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28 Up front Summer 2014 Need for speed From medicine to fi nance, quantum computing promises to transform the world Special feature | Game-changing technologies Building tomorrow's giants Finding suffi cient funding – whether from private sources or government programs – is critical for enabling Canada's emerging technology companies to succeed in bringing their innovations to market. Here are some thoughts on how to increase the odds: • Focus on building a sustainable business • Build strong relationships • Remember that there are more ideas than capital • Look globally for funding • Take time and care with SR&ED and other government funding claims Companies on the hunt for funding Canada's emerging companies are on the hunt for funding. The good news: they're fi nding it. How much are they fi nding? And where are they fi nding it? Building tomorrow's giants: Emerging companies' survey (PwC, 2014) Download full report | www.pwc.com/ca/v2rsurvey INSIGHTS ONLINE 28 Up front Summer 2014 56 % 36 % 8 % $1 to $500K $500K to $2-million $2- to $10-million 51 % angel investors 18 % 11 % Canadian venture capitalists Both U.S. and Canadian VCs A chip from D-Wave Systems' quantum computer. Image courtesy of D-wave Systems.