Press Release: NACO Academy releases first ever study on support for early-stage Canadian companies

December 13, 2016

TORONTO, December 13, 2016 – The latest report to be released by the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is the first study of its kind in Canada. The 2015 Report on Early-Stage Support for Canadian Companies has set a baseline for ongoing study of the comparisons in the viewpoints of the various players within the technology and innovation sector. It brings together the different thoughts from Angel investors, VCs, incubators and accelerators, and entrepreneurs and compares them against each other.


Questions for the PR Industry: Will Tigley

Each month we have been reaching out to notable communications professionals to ask them a few questions about their experiences and interests, with the goal of providing some insights to others in the industry. For the December edition of ‘Questions for the PR Industry’ we chatted with Will Tigley, Communications Specialist at Agrium and President of IABC Calgary. Will is an active member of the community, both within the communications industry and in Calgary. He is also the Senior Editor and News Director at Mabuhay Calgary, the monthly newsletter of the Filipino community in Calgary.


Press Release: FinTech Startup Symend Inc. Closes $1 Million Seed Round

December 8, 2016

The $1 million seed round was raised exclusively from angel investors and is the
largest FinTech angel capital raise in Western Canada in 2016

December 8, 2016 – New Canadian FinTech company, Symend Inc. (Symend), is pleased to announce the closing of their first round of investment after raising $1 Million in capital. The funding was raised largely by the founding partners alongside angel investors. It is the biggest raise of its kind for FinTech in Western Canada from angels in 2016.


Questions for Journalists: Josh McConnell

2016 Questions for Journalists

Each month we reach out to journalists and media professionals to chat with them about their experiences in the industry. For our latest ‘Questions for Journalists’ we had the opportunity to interview Josh McConnell, the digital editor/producer for FP Tech Desk and a digital producer for Financial Post. He has more than 15 years of experience cover tech, business, music, gaming, and culture.   (more…)