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BusBud: Behind The Deal with Plaza Ventures & iNovia Capital

BusBud: Behind The Deal With Plaza Ventures & iNovia Capital Jon Jackson, CENTRAL (FEB 2, 2018) On Jan. 30, 2018, Montreal-based BusBud announced it had secured CAD $14M in Series B funding. The round was led by iNovia Capital and included participation from a syndicate of new investors including Plaza Ventures, Teralys Capital, Real Ventures, as well as Claridge Investment Ltd. BudBud is an online…

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PV’s Newest Investment in Montreal-Based BusBud is sure to be an Exciting Ride

Buckle up! Plaza Ventures is pleased to announce our latest investment in Montreal-based BusBud. On January 30th, the company announced its $11 Million Series B round. Scroll down for the official press release, and be sure to check out our newest portfolio company’s website! TECHCRUNCH (JAN 30, 2018) — Montreal-based travel booking platform Busbud has closed an $11M Series B round…

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Hot off the Press – PV Invests in Drop, A Rewards App for Millennials

Plaza Ventures is pleased to announce our recent involvement in Toronto-based Drop’s $21M Series A round led by NEA.  DANNY CRICHTON, TECHCRUNCH (JAN 30, 2018) — Everyone loves free stuff, apparently including VC investors. Toronto-based Drop, whose app allows consumers to collect points for transactions they make and then receive reward offers, has secured a $21…

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Provincial Funding Boosts Miovision Expansion

TERRY PENDER, WATERLOO, ON (JAN 29, 2018) — Miovision Technologies has turned an investment of $1.5 million from the Ontario government into $15 million to pay for its state-of-the-art office in a former tire warehouse on Glasgow Street. “It helped us leverage $13.5 million in private money. That’s always good,” said Kurtis McBride, a co-founder…

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Moving the Mountain

Moving the Mountain — Encouraging a generational shift in wealth creation from old industries to tech. Gluskin Sheff + Associates’ chief economist, David Rosenberg, recently wrote that that one of the main reasons to be bullish on the Canadian economy is the technology sector, now driving 5% of job and wealth creation and poised to do…

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