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The Importance of Canada’s Institutional Investors to the Venture Capital Asset Class

A lot of Canadians probably don’t realize how great we have it. When you stack Canada up against other countries, there is a ton going…

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CVCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Journey

Monday is International Women’s Day (IWD), a time when we celebrate the women in our lives and remember the work we have put in and… Read More

CVCA Member Profile: MacKinnon, Bennett and Co. (MKB)

On February 1, CVCA member MacKinnon, Bennett and Co. (MKB) held an initial close for their MKB Partners Fund II, securing CAD $100M… Read More

Reaching Full Potential: Removing Barriers and Elevating Black Entrepreneurs

Photo: A member of the audience asks the panel a question during the Black Innovation Fellowship Launch at the DMZ in Toronto, Canada – May… Read More

The Barriers and Lost Opportunities in Backing Canada’s Black Entrepreneurs

There has been much-needed focus on inequality and systemic racism since the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Difficult conversations have taken place, organizations have… Read More

Top 8 CVCA Central Articles of 2020

2020 was a difficult year. While the year was certainly trying, when we took a look back at what was published on CVCA Central over… Read More

CVCA Is Transforming the 2021 Invest Canada Conference Into an Inspiring Virtual Experience and National Showcase

Ce message est disponible en anglais et en français. The CVCA is pleased to announce the Invest Canada ‘21 conference, originally scheduled to take… Read More

New Member Profile: Builders VC

Photo: (starting from front left): Angela Lee, Mark Blackwell, Jim Kim, Jocelyn Doe + (starting from front right): Rouhin Ghosh, Mark Goldstein, Isaac Dinner, Mike… Read More

Reflecting on CPCIS One Year Later

The career journey of the private capital professional can vary significantly from person to person. But if you ask why they pursued a path in… Read More

New CVCA Member Profile: Investissement Québec

Photo: Benoit Leroux and Alex Laverdière, Investissement Québec, Courtesy: Investissement Québec. The CVCA is excited to kick off a brand new series for CVCA Central, which will… Read More

PRELIMINARY LOOK: H1 2020 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview

The fear that Canadian VC and PE activity would drastically be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was not entirely realized in Q2. The carry forward… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Information VP Winner of 2020 VC Deal of the Year for Verafin Inc.

Congratulations to Information VP for winning the 2020 VC Deal of the Year Award for Verafin Inc. The 2020 CVCA Awards are sponsored by HarbourVest… Read More

AWARD SPOTLIGHT: EnerTech Capital winner of NEW 2020 VC Global Dealmaker Award for Ushr, Inc.

Congratulations to EnerTech Capital for winning the 2020 VC Global Dealmaker Award for Ushr, Inc. The 2020 CVCA Awards, sponsored by HarbourVest Partners Canada, will… Read More