Investment Portfolio News

Alberta’s 25 Most Innovative Organizations (2013) (Mob4Hire)

August 1, 2013

by Alexandria Eldridge, Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Tim Querengesser, Alberta Venture, 01/08/2013 Every year Alberta Venture surveys the top companies in Alberta, and pulls together a list of the top 25 Most Innovative. This year VA Angels Portfolio Company Mob4Hire was selected as one of these companies. Check out the links below …


For startups, finding the sweet spot usually takes some pivoting (SoMedia Networks)

July 16, 2013

By Tony Wanless, Financial Post, 16/07/2013 In today’s common law of the business jungle, the putative story is that a company starts up on a shoestring and a prayer, makes a hit in its market and earns its first million within 18 months; and its absurdly young founders become Internet stars. In most cases, however, …


Trauma clamp used on first patient, will be in Edmonton ambulances within weeks (Innovative Trauma Care)

June 6, 2013

BY DAVE COOPER, EDMONTON JOURNAL MAY 24, 2013< Paramedic Stew Schmidt displays ITClamp, a device to stop bleeding in trauma. He was the first one to use the new device at Hobbema, and was displaying it at a medical conference in Memphis in May, 2013 EDMONTON – Even before the Edmonton-designed innovative trauma clamp was ...


Picomole Announces the Development of Non-Invasive Breath Test for Lung Cancer

April 25, 2013

MONCTON, NB – April 24, 2013 – Picomole Inc. (“Picomole”), the world leader in infrared technologies for breath analysis, announced today that it has developed a diagnostic test to detect lung cancer that has a preliminary accuracy of 98.5%. This best-in-class result is better than any other technique currently in use for the detection of lung cancer.

VA Angels Portfolio Company Coverage

April 8, 2013

Keep checking back often for media coverage of VA Angels’ Portfolio Company. This page will be updated as our Portfolio Companies get coverage in the media.