Recruit a Director that Might Fire You (And Other Start-Up Board Building Advice)

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 of a start-up board. 

MKS Instruments Announces Strategic Investment in Reno Sub Systems

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced it has led a round of financing for Reno Sub Systems, investing $9.3 million as part of a $14 million series B round including participation by existing strategic investors Intel Capital and a leading OEM equipment supplier.

How to Own the Internet: A Model to Converge Social Entertainment, Native Advertising and Influencer Marketing

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.

Spark Cape Breton: 2016 Submission Deadline

We’re looking for the best early stage technology companies in Cape Breton and the Mulgrave area. If that’s you, tell us about your venture. You could win up to $50,000 in cash to put your idea into action and mentoring from somebody who’s been there, done that.

Spark Cape Breton is now open for submissions! Entering is easy. Simply submit a 3-5 page business summary by Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 5:00 pm AST.

Get all the details on this opportunity!

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