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No Longer Business as Usual in “The Age of the Customer”

The business world has entered what Forrester Research has coined as “The Age of the Customer”. The proliferation of multiple digital media tools, along with an increasing number of communication channels in the marketplace, has empowered and made the customer more intelligent than ever. By leveraging digital devices which give people access to instant and

 
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Thank heaven for Michael Nobrega

As I looked around at the hundreds of people enjoying the patio of Toronto’s Richmond-Adelaide Centre last night, I couldn’t help but think of former OMERS CEO Michael Nobrega. The OMERS Ventures and OneEleven-sponsored event was called #111 Tech Social, named after the #111 Richmond Street West tech office space (the building is owned by

 
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How Disintermediation is Revolutionizing the US$5 Billion Appraisal Industry

“Disruption” is one of those words that gets people buzzing at venture firms in and around our Silicon Valley office, and elsewhere. Players in the VC landscape gravitate toward technology that pushes against the status-quo and revolutionizes a given market through innovation. Though investors are eager to find the next disruptor, it is worth noting

 
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The Power of Data in Non-profit Performance

  People are incented to donate to non-profit organizations by the opportunity to affect positive change in society. But how do they decide where to donate? How can they be sure their donation will directly contribute to meaningful and impactful change?  And how can donors be assured their money is spent effectively? The answer to

 
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Increased Q1 2016 VC deployment masks drop in Canadian deals

Just as one starts to feel good about the state of the Canadian venture capital ecosystem (see prior post “Flaherty’s VCAP doing its thing with new IVP and iNovia fund announcements” Jan. 27-16), you can’t forget that there is still a long way to go before we reach a “happy place.” Thanks go to Mike

 
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