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Sending packages via UPS will soon cost more - Fortune

Fortune

Sending packages via UPS will soon cost more
Fortune
UPS said Monday that it plans to increase rates by an average of 4.9% for services within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The new rates go into effect December 29 and will be applied to ground, air, international and freight services. The ...

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U.S. Earns Good Grades On Globabl Economic Report Card - Forbes

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U.S. Earns Good Grades On Globabl Economic Report Card
Forbes
The report reveals it's relatively easy in the U.S. for “entrepreneurs with innovative but risky projects to find venture capital.” Our financial services are strong, and we have ready access to bank loans for ... It's for these reasons that some ...

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SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter - Canada NewsWire (press r

SPARQ Systems Secures $11 million to Launch Next Generation Microinverter
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides early-stage capital to companies in the cleantech sector. A MaRS Cleantech client, SPARQ ... "This funding ...

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How CIOs could harness Marc Andreessen’s optimism - ITWorld Canada

How CIOs could harness Marc Andreessen's optimism
ITWorld Canada
Now a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the major venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, Andreessen probably hears more pitches for potentially game-changing technologies than the average CIO lobs at his senior management team. You might think ...

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Listen Acquired by SFX Entertainment, Startup Dismantled as Team Moves to … - Techvibes (blog)

Listen Acquired by SFX Entertainment, Startup Dismantled as Team Moves to ...
Techvibes (blog)
The Montreal-born startup was acquired by SFX Entertainment, which is driving the Canadian company's move to the Big Apple. Or rather, the team's move—the company itself will be dismantled at the end of the month. "To focus our energy on all the ...

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5 Tips for Preparing a Food Company to Raise Capital Online - Crowdfund Insider

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5 Tips for Preparing a Food Company to Raise Capital Online
Crowdfund Insider
My company, WAFU Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of Japanese-style dressings and mayos, recently became the first company to launch a simultaneous cross-border (US/Canada) accredited investor equity crowdfunding offering through CircleUp in the ...

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H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin - Rock Hill Herald (

H+K Canada strengthens Montreal office with addition of new GM, Dimitri Gourdin
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
Prior to joining H+K, Dimitri was vice-president of marketing, communications and public relations at BIOMOD, a biotechnology company in the beauty and health industry, where he was involved in financing venture capital as well as product and market ...

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Lightbridge inks deal to test its nuclear fuel in Canada - Washington Business Journal (blog)

Washington Business Journal (blog)

Lightbridge inks deal to test its nuclear fuel in Canada
Washington Business Journal (blog)
(Nasdaq: LTBR) on Monday announced a pact with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to carry out a key test for the McLean-based company's nuclear fuel technology. We first wrote about ... to about $2.06. Bill Flook covers technology, biotech and venture capital.

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Vintage Investment Partners Raises $144 Million for New Companies in Israel … - Jewish Business Ne

Vintage Investment Partners Raises $144 Million for New Companies in Israel ...
Jewish Business News
Vintage Investment Partners provides liquidity solutions for investors who are invested in Israeli and European venture capital funds and select U.S. venture capital funds and in Israeli private equity funds or in private Israeli venture- and private ...
Vintage Investment Partners Raises $144M For Series A StartupsNoCamels - Israeli Innovation News

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Start-ups attract top companies, wealthy individuals - Business Today

Business Today

Start-ups attract top companies, wealthy individuals
Business Today
"We have met with venture capital firms to explore potential partnerships with companies in their portfolio and are encouraged with the interest that the innovation ecosystem has shown," an Infosys spokesperson told Business Today. "We are looking at a ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/19
Start-ups attract top companies, wealthy individuals - Business Today

Business Today

Start-ups attract top companies, wealthy individuals
Business Today
"We have met with venture capital firms to explore potential partnerships with companies in their portfolio and are encouraged with the interest that the innovation ecosystem has shown," an Infosys spokesperson told Business Today. "We are looking at a ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/19
Updated Prospects for Commercial Nuclear Fusion - Next Big Future

Updated Prospects for Commercial Nuclear Fusion
Next Big Future
LPP Fusion (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics) - the target is to make LPP Fusion with a commercial system 4 years after net energy gain is proved. The hop is two years to prove net energy gain. Then 2019-2022 for a commercial reactor (2022 if we allow for ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/19
Updated Prospects for Commercial Nuclear Fusion - Next Big Future

Updated Prospects for Commercial Nuclear Fusion
Next Big Future
LPP Fusion (Lawrenceville Plasma Physics) - the target is to make LPP Fusion with a commercial system 4 years after net energy gain is proved. The hop is two years to prove net energy gain. Then 2019-2022 for a commercial reactor (2022 if we allow for ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 10/19
BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/10 - VietNamNet Bridge

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/10
VietNamNet Bridge
Duc Long Gia Lai Group (DLG) and German group Merica inked a comprehensive cooperation deal on Wednesday to supply power on Con Dao Island and in other parts of Vietnam. The agreement signing was witnessed by Vietnamese Prime Minister ...

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New Economic Report Card Shows that the U.S. Still Has the Competitive Edge - ValueWalk

New Economic Report Card Shows that the U.S. Still Has the Competitive Edge
ValueWalk
The report reveals it's relatively easy in the U.S. for “entrepreneurs with innovative but risky projects to find venture capital.” Our financial services are strong, and we have ready access to bank loans for sound ... It's for these reasons that some ...

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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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