Are Investors Right To Be Bearish In The Shifting Startup Landscape?

In an environment bristling with rising uncertainty, early-stage founders and investors must maneuver an increasingly dynamic environment where dreams meet dollars. What an investor wants is not always aligned with what founders expect, especially in how they appeal to investors. There is a gap between what investors expect and what founders believe when it comes… Continue reading Are Investors Right To Be Bearish In The Shifting Startup Landscape?

Brampton Angels Now Accepting Applications from Startup Founders and Angel Investors

Ontario’s newest Angel investment group will provide dynamic early-stage startup companies with access to capital and valuable mentorship. Brampton Angels is now accepting applications from startup founders seeking funding and Angel investors who would like to join the group. Brampton Angels is powered by Altitude Accelerator to cultivate a strong pipeline of exciting investment opportunities BRAMPTON,… Continue reading Brampton Angels Now Accepting Applications from Startup Founders and Angel Investors

What to Expect From VC Funding in 2021

While this past year has brought with it a lot of uncertainty for small businesses, it also brought with it more venture capital funding. In fact, global funding last quarter hit an all-time high, marking the first single quarter to reach above $100 billion, according to Crunchbase News. VC funding is expected to increase in… Continue reading What to Expect From VC Funding in 2021

Altitude Accelerator client Pyrowave closes investment with GreenSky Accelerator Fund

GreenSky Accelerator Fund leads $790,000 round of financing for Pyrowave Inc. Toronto, ON – October 5, 2015The GreenSky Accelerator Fund I, LP (“the Fund”) is excited to announce that it has closed an investment with Mississauga, Ontario based Pyrowave Inc. The Fund led a $790,000 round of funding alongside members of the GreenSky President’s Club,… Continue reading Altitude Accelerator client Pyrowave closes investment with GreenSky Accelerator Fund

CHAR Technologies Announces Investment in Commercialization

Media Release For Release Sep 18, 2015 CHAR Technologies Brampton, ON– Sept 18, 2015 – Altitude Accelerator client CHAR Technologies Inc. announced the completion of a series of financings. The financing included equity capital from a series of independent angel investors, as well as the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). In addition, CHAR has announced… Continue reading CHAR Technologies Announces Investment in Commercialization

Global Business Angels Day

This November, Global Entrepreneurship Week is working with early-stage investor groups and associations around the world to highlight the important role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale – driving innovation, jobs and economic growth around the world. Global Business Angels Day (GBAD) on Thursday, November 20, 2014 provides an opportunity… Continue reading Global Business Angels Day

3 Things You Should Know As A Startup Founder

By: Shanza Anwaar CBC News reports that given Canada’s current demographic trends, the nation can support up to 150,000 new businesses in the next 10 years.  With 47.6% of startups in the service sector failing in their first 5 years, it’s important for startup founders to identify commercial needs, create sustainable revenues, and market products… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know As A Startup Founder

NACO Professional Development Workshops

Join Angels and Accredited Investors for NACO’s Professional Development Workshops. The National Angel Capital Organization and the Angel Resources Institute present three comprehensive workshops for you to choose from:   1. Angel Investing Overview (full-day) Delivered by Angel Capital Association Chairman John May, this full day workshop provides an overview of the Angel Investor process… Continue reading NACO Professional Development Workshops

10 Business Tips for Startups

Reposted from Techvibes 1. Start to worry about eking a few percentage points out of your value chain. 2. Pick four conferences a year to attend—two customer focused, one geared to fundraising, and one for product launch. 3. Realize your customer is more interesting than your product. Second-time entrepreneurs get this early on, so early… Continue reading 10 Business Tips for Startups

The Basics of Raising Money

By: Fatema Fatakdawala For most entrepreneurs and creative people with a brilliant idea, the largest barrier to commercialization happens to be “how do I raise enough money?” While money is important to keep the dream alive, what is far more important once you get your first round of financing is; “what’s the best way to… Continue reading The Basics of Raising Money