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Qvella: Behind The Deal with Whitecap Venture Partners

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“The deal was sourced through a strong existing relationship between Qvella’s founders and Whitecap Venture Partners” On December 4, Qvella, a Toronto-based molecular diagnostics company, announced it had raised CAD $25M in a series B co-led by an existing investor syndicate which included RA Capital, Hatteras Ventures, Sands Capital and CVCA member Whitecap Venture Partners.

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CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Yaletown’s Knockout 2017

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This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series provides an analysis of the CVCA’s most recently published VC & PE Canadian Market Overview through expert commentary and perspectives. When Yaletown Partners was founded in 2001, it was to fill a

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CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Oil, Gas and Power – A Tale Of Two Bounces

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This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series provides an analysis of the CVCA’s most recently published VC & PE Canadian Market Overview through expert commentary and perspectives. The momentum of private equity investment in Q3 continued the previously reported

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Nudge Rewards: Behind The Deal With Brightspark Ventures

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“Nudge Rewards’ founding team is one of the most dynamic, balanced and focused we’ve seen” On November 15, Nudge Rewards announced it had raised a $5 million CAD in Series A funding allowing for the company to expand across North America. Nudge Rewards allows retailers and hospitality companies to communicate with their frontline employees on

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Coconut Software: Behind The Deal With Information Venture Partners & ScaleUP Ventures

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Saskatchewan-based Coconut Software announced on November 7, the close of a $4.2 million CAD Series A round, led by Toronto-based Information Venture Partners, with participation from Toronto firm ScaleUp Ventures. The Series A brings Coconut Software’s total funding to just under $5 million. Coconut Software provides an enterprise-scale appointment scheduling platform for companies with broad-facing customer

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The Private Investor Perspective Part One: Canadian VC & PE in 2017 & Beyond

This is part one of a new CVCA series, The Private Investor Perspective, which examines the Canadian venture capital and private equity market from the viewpoint of funders. In the first part of a new series on Canadian venture capital and private equity, the CVCA has engaged its members to inspect the market, from the

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Lightspeed’s Historic Series D Round Marks Turning Point in Canadian Tech Startup History

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“It’s less the amount that’s impressive than the attitude behind the alignment of interests of the VCs, large institutions and management towards building on a long-term plan. This is cool.” Dax Dasilva didn’t set out to become a poster child for Canadian startup success. Yet, more than a decade after he founded Lightspeed POS Inc.,

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Canadian ICT Roaring Through 2017

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“The evolution of the Canadian ICT industry has reached a tipping point” Canada continues to see an increase in investment activity around the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. According to the CVCA’s H1 2017 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview, a massive 68% of all venture capital deals in the first half of this

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CVCA H1 Quarterly Exclusive: PE & VC Review

These articles have been a part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. The series provides an analysis of the CVCA’s most recently published VC & PE Canadian Market Overview through expert commentary and perspectives. H1 2017: Canadian Venture Capital CVCA H1 2017

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ICOs: Toronto‑based Tech VC, Information Venture Partners Weighs In

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As far as cryptocurrencies’ go, Bitcoin is probably the most commonly known. Bitcoin surfaced in 2009 by an unknown person or people under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which stimulated mystery and intrigue in the digital payment system. Operating without a central repository or single administrator, the currency spawned some concern about criminal activity through media