Archive for December, 2009

I support the initiative and think it can only help build a stronger web of knowledge, of entrepreneurs and investor base. I don’t think it will reduce any available funding for strong Canadian start-up initiatives nor will it take away jobs, on the contrary, this type of initiative should energize our economy boost innovation and help get ideas and research to markets at a faster pace.

A bill was introduced today in the Senate by Democrat John Kerry and Republican Richard Lugar proposes a new type of visa for immigrants who create startups supported by a group of 160 venture capitalists and angel investors, including Paul Graham, Brad Feld, Fred Wilson, Dave McClure, Ron Conway, Mike Maples, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, Jeff Clavier, Bijan Sabet, Josh Kopelman, and Chris Dixon.