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Birch Hill’s John MacIntyre named winner of CVCA’s 2016 Community Leadership Award


The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) announced John MacIntyre, Partner, Birch Hill Equity Partners, as the recipient of its 2016 Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award winner during its Annual Conference in Toronto on May 24th. Named for CVCA past President and previous recipient Ted Anderson, the purpose of this prestigious award is

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Tobi Lütke named CVCA’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner


The founder and CEO of Shopify Inc., Ottawa, Ontario-based e-commerce company, has been named the 2016 recipient of the CVCA’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This is a prestigious award given to Canadian entrepreneurs who have demonstrated a great deal of success in delivering superior returns to its stakeholders and who exude tenacity, innovation, leadership

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CVCA names venture capital and private equity ‘Deal of the Year’ Award recipients

The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) announced winners of its annual Deal of the Year Awards during its 2016 Annual Conference in Toronto on May 24th. Calgary-based Avrio Capital won in the venture capital category for its sale of Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., while Montreal-based Novacap Technologies III, L.P. won in the

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Record‑breaking quarter: 2016 Canadian VC investment nearly doubles 2015 results


Record-breaking quarter: 2016 Canadian VC investment nearly doubles 2015 results – CVCA Investment from top five deals more than triples to $336 million, private equity sees a slowdown due to declining oil and gas activity May 18, 2016 – Toronto, ON – Record high Q1 venture capital investment of $838 million – nearly double the

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Norman Winarsky joins Relay Ventures as executive‑in‑residence


Norman Winarsky has joined Canadian venture capital firm Relay Ventures as its first ever executive-in-residence (EIR). Norman is the former President of SRI Ventures at the world-renowned SRI International research institute founded by Stanford University. He was a founder and leader of SRI’s venture strategy and process, which has resulted in more than sixty ventures

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Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) Statement on Budget 2016

The CVCA welcomes Budget 2016 and the opportunity to work with the Government on a new Innovation and Growth Agenda for Canada With Budget 2016, the Government has shown that it is engaged on innovation and growth and is open to listening and engaging key stakeholders. The CVCA welcomes some specific initiatives in Budget 2016,

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Canadian venture capital and private equity activity way up – CVCA Report

Canadian venture capital and private equity activity way up – CVCA Report Health and life sciences drive growth in venture capital and IPOs lead increased 2015 Canadian VC exit values. Private Equity investment levels remain strong but decline from record 2014 levels. Private equity volume way up. Canadian private capital continued its climb in 2015:


EnerTech Capital is Named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 As Winner of the “Financial Investor of the Year” Award


EnerTech Capital, a private venture capital firm focused on investing in mid stage companies that offer products or services that dramatically improve the profitability of producing or consuming energy, was named “Financial Investor of the Year” as part of the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 program. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean


BC Government announces full BCTECH Strategy


Today, at the #BCTECH Summit, Government revealed the final two pillars of the #BCTECH Strategy: deepening the B.C. talent pool, and making it easier to access markets. With this announcement the full multi-year strategy has been revealed, aiming to support the growth of B.C.’s vibrant technology sector and strengthen British Columbia’s diverse knowledge-based economy. “The #BCTECH Strategy

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Tracking Success | Execution Excellence

Fred Pidsadny Founder & President, FOCUS Management Tracking Success: part 5 of the ‘Execution Excellence’ series FOCUS Management has produced a five part series on tackling the many challenges corporations face associated with strategic execution – the number one issue facing CEOs according to a recent study by the Harvard Business Review. In Part 1, you were