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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”),

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From Zero to IPO: People Due Diligence at Every Startup Stage

Daneal Charney
VC

Every time an investment firm considers putting capital into a growing company, even in the earliest funding rounds, they should insist on some level of people due diligence. This due diligence should be led by a trusted HR executive or advisor in their network. We are used to seeing people due diligence support potential exits

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VC Investment Activity in Canadian Life Sciences Companies: A Commentary

David Kornacki
VC

VC Investment Activity In Canadian Life Sciences Companies is a special contribution from David Kornacki, CVCA’s Associate, Research & Product With CVCA’s Q3 2019 report just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment and dive a bit deeper than usual in a sector. More specifically, I wanted to zero into the trends we’re

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CEO Perspectives: Where Private Equity Truly Adds Value

Ben Gibbons
PE

These insights were generated at an RSM-led panel discussion featuring CEOs, who have had involvement with PE firms, during the CVCA Invest Canada ’19 conference in Vancouver BC, Canada. Most owner-managers find that having a private equity (PE) firm take a stake in their company has been wonderful—providing the cash they need to grow, discipline

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Ready To Seize The Impact Investing Opportunity?

Tania Carnegie
PE

Impact investing is on the rise, as more and more private equity (PE) investors look to achieve solid financial returns while also helping to solve some of the biggest social and environmental challenges we face. As the impact investing opportunity continues to grow, Canadian PE firms should take steps to get ahead of the curve