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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…

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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: 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

#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

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… Read More

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