startups

What’s Wrong With Canada’s Venture Capital Market

Despite an epic 5-year bull run for America’s venture capital and small-cap market, Canada’s has been butchered in recent years. Starting 4 years ago, almost to the day, Canada’s small-cap market began a historical and frustrating decline. For some context on just how bad it …

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Go Mobile or Go Broke

In 2005 we discovered an innovative way to generate newsletter subscribers using press releases. We were early adopters of this strategy and it worked incredibly well. In fact, the cost to generate a lead was about $0.06 per. And we were generating subscribers by the …

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Google’s $500 Million Secret

I get excited when it comes to startup tech companies with disruptive concepts. These days, that means I’m getting excited a lot – almost every time I get a news alert about the latest major Series B going down somewhere in the world. With that …

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What Cloud Computing Means for Startup Financing

Guest post from Andy Barkett, CTO for the Republican National Committee and the CEO of Getexp, Inc. Before Instagram became Facebook’s golden child, it was a small startup, raising only $500,000 in its first seed round. The company operated with 16 employees at its largest, …

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India’s World-Class Tech Startups at Rock Bottom Valuations

If India’s technology sector is not on your radar, it should be. India offers a combination of two economic advantages the rest of the world is unable to. First, its people are extremely innovative and provide unique solutions to current technological and economic challenges. Second, …

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What I Learned From A Former Drug Kingpin

I was recently at a meeting with a group of investors who are all solid people. They are each very successful in their own right and have made vast sums of money investing in early stage companies over the years. We all got together to …

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The Character of an Amazing Entrepreneur

The idea of being an entrepreneur crashes through almost everyone’s mind at some point or another in their lives. Few people follow the idea through to fruition. For most, it typically ends up becoming a passing fantasy. Becoming an entrepreneur is not the best way …

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HealthTap Garners $38 Million for Online Checkup Business

I am not old enough to remember the days of doctor’s house calls, but I can only imagine how convenient that would have been. Falling ill these days has become a major pain, even if it’s just for allergies, or the flu, or for anything …

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Titan Aerospace’s Drones Are the Next Facebook Acquisition Target?

By this point, most of you have probably heard the rumor that Facebook is contemplating the purchase of drone maker Titan Aerospace. Indeed, if true, it is a stroke of genius on the part of the folks at Facebook. After all, according to Mark Zuckerberg‘s …

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