Canada

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’m in Canada today to attend a board meeting. I love Canada. About 10% of USV’s active portfolio is in Canada. And 30% of our last ten investments are in Canada. Canada has a lot to offer as a home for a tech company or a second office for a tech company. More importantly, the talent pool in Canada is rich. Canadians are well educated and there are a number of very strong engineering schools in Canada.

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Canada Worried About NAFTA

Chaganomics

OTTAWA – Behind the scenes Canadian officials are "extremely worried" about where the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are headed, and it’s time to be worried, says Rona Ambrose, a member of Canada’s NAFTA Advisory Council. Canada NAFTA

Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country

Feld Thoughts

Canada has a huge, near-term competitive opportunity over to the US. . This is a gift to Canada around entrepreneurship, and I’ve already seen the impact of it in many places. Many companies I’m involved in are exploring offices in Canada, especially Vancouver (for the Seattle folks) and Toronto (for the east coast folks) since it’s so difficult to get work visas in the US for employees. I’ve always liked Canada.

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Canada's Housing Situation

Chaganomics

While some say Canada is experiencing a bubble (Vancouver/ Toronto) others are stating that Canada is now finding her footing. SeekingAlpha Canada’s home prices rise for 15th month straight on hefty gains in Toronto, Hamilton. 2017 Economics Canada Housing Economics

Canada Housing Is On Fire (Still)

Chaganomics

2017 Economics Canada Canada Housing Canada Housing march 2017Composite 11 Victoria: 3.2% Vancouver: 19.5% Calgary: 8.3% Edmonton: 5.2% Winnipeg: 2.2% Hamilton: 3.7% Toronto: 34.6% Ottawa-Gatineau: 5.7% Montréal: 14% Québec: 2.1% Halifax: 1.5% Composite 6 Vancouver: 23.3% Calgary: 9.9% Toronto: 41.4% Ottawa-Gatineau: 6.8% Montréal: 16.8% Halifax: 1.8% [link].

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Feld Thoughts

I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. By doing so, they are saying to the world “welcome immigrant entrepreneurs – please come start your business in Canada.” While Canada is plowing forward making it easy for immigrant entrepreneurs to move to Canada and start companies, the US efforts are now entirely focused on “comprehensive immigration reform.” Canada is showing real leadership.

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Exits in Canada: February 2016

StartupCFO

February was another month filled with mainly modest software exits in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: February 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exit strategies exits M & A

Exits in Canada: June 2016

StartupCFO

June was yet another ‘meh’ month for software acquisitions in Canada. I will be doing a separate post on the IT exits so far this year in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: June 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exits M & AHighlights: 8 deals announced (9 last month). 2 of the deals had a disclosed value (Largest was $ 32.5M). 3 of the companies were in Toronto, 2 in Montreal, the rest were distributed.

Favor Launches Internationally with Service in Canada

SiliconHills

Favor, an app-based delivery service, is going international with its first delivery service set to launch in Toronto, Canada on Thursday. And the Austin-based startup will rename itself Favour in Canada to adapt to the local culture and customs. in most of the Toronto metro […] The post Favor Launches Internationally with Service in Canada appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Canada Favor Favour International

Raising a Seed Round in Canada

StartupCFO

Getting seed Funded in Canada. We next looked at seed deal trends in Canada specifically. The post Raising a Seed Round in Canada appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Raising Capital Venture Capital seed funding seed stageI stopped by Notman House yesterday to visit the current Founderfuel cohort and share some thoughts on how to raise their seed rounds.

Exits in Canada: March 2016

StartupCFO

March was the biggest month for software exits in Canada so far this year, with two significant deals announced. The post Exits in Canada: March 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod.

Exits in Canada: April 2016

StartupCFO

After a strong March, April was a pretty tepid month for software exits in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: April 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting Canadian exits M & AHighlights: 11 deals announced (15 last month). 2 deals had a disclosed value, the largest of those being $ 14M. 3 of the companies were in Toronto, 2 in Ottawa, the rest were distributed.

