BC opens trade, investment office in Seattle
Will help connect BC companies with venture capitalists, skilled tech workers and strategic partners.
Industry hoping budget continues venture capital support for startups
Several measures expected that will be aimed at improving innovation performance.
Agriculture bets on innovation to boost yields and profits
Technology is making the industry more precise and efficient.
Plunging loonie a boon for startups seeking capital
Collect revenue in US dollars but pay expenses in Canadian.
BC turbo charges tech sector with $100M fund
Venture capital will bankroll early-stage entrepreneurs’ innovative ideas
Bublcam 360 degree camera raises $4.6M, makes leadership changes
Team of investors includes technology giant Samsung.
Green concrete firm CarbonCure gets $3M VC investment
Investment will accelerate sales and expand CO2 utilization technology platform.
Powerhouse VC fund gets $25M provincial gov. cash injection
Scale Up Ventures will connect high growth start-ups with corporate Canada to accelerate innovation.
Alberta Enterprise Corp. invests $10M with Internet of Things VC fund
McRock Capital will target projects in the digital oilfield/smart fields, automated power grid, manufacturing, and smart cities sectors.
Looking for capital?
There’s money to invest, some of it from “angels.”
Canada bottoming out on innovation: Gets a D
Places 13 out of 16 advanced economies: Conference Board of Canada.
Canada’s mid-sized firms in decline: BDC
Manufacturing sector worst hit, losing half its firms between 2006 and 2010.
Harper announces $400 million venture capital investment
Venture Capital Action Plan aimed to bolster private-sector investment.
Expect continued low interest rates as global economy ties Carney’s hands
Private sector economists suggests Canada’s low interest rates are here to stay.
BC attracting most investment in Canada: report
Thomson Reuters report says province drew 20% of all venture capital investments in second quarter.