Founderfuel Demo day : 800 personnes, 8 projets, 8 millions de dollars levés? Notre retour, une semaine après.

Founderfuel demo day 8 novembre 2012 4926 Une semaine après le 3ème #founderfuel demo day, nous avons voulu revenir sur cette soirée que nous avons suivi des balcons, puis dans la foule, pour mieux saisir l'esprit qui y régnait.. et afin aussi de donner la chance à tous ceux qui n'ont pas pu y assister, de se replonger dans cette soirée très attendue à Montréal.   Read more…


Playerize is FounderFuel’s first startup to close first round of funding ; $1m to grow Vancouver offices

Playerize is FounderFuel’s first startup to close first round of funding ; $1m to grow Vancouver offices 3906Quick but great news of the day: Venturebeat reports Playerize has closed its series A, getting $1m from Real Ventures, Rho Ventures, as well as invidual investors such as Mike Edwards of Initio Group, David Chamandy of Machkor, Martin-Luc Archambault of Bolidea, Dan Robichaud, and Jason Bailey. It's a diverse group of investors, with investors mainly from Montreal but also from Vancouver, and with a good   Read more…


FounderFuel meet-up in Montreal, Quebec city, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo

FounderFuel meet-up in Montreal, Quebec city, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo 3562A program made to accelerate startups The FounderFuel program is the best effort I have seen in Montréal to get a startup accelerator. What they do is invest $10k plus $5k per co-founder in early stage startups willing to move to the Notman House for 3 months and work on their startup. If you're mobile and low on cash, it's one of the best sources of early   Read more…


FounderFuel unveils first batch of 9 ready-to-invest startups

FounderFuel unveils first batch of 9 ready-to-invest startups 3347Today was demo day for FounderFuel, a program managed by Real Ventures, which takes on the "accelerator" trend in startup circles all around the world. The idea is to invite and select teams from all over the world interested in focusing on their startup project for a period of x months, generally in exchange for funds enough to pay for basic costs, in this   Read more…


wavo.me, a new music player made for the web

wavo.me, a new music player made for the web 3343Conor Clarke, one of Wavo.me's cofounders, took a stab today at the iTunes player, and most of the iTunes clones for its bland design. That was a very ballsy comment, in a world where most designers have granted God status to Apple and its design sense. In lieu of the boring grey and "swedish-style" design, Conor Clarke suggests a drag and drop interface, where users can   Read more…


Willet converts “window shoppers” into customers

Willet converts “window shoppers” into customers 3339Willet has a little neat trick for ecommerce sites. Visitors who are casually browsing products are invited to ask their friends if they should buy or not the product. The call to action question is plugged into Facebook, and presented as if it was a dire question for the user. It's fun, simple and turns friends into potential leads. More importantly, it provides social proof   Read more…


Playerize announces $374k revenues and closed funding round

Playerize announces $374k revenues and closed funding round 3330Playerize, with an all-star team from Vancouver, jumps on the social gaming opportunity, and is providing an ambitious set of tools to game publishers, to acquire new players, and also increase engagement. Playerize was introduced today by one of their new investors (Rho Ventures) as opportunistic entrepreneurs. With the explosion of social gaming, mainly on Facebook, one of the challenges is how to acquire players.   Read more…


GrowLab announces 5 startups in its accelerator program

GrowLab announces 5 startups in its accelerator program 3082Given FounderFuel's new accelerator program, it's interesting to see what's done elsewhere. GrowLab is a new accelerator initiative, with startups given between $20,000 and $25,000 in funding. Interestingly, they're also beginning today, with 4 months to get to the next level. The winnning startups joining the Vancouver-based accelerator’s first edition are cloud-based education platform matygo, Shape Collage an email service Ecquire, are   Read more…



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