$65M for Rypple the latest good news for local VCs

You’d almost be tempted to say that the Canadian early stage VC industry is on a roll. A $65-ish million purchase price (I’m told, anyway) for Toronto’s Rypple Inc., from none other than Salesforce.com, is a nice exit indeed with just $13 million invested (hat tip Matt Hartley) over two VC rounds, including the initial

 
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Does Ontario really need five Pension Plans? part 2

It seemed such a simple topic: does Ontario really need five different management teams running its large public pension funds (see prior post “Does Ontario really need five Pension Plans?” Nov 24-11)? Unexpectedly, it set off some very interesting discussion in several quarters, including the Globe & Mail’s comment section (88 in total), Oxford University,

 
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