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ENTREVESTOR: Brownie Points owners switch focus - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

ENTREVESTOR: Brownie Points owners switch focus
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“All the (venture capital) guys we spoke to saw a good market for us in these retail associations,” Stenback said in an interview last week. “The fact that we already had traction in places like Halifax and St. John's was good, but they wanted us to ...

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Harris & Harris Group Notes Publicly Traded Portfolio Company Enumeral … - CNNMoney

Harris & Harris Group Notes Publicly Traded Portfolio Company Enumeral ...
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22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its publicly traded portfolio company, Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc., announced that it has ...

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Tech trends for 2015: virtual reality, wearables, streaming video - Times Colonist

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Tech trends for 2015: virtual reality, wearables, streaming video
Times Colonist
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg calls Oculus' virtual reality technology “a new communication platform.” Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco on March 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN ...
Tech trends for 2015, and what flopped in 2014Vancouver Sun

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Tech trends for 2015: virtual reality, wearables, streaming video - Times Colonist

Times Colonist

Tech trends for 2015: virtual reality, wearables, streaming video
Times Colonist
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg calls Oculus' virtual reality technology “a new communication platform.” Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco on March 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN ...

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SOMALIA: Federalist paper number one: Action Plan For The Somali Prime … - Raxanreeb Online

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SOMALIA: Federalist paper number one: Action Plan For The Somali Prime ...
Raxanreeb Online
With the combination of pro-employment policies, finance, venture capital, and public work schemes job rates will increase. The benefits .... More progress needs to be made as Canada presently has minimal trade volume and equity with Somalia. This has ...

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Wall Street Players and Pianos - Economic Populist

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Wall Street Players and Pianos
Economic Populist
Toronto-based Fairfax owns U.S. and Canadian insurers. Chanos forwarded an ... Jim Chanos, in congressional testimony to then-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Chris Dodd, said: "I am honored to have this opportunity to testify on behalf of CPIC ...

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The Stayful hotel app: No trend left behind - Tnooz

Tnooz

The Stayful hotel app: No trend left behind
Tnooz
The default answers you see are for a hotel that is “hip” and “mid-priced” and for a reservation for a week from now in one of 25 cities in the US or Canada. You can adjust the choices for trips for anytime within the next month. Short booking windows ...

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Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups - TechCrunch

TechCrunch

Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups
TechCrunch
Granted, the majority of this money is going into companies based in Canada, where medical marijuana use has been federally legalized. But participation from U.S. funds is rising, and networks like ArcView Group are growing quickly with a mission to ...

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Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups - TechCrunch

TechCrunch

Venture Investors Light Up Cannabis Startups
TechCrunch
Granted, the majority of this money is going into companies based in Canada, where medical marijuana use has been federally legalized. But participation from U.S. funds is rising, and networks like ArcView Group are growing quickly with a mission to ...

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AOL Launches Bid to Get HuffPost Live on Canadian TV - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

AOL Launches Bid to Get HuffPost Live on Canadian TV
Hollywood Reporter
The Huffington Post-parent AOL is backing a bid by a Canadian venture capitalist to get the streaming network onto TV screens north of the border. Kosiner Venture Capital is shepherding the application to the CRTC, the country's TV regulator, to add ...

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Metro Vancouver inventor Doug Thom is cut from a different cloth - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun

Metro Vancouver inventor Doug Thom is cut from a different cloth
Vancouver Sun
Yet Thom's company Garmatex has attracted more than 200 investors (according to him) — or 400, according to Thom's CEO Martin Doane, whose venture capital firm alone has brought in “a few million dollars” over the last couple of years. Thom is a ...

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HuffPost Live seeks approval from CRTC to start Canadian stream - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

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HuffPost Live seeks approval from CRTC to start Canadian stream
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Toronto-based Evan Kosiner, who heads Kosiner Venture Capital Inc., has filed an application with the federal broadcast regulator for permission to add HuffPost Live, a daily Web-based news and conversation show, to the list of foreign channels ...
AOL Launches Bid to Get HuffPost Live on Canadian TVHollywood Reporter

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Reston-based ObjectVideo sells entire patent portfolio to security firm Avigilon - Washington Post

Reston-based ObjectVideo sells entire patent portfolio to security firm Avigilon
Washington Post
ObjectVideo, a Reston-based developer of video analytics technology, has sold its entire portfolio of patents and their corresponding license agreements to a Canadian security company for $80.3 million. The deal will see ObjectVideo part with nearly ...

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LendingClub And Billion-Dollar Valuations Are Just The Beginning For Online … - Forbes

LendingClub And Billion-Dollar Valuations Are Just The Beginning For Online ...
Forbes
These platforms have collectively raised over $1.3 Billion of Venture Capital from notable investors such as Blackrock, Google Google, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and T.Rowe Price, and have originated over half a million loans to borrowers across ...

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After $90M Funding Round, Hampton Creek Aims Its Simulated Egg at Asia - Wired

Wired

After $90M Funding Round, Hampton Creek Aims Its Simulated Egg at Asia
Wired
... human populations across the continent—Tetrick says there's a “heightened” awareness of the benefits that come with the company's scrambled egg mixture, a reasonable facsimile of a beaten egg based mainly on proteins from the Canadian yellow pea ...

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The Canadian-born, U.S.-headquartered MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Capital C and Kenna, two Toronto-area agencies.

GigPark announced on August 24th, that they had been purchased by the Yellow Pages. Hey Noah, congratulations to you and the team there.

The Ontario government is doing something truly unique and laudable says John Albright of JLA Ventures. Last week Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation announced a new $205-million fund to help stimulate the province's early-stage ventures.

According to a University of Laval Professor, Canada's Labour Sponsor Funds kill innovation rather than create it. Read the press release here.

MediaScrape lands new venture round of $3.2 million. Chris Dingle has been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dingle was the founding CTO of 24/7 Real Media which sold recently to WPP for $637 million.

University Technologies International (UTI) - IGNITE - announces the closing of two first-round financings for two IGNITE companies, Profero Energy Inc. and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Kleer Inc. based in California but with a plant in Ottawa landed a $28 million round for its wireless audio product development.

The Ottawa Citizen ran this story a few days ago. We've been saying this for years now. When will the public sector make it easier for investment in the province's tech sector?

Rick Nathan of the Canadian Venture Capital Association has an optimistic view of the current credit crunch.

MSBi Capital announces the addition of two new partners François Gauvin and John Elton.

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