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Now displaying: March, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

"The [Canadian] venture ecosystem is never going to get to the right level of maturity if they constantly rely upon the taxpayer to provide them with the capital."

Maverix Private Equity founder and Managing Partner John Ruffolo joins to answer listener questions on the fall of SVB, its impact on the Canadian venture debt market, regulatory capture by new federal bills, and how many VCCIs are too many.

Sponsored by Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP. Read the Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings.

Mar 25, 2023
"We're seeing way more women found new technology companies in the market than we did five years ago. By a magnitude—like three times. It's substantial."
 
Michelle Scarborough, Managing Partner of Thrive Venture Fund, explains the origins of BDC's $500 million commitment to women-led startups and funds, and the progress she's seen since 2017.
Mar 17, 2023

"We are in the midst of a new technological payola."

Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida and Senator Colin Deacon join for a frank discussion about Big Tech's leverage over Canadian content as Parliament looks to pass new regulations in Bill C-11 and Bill C-18.

Mar 10, 2023

"Let's be blunt about it: we as a country are extremely good at invention ... we're horrible at innovation."

Dan Breznitz, co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto, walks through the reasons for Canada's failure on innovation, the origins of the CIC, and who he thinks should be its first CEO.

Mar 3, 2023

"There is a special place in hell for investors who intentionally screw over their founders with no empathy for the journey or the challenges that they are going through."

Panache Ventures partner Chris Neumann joins to answer listener questions about his blog writing, the state of Canadian accelerators, and what VCs are talking about.

Sponsored by Invest Ottawa.

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