Led by technology sector, venture capital (VC) investments in Canada reached 10 year high in 2015. Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) said 536 deals in funding for entrepreneurs raised $2.25 billion in 2015.
Broadway ticketing mobile app has secured a Series B funding. TodayTix has also expanded its coverage beyond Broadway to other American theaters and abroad.
Google has planned to introduce WiFi network service in San Francisco during 2007 in collaboration with Earthlink. The initiative ultimately has gone into vein. Finally another Alphabet subsidiary, Google Fiber has announced introducing high speed gigabit internet service to some select places of San Francisco.
The Series A round was announced on Wednesday. The company has also licensed the rights for multiple immuno-oncology programs from Stanford University.
Battery Ventures X has been closed in February 2013 with a fund of $900 million. Now, the Battery Ventures XI is going to be closed at $950 million, surpassing the predecessor funds. A large number of venture firms are expecting to receive funds in 2016, which may be good or bad news for some institutional investors.
Elon Musk has shared a brainchild for travelling from one city to another with extraordinary speed through a hyperloop in 2013. The plan is now getting implemented at Quay Valley in California. If the project becomes commercially viable, people will get an opportunity to travel at 800 MPH subject to getting approval from the government authorities.
Williams Cos has decided to offload its Canadian operations for $1 billion. It is hoping to put it on the block in next week. In fact, it has already appointed two investment banks to oversee the sale process.
Electric Vehicle (EV) purchasers enjoy different sorts of benefits from the federal and state governments. Irked with the subsidies, the Koch Brothers have dedicated a fund for lobbying in pulling back the subsidies for EVs. Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk has however, protested the news ignoring the fact that his comparison may be treated as ‘Apple to Apple’ or ‘Apple to Orange’.
San Fransisco-based Kabam will lay off its workforce. The mobile game studio will focus on its most popular multiplayer games such as Marvel Contest of Champions and Star Wars: Uprising.
The US government has appeared in a row with Apple centering unlocking of encrypted data of an iPhone allegedly used by a terrorist. Apple opposes the demand citing creation of backdoors for the law enforcers, may lead to a potential abuse. Supporting Apple stand, Mark Zuckerberg has pledged playing due rolls in its fight while addressing in the Mobile World Congress on Monday.
McDonald's partners with Chobani, a Greek yoghurt-maker company and tests how the yoghurt will come along being incorporated to some of its menu. The fast food chain is adapting to the change to make itself a 'modern and progressive company' as it adapts to the changing tastes of its customers.
Silicon Valley tech industries have been witnessing a downward trend during the last couple of years. Fenwick & West LLP has revealed their fourth quarter findings on valuations of some Silicon Valley companies. The report shows a decrease in valuation position of the companies during the fourth quarter compared to the strong position in the third quarter.
Businesses in the US are in a common practice to to classify workers as interns in order to pay them well below minimum wage or nothing at all. Detection of such practice from a venture fund provider appears to be the first of its kind since US Department of Labor accuses Fenox with the malpractice. The regulator has instructed Fenox to pay back-wages to 56 so-called interns.
Led by new President Mauricio Macri, economy recovery in Argentina is anticipated during 2016. Argentina registered $3 billion trade deficit for 2015. Exports too fell over 50 percent during 2015.
Canadian company GuestLogix Inc has received court approval for implementing sale and investment solicitation process (SISP). Canaccord Gunuity Corp will be financial advisor to the company under the SISP. The bidding process is being executed in a phased manner.
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