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17 April 2014

ICT continues to dominate Canadian investment landscape, but other sectors show strong growthp

canada_170sq There are good opportunities in Canada beyond the information, communications and technology sector, according to CEO of CVCA Mike Woollatt.

17 April 2014

Temasek values internet of things platform Jasper at $1bn with new investment

cloud Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek has backed cloud-based internet of things platform Jasper with $50m, valuing the company at about $1bn.

17 April 2014

Lumira Capital co-leads $20m round for medtech business Cardiac Dimensions

news_heartmonitor.lrg Lumira Capital has co-led a $20m financing round for heart condition treatment business Cardiac Dimensions.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed Epirus raises $36m, merges with Nasdaq-listed Zalicus

biotech_lrg Boston-based startup Epirus Biopharmaceuticals has secured $36m in a Series B round led by Livzon Mabpharm and agreed to merge with Nasdaq-listed group Zalicus.

17 April 2014

The Currency Cloud raises $10m Series B

payment_lrg Payments technology startup The Currency Cloud has secured $10m in a Series B round backed by its existing investors.

17 April 2014

H.I.G. BioVentures leads $15m VC round for ForSight VISION5

ForSight VISION5 has closed a $15m Series C round led by H.I.G. BioVentures, alongside returning investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Versant Ventures, Technology Partners, and Delphi Ventures.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed dating website Zoosk eyes $100m IPO

heart_lrg Venture capital-backed online dating website Zoosk is looking to raise $100m via an IPO.

16 April 2014

Bain Capital Ventures backs Manicube

mani Manicure startup Manicube has secured a $5m Series A round led by Bain Capital’s venture arm and backed by its existing investors including F Cubed.

16 April 2014

Venture investment in healthcare IT sets new recordp

medical monitor Venture investments in the healthcare IT sector set a new record in the first quarter, according to the latest report from Mercom Capital.

16 April 2014

Canada’s Real Ventures hits halfway mark for $100m-targeting Fund III

canada_170sq Canadian seed venture capital firm Real Ventures has hit the halfway point for its third fund by holding a $50m first close.

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