B.C. and Alberta’s SPOR units secure additional funding; a federal task force releases its analysis of flood insurance solutions, Dr. Suzanne Fortier’s tenure at McGill draws to a close, and more.
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A new program launched by the Council of Canadian Innovators will train corporate directors on governance issues faced by fast-growing technology companies.
We spoke with Ruffolo about the thesis for his new private equity firm Maverix, why he’s seeing “ridiculous” deal flow, and what it takes to keep high-growth companies in Canada.
Too often, the products of science and research done within Canada’s borders ends up being sold or commercialized elsewhere. But there’s been a strong effort in the last few months to attempt to reverse the decades-long trend, writes Research Money’s managing editor Sebastian Leck.
Adam Froman, founder and CEO of Delvinia, has formed an independent, ad hoc horizontal review of government programs for business.
Venture capital investor John Ruffolo is leaving OMERS Ventures, a fund he founded in 2011 as an arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pension plan. During his tenure as CEO, Ruffolo led the fund to invest in several of Canada’s most successful tech startups in recent years, including Hootsuite and Shopify, and grew…