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2017: Rebound Year for Canadian Private Equity; Increase In Mega Deals Drives Canadian VC

Canadian venture capital investment grew 11% in 2017 with $3.5B invested over 592 deals compared to the $3.2B invested over 534 deals in 2016. This…

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AWARD SPOTLIGHT: Golden Venture Partners – Winner of CVCA’s 2017 Private Capital Regional Impact Award for SkipTheDishes

The CVCA Private Capital Regional Impact Awards were introduced in 2017. The award recognizes CVCA member firms whose investment has positioned their portfolio company to… Read More

Enerkem: Behind The Deal With Cycle Capital Management

On Feb. 6, 2018, Montreal-headquartered Enerkem announced it had secured CAD $280M in its largest investment round to date. The syndicate included existing… Read More

Dialogue: Behind The Deal With White Star Capital

On Feb. 13, 2018, Montreal-based Dialogue announced it had secured CAD $12M in Series A funding. The round was led by White… Read More

2017 Year-in-Review VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Trailblazer Mega-Deals Define 2017 VC Landscape; Phenomenal Year for Canadian PE. The CVCA will be publishing its final 2017 Year-in-Review VC & PE Canadian Market… Read More

Mnubo: Behind The Deal With White Star Capital and McRock Capital

(Photo: Mnubo’s Founders). On Jan. 30, Montreal-based Mnubo announced that it had raised $16.5 million in Series B financing. The round was led by… Read More

BusBud: Behind The Deal With Plaza Ventures & iNovia Capital

Photo (Credit) Daphné-Caron: BusBud Founders. On Jan. 30, 2018, Montreal-based BusBud announced it had secured CAD $14M in Series B funding. The round… Read More

Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund: Behind The Fundraise With Cycle Capital Management

On December 12, Montreal-based Cycle Capital Management announced the first closing of The Qingdao Haisi Cycle Fund a joint CAD $116M fund between… Read More

How A Canadian VC Is Turning A Global Challenge Into Opportunity

“The Market Opportunity Is Substantial” Last week, Science Magazine published a terrifying report describing how oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters… Read More

Canada’s Venture Out Conference Reinforces the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion

“If we can help teach companies and help create those experiences for young people or let them know they exist, that would be awesome.” Fostering… Read More

Hockeystick’s Taxonomy: Leveraging Standardized Data in Canada’s Private Capital Ecosystem

Hockeystick has been supporting financial reporting for private companies for many years. The company’s aim is to provide accurate data by drawing from a… Read More

Energy Storage System: Behind The Deal With Pangaea Ventures

On December 12, 2017, Portland, Oregon-based Energy Storage System (ESS) announced it had secured US $13 M in Series B funding. The round included… Read More

International Powerhouse Investors Bet Big On Canadian Tech

Why Asian Investors are Seeking Better Access to Canada’s Tech Market When most startups and their investors talk about attracting outside capital, the U.S. usually… Read More