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Investing Outside Conventional Markets: Angel Investing vs. Venture Fund Investing

February 14, 2018

Often, high net worth individuals looking to make their first foray into investing outside of conventional markets (the stock market or real estate), may have a financial advisor unfamiliar with angel and venture capital investments. This article is meant to help guide where these investment opportunities fit into a portfolio, what kinds of people would be interested in each, and how these sources are essential to fostering innovation in the Canadian economy.

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Motivation and Mentoring in Angel Investing

February 6, 2018

In preparing to write about this topic, I found that much has been written and is available online, with varying conclusions:

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Presentation Basics

January 25, 2018

A natural output of our Angel group’s screening process is coaching entrepreneurs on their presentation content. Last year, we moved them from a recommended 20-minute presentation to 15 minutes and will be moving forward with another reduction to 10 minutes as part of a revamped process coming online in the next couple of months.

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Investor Meeting Highlights - January

January 19, 2018

Yesterday morning, we had an amazing turnout for our January Investor meeting. In addition to 20 investor members and several sponsors and community partners, three guests were also present to experience first hand our core activity in action as they considered membership.

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connectin the Dots: The IoT Revolution

January 18, 2018

Everyone knows about the Internet. It connects us and provides one of the best methods to proliferate information and opinions. But, what is the Internet of Things (“IoT”)? Enabled by sensors and electronics, this is the connection of devices and their processes to the Internet.

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Reflections on London's State of the City 2018 Address

January 17, 2018

On Tuesday morning this week, about 1,200 Londoners gathered to hear Mayor Matt Brown’s recap of the city’s recent successes and plans to accelerate economic growth – all under the banner “building, growing & creating momentum”. Kudos to London’s Chamber of Commerce for continuing to sponsor this annual event and making it the biggest of its kind in Canada!

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Trends in Angel Investing

January 9, 2018

As we recently turned the calendars to 2018, I was thinking about trends that have become evident in angel investing in the past couple of years. While the data has not been collected for 2017 yet, I believe that the collected data from 2016 together with our collective experience in 2017 illustrates several key trends and definitely demonstrates how important the angel investment class is to the start up and seed funding ecosystem here in Canada.

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Making Sense of Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0

November 16, 2017

Accenture estimates the Industrial IoT (IIoT) could add US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030, but how exactly can manufacturers make sense of it? Read on to learn how you can leverage Big Data, IIoT and Industry 4.0 concepts in your manufacturing operations.

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Beyond the bank: If you're looking for funding for your business, the answer may lie with an angel

September 12, 2017

WHILE IT REMAINS one of the most difficult—and critical—aspects associated with any type of enterprise, there have never been more funding avenues available to help seed, launch and grow a business. With options ranging from love money (a loan from grandma, say) and government programs to bootstrapping and crowdfunding, there are countless choices for entrepreneurs looking to find the right funding fit.

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Renix at the 2017 Ag Innovation Showcase

September 11, 2017

Renix is honoured to be one of 6 Canadian companies invited to join the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago at the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, MO, and thrilled to have also been selected to present at the main Showcase in the category of Farm & Food: Recovery of inputs.

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