Announcing Canada Learning Code: Supporting bottom-up innovation

Version One Ventures

And, it’s in this spirit, that I am super proud to see Canada Learning Code go live. Canada Learning Code is a national initiative that works with all sectors to increase access to coding education, computational thinking, and other 21 st century skills across Canada. Launched by the team behind Ladies Learning Code , Canada Learning Code’s mission is to make sure that every Canadian has the opportunity to build technology, not just consume it.

Exits in Canada: July 2016

StartupCFO

I expected a Summer slow down, but July was pretty darn underwhelming with just 3 software acquisitions in Canada. I will be doing a separate post on the IT exits so far this year in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: July 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada ExitingHighlights: 3 deals announced (8 last month). 1 of the deals had a disclosed value ($ 4.1M). The companies were in Burlington, Montreal and Quebec City.

Canada Just Federally Legalized Marijuana: Here's How it Will Impact Employers and the Countries Workforce

Inc Startups

Canada's vote to federally legalize Marijuana brings more jobs, new challenges to the workplace, and mixed political reviews.

Exits in Canada: August 2016

StartupCFO

As expected given the time of year, August was a slow month for IT exits in Canada with 5 deals closed (3 last month). The companies were across Canada: Halifax, Saint Lazare, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. The post Exits in Canada: August 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting exits M & AHowever, an additional 5 deals were announced in the month (but not closed yet) including BCE’s purchase of Q9 Networks for $ 491M USD.

What To Know When Looking For A Web Host In Canada

YoungUpstarts

With a web hosting company in Canada you know that customer support is positioned in the same country as your business, so those on the other line will better understand your use of the language and they’ll also be aware of issues occurring within networks close by. Others Canada web hosting

Exits in Canada: May 2016

StartupCFO

May was another ‘meh’ month for software acquisitions in Canada. The post Exits in Canada: May 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada Exiting Canadian exits M & AHighlights: 9 deals announced (11 last month). Only 1 deal had a disclosed value ($ 14M). 2 of the companies were in Toronto, 3 in Ottawa, 2 in Vancouver, the rest were distributed.

My Advice To Entrepreneurs: Consider Canada For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Photo credit: Canada flag from Shutterstock. One of the countries gaining momentum with the early-stage start-up community is Canada, and for good reason. While I’m now based in Redwood City, our origins 20 years ago started in Calgary, Canada. Immigrating from Canada to the U.S.

Mission accomplished: Startup Visa Canada is here

Version One Ventures

oi and Cristian Strat, founders of Summify (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Two years ago , Danny Robinson, Maura Rodgers and myself started to lobby for a Startup Visa Canada that would make it easier for foreign (tech) entrepreneurs to start their company in Canada. Mircea Pa?oi

Why This VC Thinks Canada Will Be the Next Big Startup Hot Spot

Inc Startups

A thriving startup scene needs talent, and Canada has one huge advantage in attracting it. Startup

Canada rocks!

StartupCFO

Happy Canada day to all the startup types out there. With so many Canadian companies getting founded and funded and making noise on the World stage, it’s a great time to be building a startup in Canada. Happy Canada day! CanadaOver the past 6 weeks I have traveled pretty much coast to coast. I’ve hung out with great teams in Vancouver. Met pretty much the entire Alberta startup community at Accelerate Alberta.

Collision Tech Conference Is Moving To Canada In 2019

YFS Magazine

Hosting a successful conference starts with choosing the right venue and locale. For Collision, Toronto is building an inclusive type of innovation that brings people together to solve the world's biggest challenges and that's an attractive proposition. .

Eastern Canada: Exploring a Burgeoning Startup Ecosystem

Inc Startups

Chronicling my experience with the Toronto and Montreal startup scenes. Hot Spots

Kevin O'Leary on Why Canada's Top Office Needs an Entrepreneur

Inc Startups

The Shark Tank star, who recently entered the race to lead Canada's Conservative Party, explains why he's running--and how President Trump is doing so far

Freescale Buys Canada-based CogniVue

SiliconHills

Freescale announced its acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based CogniVue Corp. Freescale, a microchip maker based in Austin, is a market leader in making sensor, microcontroller and microprocessor solutions for automotive radar and vision applications. […] The post Freescale Buys Canada-based CogniVue appeared first on SiliconHills. to boost its position in the autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Duke schedules 3-game exhibition trip to Canada

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) AP) — Duke is giving freshman R.J. Barrett a homecoming trip this summer

Sam Mizrahi: Builder Behind Canada’s Next Skyscraper

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Nestled in what is referred to as Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region, Canada’s largest and most populous city, Toronto, has worked hard to overcome its dated moniker of The Big Smoke.

