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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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CVCA Intelligence

Venture Capital Sneak Peek: 2016 Year‑in‑Review

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The CVCA will be publishing its final 2016 Year-in-Review VC + PE Canadian Market Overview mid February. As expected, the preliminary VC data continues a very positive trajectory with more than $2.8B disbursed in 2016. Not only is that already 19% higher than 2015, it is more than was disbursed in any year since 2002

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Policy & Advocacy

New Government Tax Credit for Alberta Investors to Increase Investment and Jobs

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Originally posted by EY The Alberta Government has introduced the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) to stimulate investment in certain industries with strong job-creation potential. The AITC offers a 30% tax credit to investors who provide venture capital to eligible companies during the two-year period in which the AITC program is in force. It is

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Startup Star: Janet Bannister—a Driver Behind the Successes of eBay and Kijiji—Shares the Secrets of Entrepreneurial (and Investor) Success

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By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association It was a full house and a captivated audience at the Young Private Capitalists (YPC) fall networking event in Toronto recently, which featured Janet Bannister, General Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s most active early-stage venture capital firm. Bannister, who has led investments in a dozen companies

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CVCA Intelligence

Harvesting Results: Agribusiness VC Investment Surges in 2016

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Canadian investment in the agribusiness sector has been on the upswing since 2013. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the sector generated $108.1B in revenue in 2014 and contributed 6.6% of Canada’s GDP. VC activity has grown from $14M to $27M in 2014, to $42M in 2015, and now to $153M in the first three

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CVCA Intelligence

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

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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

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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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Policy & Advocacy

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

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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