Invest Canada

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

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CVCA Intelligence

Record‑breaking quarter: 2016 Canadian VC investment nearly doubles 2015 results


Record-breaking quarter: 2016 Canadian VC investment nearly doubles 2015 results – CVCA Investment from top five deals more than triples to $336 million, private equity sees a slowdown due to declining oil and gas activity May 18, 2016 – Toronto, ON – Record high Q1 venture capital investment of $838 million – nearly double the

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Norman Winarsky joins Relay Ventures as executive‑in‑residence


Norman Winarsky has joined Canadian venture capital firm Relay Ventures as its first ever executive-in-residence (EIR). Norman is the former President of SRI Ventures at the world-renowned SRI International research institute founded by Stanford University. He was a founder and leader of SRI’s venture strategy and process, which has resulted in more than sixty ventures

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Policy & Advocacy

Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) Statement on Budget 2016

The CVCA welcomes Budget 2016 and the opportunity to work with the Government on a new Innovation and Growth Agenda for Canada With Budget 2016, the Government has shown that it is engaged on innovation and growth and is open to listening and engaging key stakeholders. The CVCA welcomes some specific initiatives in Budget 2016,

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CVCA Intelligence

Canadian venture capital and private equity activity way up – CVCA Report

Canadian venture capital and private equity activity way up – CVCA Report Health and life sciences drive growth in venture capital and IPOs lead increased 2015 Canadian VC exit values. Private Equity investment levels remain strong but decline from record 2014 levels. Private equity volume way up. Canadian private capital continued its climb in 2015:


EnerTech Capital is Named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 As Winner of the “Financial Investor of the Year” Award


EnerTech Capital, a private venture capital firm focused on investing in mid stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy, was named “Financial Investor of the Year” as part of the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 program. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean


BC Government announces full BCTECH Strategy


Today, at the #BCTECH Summit, Government revealed the final two pillars of the #BCTECH Strategy: deepening the B.C. talent pool, and making it easier to access markets. With this announcement the full multi-year strategy has been revealed, aiming to support the growth of B.C.’s vibrant technology sector and strengthen British Columbia’s diverse knowledge-based economy. “The #BCTECH Strategy

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Tracking Success | Execution Excellence

Fred Pidsadny Founder & President, FOCUS Management Tracking Success: part 5 of the ‘Execution Excellence’ series FOCUS Management has produced a five part series on tackling the many challenges corporations face associated with strategic execution – the number one issue facing CEOs according to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review. In Part 1, you were