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Shopify: 365 days after the IPO


Article originally published in May edition of Private Capital Magazine The year since the e-commerce star’s IPO has hardly been a cakewalk. In fact, says Chief Financial Officer Russ Jones, it’s just the beginning of the company’s grander plans. By Carolyn Goard Senior Communications Manager, Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association If you ask

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Investing with heart: Why doing good is good business

Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Adam Spence Co-founder, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing The Lucky Iron Fish is a simple idea that’s life-changing. A palm-sized piece of reusable natural iron, it can be placed in cooking pots as a low-cost way to fight anemia, a health problem impacting

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The “Achilles Heel” in deal making due diligence

Understanding why the expectations of so many deals are not realized By Jerry Tarasofsky, CEO and Founder of CSI Diagnostics, CVCA Guest Author Due diligence is essential in any investment/acquisition/merger deal undertaking with the clear objective of minimizing any risk of failure before the closing. The processes are well known and quite sophisticated covering market

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Four awesome highlights from Communitech’s Rev Demo Day at CVCA 2016


The CVCA was proud to team up with Communitech this year to host their Rev Demo Day in conjunction with the 2016 CVCA Annual Conference, held in Toronto last month. In case you missed the event, we’ve summarized four awesome highlights from Rev Demo Day at CVCA 2016. 1. Start-ups earn their stripes Ontario’s brightest startups

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MaRS longtime CEO Ilse Treurnicht to step down at June 2017 AGM


Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of MaRS, has decided to step down at the next annual general meeting in June 2017. Treurnicht has led the organization for almost 12 years. “MaRS is entering its next phase of growth and the momentum is palpable,” said Treurnicht. “Our beautiful centre has doubled in size and is thriving. We are

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BDC unveils new brand to better attract entrepreneurs


The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has unveiled a new brand identity aimed at making its role and product offering better known to a greater number of entrepreneurs across Canada. The modernized brand image will be supported by a multi-faceted advertising campaign which will appear across Canada. The campaign began earlier this week. BDC

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Birch Hill’s John MacIntyre named winner of CVCA’s 2016 Community Leadership Award


The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) announced John MacIntyre, Partner, Birch Hill Equity Partners, as the recipient of its 2016 Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award winner during its Annual Conference in Toronto on May 24th. Named for CVCA past President and previous recipient Ted Anderson, the purpose of this prestigious award is

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Tobi Lütke named CVCA’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner


The founder and CEO of Shopify Inc., Ottawa, Ontario-based e-commerce company, has been named the 2016 recipient of the CVCA’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This is a prestigious award given to Canadian entrepreneurs who have demonstrated a great deal of success in delivering superior returns to its stakeholders and who exude tenacity, innovation, leadership

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CVCA names venture capital and private equity ‘Deal of the Year’ Award recipients

The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) announced winners of its annual Deal of the Year Awards during its 2016 Annual Conference in Toronto on May 24th. Calgary-based Avrio Capital won in the venture capital category for its sale of Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., while Montreal-based Novacap Technologies III, L.P. won in the

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Blackstone’s Tony James to headline CVCA’s 2016 conference


By Kirk Falconer (Originally published on PE Hub) Tony James, president and chief operating officer of Blackstone Group LP, will be one of the star attractions at next week’s annual conference of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. James, Blackstone’s No. 2 executive, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Toronto event on May 25. James