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CVCA Intelligence

Following the Money: Ontario & ICT Deals Propelling VC Activity in Canada


By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Activity in Canada’s VC investment landscape continued at a steady pace in the first three quarters of 2016. Despite the teeter-totter influxes of activity—seen specifically in Q2—Canada remains on track towards another strong year. A record-breaking first half of 2016 catapulted Canada’s investment scene, with $1.5B

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Data & Analysis

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


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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Policy & Advocacy

Breaking News: BC Responds to Call for More Venture Capital in Tech Vertical


By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association The Province of British Columbia has taken another step forward in building on its innovation ecosystem with a new private sector-led venture capital fund to support the technology sector. This new, 15-year, $100-million technology fund—which the Government announced on Friday, Oct. 21st—will help fuel growth in

Policy & Advocacy

Coding For All: Introducing Canada Learning Code


By: Emily Walsh Associate on Georgian Partners’ Investment Team Last night in Ottawa we had the pleasure of being involved in the launch of an exciting and important new project:Canada Learning Code. With the aim of giving more Canadians the opportunity to participate in the global digital economy, the project is the next stage in the

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A Winning Strategy: Why Revenue Financing is Moneyball for Tech Startups

By Greg Smith, Chief Investment Officer TIMIA Capital I don’t know why I love baseball. Perhaps it’s my optimistic nature that no game is lost until the last out of the final inning. Maybe it’s the combination of numbers and athleticism that appeals to my sport geek side, or watching all of the work and

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CVCA Event Takeaways

The Global Venture Capital Conference Comes to Our Home Turf — And Makes Some Pretty Solid Strides


By Mike Woollatt, CEO Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Every year, our fellow associations from around the world gather together to discuss collective issues facing our industry, work toward common solutions, share best practices and ensure our collaboration lasts outside these few days together. The group is called the Global Venture Capital Congress

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National Angel Summit Announces Manny Padda as 2016 Angel of the Year


Winner of Canada’s top angel investing award honoured at the National Angel Capital Organization’s annual conference TORONTO, October 6, 2016 – The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is proud to announce Manny Padda as the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Angel of the Year Award. Presented by BDC Capital, the award seeks to identify the individual angel investor

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Policy & Advocacy

CVCA Roadmap for Canadian Innovation and Growth

By Mike Woollatt, CEO Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Back in January, Prime Minister Trudeau told the World Economic Forum that while natural resources are important, he wants Canada’s image to pivot from resources to resourcefulness. Or, as he put another way, for Canada to grow and prosper it “isn’t what’s under our

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CVCA Member Profiles

CVCA Member Profile: Real Ventures


In a record-breaking H1 2016, they top our list as Canada’s most active VC By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association The first half of 2016 saw a record 255 venture capital deals and $1.5B invested—an increase of 41 per cent from the same period in 2015. And Real Ventures emerged as the