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For the last 1 – 2 years our firm has been seeing lots of heavyweights return to the market. When I refer to “heavyweights”, I’m referring to entrepreneurs who previously led start-ups that had stupendous, home-run sized exits. You’ll see some of them mentioned in Part I and II of this series, and it’s time to add our clients Rypple to the talley.

Dan Debow and David Stein were part of the Workbrain founding core. In the last 18 months, they have managed to put together a great team, a great beta, build buzz, and attract money from Edgestone and high net worth individuals that include the founder of PayPal, Office Tiger, among others.

You can read more about them at their web site. Why should you monitor their progress? Because repeat founders with a huge return to investors on their resume are an important attraction of outside capital to Ontario – they’re a must-have building block for the rest of us. Go team!