

Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Adam Spence Co-founder, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing The Lucky Iron Fish is a simple idea that’s life-changing. A palm-sized piece of reusable natural iron, it can be placed in cooking pots as a low-cost way to fight anemia, a health problem impacting

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The “Achilles Heel” in deal making due diligence

Understanding why the expectations of so many deals are not realized By Jerry Tarasofsky, CEO and Founder of CSI Diagnostics, CVCA Guest Author Due diligence is essential in any investment/acquisition/merger deal undertaking with the clear objective of minimizing any risk of failure before the closing. The processes are well known and quite sophisticated covering market

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Tracking Success | Execution Excellence

Fred Pidsadny Founder & President, FOCUS Management Tracking Success: part 5 of the ‘Execution Excellence’ series FOCUS Management has produced a five part series on tackling the many challenges corporations face associated with strategic execution – the number one issue facing CEOs according to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review. In Part 1, you were