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Investment In ICT Continues To Soar In Canada

On Mar. 6, CVCA released its 2017 Year-In-Review data which demonstrated the attractiveness of ICT investing in Canada. Canadian ICT companies received the majority (71%)…

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Mexico Diving In To Canada’s Hot Tech Market

It has almost been a year since the United States triggered NAFTA renegotiations. The historic free trade agreement was officially implemented on Jan. 1, 1994…

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The 2018 CVCA Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

CVCA Award Winners To Be Celebrated at Invest Canada ’18 This June With a record number of PE exits in 2017 and VC exits rebounding… Read More

Navigating Private Capital As A Woman: The Top Takeaways From CVCA’s AMA Series With Whitney Rockley

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, the CVCA embarked on a cross-country tour, speaking to women (and men) at Canadian business schools on… Read More

Canada’s Industry Leaders: 11 Ways To Champion Diversity & Inclusion In 2018

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #PressForProgress, a call to close the gender gap. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017… Read More

How PE Firms Can Effectively Link Talent Acquisition to Strategy

On March 7, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) hosted an event for private equity investors on pre-investment talent assessment, acquiring top… Read More

2017: Rebound Year for Canadian Private Equity; Increase In Mega Deals Drives Canadian VC

Canadian venture capital investment grew 11% in 2017 with $3.5B invested over 592 deals compared to the $3.2B invested over 534 deals in 2016. This… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Golden Venture Partners – Winner of CVCA’s 2017 Private Capital Regional Impact Award for SkipTheDishes

The CVCA Private Capital Regional Impact Awards were introduced in 2017. The award recognizes CVCA member firms whose investment has positioned their portfolio company to… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Novacap Management Winner of CVCA’s 2017 Private Capital Regional Impact Award for Fibrenoire Technologies

(Left To Right: Jean-François Lévesque, formerly CTO & Co-Founder at Fibrenoire, currently CEO & Co-Founder at Obkio; Rémi Fournier, VP Sales & Engineering & Co-Founder… Read More

Ontario Capital Growth Corporation announces $50M for new Life Science Venture Capital Fund Initiative; issues call for expressions of interest

Ontario is moving forward with a venture capital fund to help life sciences firms access the capital they need to grow their business, create jobs… Read More

Enerkem: Behind The Deal With Cycle Capital Management

On Feb. 6, 2018, Montreal-headquartered Enerkem announced it had secured CAD $280M in its largest investment round to date. The syndicate included existing… Read More

Creative Energy: Behind the Deal with InstarAGF Asset Management

On Feb. 13, 2018, Vancouver-based Creative Energy announced a new partnership with InstarAGF Asset Management, an independent alternative asset management firm focused on… Read More

Dialogue: Behind The Deal With White Star Capital

On Feb. 13, 2018, Montreal-based Dialogue announced it had secured CAD $12M in Series A funding. The round was led by White… Read More

Practical Considerations for Raising Capital As A Startup Company

Raising money to get a new business off the ground is one of the most challenging obstacles an entrepreneur must overcome. Generally, initial capital is… Read More