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The Globe and Mail: For Canada’s tech to thrive, startups must grow up

For Canada's tech to thrive, startups must grow up

When Microsoft Corp. offered to buy his software startup for more than $10-million (U.S.), Carl Rodrigues agonized about the decision for three days.

It was 2006 and his firm, SOTI Inc., had nine employees and $800,000 in revenue. Friends and family urged him to sell, convinced the giant from Redmond, Wash., would crush him if he said no. Saying yes would have made the Pakistan-born Canadian immigrant a multimillionaire – but he wanted to keep building.

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Boston Business Journal: Three key things every health care startup should know

Three key things every health care startup should know

Sky Ventures Group has high hopes when it comes to health care innovation, saying that its members are bullish on how innovation might change health care for the better.

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Boston Business Journal: TV tech firm QD Vision lands $28M in funding, adds former Lenovo CEO as executive chairman

TV tech firm QD Vision lands $28M in funding, adds former Lenovo CEO as executive chairman

Lexington-based QD Vision, a maker of optical technology for dramatically improved color quality in television sets, said it recently raised $28 million in funding from existing investors that included North Bridge and Highland Capital, among others.

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Boston Business Journal: The BBJ's Five Things: SimpliVity's hiring boom; Walsh talks tech; QD's vision; Patrick to MIT

The BBJ's Five Things: SimpliVity's hiring boom; Walsh talks tech; QD's vision; Patrick to MIT

Lexington-based QD Vision, a maker of optical technology for dramatically improved color quality in television sets, said it recently raised $28 million in funding from existing investors that included North Bridge and Highland Capital, among others. As the BBJ's David Harris has learned, the MIT spinoff, which has developed a type of semiconductor crystal, known as quantum dot, which allows for a wider gamut of color in a displayed picture, has now raised about $101 million in total funding to hire more materials engineers in Lexington and increase its sales and marketing workforce.