Upsight Inc has acquired Fuse Powered Inc, a mobile supply-side monetization and ad mediation platform based in Toronto. No financial terms were disclosed. San Francisco-based Upsight, an analytics and marketing platform for mobile app businesses, said the combined companies will “enable end-to-end…
Hi all - I'm in San Francisco for the next few months and would love to connect with any Canadian expats from this group living there. I'm also looking for drop in desk space if anyone has any suggestions or spare desks. And finally, if any of you fly frequently between Canada and the Bay Area for work, I welcome you to check out my company, Trippeo, as we have a ton of negotiated rates with airlines (and we give 2x the points for Aeroplan and United). ... See MoreSee Less
Michael MahonC100 does a monthly Canadians in Tech Meetup. Next one is Feb 10. There's also a hockey game on Feb 29. Check out www.thec100.org/events/.
For workspace, you can check out WeWork (where C100 is located... they actually have a Canada House space there which you can access if you are a MaRS, Velocity or Communitech company) or RocketSpace.
Longer term, you might want to check out the CTA program offered by the Trade Commissioner Service; their program includes workspace (tradecommissioner.gc.ca/world-monde/cta-atc.aspx?lang=eng). As a general rule, the Trade Commissioners in the Valley are very helpful and it is worth connecting with the Consulate (Dina or Mike).
A Silicon Valley Series A investment team will be up in Vancouver next week. Who should they meet that is within 6 months of potentially raising? Please DM me or post here. I will try and make as many intros as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
TODAY is the deadline to get your pitch applications in for the 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit on March 3 at MaRS Discovery District!
Pitch in front of investors and the crowd of 500+ decision makers from coast-to-coast and around the globe in Canada’s fast growing and lucrative crowdfunding industry, led by our Pitch Session Leads DMZ at Ryerson University, Founder Institute Toronto & Startup Canada! Apply at crowdfundingsummit.ca/pitching
Darryl BallantyneI wouldn't really agree with the article's characterization of him as "unlucky" - it wasn't bad luck that made him quit and sell off his shares!
Surprised, actually, that he got ANYTHING after only two months. If I was starting a new venture with friends now everyone (including me) would be on a vesting schedule so they have to stick around to earn their shares. This could have gotten really messy.
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Roger ChabraThey are sometimes hard to stomach but "founder vesting" clauses imposed by big bad VCs ;-) are needed in many situations.
This is awesome... I love seeing startups work together! I am an investor in both companies and am pumped to see them working together so closely. (CareGuide & Qimple also both have 500 Startups, Hedgewood, and Benjamin Yoskovitz as shareholders.)
John Philip GreenHa. This article has been online for like 12 minutes and I've already got a couple messages like this... luckily I understand that Yves is still open to welcoming a few more investors into his current round.
February 4, 2016 | News, Velocity Startups Velocity Startup Pout Acquired by Everalbum Velocity Garage startup Pout, a community for fashion and beauty with over 60,000 users, has been acquired by Everalbum, a photo management app that currently sits as the #1 Productivity app in the App Store. Pout…
Good morning! I'm looking to connect with female entrepreneurs, founders, angels, investors or any female with a strong voice in this community. I'm working on a business idea and am potentially looking for a co-founder, but more importantly would love the feedback of some of these women.
Please PM me, connect me, link me whatever is easiest. Thanks. :) ... See MoreSee Less