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1 year ago

IPO Lock-Up Period: What is it, and Why Does it Matter?

Also known as a “locked-up,” “lock-in,” or “lock-out” period, a lock-up period is the timeframe in which existing shareholders, such as corporate insiders, employees, owners, founders, and private investors, are prohibited from selling or redeeming their shares in a company … Continue reading

1 year ago

Canadian fintech KOHO raises $42 million in Series B funding round

Koho Release | May 15, 2019 TORONTO, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KOHO announced today that it has closed a $42 million fundraising round led by Portag3 Ventures (“Portag3”), including Greyhound Capital and other strategic investors. The announcement comes as KOHO, a fintech company that offers Canadians an alternative to their traditional banking experience,

1 year ago

Energy-saving solutions let homeowners cut costs while helping the environment

New tools let you better monitor your home's water and energy usage, even when you're far from home.

1 year ago

Gay pilots? Muslim quarterbacks? There's a financial advisor focusing in on every niche customer

Only 15 percent of financial advisors specialize in niche clients but they account for a third of advisor assets. A look at five niche practice areas.

1 year ago

Fintech Fridays Episode 31: Blockchain Law with Jason Saltzman

NCFA Canada | May 14, 2019 JOIN US ON A STORYTELLING JOURNEY EVERY FRIDAY. Ep31-May 14:  Blockchain Law with Jason Saltzman About this episode: On this episode of the Fintech Friday's Podcast, our host Manseeb Khan sits down with Jason Saltzman partner at Gowlings WLG law firm. They chat about how to make your ICO

1 year ago

Wholesale importer: Our family business, like others, pays Trump's tariffs — not China

We are importers of Christmas decorations. The vast majority of the items we import are made in China. China is the only country that can produce many of the items we buy.

1 year ago

The socially responsible investing movement is hot and there are no signs of it cooling off

Socially responsible investing has exploded across the globe and interest in it has never been higher. But there is a real chance the business and financial communities will let slip opportunities to fully capitalize on the demand.

1 year ago

Are financial advisors prepared for cyber attacks?

As cyber threats abound, everyone from large financial firms to individual advisors need to make sure they have done everything they can to guard against a breach.

1 year ago

Crowdfunding Expert Reveals Kickstarter Strategies for Comic Books

Ever want to raise money for a comic book on Kickstarter?

Have you been wondering how to do this whole crowdfunding thing?


On this episode of the podcast, Tyler James, the host ...


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1 year ago

Understanding Terms: Liquidation Preference

While we touched briefly on this topic in our recent blog on reading term sheets, liquidation preferences are a term that’s worth taking a second look at for early-stage investors. In fact, after a company’s valuation, liquidation preference may arguably … Continue reading

1 year ago

Despite Facebook's struggles, one important contingent remains loyal

The number of small businesses who buy Facebook ads remains unchanged, meaning the company's struggles and the threat of government regulation has not hurt Main Street's ad spend, the second-quarter CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey finds.

1 year ago

Where Trump has support in battle with Fed over rates: The smallest small businesses

The smallest businesses on Main Street are preoccupied with high interest rates they say hold them back, while larger business owners are more focused on the tight labor market, according to the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.

1 year ago

Want to go green and get a Tesla Model 3? Here's what you need to know first

From leasing to buying, charging costs to tax credits, here's what you should know if you want the most popular electric vehicle on the market.

1 year ago

Despite strong growth outlook, financial advisors see first decrease in base pay in years

On the heels of the Great Recession and with the recent change in the tax law, demand – and pay – for financial advisors have risen steadily — until now.

1 year ago