– The Mark, a Canada-based online daily news magazine, announced on Monday that
it has closed its first round of funding, led by Innovation Grade Capital.

Thunder Road Capital and Venture Communications CEO Arlene Dickinson also
participated in the round; the total sum raised was not disclosed.

Launched in
May 2009, Toronto-based The Mark has assembled more than 600 Canadian
contributors across politics, business, science, technology, sports and the

"We plan to add hundreds of new contributors, expand our multimedia
offering, launch a French version, and sign revenue and content distribution
partnerships," said Jeff Anders, The Mark’s founder and CEO.

news media landscape in Canada
is being redrawn. The opportunities for growth are unlimited."


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