PE Square-01

May 31, 2017

While Canada’s technology ecosystem is gathering momentum, it continues to struggle with a shortage of growth capital. Studies point to a $1-billion gap that is growing by $250-million a year. Unless this gap is closed, Canadian startups will fail to reach their full potential because they are unable to attract enough follow-on financing. Canadian government initiatives […] Read More
Stephanie Lapierre

May 9, 2017

Stephany LaPierre didn’t think of herself as a female founder until she tried to raise venture capital for her tech startup, Tealbook. A successful serial entrepreneur whose grandmother and mother were also entrepreneurs, LaPierre never anticipated that being a woman would be seen as a disadvantage in starting a technology company — until investors made […] Read More

April 12, 2017

Improving Canada’s startup ecosystem through foreign partnerships On Thursday, March 16th, a group of angel investors and advisors gathered at the Vancouver Convention Center to take part in a mentoring session and pitch competition for a select group of under-20 entrepreneurs.   The NACO Mentoring Bootcamp, which took place following this year’s BCTech Summit, was […] Read More
Futurpreneur + 3-01

April 12, 2017

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Canadian economy, creating almost half of all jobs and generating nearly a third of our gross domestic product. Despite the important role these companies play when it comes to ensuring economic prosperity for our country, they continue to experience challenges related to accessing capital. Lacking both a credit history […] Read More
Farmers Edge Blog-01

March 28, 2017

Avrio Capital is seeing a lucrative payout on money invested in Farmers Edge following the precision agriculture company’s refinancing earlier this year. Farmers Edge, provider of a digital platform to help farmers boost crop production, in December announced an investment by Fairfax Financial, the holding company of Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa. Terms weren’t disclosed for […] Read More
Pieter Dorsman

March 22, 2017

Creating a Canadian standard for term sheets to get more and better deals done, faster ​Over the past year and a half I have been conducting a workshop on term sheets and structuring deals across Canada. This is part of the National Angel Capital Organization of Canada’s (NACO) effort to encourage angel investing and in […] Read More

February 1, 2017

PitchBook has assembled the most comprehensive rankings of PE, VC, advisors and law firms in 2016. From the most active venture firms in the Great Lakes to the most prolific advisors on PE- or VC-backed IPOs, find out which firms are atop the lists. You can see the full report here on PitchBook´s website, or download […] Read More