20-Min Term Sheet Romanow Clearbanc

Clearbanc’s Michele Romanow explains how her ’20-Min Term Sheet’ could finance 2,000 firms’ paid marketing efforts

Michele Romanow knew she had to do something to help entrepreneurs better market themselves — and keep control over the companies they create — when she first saw the wooden iPhone cases. As a judge on CBC’s Dragon’s Den — a sort of Canadian alternative to the U.S. hit show Shark Tank — Romanow regularly […]

Twitter cofounder’s venture fund for ‘world-positive’ businesses

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams joined a new venture fund aiming to assist companies working to change the world in a positive way. The altruistic company, dubbed Obvious Ventures, calls itself a “world positive” venture capital company, and writes on its website: “We’re entrepreneurs. We’ve helped a lot of companies launch, grow, and generate great financial […]

Canadian government giving $31.4 million to B.C. incubators, accelerators

Over the next five years, four British Columbia incubator and accelerator organizations will be given up to $31.4 million in funding from the Government’s Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP). James Moore, Minister of Industry, is quoted as saying: “By investing in British Columbia’s incubator and accelerator organizations, we are ensuring local promising start-up businesses have the resources […]

What you need to know about the state of venture capital funding in U.S. and Canada

by Kay Mathews  Fuelling economic growth through investment in startup companies is a priority in Canada and the United States. Leaders of both nations have taken steps to reinvigorate venture capital industries in their respective countries, but the means to that end are distinctive. According to a May 6 National Venture Capital Association press release, […]