Geosign's Golf Connection

The Financial Post Business Magazine appears today in the National Post and I wrote the cover story, a piece about Guelph-based upstart Geosign, which inked a deal worth $160 million in financing last year, but now no longer exists.

What’s the golf connection? The company own(ed?) and hired veteran golf writer John Gordon (who is apparently back blogging here) to run the show.

Under the headline of “Blown Away,” the story’s deck tells the tale:

A record $160-million VC investment. A rich Web strategy. A quirky founder. For a few weeks last spring, Guelph, Ont.s Geosign had it all. Then mighty Google stirred. And it was over.

The entire story can be found online here.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Good afternoon Robert,

    I used to work for JG at, then the axe came for me too.
    Would it be possible for you to send me a copy of that article you wrote for the FP mag? I followed the link you have, but the story has been taken down.

    Kean Doherty

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