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Harry Jaako is the president of Discovery Capital, a Vancouver venture capital firm he co-founded in 1986. He has been active in Vancouver’s tech community for 35 years. Jaako is a director of TMX Group Inc. and honorary consul for Estonia in B.C.

Recent Posts

An investment primer for prospective tech startup investors

Mar 18, 2014 - Startups are not equal, and most types of startups are not suitable for outside investors   Full Article

Unreasonable can-do entrepreneurs are prime cultivators of innovation worthy of investment

Jan 21, 2014 - "Can-Do vs. Can’t-Do Culture" was the title of a great blog post recently by Ben ...   Full Article

Hype and irrational exuberance: How to value high-priced technology companies

Nov 19, 2013 - Wait a minute. I’ve seen this movie before.
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Separating the wheat from the chaff in the venture capital world

Sep 24, 2013 - The trick is to try to tell the really good genius founder from the lunatic dreamer   Full Article

Financing flowing back into B.C. technology as companies on track to raise $1 billion in 2013

Aug 27, 2013 - HootSuite’s financing has already attracted worldwide attention and could well ignite renewed global interest in B.C.’s technology sector   Full Article

Finland far ahead of Canada in proactively funding innovation

Jul 02, 2013 - Looking at Canada's lagging global competiveness performance, and especially its low global innovation ranking, it appears the country ...   Full Article

New funds needed to fill venture capital vacuum in B.C.

May 07, 2013 - Angel investing is certainly the new reality for smaller deals in B.C., too. However, for angels, there are danger signals ahead   Full Article

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