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Canadian Agribusiness continues to gain momentum in Q1

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Although not as flush as the first quarter last year, the Canadian venture capital industry is still looking strong. Based on final Q1 2017 CVCA data (Q2 2017 final data scheduled to be released on August 23rd), $905M was disbursed over 98 deals in the first quarter. This compares to $956M over 128 deals from

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Behind the Scenes with the Investors: The Real Matters IPO

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Photo Credit: Carey Diamond A month after announcing its intention to go public, Markham Ontario-based Real Matters Inc. (TSX: REAL) has begun trading, raising C$156 million with common shares at C$13.00 per share, giving the company a valuation in excess of C$1 billion. The Real Matters IPO marks an end to a two-year dry spell for

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Venture Capital‑backed Zymeworks Goes Public

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Vancouver-based Zymeworks (TSE/NYSE: ZYME) debuted on the public markets last Friday, just two weeks after announcing its intention to go public. The company raised CAD $79.7 million in the IPO from the sale of 4.5 million common shares at CAD $17 per share. Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and

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Calculating the Competency of Management: The Investor’s View

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Evaluating an investment involves complex research. According to early-stage micro seed investment fund and mentoring program, Seedcamp, determining the value of an investment consists of market forces of the industry and sector of the company, the balance between the demand and supply of money, the frequency and size of latest exits and a stack of other quantitative

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Marketing and sales a crucial element for Canadian tech startup success

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The University of Toronto’s Impact Centre released the results of new research which is shining a light into the success of Canadian startups. According to the new research, many Canadian technology companies wait until their products are launched before spending funds on crucial functions such as marketing and sales. This practice is delaying growth and

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6 Habits for Entrepreneurs in 2017

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If you were anywhere near social media at the end of last year, you probably read the constant stream of hate for 2016. Some publications even so boldly proclaimed that 2016 was the worst year ever. However, 2016 was a remarkable year for venture capital. According to preliminary 2016 year-in-year data, we saw record highs

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Why the Bit Stew Sale is Great News for Canada’s VC Ecosystem

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Yesterday, Burnaby-based startup Bit Stew Systems Inc., a leader in the development of software and analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things, announced that GE Digital (GED) is acquiring the company for $207-million (as reported by the Vancouver Sun)—one of the biggest exits of a VC-backed company in Vancouver’s tech scene in years. This acquisition represents a

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Top Three for VC: ICT, Life Sciences and Agribusiness Sectors Lead Canadian Growth

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By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association In the first half of 2016, the Canadian VC landscape continued to grow, propelled by investment in three sectors: ICT, life sciences and agribusiness. According to our exclusive H1 2016 data, ICT led the way with $995M invested in H1 (65 per cent of the total

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Planting the Seeds: Quebec Sows a Fertile PE Investment Landscape

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By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association It’s a strategy that’s worked well for Quebec’s culture sector. For many years, the province has been a major booster of its homegrown arts and entertainment scene. It poured significant resources into building its talent, broadcaster and distribution bases. And given the international and local accolades,

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We the North: Homegrown tech is on the rise — and offers lucrative VC opportunities

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By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association *Revised on August 3, 2016 Canada is beginning to prove itself as a competitive powerhouse market for tech talent and innovation. And the proof is in the numbers. Based on data extracted from CBRE’s annual Scoring Tech Talent Report—which used various metrics including population trends and