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In the Williamsburg That Vice Helped Build, Sudden Barbs From Bands and Fans - AdAge.com

In the Williamsburg That Vice Helped Build, Sudden Barbs From Bands and Fans
AdAge.com
Both are closing. Some took the changes as a sign that Vice, which has grown from a Montreal magazine into a Brooklyn-based multimedia company backed by Silicon Valley venture capital and Rupert Murdoch, has changed as well, somehow dislodging itself ...

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The Morning Risk Report: Golf and Governance – Handicapping CEOs - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Morning Risk Report: Golf and Governance – Handicapping CEOs
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Pension fund managers from the Netherlands to Canada, searching for new ways to invest, lambasted private-equity executives at a conference in Paris this week for charging excessive fees, the WSJ reports. Ruulke Bagijn, chief investment officer for ...

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Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed … - Rock Hill Herald (

Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed ...
Rock Hill Herald (press release)
“The commitment to GVP II represents NVCF's fifth fund commitment since its launch in January, and furthers NVCF's strategy of investing in best-in-class Canada-based venture capital and growth equity funds, which in turn support the country's most ...

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Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed … - Business Wire (pre

Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Makes Lead Commitment to Best-in-Class Seed ...
Business Wire (press release)
“We are very pleased to be the lead institutional investor in one of Canada's top venture capital funds,” said Ian Carew, Director of Northleaf Capital Partners, the manager of NVCF. “The commitment to GVP II represents NVCF's fifth fund commitment ...

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Smart meters are dumb. This Saultite plans to change that - SooToday.com

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Smart meters are dumb. This Saultite plans to change that
SooToday.com
For the past decade, the former Saultite has specialized in the clean-energy sector, including stints as CEO of CleanEnergy Developments, Canada's first fully integrated geoexchange company, and senior vice president of Giffels Engineering. Last year ...

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Angels Among Us—Huge Impact On Main Street And Growing Global Reach - Forbes

Angels Among Us -- Huge Impact On Main Street And Growing Global Reach
Forbes
It may surprise many that venture capital is a smaller player in the startup stage of companies—angels fund 20 times the number of seed-stage companies than VCs year after year. Without angel investors, many of these companies would not be around. (Of ...

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Canadian startup Kik Interactive raises nearly $40-million in venture capital - The Globe and Mail (

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Canadian startup Kik Interactive raises nearly $40-million in venture capital
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Canada's rising star in the flourishing global mobile instant messaging sector, Kik Interactive Inc., has completed its biggest financing to date, raising $38.3-million in a deal led by several prominent U.S. venture capital firms. The Waterloo, Ont ...
Kik acquires visual messaging company, also raises $38.3 millionWaterloo Record

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Canadian startup Kik Interactive raises nearly $40-million in venture capital - The Globe and Mail (

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Canadian startup Kik Interactive raises nearly $40-million in venture capital
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Canada's rising star in the flourishing global mobile instant messaging sector, Kik Interactive Inc., has completed its biggest financing to date, raising $38.3-million in a deal led by several prominent U.S. venture capital firms. The Waterloo, Ont ...
Kik acquires visual messaging company, also raises $38.3 millionWaterloo Record

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Next up for serial entrepreneur? At 60, not retirement - The Globe and Mail

Next up for serial entrepreneur? At 60, not retirement
The Globe and Mail
... says Ms. Heenan, whose schools provided English as a second language (ESL) and other educational opportunities for international students, including providing homestay for up to 1,500 students a year as one of the largest homestay networks in Canada.

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Lone Wolf Trax now in good company - Winnipeg Free Press

Lone Wolf Trax now in good company
Winnipeg Free Press
Wolf Trax benefited from the first wave of retail venture-capital investment in Canada and was part of the Ensis portfolio when that Winnipeg-based fund was sold to GrowthWorks. As it sometimes happens in those sorts of deals, the new guys at ...

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Lone Wolf Trax now in good company - Winnipeg Free Press

Lone Wolf Trax now in good company
Winnipeg Free Press
Wolf Trax benefited from the first wave of retail venture-capital investment in Canada and was part of the Ensis portfolio when that Winnipeg-based fund was sold to GrowthWorks. As it sometimes happens in those sorts of deals, the new guys at ...

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Government Injecting Six Times More Capital into Canadian Companies Than … - Techvibes (blog)

Techvibes (blog)

Government Injecting Six Times More Capital into Canadian Companies Than ...
Techvibes (blog)
Over the same period, venture capital (VC) deals amounted to $900 million, according to previously reported findings from Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. “Canada's government funding marketplace has been almost impenetrable ...

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Canadian public-private venture capital fund raises C$160 million - Reuters Canada

Canadian public-private venture capital fund raises C$160 million
Reuters Canada
By Euan Rocha and Alastair Sharp. TORONTO (Reuters) - The latest of several Canadian government-backed investment funds that are being set up to breathe life into the country's venture capital industry raised C$160 million ($141.6 million) on its ...

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CVCA Welcomes Federal Government’s Third Fund In The “Venture Capital … - DigitalJournal.com

CVCA Welcomes Federal Government's Third Fund In The "Venture Capital ...
DigitalJournal.com
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - CVCA - The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association - welcomes the Government of Canada's announcement to invest in Kensington Venture Fund, a private sector-led fund of funds, as the next step in the ...

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The best places in the world to launch a start-up - CNBC

CNBC

The best places in the world to launch a start-up
CNBC
The Global Entrepreneurship Network and the GEDI Institute partnered on the research and development of the Global Entrepreneurship Index, which found that the U.S. leads the world in entrepreneurship, followed by Canada, Australia and the United ...
Minister of State Bernier Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014Marketwired (press release)

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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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