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Decisive Farming: Behind The Exit With McRock Capital

On December 19, 2019, Alberta-based Decisive Farming announced it had been acquired by Vancouver-headquartered TELUS. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CVCA members,…

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CVCA’s 2019 Year-End VC & PE Market Overview | Record Breaking CAD $6.2B VC Invested in 2019; 2019 PE Investment Elevated by Q4 Surge

Canadian Venture Capital  Following years of consistent investment growth across all stages in the ecosystem, Canadian venture capital investment reached impressive new heights in 2019… Read More

From Zero to IPO: People Due Diligence at Every Startup Stage

Every time an investment firm considers putting capital into a growing company, even in the earliest funding rounds, they should insist on some level of… Read More

Perspectives From Venture Capital Leaders…Who Just Happen To Be Women

This article is part two of a two-part series providing insights from leading women in Canadian private capital in celebration of International Women’s Day. The… Read More

PRELIMINARY LOOK: Q4 2019 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview

  Canadian Venture Capital // Q4 2019. According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be… Read More

Creating Space for Life to Happen. We all have a role to play in changing the conversation.

“How are you?” Three simple words that we hear or read most days, so familiar that we don’t always consider the question. We respond: “I’m… Read More

Canada’s 43rd Parliament – Speech from the Throne: CVCA Perspective

On December 5th, 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, opened Canada’s 43rd Parliament with the Speech from the Throne (SFT), outlining a five-point… Read More

Q3 2019 YTD VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews: Venture Capital Surpasses CAD $2B Mark; Canadian Private Equity Investment Continues Downward Trend

CANADIAN VENTURE CAPITAL CORRECTION NOTICE: CVCA’s Q3 2019 YTD VC Canadian Market Overview was published on November 21, 2019. Read More

YTD Q3 2019 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

According to preliminary data (final data targeted to be published on November 21), Q3 VC investment surpassed the $2B mark! With $2.4B over… Read More

VC Investment Activity in Canadian Life Sciences Companies: A Commentary

VC Investment Activity In Canadian Life Sciences Companies is a special contribution from David Kornacki, CVCA’s Associate, Research & Product With CVCA’s Q3 2019 report… Read More

CVCA’s Open Letter To Major Federal Party Leaders

Taking part in the federal election process, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is pleased to offer its views on priorities ahead of… Read More

Scarce Resource: Canadian Private Capital Investment School To Provide Pool Of Talent

Announced in September 2018, the Canadian Private Capital Investment School (CPCIS) is a highly specialized program that will prepare the next generation of private… Read More

H1 2019: Canadian Venture Capital Experiences Strongest First Half On Record At CAD $2.15B Invested; Private Equity Investment Up Over 50% Since Q1 – Lowest H1 Performance On Record

Canadian Venture Capital: CAD $1.28B invested over 143 deals in Q2; the largest quarter for VC dollars investment to date. A record CAD $1.28B was invested… Read More