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CVCA Event Takeaways

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

Data & Analysis

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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CVCA Awards

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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CVCA Awards

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 Awards

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

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

Staff Changes Hiring

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,