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The Canadian VC Market: Healthy Across All Stages

I often find myself in various conversations where I hear a very similar statement. It’s normally something along the lines of, “Sure, we have plenty…

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Hopper: Behind The Deal With Brightspark Ventures

Photo: Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures & Fred Lalonde, Founder & CEO, Hopper. On October 3, Montreal-based Hopper announced it had successfully completed… Read More

Fund I: Behind The Fundraise With Ripple Ventures

On Sept. 12, new Toronto-based VC, Ripple Ventures, announced the closing of their new CAD $10M early stage focused Fund I. The fund will… Read More

H1 2018: Third $1B Quarter In Last Twelve Months Propels VC Momentum; All PE Segments Slowing With Overall Activity Eclipsed By Two Mega Deals

VC: Five-year upward trend shows no signs of slowing for the remainder of 2018 Venture capital investment in Canada continued its five-year upward trajectory in… Read More

#paid: Behind The Deal With Good News Ventures

On May 9, #paid, a Toronto-based company that connects marketers with influencers for campaigns and content creation, announced that it had closed CAD… Read More

Opportunities In Cannabis Nothing To Giggle About

On June 20, publicly-traded marijuana stocks in Canada picked up steam after the bill to legalize recreational marijuana passed the Canadian senate, the last… Read More

CVCA Announces Vancouver As Host City For 2019 Annual Conference

Invest Canada ‘19 to take place June 4-6 in Vancouver in 2019 The CVCA is excited to announce that Vancouver, British Columbia, has been selected… Read More

Q1 2018: Single PE Mega-Deal Dominates Quarter With All Other Segments Slowing; Robust VC Investment In Q1 Follows Two Back-To-Back $1B Quarters In 2017

The $5B buyout of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. accounted for three-quarters of total PE investment in Q1 2018 Canadian private equity investment activity… Read More

Miovision: Behind The Deal With McRock Capital

On May 7, Kitchener-based Miovision announced that McRock Capital led a CAD $15M in financing along with participation from existing investor, MacKinnon, Bennett… Read More

Q1 2018 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

The CVCA will be publishing its final Q1 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews later this month. According to preliminary Q1 2018 CVCA data (as of… Read More

Canada’s Growing Hotbed For Biotechnology Investing

“There is a reason Sanderling has a dominant portion of its portfolio companies located in Canada; all based on good technology, knowledgeable drug development and… Read More

Alberta Snapshot: IC18 Just Six Weeks Away

Invest Canada ’18 is a little over a month away. The lead up to the annual conference is an exciting time; the IC18 event… Read More

CryptoKitties: Behind The Deal With Version One Ventures

On Mar. 20, Vancouver and San Francisco-based Axiom Zen, the maker of CryptoKitties announced that it had raised CAD $12M in Seed/Series A… Read More