There aren’t many Canadian entrepreneurs who are trying to build a billion dollar company. Fewer still, I’d argue, who will state that goal publicly. Jason Smith, the CEO of Real Matters, is one of those people. With this morning’s announcement of a new $40 million equity raise, he’s one step closer to reaching his goal.
One of our team’s key business pleasures is the ringside seat we have as entrepreneurs realize on their dreams. Although there are plenty of ways to define success as a funder of innovation companies, I always get a charge out of the annual Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 rankings. This year’s lists are out,
One of the key pieces of advice for any Canadian tech entrepreneur considering an initial public offering over the next 12 months is this: make sure the business is set up to perform well out of the gate. Ask any portfolio manager what the #1 crime is post-IPO, and most will agree that it’s “falling
The timing was all too delicious. Blackberry’s (BBRY:Q, BB:TSX) software engineers released the Q10′s 2.0 software update around the same time that the company’s Board of Directors concluded that the best course of action was to go-it-alone for now, and cancel its unusual sale process. When I first got my Q10, I tried it for
Congrats to our friend Wally Hunter and his colleagues at EnerTech Capital on the successful closing of their $120M fourth Fund. With EnerTech IV’s strong contingent of Canadian LP’s and its commitment to invest in the Canadian Cleantech marketplace, it’s great news for emerging Canadian Cleantech companies looking for risk/growth capital, at a time when