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Always Be Ready: Four Tips for Startup Exits

Written by Maria Pacella

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 […]

February 3, 2021
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Market Trends in Venture Capital

Written by Kenndal McArdle

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 […]

January 29, 2021
Pender’s Holiday Reading List – December 2020

Pender’s Holiday Reading List – December 2020

Written by PenderFund

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 […]

December 7, 2020
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The Commercialization of Space – Part 1

Written by Amar Pandya

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 […]

November 24, 2020
Meet Kristina!

Meet Kristina!

Written by Maria Pacella

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 […]

November 13, 2020
Announcing the launch of Pender Ventures…

Announcing the launch of Pender Ventures…

Written by Maria Pacella

I am so pleased to announce the formal launch of Pender Ventures and the official close of our latest fund! It has been quite the journey for me personally. From working at big banks to […]

November 12, 2020