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Canada’s Tech Ecosystem Shows Resilience Amid Pandemic

Silicon Valley Bank
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Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is the bank of the world’s most innovative companies. For more than 35 years, SVB has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centres around the world. With commercial, international, and private banking services, SVB

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Toronto’s Flourishing Tech Scene Attracts Investors

Ludovic André
VC

Toronto’s Flourishing Tech Scene Attracts Investors is a contribution to CVCA Central from Crédit Mutuel Equity. Toronto’s flourishing tech hub continues to grow rapidly and to shine around the globe. The recent inauguration and opening of La French Tech Toronto is just another example of the city’s growing power of attraction as one of the

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Digital Transformation Through COVID‑19 and How Venture Capitalists Can Be Catalysts for Change

Rich Osborn
VC

While still relatively recent in all of our lives, COVID-19 represents one of the most significant global events to fundamentally influence global economic and social conditions since the Second World War. As a result of this ever-worsening pandemic and the social upheaval it continues to engender, there is a growing requirement to accelerate the introduction

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The New Metrics for Scaling Tech Businesses—Part II

Daneal Charney
VC

This is part two of a two part article detailing HR considerations for quarterly board reporting. This article is a contribution from Daneal Charney, Executive in Residence for MaRSDD Momentum companies, Top 25 Human Resource Winner and Certified Leadership Coach. VIEW PART I HERE. Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms often talk about

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The New Metrics for Scaling Tech Businesses—Part I

Daneal Charney
VC

This is part one of a two part article detailing HR considerations for quarterly board reporting. This article is a contribution from Daneal Charney, Executive in Residence for MaRSDD Momentum companies, Top 25 Human Resource Winner and Certified Leadership Coach. VIEW PART II HERE. Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms often talk about

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When Deals Stall: Turning Transaction Costs into Cash Flow

Bhavin Oza
PE

“When Deals Stall: Turning Transaction Costs into Cash Flow” is a contribution from CVCA members RSM Canada. As businesses weather an unprecedented global economic turmoil due to COVID-19, it is clear that much of the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) environment has seen significant disruption as many deals in the process have terminated or paused with

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Alberta Shows Stunning Growth in 2019, Opportunity in 2020

Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC)
VC

Alberta Shows Stunning Growth in 2019, Opportunity in 2020 is a contribution to CVCA Central from Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC). The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that has forced all businesses to re-evaluate their markets, risks, and priorities. In this time of volatility, predicting the future of venture capital is admittedly challenging. However, there

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ESG Factors Driving Change Across The Asset Management Landscape

Rosie Guest
PE

ESG Factors Driving Change Across The Asset Management Landscape is a contribution to CVCA Central from Apex Group Ltd. Sustainable Investing (SI), the over-arching category for ethically focused investment strategies, is not a new phenomenon. Faith based investing has been around since the 1800’s when religious communities such as Methodists and Quakers implemented socially responsible

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Cybersecurity for the Remote Workforce

Jeff Dawley

This article is a special contribution from Jeff Dawley, Founder, Cybersecurity Compliance Corporation. If you’re interested in contributing content to CVCA Central, please contact our editorial team. And there we all were, mid-March, sending our teams off to their homes with whatever devices were available. Everyone suddenly scrambling to set up confidential access, online communication standards

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How Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds can Weather the COVID‑19 Crisis

Myron Mallia-Dare

This article is a special contribution from Myron Mallia-Dare an Associate Lawyer at Miller Thomson. If you’re interested in contributing content to CVCA Central, please contact our editorial team. COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”),