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CVCA Awards 2020 VC Regional Impact
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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Lumira Ventures winner of the 2020 VC Private Capital Regional Impact Award for Western Canada for Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Congratulations to Lumira Ventures for winning the 2020 VC Private Capital Regional Impact Award for Western Canada for Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. The 2020 CVCA Awards, sponsored by HarbourVest Partners Canada, will be announced each day June 8 – June 12, 2020 on social media beginning at 11am ET. When Victoria-based Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced positive Phase

CVCA Awards 2020 PE Regional Impact
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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: PFM Capital Inc. winner of the 2020 PE Private Capital Regional Impact Award for Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.

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Congratulations to PFM Capital Inc. for winning the 2020 PE Private Capital Regional Impact Award for Steel Reef Infrastructure Corporation. The 2020 CVCA Awards, sponsored by HarbourVest Partners Canada, will be announced each day June 8 – June 12, 2020 on social media beginning at 11am ET. When Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. was launched eight

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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: NBIF Winner Of 2019 Private Capital Regional Impact Award For Envenio

Photo: Hans Knapp, Partner, Yaletown Partners and Chair of the 2019 CVCA Awards Committee Sourcing Innovation and Making an Impact With exceptional innovation comes the impactful products, services, and technologies that make for great investments. When asked where the highest potential innovation can be found, Ray Fitzpatrick, Venture Capital Director of Investments for the New

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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: TVM Life Sciences Winner Of 2019 VC Deal Of The Year Award For AurKa Pharma

Photo: (Left) Hans Knapp, Partner, Yaletown Partners and CVCA Awards Committee Chair and (Right) Dr. Luc Marengere, Managing Partner, TVM Life Sciences Venture capitalist Dr. Luc Marengere has been investing in and selling companies for more than two decades but has never experienced a deal go through as quickly as Eli Lilly’s acquisition of Montreal-based

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How Clairvest Is Making Positive Changes In Canadian Communities

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Clairvest Group, Inc., a Toronto-based private equity firm, takes the 2018 CVCA Private Capital Regional Impact Award for its investment partnership with Kitchener-based CRS Contractors Rental Supply. The 2018 CVCA Awards are sponsored by Alberta Enterprise. As part of the team that founded CRS Contractors Rental Supply back in 2000, Steve Fay said their goal

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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Real Ventures Winner of CVCA’s 2018 Venture Capital Deal Of The Year for SweetIQ

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Location-based marketing analytics company SweetIQ Analytics Corp. didn’t have product-market fit — just a prototype — when it first attracted an investment from Real Ventures in 2011. It was the team behind the Montreal-based company, including co-founders Mohannad El-Barachi, Michael Mire, Ravdeep Sawhney, which led the VC firm to get involved and lead the startup’s

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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Novacap Management Winner of CVCA’s 2018 Private Equity Deal Of The Year for Chemical Computing Group

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Novacap first got to know life sciences software company Chemical Computing Group (CCG) in the late 1990s and, in 2006, the two sides even looked at buying a company together. That deal didn’t happen, but the companies stayed in touch. Then, in August 2011, Novacap wound up buying Montreal-based CCG — which provides drug discovery applications for the