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  • Techvibes: Which Type of Financing is Right For Your Startup? The Pros and Cons of Angel Investing August 30, 2016

    Having a great idea for a business is one thing. Getting the financial backing to grow, scale and make it a success is quite another. Most entrepreneurs approach funding in stages, starting by dipping into their own savings, going cap-in-hand to friends and family, taking advantage of government grants, crowdfunding and potentially seeking angel and venture capital. Read more.


  • Angel investors key to creating a 21st-century innovation economy August 25, 2016

    Entrepreneurship is thriving in Canada, but we must provide it with the fuel it needs for growth.

    In Canada, we chronically undercapitalize our promising companies, leaving many entrepreneurs struggling to find early-stage risk capital just when they need it most. As a result, many look to the U.S., where capital is easier to secure, and Canada’s economy loses out on good, well-paying jobs.

    Read the full PDF of Michael Volker’s piece from the Hill Times here.


  • Angel investing growing quickly here, report says July 14, 2016

    This may not be the epicentre of activity, but angel investing is alive and well in Manitoba.

    Last year, Manitoba companies raised about $30 million from at least three groups of angel investors.

    According to a report released this week by the National Angel Capital Organization, nationally there was almost a 50 per cent increase in the amount invested by the angel investor groups the group is getting data from. Read more.


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lane-merrifield NACO Summit 2016: Lane Merrifield - “Organizations like NACO are critical. There are so many people making well-intended but poorly derived investments in companies, and my hope is that hearing a bit of our story, and my follow up story as an investor, will provide some useful insight for others.” – Lane Merrifield Lane Merrifield is a co-founder and CEO of FreshGrade, a […]
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