Study Finds Gender Disparity in Canadian Tech

A recent study examined the current position of women in Canadian tech and innovation, aiming to draw attention to the disparity between men and women in the industry. Research has found companies who have women represented on executive teams perform better. Despite this, only 13 percent of tech companies’ executive teams comprise of women. “Where’s […]

GET READY FOR SAAS NORTH 2017: YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE

GET READY FOR SAAS NORTH 2017: YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE If you’re in SaaS, you’ll want to be in Ottawa November 29-30 for SAAS NORTH. Now in its second year,  the event — featuring 70 speakers and 400 companies — is an epic undertaking to connect and scale up the Canadian SaaS ecosystem. “SaaS is playing […]

Espresso Named Most Active Investor in H1 2017 by CVCA

The following is an excerpt from an article published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. “OUR VIEW OF SUCCESS ISN’T HOW MANY HOME RUNS WE BACK, IT’S HOW MUCH WEALTH WE HELP TO CREATE” When Espresso Capital Ltd. opened its doors in 2009, on the heels of the global financial crisis, its main business […]

Espresso Capital Joins Elevate Toronto Tech Festival

Espresso Capital Joins Elevate Toronto Tech Festival Earlier this week, Elevate Toronto announced their plan to host a 3-day tech festival which will showcase the Toronto tech community and focus on three values: Diversity is our Strength, Disrupt Together, It’s Our Time. In front of a crowd of over 250 people at the Horizons Restaurant atop the […]

Founder Stories: GROUPBY – Mastering your own destiny

Our Director of Marketing, Katie Paterson, sat down with Roland Gossage, Founder and CEO of Groupby, to learn more about his startup journey and what being people-first means when building a great company. KP: What inspired you to start Groupby? RG: Two main elements. One, I like to solve really difficult problems, and obviously, search and relevance was […]

TECHNOLOGY M&A UPDATE: USING DEBT TO FINANCE YOUR NEXT ACQUISITION

Growth-stage technology companies are increasingly using debt to help finance strategic M&A. Ed Bryant of M&A Advisory Firm Sampford Advisors and Will Hutchins of Espresso Capital, a leading venture debt provider, discuss why. Well-executed acquisitions can be an important complement to organic growth for growth-stage technology companies, enabling them to achieve critical scale faster and […]

ESPRESSO ROAST: MEET CATERINA PAPADAKOS, ESPRESSO CAPITAL’S DIRECTOR OF WESTERN CANADA

May 5, 2017 We recently asked our Director of Western Canada, Caterina Papadakos, to talk about her career highlights and what prompted her to join the Espresso team. Here’s what she had to say. Tell us about your experience prior to Espresso Capital. I grew up in Toronto but I actually started my career overseas […]

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER SERIES: FEATURING MICHAEL HYATT

April 28, 2017 The Inaugural Spotlight Speaker Series Espresso Capital was excited to host the first Spotlight Speaker Series with Razor Suleman featuring Michael Hyatt, co-founder of BlueCat. The event brought together some of Toronto’s most prominent technology founders and entrepreneurs at the BrightLane office earlier this week. With Hyatt in the hot seat, the […]

THE UPSIDE FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW PARTNER, ESPRESSO CAPITAL

May 5, 2017 The Upside Foundation of Canada is excited to announce a partnership with Espresso Capital. Espresso Capital provides founder friendly capital to technology companies across Canada. Since its inception in 2009, Espresso has funded over $170 million in startup lines of credit and growth capital to over 225 companies. Espresso is committed to […]

THE TROUGHS AND TRIUMPHS OF STARTUPS

April 10, 2017 The Espresso Capital team had a great time at Troughs and Triumphs last week, hosted by Influitive. Mark Organ, Influitive founder and CEO, began the evening event attributing part of his success to meeting and listening to “experienced practitioners and leaders.” The panel consisted of some of Toronto’s top SaaS executives, including […]