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New visualization: investment across borders

I was asked by the ICE team at MaRS to produce a map to illustrate a connection that’s often not understood by entrepreneurs: that Canadian companies that are acquired from abroad typically also have foreign investors. It’s a simple map … Continue reading

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New data visualization: Canadian VC co-investment

The MaRS Data Catalyst team has been diving into data on private equity deals, to better understand the patterns of investments in Canadian companies. Last week Joseph Lalonde published the first in a series of blog posts on the subject: … Continue reading

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IC Weeks 16 & 17: Feb 25 – Mar 8

My 3.5-month contract with the Imagination Catalyst is over, and it’s been an amazing experience. I’m planning to discuss what role I could have with the IC on an ongoing basis, but my focus in the past few weeks has … Continue reading

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IC Week 15: Feb 18-22

As my time at the IC winds down (just a couple more weeks!), I’ve been focusing my time on organizing and promoting our two upcoming events (The Value of Designers in Tech Startups, and the Imagination Catalyst Open House, Feb … Continue reading

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IC Weeks 13 & 14: Feb 4-15

I was lucky enough to take a week off (and away), and so missed the biggest snowstorm of the year. Now back, I’m sprinting to complete the documents I’ve been working on, and plan for the Imagination Catalyst Open House … Continue reading

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IC Week 12: Jan 28 – Feb 1

At Thursday’s peer crit, Henry & Mark practiced the elevator pitches they’d be giving that night at the CN Tower, for the International Startup Festival’s Elevator World Tour. We’ve confirmed two events in the next few weeks: an Imagination Catalyst … Continue reading

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