Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Tech Capital Supports the Efforts of Ontario Centres for Excellence (OCE) by Sponsoring Discovery 2007: To Next
Venture capital firm demonstrates its appetite for investment in commercially oriented scientific discoveries and showcases career opportunities at its portfolio companies
TORONTO, CANADA, May 1, 2007 – Tech Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in technology companies, today announced it is sponsoring the OCE Discovery 2007 conference to encourage the commercialization of scientific discoveries and promote career opportunities at technology companies in its portfolio.
“Tech Capital has been working with OCE for many years to identify and invest in the brightest and most commercially oriented researchers in Ontario,” said Jacqui Murphy, Vice President at Tech Capital. “Discovery 2007 gives us an opportunity to speak with these researchers as well as students who are interested in joining successful, venture capital financed, technology companies.”
“Actively recruiting talented professionals and students to our portfolio companies is one of the ways we support the commercialization of research,” said Suzanne Hyatt, Manager of Human Resources at Tech Capital. “We are interested in speaking with individuals who can make a significant positive impact at any of our portfolio companies.”
Rather than searching to identify the best available career opportunities at Ontario-based technology companies, professionals and students can view a complete listing at http://www.techcapital.com/careers.asp or the Tech Capital booth #404 at Discovery 2007.
Tech Capital recognizes that the employees at its portfolio companies play a huge part in the companies’ ultimate success and that talented and dedicated people want to work for great companies. “We are participating in events like Discovery 2007 to facilitate the connection between the best talent and some of the hottest technology companies in Canada,” said Hyatt.
Career opportunities range from positions at very-early-stage companies with one or two employees to positions at companies with 100 or more employees.
Tech Capital portfolio companies are currently looking for people to fill roles in:
• Software development
• Product management
• Project management
• Quality assurance (QA)/test
• Sales and marketing
• Finance and administration
Individuals who are interested in talking to Tech Capital directly about career opportunities can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of benefits to working for a Tech Capital funded technology company:
Career development opportunities are extensive
When working for a company early in its development, the scope of an employee’s role can be much broader than at a more mature company. Employees have more visibility into the overall goals and objectives of the company and are able to see the direct impact they are having on the company’s success.
Employees share in the success of the company
People who are attracted to working at early-stage technology companies are typically smart, passionate, and looking to make a difference. Tech Capital portfolio companies have stock based incentive programs to reward employees for the entrepreneurial success of the company.
Experienced management teams, real market opportunities
Tech Capital conducts extensive due diligence on companies before investing. Our portfolio company management teams are experienced and the market opportunities have been thoroughly reviewed and tested. Typically only 1% of technology companies who seek venture capital financing are successful in raising venture capital financing so these companies have cleared a high hurdle.
Great working environments
Tech Capital portfolio companies provide stimulating work environments filled with exceptional people developing leading-edge technologies. In addition to exciting work, these positions offer competitive salaries, extensive medical benefits, and the flexibility that comes with working in an entrepreneurial environment.
About Tech Capital Partners Inc.
Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Tech Capital Partners manages $95 million in venture capital. Tech Capital provides seed financing, hands-on leadership, market strategy and operational guidance to early-stage technology companies that have the potential to compete at a global level. Since its inception in 2001, Tech Capital has invested in some of Canada’s most innovative high-tech companies, including: Covarity (www.covarity.com), Handshake VR (www.handshakevr.com), LiveHive Systems (www.livehivesystems.com), Sandvine (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND), (www.sandvine.com), Sidense (www.sidense.com), Sirific Wireless (www.sirific.com), Software Innovation (www.softinn.com) and VideoLocus (acquired by LSI Logic). An active advocate of innovation and entrepreneurialism, Tech Capital maintains a strong presence in the technology business community. More information is available at http://www.techcapital.com.
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