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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

Private Equity Investment: Ownership Transitions Fuel Opportunities For Smaller Deals

A surging tide of ownership transitions represents a major growth opportunity for Canadian private equity investors, especially at the lower end of the market. While… 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

ESG: What Do LPs Want From Their GPs?

Diversity and climate change are two of the issues that investors are most likely to focus on when scrutinizing a fund’s responsibility record, writes Victoria… Read More