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

August 18, 2016

This past spring NACO partnered with Hockeystick – a cloud-based data platform that helps investors measure the long-term impact of their investments. This partnership is imperative for NACO as it underlines the importance within our industry for accurate metrics and portfolio data collection, as well as tracking. Read their whitepaper below to learn how Hockeystick has replaced manual […] Read More