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The “reverse” pitch: Who should you have on your cap table?

When we think about pitches, most of the focus is on entrepreneurs pitching investors for capital. But VC can be competitive, particularly for interesting deals, and in many cases, the pitch meeting is a two-way street. Some of the best later-stage investors walk founders through an institutionaliz ...

Top Funds' Activity in Q1 2018

Julia La Roche reports, Here's what the biggest hedge funds have been buying and selling:The stock trades that the biggest hedge fund managers made in the first quarter have been revealed.Hedge funds of a certain minimum size are required to disclose their long stock holdings in filings to the S ...

Blockchain ETF’s could give you exposure to the next Amazon, National Bank analyst says

Daniel Strauss Investing in a blockchain ETF could mean getting in on the ground floor of the next Amazon, says National Bank Financial’s Daniel Straus, who argues that because blockchain is so new, it’s anybody’s guess which of today’s companies will be best at taking advantage of the tec ...

Mogo’s subscription revenue growth is driving huge upside, Mackie Research says

Fintech company Mogo Finance Technology (TSX, NASDAQ:MOGO) saw a double-digit pullback as a result of its latest quarterly financials, but that presents a good entry point for investors, says Nikhil Thadani, analyst with Mackie Research Capital Corporation, who on May 9 maintained his “Speculativ ...

CalPERS' CIO to Step Down?

Mark Anderson of the Sacramento Business Journal reports, CalPERS investment chief Eliopoulos to step down:Ted Eliopoulos, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s chief investment officer for the past four years, said he will step down at the end of the year.Eliopoulos said in a ne ...

Is The Party Over for Startup Incubators and Accelerators?

Over the past few years, startup incubators and accelerators have popped up like weeds. At last count, there were 150 in Canada. They let entrepreneurs and wanna-be entrepreneurs shape their ideas and establish their businesses. Featuring reasonable rents, good amenities, and the opportunity to co ...

Episode 76: William Mougayar on the Future of Blockchain, CryptoKitties, Bitcoin and More

In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes investor, entrepreneur and blockchain expert William Mouygayer back to the show. They talk about the use of tokens as mediums of exchange, the importance of trust and how to establish it on the blockchain, and why CryptoKitties are so import ...

The National Pension Hub Gears Up?

The National Pension Hub (NPH) for Pension Knowledge and Research is gearing up:Through collaboration with leading Canadian pension plans, service providers, academia, and policy makers, the Global Risk Institute has established the National Pension Hub for Pension Knowledge and Research.The purpo ...

Elon Musk’s diva antics have turned this investor away from Tesla stock

  Elon Musk’s conference call antics last week do a huge disservice to investors who might be turning to the PayPal founder for insight, says Dennis Mitchell of Starlight Capital, who claims that Musk is simply out to lunch on the role that innovation plays in business. News broke last week ab ...

Private Equity Going Public?

Thomas Franck of CNBC reports, The stock market is shrinking and that's a good thing, private equity honchos say:The fact that more public companies are being acquired by large global private equity firms is neither shocking nor problematic, at least according to the titans of private equity.It's h ...