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SurveyMonkey deal demonstrates power of late stage private markets

News Report: SurveyMonkey Valued at US$2 billion as Some Investors Sell Shares Once upon a time, the only way a tech company could raise $250 million was via an Initial Public Offering. Then along came Facebook, and the mold was broken. Over the course of a few years, Facebook did a series of financing transactions,

 
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How did experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine wind up in Iowa?

News report: Canadian Ebola vaccine to be shipped to Geneva next week Along with the rest of our planet, I dearly hope that the researchers at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory have discovered the 21st century’s version of Major Sir Frederick Banting, MC’s insulin discovery (and then some). What will come as a surprise, perhaps, is

 
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CPPIB draws more critical attention, but to what end?

I hate to be the one to break it to the very influential pairing of The Fraser Institute and Andrew Coyne, but they are wasting their time on the CPP Investment Board. As someone who has been blogging about the agency’s activities since July 2007, at some personal cost, I dearly understand why the topic

 
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Pension Pulse Poppycock

The world is full of bloggers; not the folks who think 140 characters of wit counts as blogging, mind you. I’m referring to the people who genuinely ply the trade, 500 or 1,200 words at a time, with real research or insightful commentary that’s grounded in their own area of professional or personal expertise. We

 
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Halogen’s valuation shadow could undercut Canada’s tech IPO momentum

The deals are there for Canadian technology companies and its broader ecosystem, that’s for sure. Kinaxis (KXS:TSX), Critical Control (CCZ:TSX), DIRTT (DRT:TSX) and Espial (ESP:TSX) have all raised equity via public offerings over the past few weeks. And that’s just a representative list of Canadian-based tech firms which have been able to get something done

 
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