Financial Firms Set to Announce Canada Business Growth Fund
Minimum C$500 million fund to be unveiled as soon as Thursday Aim is to help nation's small and medium companies expand Canada's biggest financial firms are set to unveil as soon as Thursday a new fund worth at least C$500 million ($372 million) to help small- and medium-sized companies expand, according to people familiar with the plans.
RESI Innovators Shine in San Francisco – Winners Announced
Shaoyu Chang, MD, MPH, Director of Research & Asia Business Development Liaison The third RESI San Francisco Conference event, held on January 10th, saw 30 Innovation Challenge finalists competing for the votes of the largest RESI crowd to date. With 1,000 attendees present, more votes were cast than in any Innovation Challenge to date. Biotech, medical…
Why Canadian venture capital is the right bet for investors - PE Hub
In an exclusive PE Hub Canada feature article, OMERS Ventures Managing Director Jim Orlando poses the question of why investors should pay closer attention to Canada's venture capital asset class. He answers the question with evidence of improving Canadian venture returns and opportunities based on an increasingly self-sustaining ecosystem, more risk-taking entrepreneurs and better-capitalized funds.
Exact Imaging secures CDN $21.5 Million in financing to support the commercialization of its new disruptive ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound for prostate imaging and biopsy
TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2017- Exact Imaging secures CDN $21.5 Million in financing to support the commercialization of its new disruptive ExactVu™...
Women’s health startup Damiva nets $1.2 mln in seed funding - PE Hub
Damiva Inc, a Toronto women’s health company, has closed a $1.2 million seed-stage financing. The investor was KES 7 Capital, a Canadian merchant bank. Founded in 2012 by CEO Chia Chia Sun and President Gardiner Smith, Damiva develops, manufactures and distributes products that address menopausal health issues for women over 40. Having launched in 2014 across most major pharmacy chains in Canada, the company now plans to use the proceeds of the seed round to support operations in advance of a U.S. launch.
Relay Ventures co-founder outlines digital health priorities for latest fund - MedCity News
So far, investments from Relay Ventures' third fund include personal wellness tracker OMsignal and health incentives startup CARROT Insights.
Canadian startups need more VC funding to stay at forefront of medical technology
Canadian startups need more VC funding to stay at forefront of medical technology Danny BradburyMonday, Oct. 26, 2015 Saachin Aggarwal, CEO of Think Reserach, is tackling the fast-evolving medical technology market by revolutionizing the way physicians share and consume research. It is one of several firms to get funding from Toronto boutique firm Epic.
First RESI conference at MaRS draws hundreds of investors to Canada - Biotechnology Focus
For the first time in its history, Life Science Nation’s popular Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference has been staged outside the U.S. Organizers chose the MaRS Centre in Toronto to host the event – and it provided a potent sign of the city’s growing stature as a biotech hotspot. More than 220 investors, who [&hellip
Cyclica Announces the close of its Series A financing round! - Cyclica Inc.
September 22, 2016: Cyclica Inc. (“Cyclica”) Completes $2.4 Million Series A1 Financing Led by GreenSky Capital Inc. (“GreenSky”). Toronto, Ontario – Cyclica, an in silico drug discovery company that offers a novel predictive analytics platform that helps develop better and safer drugs, announced that it has completed a $2.4 Million ... Read More
Ranomics raises $1.6 million CAD seed round to tackle $10 billion genetic testing industry
Toronto-based Ranomics has announced the close of a $1.6 million CAD ($1.2 million USD) seed round for its genomics platform.
Why the Bloom Burton healthcare conference on May 2 and 3 matters to investors
Even if you don't have an invite to this coveted gathering, just the list of conference attendees provides a first-pass list of candidates who have at least met Bloom Burton’s rigorous criteria