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

Jon Jackson
VC

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 CVCA will be publishing its 2019 year-end report next week and the preliminary numbers show Canadian venture capital heading towards another record year for investment and private equity continuing its

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

Jon Jackson
PE

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 for investment and private equity continuing its momentum. However, there’s volatility at seemingly every turn. In Canada, we’ve been experiencing spin-off consequences from the federal natural gas pipeline project and the

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mnubo: Behind The Exit With White Star Capital and McRock Capital

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: mnubo Co-founders (left to right): Frédéric Bastien, Jean-Charles Beaudin, Jean-Christophe Cimino, Aditya Pendyala On July 12, Montreal-based mnubo Inc. announced it had been acquired by Massachusetts-based Aspen Technologies for CAD $102M. CVCA members White Star Capital and McRock Capital had been early investors in mnubo and the acquisition represents a successful exit for the funds.

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Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, HistoSonics and Bardy Diagnostics: Behind The Deals with Lumira Ventures

Jon Jackson
VC

In a CVCA Central first, we spoke with Lumira Ventures to go behind the scene of three of their recent deals. On April 8, Michigan-based medical device company HistoSonics, announced it had raised USD $54 million in a Series C financing including participation from Lumira Ventures. HistoSonics is a venture-backed medical device company developing a

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Behind The Fundraise With iGan Partners

Jon Jackson
VC

On April 18, Toronto-based VC fund, iGan Partners, announced it had raised CAD $100M for its first fund, iGan Fund I; surpassing its initial goal of CAD $50M. The fund is focused on the health technology sector which includes digital health, medical devices, healthcare IT and AI. The fund will also provide diversified exposure to

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Behind The Fundraise With inovia capital

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo (left to right): inovia capital General Partners, Patrick Pichette, Dennis Kavelman and Chris Arsenault On February 19, Montreal-based inovia capital announced it had raised a fourth USD $200M early-stage fund and a new USD $400M growth-stage fund. The firm also announced that it is expanding to core markets in Canada and Silicon Valley and opened a

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Bold Commerce: Behind The Deal With Whitecap Venture Partners and Round13 Capital

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: Bold Commerce Founders – (Left to right) Jason Myers, Yvan Boisjoli, Stefan Maynard, Eric Boisjoli. On January 16, Winnipeg-based Bold Commerce announced the successful close of a CAD $22M Round A financing from Whitecap Venture Partners and Round13 Capital. Bold Commerce provides a range of e-commerce applications to 86,000+ wholesale and business-to-business merchants worldwide.

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Clearbanc: Behind The Deal With inovia capital

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: (Left) Andrew D’Souza, Co-founder and CEO, Clearbanc and (Right) Michele Romanow, Co-founder and President, Clearbanc. On Nov. 12, Toronto-based Clearbanc announced it had successfully raised USD $70M from a syndicate that included, inovia capital, Real Ventures, Portag3 Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners, 8VC, Social Capital, CoVenture, Founders Fund, Precursor, WTI, Berggruen, and FJ Labs. Clearbanc

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EnvironeX Group Inc.: Behind The Exit With Persistence Capital Partners

Jon Jackson
PE

On Oct. 31, Montreal and Toronto-based private equity firm, Persistence Capital Partners announced the acquisition of their portfolio company, EnvironeX Group Inc. by Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), a global scientific leader in bioanalytical testing. Québec-based EnvironeX Group is one of the largest analytical laboratories in Québec, with over 250 specialists and technicians, managers and professionals in

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The Canadian VC Market: Healthy Across All Stages

David Kornacki
VC

I often find myself in various conversations where I hear a very similar statement. It’s normally something along the lines of, “Sure, we have plenty of interest in the seed and early stage venture rounds. What we’re missing in Canada is support for the later stage venture rounds.” While I don’t aim to disprove this