Category: Venture Capital
16 Posts
POSTED ON January 29, 2016 BY Kip Keen

Thursday night the TSX Venture held a town-hall meeting to gather feedback on how best to revitalize the exchange amidst a gruelling bear market for juniors. The topic trended on as a number of our regulars chimed in on the raucous event. In case you missed it, we tagged it#tsxvtownhall on You’ll find most of the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 29, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

With the question of whether the deal between Alpha Minerals (AMW:TSXV) and Fission Uranium (FCU:TSXV) now out of the way, the stage is set for consolidation wave in the Patterson Lake region of Saskatchewan.  Some questions were raised recently about whether this deal would be finalized following a lawsuit involving Fission which muddied the waters.  However, now… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 29, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

I read a great post yesterday by millionaire VC and blogger Jason Calacanis praising AngelList’s new Syndicates program, which allows any retail investor to team up with prominent VCs over the internet to back new startups. In Jason’s words, here’s how it works: 1. A “power angel” with a solid track record, who provides massive… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 05, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Carpathian Gold (CPN:TSX) has closed its second tranche of a planned $16 million equity raise led by Cormark and Macquarie.  Surprisingly, the bought deal was fully subscribed to including the underwriter’s purchase of $3.4 million worth of stock which enabled the company to raise a total of over $19.4 million.  This is a good sign… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 20, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Dr. Mark O’Dea’s True Gold Mining (TGM:TSXV) continues to drill good heap leach gold intercepts and this morning announced assay results from a recent 9 hole campaign at the Watinoma zone of the Karma gold project in Burkina Faso.  The company twinned a couple previously drilled RC holes and encountered the same widths with improved… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 19, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

In the world before Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista fell from grace, CB Gold (CBJ:TSXV) was a market favorite.  Prior to Batista losing the vast majority of his wealth due, in part, to the commodity price decline as well as some unhealthy personal leverage, Colombian gold juniors had a bid.  In February 2011, after a few… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Fission Uranium (FCU:TSXV) and Alpha Minerals (AMW:TSXV) announced this morning, after being halted late yesterday, that they had discovered a fourth mineralized zone at their Patterson Lake South Discovery.  The fourth zone, R945E, is located 165m grid east of R780E zone and extends the total strike length of the PLS deposit to 1.05km.  Hole PLS13-084 hit… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 26, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

The all-star tech incubator, Difference Capital (see Tommy’s article), announced the closing of a $45-million financing which brings the total funds raised in the previous two financings to $101-million and a total of $185-million since May 2012.  You don’t see many junior miners able to raise that kind of money, especially in this market.  So,… Continue Reading

POSTED ON July 25, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Inc Magazine has four tips for venture CEOs raising early stage money. My favourite point is #2, “There needs to be enough momentum so that VCs feel like they need to jump on or else they’re going to miss out.” Promotion = excitement. Read: Raising Capital: 4 Things You Must Do | Inc

POSTED ON June 21, 2013 BY CEOEditor

“Oliver and his two brothers are known for elevating the practice of cloning American business models in Europe into an art form,” wrote CEO Andrew Mason on Groupon’s blog. “But…we realized that they were among the best operators we’d ever met.” “I’m on drugs for growth,” said Oliver Samwer. “The fast growth. Formula 1, not… Continue Reading

POSTED ON June 12, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

Gary Vaynerchuk made a short video about why he’s not angel investing as much anymore. The reason: too many B-players, or guys that would be great #2 or #3 men are trying to run companies. In his words: “There’s a very distinct personality trait that you need to have in order to be a leader/CEO/co-founder/executor… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 28, 2013 BY CEOEditor

“This will have been the best buying opportunity in the entire bull market cycle,” Rick Rule told King World News in an audio interview published today. Rule said he has his personal check book out, “aggressively speculating” on quality junior companies through private placements offering long term warrants (*Editors note, Mr. Rule told us he wants 5… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 13, 2013 BY Reid McKay

Canadian oil companies are getting less for their oil due to pipeline bottlenecking. Most of the Oil extracted in Western Canada is piped to Illinois for refinement and then to Cushing, Oklahoma for sale. In recent years the sale price differential between Canadian crude oil, known as WCS (Western Canada Select), and its American counterpart… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 11, 2013 BY Tommy Humphreys

With special thanks to Odgers Berndston, global leaders in executive search, for supporting these interviews. Meet Brent Cook: seasoned geologist and the mind behind Exploration Insights, one of the most credible and influential gold stock newsletters in the world today. We recently caught up with Brent in Vancouver, and asked him to share some of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 08, 2012 BY Travis McPherson

Business risks facing mining and metals 2012 – 2013 (photo:E&Y) Link directly to the report now. I wanted to bring your attention to an informative report put out by Ernst & Young on the current state of M&A within the mining sector (see link below).  Some highlights of the report include: Due to increasing capital… Continue Reading

Real-time knowledge sharing for global investors: CHAT.CEO.CA