Venture Capital



Mike Shaver joins Real Ventures team

Canadian VC firm Real Ventures has hired Mike Shaver to join its Toronto firm as General Partner as part of its broader effort to…

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Top Three for VC: ICT, Life Sciences and Agribusiness Sectors Lead Canadian Growth

By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association In the first half of 2016, the Canadian VC landscape continued to grow, propelled by investment… Read More

KPMG Canada appoints Elio Luongo as new CEO for five-year term

KPMG LLP has hired Elio Luongo, currently Canadian Managing Partner of the company’s tax practice, as its new Chief Executive Officer beginning in October. Read More

Wellington Financial hires new partner to drive financings in life sciences companies

Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, has hired Jeff Chapman as Partner and Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences in an effort… Read More

Beyond Sell or Bell: Alternative Exit Strategies Every Investor Should Know

By Adam Spence Co-founder, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing A smart investor knows that you can’t make a good investment without a good… Read More

Artificial Intelligence, Real Opportunities

How to capitalize on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning investments By Boris Wertz Founding Partner, Version One Ventures There’s no denying there’s been… Read More

Canada’s Tech Sector: An Economic Goliath

A new report by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship illustrates the impact and contribution of Canada’s impressive tech sector on the economy and workforce. Read More

We the North: Homegrown tech is on the rise — and offers lucrative VC opportunities

By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association *Revised on August 3, 2016 Canada is beginning to prove itself as a competitive… Read More

The IPO Drought: What does it mean for private investors?

By Carolyn Goard, Senior Communications Manager, Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association There’s no doubt the private capital industry has witnessed a decrease in… Read More

What role should government play in FinTech innovation?

By Christian Lassonde and Claudia Hepburn, Impression Ventures With FinTech innovation moving at a rapid pace around the world, it’s important that Canadian regulators… Read More

10 things your boss won’t tell you when you start your new VC/PE gig

By the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Most of us starting out in private equity and venture capital have never invested in private… Read More

The next big thing: Why FinTech is becoming Canada’s most talked-about industry

Article originally published in May 2016 edition of Private Capital Magazine By Information Venture Partners Move over, social media: Financial technology has become one… Read More

The Innovation Agenda: What’s next for VCAP?

By Mike Woollatt CEO, Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association  What’s on the Horizon? Many of our members are wondering where the… Read More