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Vision Critical Closes $3.5M Investment From Difference Capital

By Dave Forde / January 16, 2014

Its been a busy week for Vision Critical, the online insight company hired its first Chief Revenue Officer this week, and now the company has announced it has closed $3.5 million in a preferred share investment from Difference Capital. Vision Critical launched in 2000 and to date work with over 650 global brands. 


Vision Critical Appoints Derek Smyth As Chief Revenue Officer

By Dave Forde / January 14, 2014

Vision Critical announced this week the appointment of Derek Smyth as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).  In this role, he will work with the sales and marketing teams on global go-to-market strategies to accelerate growth, enter new markets and deliver a world-class customer experience. Prior to joining, Derek was a Managing Director at OMERS Ventures […]


Online Payment Provider Fusebill Secures $2M Investment Led By OMERS Ventures

By Dave Forde / April 16, 2013

Fusebill, a provider of automated, flexible and affordable subscription billing and payment solutions has just announced it has secured $2 million investment led by OMERS Ventures as well participation from Covington Capital Corp. The company will use the additional funds to help execute its strategy, and position itself as a significant player in the growing small-to-mid market SaaS billing and analytics space.


Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Secures $1.5 Million

By Dave Forde / March 12, 2013

Pressly is about to turn a new page in the Toronto-based startup’s history, they have just secured $1.5 million in funding from iNovia Capital and OMERS Ventures. The startup was originally launched in 2011 and has created a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies and marketers instantly increase their audience engagement by converting web content to a more mobile friendly experience.


Startup LeadSift Secures $500,000 From OMERS Ventures

By Dave Forde / November 27, 2012

LeadSift, a Halifax-based start-up that mines social media data to generate high-quality sales leads, has secured $500,000 in financing from OMERS Ventures. This funding round will be used for product development, sales and marketing and hiring.


Social Recommendation Engine AppHero Secures $1.8M In Seed Financing

By Dave Forde / July 5, 2012

Toronto-based AppHero secured a seed round of financing to the tune of $1.8 million today from OMERS Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and ENIAC Ventures along with a number of top angels. The startup has built a social recommendation platform for mobile applications, such as iPhones and iPads, but currently they do not offer support for Android devices.


OMERS Ventures Invests $16M In BuildDirect

By Dave Forde / June 25, 2012

Vancouver-based, an online destination for heavy weight building materials, announced today it has received a $16 million investment from OMERS Ventures. The new investment will be used to