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McRock Capital Strengthens Investment Team Amid Flourishing Industrial IoT Sector

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McRock Capital Investment Team: (Left, top to bottom) Whitney Rockley, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Siddharth Srivastava, Vice President, Ha Nguyen, Vice President. (Right, top to bottom): Scott MacDonald, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Udit Bhatnagar, Associate. As global spend increases on the Internet of Things (IoT), Toronto-based VC fund, McRock Capital has expanded their investment team reflecting continued growth in the

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International Confidence In Canadian Startup Ecosystem

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vidyard Co-founder & CEO Michael Litt – April 25, 2017 “Having access to the venture program helps you meet sales and product leaders and marketers.” A new $100M fund launched by Salesforce Ventures is considered a vote of confidence in Canada’s technology ecosystem and is expected to spur cloud innovation

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CVCA CEO Sessions: iNovia Capital

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On April 11, iNovia announced Patrick Pichette, who left Google in 2015, and Dennis Kavelman, who worked at BlackBerry until 2010, were joining the firm as partners as the firm began to shift focus into growth capital. CVCA CEO, Mike Woollatt, discusses the recent iNovia Capital announcement about the firm’s global expansion and the addition

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Canada’s Growing Hotbed For Biotechnology Investing

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“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 sound economics.” When Robert McNeil founded Sanderling Ventures in 1979 he didn’t immediately have his sights set on Canada. After all, biotech investing in the country lagged that of our

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Mexico Diving In To Canada’s Hot Tech Market

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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 after almost two decades of negotiations and amendments. Since 1994, Canadians have enjoyed a wider-selection of goods, increased trade volume, increased foreign direct investment and the development of new jobs.

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How A Canadian VC Is Turning A Global Challenge Into Opportunity

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“The Market Opportunity Is Substantial” Last week, Science Magazine published a terrifying report describing how oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters is disappearing at an accelerated rate. According to the researchers behind the report, half of Earth’s oxygen originates from the ocean; the chemical element required for human life. Not only is oxygen

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Novacap Achieves Oversubscription For Latest TMT Fund, Eyes Future With Infrastructure Strategy

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On July 20th, Quebec-based Novacap Management announced the closing of its latest technology, media and telecommunications private equity fund, Novacap TMT V. Not only did Novacap successfully close the fund, the firm surpassed the target size of the fund by 40 per cent; motivated by demand from new and existing investors. Pascal Tremblay, President and

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NBIF gets $45.6M government injection to support local innovation

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May 4-12 was Innovation Week in New Brunswick and the week was used as a backdrop for a provincial government funding announcement for the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF). The government of New Brunswick committed to propelling the local innovation ecosystem with an injection of $45.6 million in funds over four years in an announcement

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CVCA Member Profile: Real Ventures

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In a record-breaking H1 2016, they top our list as Canada’s most active VC By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association The first half of 2016 saw a record 255 venture capital deals and $1.5B invested—an increase of 41 per cent from the same period in 2015. And Real Ventures emerged as the

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Wellington Financial hires new partner to drive financings in life sciences companies

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Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, has hired Jeff Chapman as Partner and Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences in an effort to help the company break into the healthcare and life science vertical. Chapman, a seasoned life sciences investment professional, will join the firm’s Menlo Park office in the San Francisco Bay