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CPPIB Invests in Intelligent Data Management?

Private Capital Journal reports, CPPIB co-invests with Insight’s US $500 investment in Veeam:Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has invested an undisclosed amount in Veeam® Software as co-investor to Insight Venture Partners which invested US $500 million in the company.Insight Venture ...

North reflects on retail lessons learned before expanding Focals locations in 2019

  At the Pepcom Digital Experience taking place during CES 2019, North co-founder Aaron Grant is approached by another smart glasses vendor, who extends a pair for him to try on. In an “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” moment, Grant slaps a pair of Vuzix Blade smart glasses on for a ...

Reassessing the Rebound in Markets?

Fred Imbert and Silvia Amaro of CNBC report, Dow jumps more than 300 points after China offers a way to eliminate US trade imbalance:Stocks rose on Friday as investors cheered potential progress in trade negotiations between China and the U.S.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 336.25 points to 2 ...

The Legend of Jack Bogle?

Art Carey and Erin Arvedlund of the Philadelphia Inquirer report, John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89:John C. Bogle, 89, who revolutionized the way Americans save for the future, championed the interests of the small investor, and railed against ...

Canopy Growth Corp has truly global ambitions, CEO Bruce Linton says

Canopy Growth Corp’s (Canopy Growth Corp Stock Quote, Chart TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) new expansion into the US has gotten a lot of attention from investors this week but for CEO and co-founder Bruce Linton, it’s all part of his plan to bring his Canadian-tested business model to the rest of the worl ...

The Business Leadership Podcast: Eli Fathi, CEO MindBridge Analytics Inc

Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence? Edwin sat down with Eli Fathi, Co-founder & CEO MindBridge Analytics Inc., a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to uncover errors in financial data. Today, they talked about the singularity, AI, and leadershi ...

PSP Invests in Australia's Agribusiness?

Kirk Falconer of PE Hub reports, PSP Investments acquires majority of agribusiness BFB:Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has acquired a majority stake in BFB Pty Ltd, a Temora, Australia-based diversified farming business.Terms weren’t disclosed.The seller was U.S. resour ...

3 tips to turbo-charge your hiring

Hiring is key to the success of any business, but it can especially critical for startups. Most founders appreciate the importance of making good hires; however, when a startup is scaling rapidly, process often gets left behind. In our experience, successful recruiting is a combination of process d ...

Aphria CEO Neufeld says his departure has nothing to do with short sellers

There’s no date set for his exit but Aphria (Aphria Stock Quote, Chart TSX, NYSE:APHA) CEO Vic Neufeld has announced that he and co-founder Cole Cacciavillan will be stepping down from their executive roles, with Neufeld citing health and personal reasons. “It was just time for us to move aside ...

Beyond the Market's Mid-Life Crisis?

Lu Wang of Bloomberg reports, Tom Lee Says S&P 500 to Rise 13% in 2019:The fourth-quarter U.S. equity sell-off was nothing more than a “mid-life crisis” that set the stage for further gains in the market, according to Tom Lee, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors LLC.The S&P 500 Index w ...