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One of Canada's worst-performing plays to fund tech startups

CEO Michael Wekerle is in the process of turning Difference Capital around
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 05:50

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"I probably overstaffed the firm with people that I knew on a social basis but not on a business basis," said Mr Wekerle

Toronto

MICHAEL Wekerle, who made millions trading Canadian oil and mining stocks, has joined the "Maple Syrup Mafia", backing technology startups in his quest for the next BlackBerry. It hasn't been an easy transition.

His Difference Capital Financial Inc, which funds companies

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