The Mark, Canada’s daily online forum for news, commentary, and debate has recently launched a series of posts on the “future of Venture Capital in Canada“. Started by Toronto startup lawyer (and Mesh co-founder) Rob Hyndman this series pulls together commentary from several stakeholders in the VC ecosystem including:
Many months ago I posted about junior stock exchanges like the TSX Venture here in Canada, the pink sheets on NASDAQ and London’s AIM exchange. For the most part, I don’t like these exchanges for tech companies, and don’t recommend that companies go public on them. Aside from the cost and hassle of being a public company (even a junior one) I find these exchanges just don’t have enough trading volume to make them work.