Entries by Katie Paterson

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. […]

HOW TO GET GREATER INSIGHT ON YOUR REVENUE PERFORMANCE

October 2, 2014 In the never-ending quest to obtain greater insight into business performance, companies routinely spend considerable time and resources in identifying the key performance indicators (“KPIs”) for organizational health and performance. Best in class companies religiously track their KPIs, often creating dashboards and leveraging real-time reporting tools, in order to provide management with […]

SR&ED AUDIT NIGHTMARE – A TRUE STORY

September 26, 2014 A company with a ten-year track record of successful SR&ED tax credit claims and government audits suddenly finds its status as a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (“CCPC”) revoked by the CRA, rendering the company ineligible to receive  SR&ED tax credit refunds. The company was shocked: its corporate structure had not changed since […]

SUCCEEDING UNDER THE NEW SR&ED REGIME

July 23, 2014 Do changes to the SR&ED program make it more difficult to obtain funding for industrial research and development? We take a look at the revised criteria and its potential impact on your tax credits. In many of my conversations involving SR&ED tax credits, I get questions regarding the eligibility rules that have […]