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Decisive Farming: Behind The Exit With McRock Capital

On December 19, 2019, Alberta-based Decisive Farming announced it had been acquired by Vancouver-headquartered TELUS. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CVCA members,… Read More

CVCA’s 2019 Year-End VC & PE Market Overview | Record Breaking CAD $6.2B VC Invested in 2019; 2019 PE Investment Elevated by Q4 Surge

Canadian Venture Capital  Following years of consistent investment growth across all stages in the ecosystem, Canadian venture capital investment reached impressive new heights in 2019… Read More

From Zero to IPO: People Due Diligence at Every Startup Stage

Every time an investment firm considers putting capital into a growing company, even in the earliest funding rounds, they should insist on some level of… Read More

Perspectives From Venture Capital Leaders…Who Just Happen To Be Women

This article is part two of a two-part series providing insights from leading women in Canadian private capital in celebration of International Women’s Day. The… Read More

Perspectives From Private Equity Leaders…Who Just Happen To Be Women

The CVCA will be publishing its 2019 year-end report next week and the preliminary numbers show Canadian venture capital heading towards another record year… Read More

Cieslok Media: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Journey with Private Equity

Photo Credit: Bell Media (Former Cieslok-owned Media Billboards, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada)  A PE Partnership that took digital advertising to the next level Ever wonder… Read More

PRELIMINARY LOOK: Q4 2019 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview

  Canadian Venture Capital // Q4 2019. According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be… Read More

Private Equity Partnership: The Success of Bestar Inc.

Photo from bestar.ca. It was nearly two years after selling his door manufacturing business to Masonite International Corp. that entrepreneur Mario Aubé was approached… Read More

Creating Space for Life to Happen. We all have a role to play in changing the conversation.

“How are you?” Three simple words that we hear or read most days, so familiar that we don’t always consider the question. We respond: “I’m… Read More

Private Equity: The Engine That Fuels Canada’s Growth

I joined the CVCA a year ago with limited knowledge of private capital. I had been exposed to venture investing, to some degree, as the… Read More

Canada’s 43rd Parliament – Speech from the Throne: CVCA Perspective

On December 5th, 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, opened Canada’s 43rd Parliament with the Speech from the Throne (SFT), outlining a five-point… Read More

Q3 2019 YTD VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews: Venture Capital Surpasses CAD $2B Mark; Canadian Private Equity Investment Continues Downward Trend

CANADIAN VENTURE CAPITAL CORRECTION NOTICE: CVCA’s Q3 2019 YTD VC Canadian Market Overview was published on November 21, 2019. Read More