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Meet tech billionaire and space explorer Elon Musk - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Meet tech billionaire and space explorer Elon Musk
Irish Independent
But this time he hit the jackpot. Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180m from PayPal's sale to eBay, enough to retire at the age of 32, or to set up a venture capital fund and invest in hungry young ...

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Nimble HR Picks Up A Quarter Million To Take On The Recruitment Space - TechCrunch

Nimble HR Picks Up A Quarter Million To Take On The Recruitment Space
TechCrunch
Nimble HR, a company that provides subscription software to help firms recruit new talent, has raised a $250,000 round of capital that it would likely call pre-seed. The company told TechCrunch that it is likely going to raise a full seed round, or ...

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Decaying U.S. Roads Attract Funds From KKR to DoubleLine - Bloomberg

Decaying U.S. Roads Attract Funds From KKR to DoubleLine
Bloomberg
While private financing of public works is common in Europe and Canada, it's less so in the U.S., where localities can sell tax-exempt municipal bonds to build and maintain bridges and roads. With public-private contracts, companies handle the ... Nine ...

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2014 Saw Sharp Increase in Tech M&A;, IPOs - Fox Business

2014 Saw Sharp Increase in Tech M&A, IPOs
Fox Business
Accel Partners backed more of the technology deals than any other venture firm, taking the lead from SV Angel. Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures also topped the “exit” rankings. The United States led in tech deal activity ...

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Canada to sell citizenship to 60 millionaires - www.worldbulletin.net

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Canada to sell citizenship to 60 millionaires
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The new Venture Capital program replaces an old one critics dubbed the “cash for citizenship” program because it was found to be riddled by fraud. Only 60 of the 500 applications, which must be filed by Feb. 11, will be approved, local media reported.
Chinese millionaires given just two weeks in scramble for Canada investor visasSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Canada to sell citizenship to 60 millionaires - www.worldbulletin.net

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Canada to sell citizenship to 60 millionaires
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The new Venture Capital program replaces an old one critics dubbed the “cash for citizenship” program because it was found to be riddled by fraud. Only 60 of the 500 applications, which must be filed by Feb. 11, will be approved, local media reported.
Chinese millionaires given just two weeks in scramble for Canada investor visasSouth China Morning Post (subscription)

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Chinese millionaires given just two weeks in scramble for Canada investor visas - South China Mornin

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Chinese millionaires given just two weeks in scramble for Canada investor visas
South China Morning Post (subscription)
The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) scheme - which will grant permanent residency to immigrants worth at least C$10 million (HK$62 million) who are willing to hand over C$2 million to be invested in companies of Ottawa's choosing - will only ...

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Walk Off the Earth Band Gets Record Deal from YouTube - Small Business Trends

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Walk Off the Earth Band Gets Record Deal from YouTube
Small Business Trends
Thanks to their viral status, the cover quickly grew to number 14 on the Billboard chart and even became the number one most purchased song on iTunes in Canada, Sweden and Germany. Several celebrities, including .... Go to work for a venture capital firm.

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Walk Off the Earth Band Gets Record Deal from YouTube - Small Business Trends

Small Business Trends

Walk Off the Earth Band Gets Record Deal from YouTube
Small Business Trends
Thanks to their viral status, the cover quickly grew to number 14 on the Billboard chart and even became the number one most purchased song on iTunes in Canada, Sweden and Germany. Several celebrities, including .... Go to work for a venture capital firm.

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New $50m private venture capital fund to help N.S. businesses with Asian markets - TheChronicleHeral

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New $50m private venture capital fund to help N.S. businesses with Asian markets
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Chu has similar investment funds in Europe and the United Kingdom and was interested in getting one going in Canada, said McNeil. Plans to establish the fund were formalized during a meeting Sunday. The fund is independent of government. “I think if I ...
Nova Scotia establishes $50M private venture capital fund for businessesGlobalnews.ca

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Nova Scotia establishes $50M private venture capital fund for businesses - Globalnews.ca

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Nova Scotia establishes $50M private venture capital fund for businesses
Globalnews.ca
HALIFAX – Small and medium-sized businesses in Nova Scotia will soon have access to a $50-million private venture capital fund. Premier Stephen McNeil says the fund is to be created by private investors led by international businessman Victor Chu.
Chinese investmentCape Breton Post

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The Bionic Revolution Is Here - Hospitals & Health Networks

The Bionic Revolution Is Here
Hospitals & Health Networks
Haslet-Davis unveiled her new leg in a seamlessly partnered rumba that earned a standing ovation at the conclusion of a TED Talk last March in Vancouver, Canada. The presenter was her biomechatronic enabler, ... But bringing a promising prototype into ...

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The Bionic Revolution Is Here - Hospitals & Health Networks

The Bionic Revolution Is Here
Hospitals & Health Networks
Haslet-Davis unveiled her new leg in a seamlessly partnered rumba that earned a standing ovation at the conclusion of a TED Talk last March in Vancouver, Canada. The presenter was her biomechatronic enabler, ... But bringing a promising prototype into ...

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60 Millionaire Immigrant Investors To Be Offered Permanent Residency - Huffington Post Canada

60 Millionaire Immigrant Investors To Be Offered Permanent Residency
Huffington Post Canada
The government announced in December it would give permanent residency to international investors who can invest $2 million in Canada, in an effort to attract experienced business people who could give the Canadian economy a boost.

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60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency - CBC.ca

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60 millionaire immigrant investors to be offered permanent residency
CBC.ca
Canada will start accepting applications from millionaire immigrant investors and their families on Wednesday under a revamped version of a program critics once denounced as "cash for citizenship." The government announced in December it would give ...

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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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