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Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund: Behind The Fundraise With Cycle Capital Management

On December 12, Montreal-based Cycle Capital Management announced the first closing of The Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund a joint CAD $116M fund between…

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How A Canadian VC Is Turning A Global Challenge Into Opportunity

“The Market Opportunity Is Substantial” Last week, Science Magazine published a terrifying report describing how oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters… Read More

Canada’s Venture Out Conference Reinforces the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

“If we can help teach companies and help create those experiences for young people or let them know they exist, that would be awesome.” Fostering… Read More

Hockeystick’s Taxonomy: Leveraging Standardized Data in Canada’s Private Capital Ecosystem

Hockeystick has been supporting financial reporting for private companies for many years. The company’s aim is to provide accurate data by drawing from a… Read More

Energy Storage System: Behind The Deal With Pangaea Ventures

On December 12, 2017, Portland, Oregon-based Energy Storage System (ESS) announced it had secured US $13 M in Series B funding. The round included… Read More

International Powerhouse Investors Bet Big On Canadian Tech

Why Asian Investors are Seeking Better Access to Canada’s Tech Market When most startups and their investors talk about attracting outside capital, the U.S. usually… Read More

CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Banking On Canadian FinTech

This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series… Read More

Qvella: Behind The Deal with Whitecap Venture Partners

“The deal was sourced through a strong existing relationship between Qvella’s founders and Whitecap Venture Partners” On December 4, Qvella, a Toronto-based molecular diagnostics… Read More

CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Yaletown’s Knockout 2017

This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series provides… Read More

Nudge Rewards: Behind The Deal With Brightspark Ventures

“Nudge Rewards’ founding team is one of the most dynamic, balanced and focused we’ve seen” On November 15, Nudge Rewards announced it had raised… Read More

Coconut Software: Behind The Deal With Information Venture Partners & ScaleUP Ventures

Saskatchewan-based Coconut Software announced on November 7, the close of a $4.2 million CAD Series A round, led by Toronto-based Information Venture Partners,… Read More

The Private Investor Perspective Part One: Canadian VC & PE in 2017 & Beyond

This is part one of a new CVCA series, The Private Investor Perspective, which examines the Canadian venture capital and private equity market from the… Read More

Q3 2017 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

The CVCA will be publishing its final Q3 2017 VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews on November 22. According to preliminary Q3 2017 CVCA data… Read More