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BDC Capital’s GP Academy Welcomes 2nd Cohort

This month, BDC Capital’s GP Academy will welcome it’s second cohort into this unique and world-class program, delivered in consultation with Kauffman Fellows. This cohort…

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The Investment Opportunity In British Columbia

B.C.’s tech sector is thriving. Year over year, we’re experiencing consistent growth in revenue, GDP, job creation, and total companies. We have more than 10,000… Read More

Q1 2019: Canadian VC Experiences Billion-Dollar First Quarter And The Fifth Billion-Dollar Quarter In The Last Six Years; PE Experiences Sluggish Start To 2019

Canadian Venture Capital In the first three months of 2019, the Canadian venture capital (VC) industry invested CAD $1B across 142 deals. This… Read More

Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, HistoSonics and Bardy Diagnostics: Behind The Deals with Lumira Ventures

In a CVCA Central first, we spoke with Lumira Ventures to go behind the scene of three of their recent deals. On April 8,… Read More

Moving From Searchlight To Beacon: An Opportunity For Canadian Venture Capital Firms Dedicated To Increasing Their Investment In Women-Founded Firms

The May 7th, 2019 report by Highline BETA and Female Funders on Women in Venture Capital shows that only 11.8% of managing partners in Canada’s… Read More

Behind The Fundraise With iGan Partners

On April 18, Toronto-based VC fund, iGan Partners, announced it had raised CAD $100M for its first fund, iGan Fund I; surpassing its… Read More

Q1 2019 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on May 28), the strong pace of VC investment continued its upward… Read More

Empowering Canada’s Women Investors: Enough Talk, Let’s Take Action

Despite Canada’s commitment to creating opportunities for the next generation of women founders, access to capital remains a significant barrier… Read More

Q4 2018: Canadian VC Investment Propelled by Two $1B Quarters in 2018; Two PE Mega-Deals in Q4 Brings 2018 Total to $22.3B

Canadian VC funded more new and later stage companies in 2018, indicating robust ecosystem; Private equity investors support four IPOs in 2018 Canadian Venture Capital… Read More

Balancing Equality In Canadian Private Capital – My Thoughts For IWD

As we got closer to International Women’s Day, I was asked to give some thought as to where I stood on a number of the… Read More

Investing In Great Companies The Dream Maker Way

Photo (left to right): Kyla Bolden, Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), Dream Maker Ventures & CEO of WizKid Coding, Isaac Olowolafe, General Partner, Dream Maker Ventures,… Read More

Behind The Fundraise With inovia capital

Photo (left to right): inovia capital General Partners, Patrick Pichette, Dennis Kavelman and Chris Arsenault On February 19, Montreal-based inovia capital announced it had raised… Read More

2018 Year-In-Review VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

Canadian Venture Capital According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on March 11), Canadian venture capital investment crossed the $1B mark… Read More