Every year, a typical VC can see between 300-400 investment pitches from a variety of tech-related businesses across North America. Over time, many patterns emerge regarding what works (i.e. past entrepreneurial success, large untapped market potential, etc.) and what doesn’t (i.e. very crowded market, low barriers to entry, etc.).

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As originally posted in BetaKit:

.@cafawards Retail Forum is coming! ft. @Google @SSENSE @WANT @TSC @Lightspeed + more talent!

I attended CES in Las Vegas for the first time in early January and it was even more sprawling than I expected, with the show seeming to take over the entire Las Vegas Strip.

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Coming off a B grade on my predictions for 2016, it’s time to make some predictions for 2017. This time I’m trying to be more specific in some areas of Canadian technology and financing, and making some guesses as to where I see the investment opportunities for OMERS Ventures emerging through the year.

Excited to announce @RoverDotCom & @DogVacay have merged to dominate the pet-sitting market https://t.co/L8A1nu3RZp via @TechCrunch

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Thank you so much for joining us at OV Charity Poker Night!  A huge thank you to our partners Bennett Jones, Deloitte & Silicon Valley Bank who made it all possible. 

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RT @DogVacay: Big news: Rover & DogVacay are joining forces! Learn more about this exciting news: https://t.co/L3MzOn9FSM

Welcome to #OVPokerNight: OMERS Ventures Charity Poker & Holiday Social! We are thrilled to bring you this event in partnership with our sponsors Bennett JonesDeloitte and Silicon Valley Bank.

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