Jim Orlando will be a panelist on a "The Case For VC: Why Now Is The Best Time To Put Your Money In VC " at the LP and GP Summit.
Desire2Learn Incorporated (D2L)—the EdTech company that created Brightspace, the world’s first truly integrated learning platform (ILP)—today announced that its parent company, D2L Inc., has closed an $85 million Series B financing round led by a large institutional asset manager with participation from Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Graham Holdings, Four Rivers Group, Aurion Capital and existing investors New Enterprise Associates and OMERS Ventures. Silicon Valley Bank also provided debt financing in this round. The investment brings the company's total funds raised to $165 million.
Damien Steel will be leading one of the learning sessions at the Communitech Techoberfest happening in Kitchener, ON.
Travelling by bus is a popular, environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to see the world. However despite major advancements in the travel industry, online access to bus travel has remained largely inaccessible. Reasons include archaic systems and a fragmented industry with tens of thousands of smaller service providers. We believe BusBud has a tremendous opportunity to be the dominant intercity bus ticket marketplace through its free app connecting bus operators with travelers on thousands of routes around the world.
Worldwide bus travel booking leader Busbud announced the closing of a $9 million Series A funding round, co-led by OMERS Ventures and Revolution Ventures. iNovia Capital and Real Ventures, who co-led the initial $1.2 million seed round in May 2013, are also participating in the round.