In July, BDC Capital announced that it is committing $160 million to finance intellectual property (IP) development in Canada with the hopes to fill the gap in capital financing for scaling companies with intangible assets. We spoke with Patrick Latou about what they plan to achieve and why this type of fund is so overdue.
Topic: financing scaleups
Daniel Isenberg is the mind behind Scale Up Atlantic Canada, a novel six-month program to teach CEOs and senior managers how to turn their ventures into scaleups. We asked him to unpack some knotty challenges faced by Canada’s emerging scaleup ecosystems.
In this month’s scaleup Q&A, Round13 Capital managing partner Bruce Croxon shares about adapting to rapid technological change, adopting the right attitude to venture capital, and what the government can do to help Canadian tech companies grow.
Long before personal computers were a thing, Bruce Croxon was building arguably the first technology-based social network in the world. Founded in 1987, his brand Telepersonals used interactive voice response — the same technology as voicemail — to help strangers connect. At its peak, Telepersonals hosted a billion and a half minutes of phone traffic per…
Adam Froman, founder and CEO of Delvinia, has formed an independent, ad hoc horizontal review of government programs for business.
Better government policy and sustained financing from Canada’s big banks needed to grow scaleups into global firms.