Entries by Katie Paterson

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 […]

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 […]

WHY IS CORPORATE CANADA SO AFRAID OF STARTUPS?

January 7, 2016 As Canada’s startup ecosystem has gained more momentum, one of the most puzzling issues is why there is so little corporate venture capital. As much as Canadian startups need more capital, the absence of corporate players is strange, particularly given there’s so much momentum in the U.S. You would think large companies […]

#SAASNORTH: THE SOCIAL BUZZ

December 1, 2016 Espresso Capital was very excited to be a sponsor for this year’s first SAASNorth Conference presented by L-Spark & CUBE Media in our nation’s capital of Ottawa. Over the past two days, there was a long list of “SAAS-y” speakers sharing their knowledge and expertise. To sum up the great insights, we […]

3 KEY MARKETING INITIATIVES FOR EARLY STAGE SAAS COMPANIES

October 14, 2016 Whether you have hired your first marketer or you’re still wearing the marketer hat yourself, there is a short list of marketing initiatives you need to get right as an early stage SaaS company to help ensure your marketing efforts are generating the biggest bang for your buck. Below we highlight three […]

#SPOTLIGHTAWARDS2016: CELEBRATING CANADIAN TECH

October 4, 2016  Espresso Capital was excited to be involved with the 2nd annual Canadian Spotlight Awards hosted by Razor and Kari Suleman and benefiting Next Canada. This year, eight companies were honored and recognized as a Canadian Centurian ($100+ exit) or Unicorn ($1B valuations). See below a recap of the event and mark your calendars for […]

ESPRESSO CAPITAL EXPANDS VANCOUVER TEAM

October 3, 2016 Toronto, ON, October 3, 2016 — Espresso Capital Ltd. (“Espresso”) is pleased to announce the addition of Caterina Papadakos as Director, Western Canada to its Vancouver team. Espresso is a leading provider of growth capital to the Canadian technology sector. Since its inception in 2009, Espresso has funded over 200 companies across the country. […]