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Brightspark Insider | February 2017

Posted by Brightspark on 2/9/17 1:49 PM

Our first investment of the year is a memorable one for many reasons. CrowdCare, a Toronto-based company that has developed a solution for enterprise customer care using artificial intelligence, closed a round of Series A funding—from Mantella Ventures, ScaleUp Ventures, and Brightspark. 

 

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Topics: Brightspark news, newsletter, Portfolio News

Wisdom and tough love on the Startup Canada Podcast 

Posted by Brightspark on 1/17/17 12:04 PM

“Are you going to change the world? The reality is, if you’re going to succeed in this business, you need to dedicate 24 hours/day for the next 5 or 10 years of your life. You need to throw absolutely every piece of energy into it so you may as well take on a big idea, because it’s as hard to do a small idea as a big idea.”

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Topics: venture capital, tips

2016 year in review

Posted by Brightspark on 1/3/17 12:43 PM

Early in 2016, we grew our team to scale up what we believed is an amazing business model: making our venture capital investments available to Canadian individual investors. We knew we were on to something big with promising investments under our belt and a little over 200 investors in our network.

In less than 12 months, we have grown our network to over 1,000 Canadian accredited investors!  We credit this to our hard-working team, our track record, and the incredible quality of our investment opportunities. 

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Brightspark Insider | December 2016

Posted by Brightspark on 12/7/16 10:13 AM

Welcome to our December Newsletter!

It has been a really good year for Brightspark and we are thrilled with the progress we have made in our growth.

During the last quarter, we completed two investments. We were thrilled by our investors’ interest and are very proud that both financings were over-subscribed! 

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Topics: Brightspark news, newsletter

Goldman Sachs leads funding round for Toronto consumer products platform Hubba

Posted by Brightspark on 12/6/16 11:24 AM

Toronto startup Hubba Inc. has landed a venture capital investment from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, an early backer of Uber, Facebook and Pinterest, as it aims to ramp up efforts to build a business-to-business marketplace for consumer product information.

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Topics: Brightspark news, hubba, Portfolio News

Brightspark Insider | November 2016

Posted by Brightspark on 11/4/16 2:58 PM

Here's what you missed in our monthly newsletter! Check out portfolio highlights, event invitations and latest news in this November edition! 

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Topics: Brightspark news, newsletter

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