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Mistaking a “Premium” for a “Ratchet”

Tobias, Neil, John, Sandy…passionate folks all. It was interesting to follow the debate in yesterday’s StartUpNorth repost of the Bloomberg News story regarding the latest Real Matters M&A activity and associated financing (see prior post “Bloomberg: Real Matters Deal Said to Set Stage for Canada’s Next Tech IPO” Mar. 17-16). According to Bloomberg: …a C$74

 
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FDI an important Canadian leverage point in upcoming White House Summit

U.S. Gov’t Report: Foreign Direct Investment continues to be a key economic driver for the United States As officials prepare Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s briefing books for his State Visit to Washington later this week, it wouldn’t hurt to beef-up the section regarding the importance of Canadian investment capital to the U.S.A. economy. You’d

 
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All is not dire in sunny California

Dateline: Menlo Park “The whole tech sector, flush for years with confidence and talk of disruption, suddenly has an air of desperation about it.” Time Magazine, Nov. 12/15 Is that a cliff, just ahead? You’d certainly think so. You’ve likely read the recent MSM news about Silicon Valley layoffs and the downward pressure that is

 
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What’s up with Ontario’s Scale Up Ventures?

It has been nine months since Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario taxpayers were committing $25 million to a new $50 million venture capital fund that will provide not just capital, but mentorship from a host of senior Canadian business leaders. One requirement was that entrepreneurs had to be running a “successful early- stage

 
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Flaherty’s VCAP doing its thing with new IVP and iNovia fund announcements

When was the last time anyone had the chance to write about three different Canadian VC Fund closings in the same week? As exciting as the news of the new Leaders Fund was (see prior post “New Leaders Fund just what Canada needs” Jan. 24-16), two other funds have had similarly great news of late.

 
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