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WaveAccounting raises from INKEF Capital

WaveAccountingOur friends at WaveAccounting announced yesterday that they had raised a $1.5MM seed investment from INKEF Captial. We’re big fans of WaveAccounting, in fact, it’s what we use to manage the receipts and books for StartupNorth. It means that others see the huge potential with this application. And we’re happy that our accounting provider continues to grow and demonstrate traction. I like stability ;-)

Wave also announced the addition of 2 new senior managers: Scott Zandbergen (LinkedIn) formerly of Sage Software and Stephen Dixon (LinkedIn, @sdixonhalloween) formerly of Deloitte & Touche. Looks like to great additions to the senior management team.

This is the first investment from Peter Carrescia (LinkedIn, @pcarrescia) who is one of the two new Managing Directors at the INKEF Capital fund which is a ~$200MM fund from OMERS and ABP pension funds. This is really interesting for a variety of reasons. It means that INKEF is now capable of actively deploying funds, they have set up the necessary funding vehicles and mechanisms to be live. This is fantastic news. It also means that John Ruffolo (LinkedIn, @ruffoloj) has hired a team and is actively seeking out Canadian deals. This is great news to for entrepreneurs. John and Peter are well respected and very entrepreneur friendly, this is a plus for entrepreneurs. And simply additional growth capital is a good thing.

Congratulations Kirk, Jame, and the WaveAccounting team.

  1. Glad to see the puck has dropped and INKEF is active. Few people know venture and the realities of the business in Canada as well as John. It will be great to see him continue to drop a team in to place. 

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