New Member Profile: Stack Capital

Photo: Stack Capital IPO Day, June 2021. (Left-to-right): Jimmy Viaopoulos (CFO), Jason Meiers (CIO), Jeff Parks (CEO), & Brian Viveiros (VP, Corporate Development & Investor…

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ESG in Private Equity: What Does It Mean and How to Get Involved

Both sustainable finance and the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in investment decisions have gained momentum in Canada this year across all…

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Desjardins Capital Invests CAD $60M in QScale

Sustainability, with global ambitions In July 2021, Martin Bouchard, President of Québec-based Fonds QScale S.E.C. (QScale), announced a world-class project embracing both artificial intelligence… Read More

Shared Vision and Partnership: Cooper Equipment Rentals and SeaFort Capital

Photo (right to left): Daryl Cooper, Rob Normandeau, Caleb Wood. Cooper Equipment Rentals was founded nearly 50 years ago in a small shed in… Read More

New Member Profile: Boast.AI

Photo: founders Alex Popa and Lloyed Lobo. Our series profiling CVCA’s new members continues—providing insight on invaluable organizations in our community. In this entry,… Read More

CVCA Announces Ottawa as Host City for the 2022 Annual Invest Canada Conference

Canada’s Capital Will Host Canada’s Private Capital Industry – May 25-27, 2022 Today, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) announced Ottawa, Ontario… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Evok Innovations & BDC Capital Winners of 2021 VC Deal of the Year for DarkVision

When DarkVision Technologies Inc. was started in 2013, its goal was to use the founders’ imaging expertise from the consumer packaging industry and pivot it… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Novacap Winner of 2021 PE Deal of the Year for Intelerad Medical Systems

It was 2016, after years of courting Intelerad Medical Systems Inc., that Montreal-based PE firm Novacap finally secured an investment in the medical imaging software… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Clairvest Winner of 2021 PE Global Dealmaker Award for County Waste of Virginia

It was after a successful exit together at a previous U.S. waste management company that Clairvest Group Inc. was invited to invest in County Waste… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: White Star Capital winner of 2021 VC Global Dealmaker Award for Freshly

White Star Capital founder Eric Martineau-Fortin remembers the first time he witnessed the scale at which meal-kit company Freshly was expanding. It was 2015 and… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Kerri Golden, Information Venture Partners Winner of Inaugural Barry Gekiere Lifetime Legacy Award

Kerri Golden was preparing for semi-retirement in 2014 when VCs Dave Unsworth and Rob Antoniades asked her to help launch Toronto-based Information Venture Partners. After… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Real Ventures Winner of 2021 VC Regional Impact Award for Central Canada for Vanilla Forums

It was at a Techstars Demo Day in Denver in 2009 where Real Ventures founding partner John Stokes came across Vanilla Forums, an online community… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Lumira Ventures winner of 2021 VC Regional Impact Award for Western Canada for Zymeworks

Lumira Ventures prides itself on being a VC investor that backs promising early-stage health care and life sciences companies with the potential to dramatically improve… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Imperial Capital Winner of the 2021 PE Regional Impact Award for VetStrategy

It was through a friend on his men’s hockey team that Imperial Capital’s Justin MacCormack first heard about VetStrategy, a chain of animal care clinics… Read More