Archive for March, 2009

We (iNovia Capital)  just now announced our most recent investment in a Calgary based Liquid Cooling technology company – CoolIT Systems.  This is yet another great example about what a great management can do when brought together under the right circumstances. I my mind, Management is the utmost critical success factor for any early stage […]

It feels good to hear more about these type of initiatives. In addition to the $825M fund of fund and the $500M later stage fund initiatives, announced earlier this week by the Quebec government (read more here) Quebec will be put in place 3 new seed funds for an additional aggregate amount of $125M… or […]

I believe this is great news for Quebec, for Canada and the whole Venture Capital Community. Earlier today, the Quebec Finance Minister Monique Jérôme-Forget presented here budget in which she outlines the $15-billion stimulus package. Budget 2009-2010.   We find in this Budget many changes and numerous proposed solutions for critical sectors of the economy. […]

Funding innovation by helping promising technologies get into the hands of the consumers is by far the most tangible route towards creating sustainable wealth for all. As a society, we need to promote and encourage entrepreneurship. Our governments need to look into their own backyards and realize that the Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry […]

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of participating in one of the MaRS District courses up in Toronto – CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101.   I had allot of fun. Peter Tolnai is a good friend and one of the original private VC fund managers in Canada in the mid ‘80s, and is currently Managing Partner […]

I’m walking over to Toronto MaRS District for a speaking engagement, I was invited by Peter Tolnai to a panel titled “What do Investors Look for?”.   Peter is one of the great investor entrepreneurs I know. He doesn’t want me to refer to him as the dean of VC so I won’t… but I […]

Similar to other industries, the implication and passion of its Members is the main driver for its success and capability to adapt to change! The debates and topics covered at the board level are truly driven and lively. What’s good is that VC’s have high expectation of its portfolio company CEO’s, so in turn, the […]