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VC Investment Activity in Canadian Life Sciences Companies: A Commentary

VC Investment Activity In Canadian Life Sciences Companies is a special contribution from David Kornacki, CVCA’s Associate, Research & Product With CVCA’s Q3 2019 report…

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How Explorance Took Advantage Of A National Partnership Between Espresso Capital And RBC To Fund A Strategic Acquisition

“How Explorance Took Advantage Of A National Partnership Between Espresso Capital And RBC To Fund A Strategic Acquisition” is a contribution from CVCA members Royal Bank… Read More

Canadian Business Growth Fund: Closing The Gap

Why don’t more Canadian companies grow to become global industry leaders? How did we go from being home to 18 such companies in 1990, compared… Read More

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… Read More

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

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

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

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

Forget About The Health of Your Portfolios For A Minute

Instead of talking about the health of our investments, let’s talk about the health of our entrepreneurs and colleagues. As investors, we are continually checking… Read More

The Private Credit Landscape

The Private Credit Landscape is a contribution to CVCA Central from CVCA member John Middleton, Senior Manager, Harmonic Fund Services. The recent growth in… Read More

Highly Specialized Investment School Program To Prime Next-Gen of VC & PE Pros

Photo: Mark Healy, Executive Director, The Ivey Academy at the Ivey Business School (Left) and Gregory Phipps, Faculty Director, Canadian Private Capital Investment School (Right). It’s getting… Read More

A Venture Capital Fund With A Social Impact Heart – How Is That Possible?

The Relentless Venture Fund embraces a hybrid venture model: a profit driven, venture capital, health fund with a social impact heart. We are a… Read More