4Mar2019, Silicon Valley Bank Opens in Canada. Not a traditional consumer bank – SVB is keen to invest in infotech and life sciences ventures – even startups!
3Dec2018, Western Economic Diversification’s Business Scale-Up & Productivity Program provides repayable interest-free funding to qualifying companies.
14Feb2017, BCIC’s Ignite program makes awards to three BC Companies totalling almost $1M.
8Feb2017, Glove & Mail, Cash Infusion for Wiivv a recent Vancouver Startup.
7Feb2017: Applications are now open for MSFHR’s first Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Awards. The I2C Program is part of a refreshed suite of programs, designed to address priorities and gaps in BC’s health research and innovation ecosystem.
6Feb2017, Morneau’s Growth Council calls for funding in its report, Unlocking Innovation to Drive Scale and Growth.
2Feb2017, Globe & Mail, Vancouver VC star Boris Wertz doubles up on partner count.
2Feb2017, Globe & Mail, Kickstarter PBC, the eight-year-old technology company that is practically eponymous for crowdfunding, has opened its first international office in Canada through the acquisition of Vancouver live-streaming video startup Huzza Media Inc.
30Jan2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights’ Q4 2016 Canada MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding in Canada. Get the report.
30Jan2017, Globe & Mail, Nadir Mohamed: The ‘catalyst” behind ScaleUP’s successful corporate funding drive.
22Jan2017, Globe & Mail, 500 Startups’s first Canadian fund on track to exceed $30-million target.
5Jan2017, T-Net, Slack announced on its blog today that it has made 11 new investments in its Slack Fund. The company launched the $80 Million VC Fund in partnership with Accel, Index Ventures, KPCB, Social Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Spark Capital back in approximately December 2015, and backs new companies that bring more streamlined workflows to Slack—reducing the small, yet high-frequency tasks that consume chunks of users time. Slack has major offices in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC