Venture Capital



Government Investment into Venture Capital to back Entrepreneurs, Address Inequality, Increase Employment, Support Life Science Companies and Propel Canada’s Economic Recovery

Renewed Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI) program will invest CAD $450 Million over five years increasing VC dollars to entrepreneurs. The Canadian Venture Capital and…

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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

Perspectives from Venture Capital Leaders…Who Just Happen to Be Women

There are women in Canada that wield significant influence in our industry that oversee millions and billions in assets. These expert opinions are needed now… 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

VCAP At Year 7: More Canadian Companies & More Canadian Jobs

It has been seven years since the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP) was implemented. A unique program, VCAP leveraged CAD $350M… 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

Let’s Talk About Gratitude, Loneliness & Resilience

Lying on the wickedly cold pavement on January 14, listening to first responders assess how they were going to transfer my body to a spinal… Read More

Looking Ahead: 2021 Trends for Foreign Direct Investment in Canada

Looking Ahead: 2021 Trends for Foreign Direct Investment in Canada is a contribution to CVCA Central from Invest In Canada. As… 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

Canada’s Tech Ecosystem Shows Resilience Amid Pandemic

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is the bank of the world’s most innovative companies. For more than 35 years, SVB has helped innovative companies and… Read More

Toronto’s Flourishing Tech Scene Attracts Investors

Toronto’s Flourishing Tech Scene Attracts Investors is a contribution to CVCA Central from Crédit Mutuel Equity. Toronto’s flourishing tech hub continues to grow rapidly… Read More