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Today's Capital Markets for Tech

Posted by Warren Bergen on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Business 

The early stage capital markets are in constant motion. Low oil prices have shuttered the investing wallets of many Alberta business owners as they deal with the negative market impacts assaulting their businesses. Sometimes that’s actually true and other times it’s a very convenient excuse to decline a deal. The latter half of 2014 and the start of 2015 has tested the resolve of many entrepreneurs as they attempt to capitalize their businesses. Alberta still sees many tech startups get t...


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5 Venture Capital Personality Types

Posted by Warren Bergen on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : Business 

TOP 5 VC Personality Profiles

People often try to peg venture capitalists with a singular definition based on one experience, something they heard or just general perception. And entrepreneurs that pursue venture capital often don’t care which firm offers capital, as long as it gets offered. More selective entrepreneurs are more selective and seek those firms with great references from existing investees. The most selective entrepreneur will target specific general partners within the righ...


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Crowdfunding Good, Crowdfinancing Bad

Posted by Warren Bergen on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Business 
May 7, 2013/ TechVibes/-- The rise of sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub, Fundageek have successfully fueled the project dreams of artists, musicians, engineers and a plethora of other masters-of-the-universe.

Got the technology but not the funds to build a neurologically-engaged pillow that comforts the sleeper while providing high intensity dreams of succeeding as emperor?

These sites allow the project owner to profile and potentially receive funding to make their dream projects a r...


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Is Your VC Strong?

Posted by Warren Bergen on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : Business 

CALGARY, AB, May. 4, 2013/ Troy Media/ – For a start-up that takes its fundraising seriously, it has to allow its CEO to tackle the project full-time for up to a year. The founders have studied the due diligence requirements ahead of the process and they approach the investment community in an orderly and structured fashion. The founders and CEO work hard to listen to the needs of the investors and respond with the same enthusiasm as they provide to the customers of their product or service...


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Alberta's tech sector has come a long way

Posted by Warren Bergen on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Business 

Apr. 20, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The tech community in Alberta is like a playground.

While the word playground immediately triggers visions of happiness and fun in a sun-kissed Norman Rockwell world, this picture is not reflective of Alberta’s tech community, at least not entirely.

Ours is a playground with a few nice rides but lots of unfinished areas and zones with equipment that get put up and then taken down again. Some kids look quizzically upon two identical pieces of equipment erected si...


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