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Is 996 the New 9-5? How Tech Can Avoid Burnout Culture

With China's controversial 996 system fueling conversations about tech's long hours, we're looking at what exactly companies can do to avoid burnout culture.
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How Investors Are Helping Build the Scaleup Ecosystem

Scaling companies, especially tech companies, has become the focus of governments, investors and academics around the world. We teamed up with VC fund and #DRIVE19 sponsor Highline BETA to discuss venture capital's critical role in building Canada's scaleup ecosystem.
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Small But Mighty: 5 Tiny Tech Hubs Across North America

Everyone knows the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor and Silicon Valley, but beyond the bright lights of the big cities are smaller tech hubs that are helping local economies shift away from traditional sectors and embrace the new innovation economy.
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Women in Venture: Changing the Face of Early-Stage Funders

Funding is a challenge for all early-stage companies. But without more women in venture, it'll continue to be especially challenging for female founders.
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The Next Edge in Private Equity: Data-Driven Investors

In an era where data is the new oil, tech-savvy, data-driven investors are gaining an advantage over their peers.
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Automated Portfolio Reporting is Good for Business

Automation has the power to transform portfolio company reporting, freeing up a limited partner's time to complete deals and track investment performance.
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Angel Investment Returns Begin with Selecting A+ Founders

Angel investment returns are dependent on selecting A+ founders. York Angel Investor's Executive Director highlights her highly effective strategies for assessing founders during the due diligence process.
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VC Stereotypes About Men and Women Aren’t Supported by Performance Data

Male entrepreneurs are the beneficiaries of the overwhelming majority of venture capital investments. But are their ideas really better investment opportunities for VCs than those pitched by women?
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How Accelerators Can Help Founders Scale Their Companies

Scaling a company is a complex endeavour that can derail even successful entrepreneurs. We sat down with OneEleven’s Community Manager to discuss how accelerators can help founders scale their companies.
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5 Reasons Why Excel is Hurting Your Fund

If you're running your firm on spreadsheets, you should know the five reasons why Excel is hurting your fund.
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