March 27th, 2015,
In 2009, Ajit Gupta emerged from an early retirement to start Aryaka Networks Inc., a company that lets corporate customers bypass the public Internet to access bandwidth-hogging business services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft MSFT +0.72% Office 365, even in areas of the world where delivery of those services can be shaky.
March 24th, 2015,
Kabbage has taken root in the U.S. and UK markets as a platform where small businesses can quickly apply for and receive working capital loans — with Kabbage making fast decisions about eligibility through a mix of smart algorithms and online and offline data sources. Now the startup is growing its business on two fronts. It’s kicking off a new white-label offering where third parties will power loan services using Kabbage’s technology. And through its first white-label partner, it is expanding to a third market, Australia, its first in Asia Pacific.
March 20th, 2015,
Event ticketing company Ticketfly Inc. announced the purchase of the MRG Group’s in-house ticketing service, Northern Tickets. The deal adds a number of new venues to Ticketfly’s roster, including the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver and Adelaide Hall in Toronto. The purchase also brings the company’s list of Canadian partners to over 120.
March 9th, 2015,
People Pattern, an Austin startup, is fittingly staging its coming out party at this year’s SXSW.
February 12th, 2015,
Annual ranking recognizes Coupa’s Savings-as-a-Service approach as a ‘game changer’
January 7th, 2015,
Seattle-based Adaptive announced on January 7, 2015, that it has acquired South San Francisco-based Sequenta in a cash-and-stock deal.
January 6th, 2015
Venture capital exploded in 2014, with bigger deals and more eye-popping valuations than anytime since the dot-com boom. Katherine Barr talks what happens next and which opportunities will define 2015 with WSJ.
December 29th, 2014,
The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) and research partner Thomson Reuters will in February 2015 publish their full report on Canadian venture capital market activity in 2014. In the meantime, peHUB Canada has compiled a list of the likely top 10 (disclosed) financings completed this year.
December 10th, 2014,
Online home improvement retailer BuildDirect, led by cofounders Jeff Booth and Rob Banks, recently raised a $50 million round of investment led by the Bank of Montreal.