Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014 9:00AM EDT
Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, today announced the company has raised $46-million in Series C funding. The round was led by OMERS Ventures with participation from August Capital, Raine Ventures, and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, Canada’s new venture fund.
Wattpad’s existing investors, which include Union Square Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Jerry Yang of AME Cloud Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and Boris Wertz of Version One Venture, also participated in the round.More »
Friday, Apr. 04, 2014 4:25PM EDT
Pop-ups are so ubiquitous that calling them a trend suggests they might drift away. They won’t.
Until now, I’ve always felt that once you’ve been to one pop-up, you’ve been to them all, in terms of the shopping experience. Shopify’s recent foray into the pop-up world proved me wrong. Here are five reasons why, which other entrepreneurs might want to take to heart:More »
Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 10:51AM EDT
New group of seed investors 'having a blast'
Successful business people in Canada are often criticized for not giving back to the entrepreneurial community, and a new U.S.-based venture fund might provide some north-of-the-border inspiration.More »
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Katherine Scarrow is the editor of Report on Small Business. Before joining The Globe, she worked at Yahoo! Canada, where she helped cover the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.