Pharmacie Pas Cher – Acheter Zetia Canada En Ligne – Airmail Expédition

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Acheter Zetia Canada En Ligne. Générique Zetia. Ou Acheter Generique 10 mg Zetia. Zetia Générique est utilisé pour traiter le cholestérol sanguin élevé, en combinaison avec une alimentation faible en cholestérol et en gras.

From 'Shark Tank' to Canada's Parliament? Why Kevin O'Leary Thinks He Can Oust Justin Trudeau

Inc Startups

The 'Shark Tank' star announced that he is running for leadership of Canada's Conservative Party

Austin-based SiteCondor Sold to gShift of Canada

SiliconHills

They recently sold SiteCondor, website auditing tools for digital agencies and content marketers, to gShift Labs, based in Toronto, Canada. The terms of the deal were not […] The post Austin-based SiteCondor Sold to gShift of Canada appeared first on SiliconHills. Judd Lyon and Sebastian Brocher accomplished what a lot of entrepreneurs strike out to do in Austin. They bootstrapped their startup and sold it for a handsome profit.

Incredible New Footage Shows Just How Close an Air Canada Plane Came to Crashing Onto Another Aircraft on the Ground

Inc Startups

A new report says the Air Canada pilots complained of fatigue. Are pilots being pushed too far? Best-Kept Travel Secrets

Kickstarter Comes to Canada

Inc Startups

If you''ve been eagerly awaiting the official start day for Kickstarter in Canada, the long wait is up. Here''s what you need to know: There won''t be a separate "Kickstarter Canada"--Canadian projects will be listed along with all others.

Les commandes privées et sécurisées / Achat Xenical En Ligne Canada

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Achat Xenical En Ligne Canada. Générique Xenical. Meilleur Pharmacie Passer La Commande Orlistat Prix Le Moins Cher. Xenical (Orlistat) empêche certaines des graisses que vous mangez d’être absorbées par votre corps.

Canada needs more VCs

StartupCFO

The point of these examples is that they would never happen in Canada. Here in Canada we definitely have funds that have not delivered returns. Tags: Canada Venture Capital I checked an interesting video this weekend from the founder of Pandora. The music service has raised $ 56M in capital and has over 32M users. By any measure it is on its way to being a big success. But as you will see in the video, to get to where it is today the company was turned down by over 300 VCs.

CEO Invite to Sixth U.S./Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity

Feld Thoughts

Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity at her offices in Denver on 9/26. Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I recently talked to Larissa Herda, the CEO of TW Telecom (in the process of being acquired by Level 3).

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Kevin O'Leary Drops Out of Canada's Conservative Party Race

Inc Startups

The 'Shark Tank' judge says he's quitting due to lack of support in Quebec.

Canada's Hottest Startup Is Backed by Amazon and Intel

Inc Startups

Thalmic Labs is the company behind the Myo armband, a futuristic wearable challenging the way you control your gadgets

Dayvan Cowboy by Boards of Canada - Usually electronica is not.

Mark Birch

Dayvan Cowboy by Boards of Canada - Usually electronica is not my speed, but I had to make an exception for this song, which is the perfect soundtrack for a journey into space. music video electronica Boards of Canada Dayvan Cowboy space traveling journey

Keeping Startup Talent in Canada

StartupCFO

Staff also have a high risk tolerance : It can be challenging to recruit talent in Canada when you have little to no cash. We’d go bigger in Canada as well, if we had more of all the above. So, if we are to make Canada a World class hub for startups, we need universities, big corporations, government and investors all working together. Tags: Canada I’m on my way back home after a couple of days in the Valley. I had not been out this way since 2008. Crazy.