Venture Capital



Desjardins Capital Invests CAD $60M in QScale

Sustainability, with global ambitions In July 2021, Martin Bouchard, President of Québec-based Fonds QScale S.E.C. (QScale), announced a world-class project embracing both artificial intelligence…

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New Member Profile: Boast.AI

Photo: founders Alex Popa and Lloyed Lobo. Our series profiling CVCA’s new members continues—providing insight on invaluable organizations in our community. In this entry,… Read More

CVCA Announces Ottawa as Host City for the 2022 Annual Invest Canada Conference

Canada’s Capital Will Host Canada’s Private Capital Industry – May 25-27, 2022 Today, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) announced Ottawa, Ontario… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Evok Innovations & BDC Capital Winners of 2021 VC Deal of the Year for DarkVision

When DarkVision Technologies Inc. was started in 2013, its goal was to use the founders’ imaging expertise from the consumer packaging industry and pivot it… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: White Star Capital winner of 2021 VC Global Dealmaker Award for Freshly

White Star Capital founder Eric Martineau-Fortin remembers the first time he witnessed the scale at which meal-kit company Freshly was expanding. It was 2015 and… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Kerri Golden, Information Venture Partners Winner of Inaugural Barry Gekiere Lifetime Legacy Award

Kerri Golden was preparing for semi-retirement in 2014 when VCs Dave Unsworth and Rob Antoniades asked her to help launch Toronto-based Information Venture Partners. After… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Real Ventures Winner of 2021 VC Regional Impact Award for Central Canada for Vanilla Forums

It was at a Techstars Demo Day in Denver in 2009 where Real Ventures founding partner John Stokes came across Vanilla Forums, an online community… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Lumira Ventures winner of 2021 VC Regional Impact Award for Western Canada for Zymeworks

Lumira Ventures prides itself on being a VC investor that backs promising early-stage health care and life sciences companies with the potential to dramatically improve… Read More

VCs Share Their Upside

Photo: The Upside Foundation founders open the TSX. Courtesy: Upside Foundation. The Canadian tech community is in the midst of an… Read More

#IC21 Speaker Spotlight: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Offensive Lineman, Kansas City Chiefs and Canadian Medical Student

On Wednesday, June 9, Invest Canada ’21 is pleased to welcome featured speaker Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Offensive Lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs and Canadian… Read More

#IC21 Speaker Spotlight: Mark Carney, Former Bank Governor and Brookfield’s New Head of Impact Investing

On Tuesday, June 8, Invest Canada ’21 is pleased to welcome featured speaker Mark Carney. Carney is Vice Chairman and Head of Impact Investing… Read More

#IC21 Speaker Spotlight: Innovation Strategist & Visionary, Lital Marom

On Wednesday, June 9, Invest Canada ’21 is pleased to welcome featured speaker, Lital Marom. Marom is an Innovation Strategist and Visionary; helping organizations unlock… Read More

#IC21 Speaker Spotlight: Canada’s Ambassadors to the European Union, China, and the United States

On Wednesday, June 9, Invest Canada ’21 is pleased to welcome featured speakers Dr. Ailish Campbell, Canada’s Ambassador to the EU, Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Ambassador… Read More