KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2013-5-10

web-search-greyEvery week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

This week’s highlighted articles focus heavily on investing in the United States for Canadians via a variety of methods. We  finish off by announcing an upcoming business networking opportunity in our South Florida office.

Borderless investments: Canadian vs. US Startups ( – To start, it’s helpful to understand how we pulled together the research behind these recommendations. We wanted to uncover common elements in the fundraising strategies of “successful” Canadian high-tech startups that may have contributed to their success. For example, were all these companies part of an elite network? Were they formerly connected to influential industry leaders? To arrive at this information, we spent months analyzing hundreds of thousands of data points across four different databases. We also spoke with key stakeholders, including VCs in both Canada and the US, select Canadian companies, and industry thought leaders…

Need a small business loan? Google hopes so ( – Google backs two alternative lending companies. While Google won’t be handing out loans to small business owners anytime soon, two recent investments suggest that the alternative lending industry is rife with opportunity. On May 2, Google announced that it is backing peer-to-peer lending site Lending Club with $125-million (U.S.). And just a day earlier, it said it was investing $17-million in On Deck Capital, a company that uses data aggregation and electronic payment technology to help ‘smaller’ small business owners (i.e. those that banks may not consider) secure the capital, according to Businessweek…

Canadian investors favour U.S. ( – Statistics Canada says Canadian direct investment abroad increased 5.5 per cent in 2012, led by growth in investments in the U.S. The agency says the level of foreign direct investment in Canada grew at a similar rate of 5.8 per cent, mainly on higher investment from Europe and the U.S…

Business Network Mixer and Book Launch, Boynton Beach, Florida ( – KeatsConnelly will hold a Business Network Mixer and Book Launch at our Boynton Beach, Florida office on Thursday, May 23rd. Please stop by and meet two of the authors of the book, TAXATION of CANADIANS in AMERICA:  Are you at risk? – Dale Walters and David Levine.  You can also meet the Canadian Consul General who will be in attendance as well.

Come back next week for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend! 

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