The fear that Canadian VC and PE activity would drastically be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was not entirely realized in Q2. The carry forward inertia of deal due diligence cycles that started last year partially explains this. Given the lagging nature in quarterly valuation and reporting in this asset class the remaining half of
Canadian Venture Capital // Q1 2020. According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on June 3), Q1 VC investment hit $834M over 125 deals. Although this is a decline compared to three successive previous $1B+ quarters, it is almost at par with the first quarter last year when $897M was invested
Canadian Venture Capital Following years of consistent investment growth across all stages in the ecosystem, Canadian venture capital investment reached impressive new heights in 2019 with a record CAD $6.2B invested over 539 deals. This is 69% more than the CAD $3.7B invested in 2018 and three times more than when the CVCA began market
Canadian Venture Capital // Q4 2019. According to preliminary data (final data is targeted to be published on March 11), Canadian venture capital investment crossed the CAD $1B mark for the third successive quarter in Q4 2019 with CAD $1.6B invested in 162 deals bringing the year-end total to CAD $6.2B over 552 deals.
CANADIAN VENTURE CAPITAL CORRECTION NOTICE: CVCA’s Q3 2019 YTD VC Canadian Market Overview was published on November 21, 2019. The CVCA has corrected an error in which BDC IT Ventures was attributed to Verafin Inc.’s CAD $515 growth financing round. The involvement was actually from BDC Co-Investments. CVCA apologies for this error and links to
According to preliminary data (final data targeted to be published on November 21), Q3 VC investment surpassed the $2B mark! With $2.4B over 126 deals, this is the biggest quarter we’ve seen in the last six years and more than 3 times that in the same quarter of 2018. This brings the YTD total to