First Concrete Masonry EPD in North America Released by CarbonCure and Atlas Block

CARBONCURE TECHNOLOGIES INC. (CarbonCure) and ATLAS BLOCK CO. LTD. (Atlas) have issued the industry’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for concrete masonry products in North America. This groundbreaking document meets the growing demand for healthy and green construction materials, by disclosing the environmental impacts of CarbonCure by Atlas Block concrete products.

Introhive Raises $1.5 Million to Accelerate Go-to-Market Activities

Introhive today announced a $1.5 million investment from Build Ventures.* This new financing adds to the previously raised Series A round of $1.8 million and earlier seed funding. Build Ventures joins other investors including Growthworks Atlantic, NBIF, Fortify Ventures and CIT GAP.

The company will use this new funding to accelerate the success Introhive is having with enterprise customers. The new capital will fund sales team growth, new product development and marketing activities to reach and capture new market share.

Highlights from Getting to Yes: How to Raise Your First Round of Venture Capital

On May 30, 2013, Geoff Lewis commandeered the atrium at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre and as you can see from the pictures, we were happy to oblige. That evening, Geoff bestowed his wisdom upon the audience from his experiences as a principal with FOUNDERS FUND and as an entrepreneur. (Previously, Geoff was co-founder and CEO of TOPGUEST, the social loyalty software. In 2011, he sold Topguest to Switchfly in an eight figure transaction.) Not too shabby, Geoff.

Karma Gaming Raises $4M Series A to Gamify Lottery

Karma Gaming, a developer of next-generation casual games for lotteries worldwide, today announced a $4 million Series A round of financing.

The funding will enable Karma to commercialize the contracts acquired earlier this year in four countries around the world and deliver next-generation digital lottery games.

The round was led by Rho Canada Ventures and Innovacorp. Jeff Grammer, partner at Rho Canada Ventures, and Thomas Rankin, investment director at Innovacorp, will join Karma’s board of directors.

New Regional Venture Capital Fund Open for Business

High-potential companies in Atlantic Canada now have more access to the funds they need to grow and compete in the international marketplace.

Build Ventures, a privately managed venture capital fund, launched today, May 14, and is actively seeking investment opportunities throughout the Atlantic provinces. The idea for a regional venture capital fund was brought forward in 2010 by Premier Darrell Dexter.

SimplyCast Relocates Office to Accommodate Growth

SimplyCast.com, a global leader in multi-channel marketing Platform-as-a-Service solutions, today announced that they will be relocating to a new space in order to accommodate their expansion and the hiring of new staff.

SimplyCast has secured a full floor and has negotiated an additional floor that the company can use as it continues to grow. The new location will be at 73 Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth.

The new location is bright and spacious and promises to provide a stimulating and enjoyable workplace atmosphere.

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