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Back in the saddle again.

Since the coverage we received in Techvibes, it appears that the “floodgates have been opened” and we are seeing lots and lots of dealflow. And frankly, the quality of dealflow is quite impressive. As the Techvibes article explained, Brightspark is …

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Startup Crisis

So, when do you panic? As an investor in many startups, we are always dealing with a major crisis in one of our companies. The reality of startups is that it is actually part of the normal process to have …

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When to Say No

We want to see lots of deals, but the challenge is to meet expectations. Given the volume of deals that we see on a weekly basis, we consistently need to be selective in determining which deals we will pursue and …

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Going to the CVCA

I am on a plane to Vancouver heading for the CVCA annual conference. (No wireless access to e-mails with Air Canada so got lots of time on my hands). For those of you not familiar with the Canadian venture capital …

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The WOW Meeting

A few weeks ago, I walked out of a pitch meeting with an entrepreneur and the only thing I could think about was how to close this deal quickly and make sure that I scooped it from the competition. These …

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