The venture capital perspective on growth

The venture capital perspective on growth

by Charles Plant Read the first post in this series on how the growth rates of Shopify and Real Matters have impacted their valuations. Venture capitalists invest in many companies, knowing that some will fail, some will be also-rans or sell in merger transactions,...
Why growth is important to software companies

Why growth is important to software companies

by Charles Plant Why Growth? Let’s look at two Canadian companies that were founded in 2004 and went public in the last couple of years. The first is Shopify, an e-commerce company, and the second is Real Matters, which provides services for the mortgage-lending and...
Marketing a more sustainable world

Marketing a more sustainable world

By Scott McAuley Ellen Bjorvatn wants to help people make more sustainable choices. A summer student intern at the Impact Centre’s International Summer Entrepreneurship Academy (ISEA), she has spent the summer working with Impact Centre resident company Just...