Venture Capital



Kristi Miller An Inspirational Winner of 2017 Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award

If you ask First West Capital’s National Managing Director, Kristi Miller, why she loves to give back to the youth community in BC, she’s…

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Qvella: Behind The Deal with Whitecap Venture Partners

“The deal was sourced through a strong existing relationship between Qvella’s founders and Whitecap Venture Partners” On December 4, Qvella, a Toronto-based molecular diagnostics… Read More

CVCA Q3 2017 Quarterly Exclusive: Yaletown’s Knockout 2017

This article is part of a new series, CVCA Quarterly Exclusive, written and published by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. This series provides… Read More

Nudge Rewards: Behind The Deal With Brightspark Ventures

“Nudge Rewards’ founding team is one of the most dynamic, balanced and focused we’ve seen” On November 15, Nudge Rewards announced it had raised… Read More

Fish, Fava or Fermented Food? Where’s the Meat (Alternative)?

Contributed by: Aki Georgacacos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Avrio Capital “The opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs to capitalize on this global challenge are… Read More

Coconut Software: Behind The Deal With Information Venture Partners & ScaleUP Ventures

Saskatchewan-based Coconut Software announced on November 7, the close of a $4.2 million CAD Series A round, led by Toronto-based Information Venture Partners,… Read More

Sophie Forest Named 2017 Angel Of The Year By NACO & BDC Capital

Photo (from left to right): Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures, Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech, BDC Capital, Yuri Navarro, CEO… Read More

Planting the Seed

Contributed by: Sam Ifergan, President and CEO, iGan Partners The Important Role Early Stage Funding Plays in Growing Canada’s Digital Health Sector As an entrepreneur… Read More

The Private Investor Perspective Part One: Canadian VC & PE in 2017 & Beyond

This is part one of a new CVCA series, The Private Investor Perspective, which examines the Canadian venture capital and private equity market from the… Read More

Q3 2017 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

The CVCA will be publishing its final Q3 2017 VC & PE Canadian Market Overviews on November 22. According to preliminary Q3 2017 CVCA data… Read More

Lightspeed’s Historic Series D Round Marks Turning Point in Canadian Tech Startup History

“It’s less the amount that’s impressive than the attitude behind the alignment of interests of the VCs, large institutions and management towards building on a… Read More

The Moment Behind The Movement: Jodi Kovitz & #movethedial

“I never, ever would have had the opportunity to go on that trip but for my male friend taking two minutes to move the dial… Read More

New Head Of Business Development and Member Engagement at CVCA

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Fil Varino, the Head of Development and Member Engagement at CVCA. Take a look at what he… Read More