Paper Chasin | Sep 21/16

The following blog post is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of venture capital investment here at Innovacorp.

Lately I’ve noticed a number of start-up founders and entrepreneurs in the Canadian ecosystem launch a second and even third company. Not as serial entrepreneurs (consecutive start-ups) —...

Paper Chasin | Jun 30/16

For the past six-plus months, Dawn Umlah made a smooth-as-butter transition from her role as Innovacorp’s IT investment manager to slaying it as our Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). And now she’s found an opportunity she can’t pass up - and we don’t blame her!

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Paper Chasin | May 23/16

The following blog post is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp.

After working with more than 20 start-ups as an investor, mentor and board director, I have a good understanding of what works and, perhaps more important, what doesn’t work, in recruitment, care and feeding...

Paper Chasin | May 5/16

The following blog post is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp.

After the recent merger of InNetwork (one of our investment portfolio companies) with gShift, and an introduction to social entertainment forerunner Diply (all three of which are Canadian, BTW), I began thinking about the promise converging their respective verticals might hold...

Paper Chasin | Apr 15/16

The following a blog post (part two of two) is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp.

Sustaining the start-up mentality.
It’s one thing to embrace a corporate evolution (or revolution) that leads to the creation of a start-up culture, overcoming the initial “clash of cultures” that sometimes initiates some conflict. It’s...

Paper Chasin | Apr 13/16

The following blog post (part one of two) is from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp. Stay tuned... on Friday, he’ll offer up suggestions to sustain the start-up mentality (update: here's part two). (Yep – just like your...

Paper Chasin | Mar 24/16

The following is the third blog post of a three-part series from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp. 

How Many Lawyers Does it Take to Screw in a Lightbulb? (*No offense intended to lawyers)

The transaction closing process is often the most unpredictable part of the investment...

Paper Chasin | Mar 23/16

Congratulations and farewell to the latest graduate from our Technology Innovation Centre. Resident client ...

Paper Chasin | Mar 18/16

The following is the second blog post of a three-part series from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp. Stay tuned... On Thursday, he’ll tell you what he thinks about lawyers.

How Long is a Piece of String?

Like many seed and early stage funds, Innovacorp looks to its investment and...

Paper Chasin | Mar 11/16

The following is the first blog post of a three-part series from Greg Phipps, our managing director of investment here at Innovacorp. Stay tuned... Next Friday, he’ll tell you about the "known-unknowns" and "unknown-unknowns" that can delay your start-up from securing its VC investment. 

It may seem like an unlikely metaphor, but we can’t help...