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'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 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 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].

Exits in Canada: September 2016

StartupCFO

The companies were across Canada: 5 from Vancouver (and Victoria), 3 from Toronto. The post Exits in Canada: September 2016 appeared first on StartupCFO : Mark MacLeod. Canada ExitingAfter a slow Summer, Canadian IT exits picked up last month with 10 deals closed.

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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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

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

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.

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

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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.

O Canada – Our Investment in Golden Ventures

Feld Thoughts

Last week, I wrote a post talking about why Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country. I’ve watched Matt and team build a strong portfolio of companies in Canada and in parts of the US. Investments Canada golden ventures partner funds

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Sam Mizrahi: Builder Behind Canada’s Next Skyscraper

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

The role of Canada’s Startup Accelerators

StartupCFO

The National Post published two articles ( here and here ) this week questioning the role / impact of Canada’s startup accelerator programs. In the first article The Post asks “Is Canada’s Accelerator Model Broken?” In smaller markets like Canada’s, we are sorely lacking in proven, been there, got the t-shirt talent. What we are lacking here in Canada is density. Let’s not pass judgment on Canada’s accelerators yet.

Target Surrenders in Canada

Inc Startups

After a weak holiday season, the retailer has decided to end its attempt to expand north

Canada announces new startup visa program to attract entrepreneurs starting on April 1

The Next Web

As part of a series of transformational changes to Canada’s immigration system, the Start-Up Visa Program aims to link international entrepreneurs with private sector organizations in Canada that have experience working with startups to provide essential resources.

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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

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.

Canada looks to create new visa for startups, hopes to clear backlog by 2014

The Next Web

Canada plans to create a new class of visa for immigrant entrepreneurs, specifically with the goal of attracting those in the technology sector to come to the country and start new companies. Canada then loses that talent to other countries. Canada Entrepreneur News

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Les commandes privées et sécurisées / Achat Xenical En Ligne Canada

VentureWoods

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.

Clawbacks Coming to Canada?

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

It will be interesting to see whether the use of "clawback" provisions - arrangements under which an employee forfeits previously awarded compensation - will become more common in Canada

Are you one of Canada’s hottest startups?

StartupCFO

Now in its 13 th year, the PROFIT HOT 50 is the definitive list of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies, ranked by two-year revenue growth. CanadaIf you run a young, fast-growing business, then you belong on the PROFIT HOT 50! A place on the PROFIT HOT 50 can inspire your staff, attract new clients and investors, and spark relationships with other dynamic companies.