Insights

Q3 2018 VC & PE Activity: CVCA Data Sneak Peek

According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on November 22), VC investment slowed from its record pace last year. $651M…

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Perspectives

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…

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Behind The Joint Venture With FirePower Capital

On Sept. 28, Toronto-based investment bank and credit investor, FirePower Capital, announced it had entered into a joint venture with New York City-based… Read More

The Canadian VC Market: Healthy Across All Stages

I often find myself in various conversations where I hear a very similar statement. It’s normally something along the lines of, “Sure, we have plenty… Read More

Hopper: Behind The Deal With Brightspark Ventures

Photo: Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures & Fred Lalonde, Founder & CEO, Hopper. On October 3, Montreal-based Hopper announced it had successfully completed… Read More

The Newest Face Of Corporate Trust And Responsibility

Ken Ip, Director of Engineering at Hockeystick teamed up with Jason Brenier, Vice President of Strategy at Georgian Partners to analyze the area of… Read More

Fund I: Behind The Fundraise With Ripple Ventures

On Sept. 12, new Toronto-based VC, Ripple Ventures, announced the closing of their new CAD $10M early stage focused Fund I. The fund will… Read More

Case By Case: Tax Deductions In Merger And Acquisition Transactions

As merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions continue to grow in scale and complexity, so have the associated transaction costs. Consequently, it makes the tax treatment… Read More

H1 2018: Third $1B Quarter In Last Twelve Months Propels VC Momentum; All PE Segments Slowing With Overall Activity Eclipsed By Two Mega Deals

VC: Five-year upward trend shows no signs of slowing for the remainder of 2018 Venture capital investment in Canada continued its five-year upward trajectory in… Read More

International Confidence In Canadian Startup Ecosystem

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vidyard Co-founder & CEO Michael Litt – April 25, 2017 “Having access to the venture program helps you meet sales… Read More

CVCA Central One-On-One: Q&A With Canada Infrastructure Bank President and CEO, Pierre Lavallée

With the arrival of Canada Infrastructure Bank’s President and CEO, Pierre Lavallée, on June 18, the bank has accelerated operations with Mr. Lavallée actively building… Read More

New Fund to Write More Cheques To More Women

Elaine Kunda credits her father’s inclusiveness and a former female boss for sparking her interest in running companies, which later fuelled a desire to help… Read More

#paid: Behind The Deal With Good News Ventures

On May 9, #paid, a Toronto-based company that connects marketers with influencers for campaigns and content creation, announced that it had closed CAD… Read More

Future Private Capital Leaders: Sanjay Zimmermann

Encouraging and supporting the development of industry leadership is a central part of the sustainability of Canadian private capital. Showcasing talent and telling their stories… Read More