Insights

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…

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Perspectives

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…

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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

VCCI Stream 3: Responding To Cleantech Investment Challenges

Climate change is real and one of the most pressing issues facing the planet. This is a fact that has been confirmed scientifically time and… 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

CVCA Supports #keypersonpledge to Promote Inclusion Across VC & PE Ecosystem

Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) has joined a number of other industry organizations worldwide in endorsing an important legal language change… Read More

Bold Commerce: Behind The Deal With Whitecap Venture Partners and Round13 Capital

Photo: Bold Commerce Founders – (Left to right) Jason Myers, Yvan Boisjoli, Stefan Maynard, Eric Boisjoli. On January 16, Winnipeg-based Bold Commerce announced the… Read More

Don’t Acquire The Threat: Cyber Due Diligence For Private Equity

Don’t Acquire The Threat: Cyber Due Diligence For Private Equity is a contribution to CVCA Central from CVCA member RSM Canada. In today’s ever-evolving… Read More

CVCA Endorses ILPA’s Industry Code Of Conduct Guidelines

Diversity and inclusion have become top priorities in organizations worldwide driven by the powerful #MeToo movement and a number of high-profile cases of harassment, discrimination… Read More

McRock Capital Strengthens Investment Team Amid Flourishing Industrial IoT Sector

McRock Capital Investment Team: (Left, top to bottom) Whitney Rockley, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Siddharth Srivastava, Vice President, Ha Nguyen, Vice President. (Right, top to bottom): Scott MacDonald, Co-Founder &… 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