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 […]

WOMEN IN TECH WEEK 2017

February 28, 2017 The technology industry is growing fast, and the demand for this knowledge continues to rise. Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, stressed that “computer science and computing skills are a critical path to success in today’s economic landscape.” However, female representation in the technology sector is at staggering low numbers.   […]

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 […]

ESPRESSO ROAST: MEET JYOTIN HANDA, ESPRESSO CAPITAL’S DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

November 4, 2016 We’re pleased to welcome Jyotin Handa to the Espresso Capital team as our new Director of Finance. Jyotin joins us from Maple Leaf Foods where he was a member of the company’s corporate finance and investor relations group. Prior to Maple Leaf, Jyotin worked with Ernst & Young where he led audit […]

SR&ED VS. DIRECT INVESTING DEBATE: IT’S TIME TO SPEAK UP

November 1, 2016 The Federal Government’s Advisory Council for Economic Growth has now issued its first set of recommendations to spur broad economic growth, including recommendations relating to increasing institutional investment in infrastructure, attracting foreign direct investment and enhancing our system of economic immigration. Importantly for stakeholders in the Canadian technology sector, the Council will […]

KEY CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CANADA’S INNOVATION STRATEGY

October 18, 2016 In June, the Canadian government announced its vision to build a more innovative Canada, and in July the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development,Navdeep Bains, provided some additional insight into Canada’s Innovation strategy in an interview with The Globe and Mail. This post highlights our perspectives on some of the key topics […]