Entries by Katie Paterson

Canada’s leading technology venture debt firm brings innovative funding options to Quebec’s rapidly growing technology sector

Espresso Capital is pleased to announce the opening of its new Montreal office, expanding its industry leading venture debt capabilities to serve companies in Quebec’s growing technology sector. Since its inception in 2009, Espresso Capital has a developed a strong track record of success in providing flexible and non-dilutive funding options to Canada’s thriving technology […]

ScribbleLive Secures $7 Million of Funding from Espresso Capital

Espresso Capital announced today that it has provided $7 million of debt financing to ScribbleLive, a Toronto, Ontario-based content marketing platform company. The company will use the capital to support its continued growth. ScribbleLive provides global brands and enterprises with the data insights and content solutions they need to improve the performance of their sales […]

Espresso Capital Launches New Partnership to Help SaaS Companies Accelerate Revenues

Espresso Capital, Canada’s most active venture debt funder, announced today that it is partnering with Winning by Design, industry experts in SaaS sales and customer success, to support Espresso’s portfolio companies in their growth journey. Silicon Valley-based Winning By Design is a premier provider of strategy consulting and coaching programs for SaaS sales and other […]

For Amar Varma, the Relationship is Job One

On March 27th, Amar Varma, Co-founder & COO of Autonomic, was Guest of Honour at the Espresso’s Founders’ Dinner. Our community enjoyed hearing about his view on long-term relationships in business. Here’s what you should know about our successful honouree. Amar Varma has done it all. In a career spanning two decades he’s been a […]

Female Entrepreneurs Optimistic At #StartUpWomen IWD 2018 Event

Last Thursday, women and men throughout the business community pressed for progress and advocated for equality as part of International Women’s Day. To celebrate the occasion, Startup Canada hosted #StartupWomen, an event full of great discussions and inspiring talks with some of Canada’s noteworthy female entrepreneurs and executives. During the event, Startup Canada CEO Victoria […]

Osama Arafat: The View From 30,000 Feet

On Feb. 28, Osama Arafat, former CEO of Q9 Networks, was Guest of Honour at Espresso’s Founders’ Dinner. Our community enjoyed hearing about his pioneering adventures in the Internet space. Here’s what you should know about our unique, and very successful, honouree. After his incredible success building and selling data-security company Q9 Networks, Toronto entrepreneur […]

Founder Stories: Pressly – It’s a Marathon, not a sprint.

Our Director of Marketing, Katie Paterson, sat down with Jeff Brenner, Co-Founder and CEO of Pressly to discuss his journey as a founder and CEO, and what starting a company in Canada is like. KP: How did Pressly come about? JB: I founded Pressly with Peter Koteka. He and I met in university, and actually […]

Founder Stories: Homestars – The Founder Journey

Our Director of Marketing, Katie Paterson, sat down with Nancy Peterson, Founder and CEO of HomeStars, to see what motivated her to leave a career in large corporations and start her own company. KP: What inspired you to start Homestars? NP: I was on maternity leave and was doing renovations on our 50-year old house. […]