Financing

The Case for Taking on VC Cash

After a decade of bootstrapping, one successful Toronto firm decided to stop going it alone and solicit external investment. Here's why

How to Get The Most from a Crowdfunding Campaign

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Your bid will be a lot more profitable if you give people choice, according to new research

Why Going Public Can Kill Your Company

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You might assume getting the public to invest in your business would benefit it. It doesn't always work that way

Wattpad Lands $46 Million Series C Funding

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Toronto's "YouTube of ebooks" gets 7-figure investment from (you guessed it!) OMERS Ventures

Do Government Grants Actually Help Small Businesses?

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Research says startups that get funding from the feds face some disadvantages. But the pros outweigh the cons

The Hidden Danger of Funding

Falling Money (Canadian Dollars)

When you secure financing, the culture of your company can change in a hurry. That’s a problem when your firm’s DNA is what attracted investors in the first place

Where Venture Capitalists are Investing Now

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3 Canadian provinces finally are rolling with Silicon Valley and the wolves on Wall Street

What Proposed Crowdfunding Laws Mean for You

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Two sets of pending legislation will seriously affect how companies can solicit funds from the public. Here's what you need to know

What It Will Take to Build Another BlackBerry

OMERS Ventures has invested heavily in Vancouver-based HootSuite. (Photo: HootSuite)

The new head of OMERS Ventures talks about big deals, “patient money” and why he’s so excited about the Canadian tech sector

Meet the New Dragons

Restaurateur Vikram Vij, one of two new Dragons' Den stars Photo: Roland Tanglao via Wikimedia Commons

O’Leary and Croxon are out; restauranteur Vij and Bay Street bad boy Wekerle are in for ninth season of CBC’s smash hit

Canadian Bitcoin Bank Collapses Following Hack

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Security breach puts the future of the digital currency in question

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