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CanadaVisa News Briefs For March, 2015 - Canada Immigration News

Canada Immigration News

CanadaVisa News Briefs For March, 2015
Canada Immigration News
Chris Brown, the American R&B star who infamously pleaded guilty to an assault charge after an incident with then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, last night cancelled two shows in Montreal and Toronto after citing Canadian “immigration issues”. >>Read More.

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Why venture capital investing is booming again - CGMA Magazine

Why venture capital investing is booming again
CGMA Magazine
Venture capital deal activity in key markets picked up in the fourth quarter of 2013, soared in 2014, and is projected to stay strong this year, according to EY trend reports. Last year, venture capitalists invested a total of $86.7 billion in the US ...

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Why venture capital investing is booming again - CGMA Magazine

Why venture capital investing is booming again
CGMA Magazine
Venture capital deal activity in key markets picked up in the fourth quarter of 2013, soared in 2014, and is projected to stay strong this year, according to EY trend reports. Last year, venture capitalists invested a total of $86.7 billion in the US ...

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Why venture capital investing is booming again - CGMA Magazine

Why venture capital investing is booming again
CGMA Magazine
Venture capital deal activity in key markets picked up in the fourth quarter of 2013, soared in 2014, and is projected to stay strong this year, according to EY trend reports. Last year, venture capitalists invested a total of $86.7 billion in the US ...

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Harper Government Investment Supports Growth in Innovative B.C. Business - Marketwired (press releas

Harper Government Investment Supports Growth in Innovative B.C. Business
Marketwired (press release)
Through this project, Alacrity will provide a direct link for Silicon Valley venture capital firms to invest in growing companies from Western Canada. Silicon Valley is the heart of the worldwide venture capital investment network and establishing a ...

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No grey area in handling sexual harassment - Canadian HR Reporter (blog)

Fortune

No grey area in handling sexual harassment
Canadian HR Reporter (blog)
It happened while Lane was working at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2011. He decided not to tell others, or launch an investigation, because he said he feared for the woman's safety. “I made a mistake,” he said. “It was my ...
Venture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuitBlackburnNews.com

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No gray area in handling sexual harassment - Canadian HR Reporter (blog)

No gray area in handling sexual harassment
Canadian HR Reporter (blog)
It happened while Lane was working at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2011. He decided not to tell others, or launch an investigation, because he said he feared for the woman's safety. “I made a mistake,” he said. “It was my ...

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Roy Exum: Our Insult To Israel - The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan

Roy Exum: Our Insult To Israel
The Chattanoogan
I am deeply saddened that over two dozen members of Congress – all Democrats – will be boycotting a speech by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, when he speaks in Washington tonight. I am also offended that the President of the ...

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Canada’s Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees - Huffington Post Canada

National Post

Canada's Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees
Huffington Post Canada
Canada's new millionaire migration scheme, the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) programme, appears to be dead on arrival. Authorities were last week forced to extend the application window after failing to fill a very modest quota of 500 ...
6 steps to attracting more business peopleTroy Media
Refugee immigrants reporting higher incomes to CRA than investor immigrantsVancouver Desi

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A Small-Cap Idea With Little to Recommend It - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

A Small-Cap Idea With Little to Recommend It
Wall Street Journal
Alternatives to public markets are growing in prominence, including private equity, venture capital, angel investors and even crowd-funding. Public markets ... Small-cap, low-standards market efforts in Canada and the U.K. have had mixed-to-poor success.

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Opinion: Israeli innovation comes to British Columbia - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun

Opinion: Israeli innovation comes to British Columbia
Vancouver Sun
Israel also leads the world in scientific patents per capita the world and ranks on top of many global indicators: first in R&D intensity; second, just behind the U.S., in attracting venture capital; and third, behind Canada and the U.K., in the number ...

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Israeli innovation comes to Pacific Northwest - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun

Israeli innovation comes to Pacific Northwest
Vancouver Sun
Israel also leads the world in scientific patents per capita the world and ranks on top of many global indicators: first in R&D intensity; second, just behind the U.S., in attracting venture capital; and third, behind Canada and the U.K., in the number ...

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Canada’s Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees - Huffington Post Canada

Vancouver Desi

Canada's Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees
Huffington Post Canada
Canada's new millionaire migration scheme, the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) programme, appears to be dead on arrival. Authorities were last week forced to extend the application window after failing to fill a very modest quota of 500 ...
6 steps to attracting more business peopleTroy Media
Refugee immigrants reporting higher incomes to CRA than investor immigrantsVancouver Desi

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Advent hires advisers to expand investments in loyalty plans - Reuters

Advent hires advisers to expand investments in loyalty plans
Reuters
Masnaghetti was a former advisor to Aeroplan on its spin-off from Air Canada. Both hirings come as ... Private equity and venture capital firms in the region likely raised last year the most money from investors since 2011, industry group Lavca said ...

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Canadian FX rainmaker starts new company - The Globe and Mail

Canadian FX rainmaker starts new company
The Globe and Mail
In the meantime, he started a venture capital fund and donated $10-million to the University of Victoria, which renamed its business school the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Now that his non-compete agreement with Western Union has expired, Mr.

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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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