Category Archives: Start-Ups

Pain Camp: finding real problems to solve

As I’ve written before, too many of the entrepreneurs I meet are smart and motivated but working on weak ideas. I also meet many people who claim that the only thing standing between them and launching a new venture is … Continue reading

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Défis particuliers à l’entreprenariat techno

Dans le cadre de la tournée de consultation du MDEIE sur la stratégie de l’entreprenariat, j’ai l’opportunité de sensibiliser le Ministre aux défis particuliers auxquels font face les entreprises dans le milieux des technologies de l’information. Personnellement, je trouve que … Continue reading

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Solving Real Problems

The majority of the deals I look at, I do so as a partner at Montreal Start Up. Because of our investment focus these deals tend to be overwhelmingly in the Web space with a few Mobile plays thrown in … Continue reading

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New article about Notman House

Last week I was interviewed by Christine Renaud regarding Notman House. I’ve given quite a few interviews over the last couple of years and regardless of how they go, you never quite know how they will turn out until you … Continue reading

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Twitter’s new Terms of Service

So after taking in $160M in VC funding, I guess Twitter’s management is starting to feel pressure to generate more revenue.  I’d previously discussed the “product vs. feature” issue, in the context of Facebook vs. Zynga, here. Twitter’s new terms … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes

Over the last three years my partners at Montreal Start Up and I have been meeting regularly with government officials, members of the academic and business communities and pretty much anyone else who’d listen, in order to make them aware … Continue reading

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