Pender’s equity funds have been performing strongly of late. We believe there are some commonalities to our strategies which relate to the “forward thinking” part of our company slogan. We don’t own Enbridge… Or TransCanada […]
At a recent Vancouver Entrepreneurs’ Forum (VEF) panel on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), a key message from company leaders who had recently sold their tech companies begs repeating: Always Be Ready. Despite a very tumultuous […]
Despite the rocky start to 2020, VC funding hit an all time high. US-based, VC-backed companies raised nearly $130B in 2020, up 14% year-over-year (YoY) from 2019. However, annual deal activity is down 9% YoY […]
Investing Philosophy, Process & Best Practice Geoff Castle – The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy, by Stephanie Kelton Emily Wheeler – Principles For Navigating Big Debt Crises, by […]
November 15, 2020 marked a historical milestone with the successful launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 Mission, transporting four astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon Resilience over 400km into orbit on a twenty-seven hour voyage to the […]
Maria: Did you always think your career path would lean more towards entrepreneurial endeavours? Kristina: Yes, to a large extent I did. I come from a family of entrepreneurs and it’s always been an assumption […]
Since the financial crisis, and before the onset of the pandemic, the Canadian appetite for technology had remained paltry at best. From 2016 through 2019, it seemed that the Nasdaq would routinely touch all time […]
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global shutdown of major parts of the economy, many of which remain closed, have created considerable distress in credit markets. By late March, the amount of US distressed debt had […]
Building a Business Felix Narhi – The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time, Jim McKelvey Tony Rautava – The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There […]
The investment world changed dramatically in March. Stable, well run businesses seemingly became impaired in the blink of an eye. When the economy shut down, we immediately devoted a lot of time evaluating balance sheet […]
How the portfolio is positioned to capture potential gains We believe the world will be a very different place on the other side of the global health crisis and associated financial crisis. We know that […]
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