Spark Angel Network welcomes Northumberland entrepreneurs

Article published in Northumberland Today written by Cecilia Nasmith. 25 Jul 2016 If you’re a fan of the CBC show Dragons’ Den, it may interest you to know that what Malcolm MacTaggart terms a non-fiction version of that show exists in the greater Durham Region. MacTaggart founded the Spark Angel Network three years ago in

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Angel investments on the rise in Canada

Article published in the The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) written by Sean Silcoff. 13 Jul 2016 Canadian startups are benefiting from a buoyant market for early-stage investors, but those that get bigger and more successful encounter a serious shortage when seeking larger growth capital venture investments, according to two reports from Canadian early-stage financing

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The Smartest Startups Invest in their Sales Team Early and Often

Article from by Murad Hemmadi  Published June 20, 2016 In the early days, many high-tech startups are focused on the product more than on selling it. Here’s why they should rethink that balance. Vidyard’s office in Kitchener, Ontario. (Anthony Reinhard/Vidyard/Communitech) When Michael Litt’s company was first starting out, he spent a lot of time on

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Why Businesses Need a Seed Stage Angel Investments Model Now

Article from Published May 19, 2016 by Scott Shane In VC & Angel Capital The classic model in angel investing goes something like this: You look at a large number of potential companies and winnow them down to a handful of the best companies and invest a relatively large amount in each of them.

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Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

Article from Management Today By Rebecca Smith. Published Thursday, 19 May 2016 As more women try on their angel investor wings, the impact on the diversity of firms securing funding could be significant. Research last month from the Women’s Business Council and Deloitte found the proportion of women starting their own firms fell in 2014,

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