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CVCA Member Profile: MacKinnon, Bennett and Co. (MKB)

Jon Jackson
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On February 1, CVCA member MacKinnon, Bennett and Co. (MKB) held an initial close for their MKB Partners Fund II, securing CAD $100M of the targeted $150M fund. MKB Partners Fund II fund will invest in late-venture and early growth-stage companies focused on the decarbonization and electrification of energy and transportation. The fund will partner

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New Member Profile: Builders VC

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: (starting from front left): Angela Lee, Mark Blackwell, Jim Kim, Jocelyn Doe + (starting from front right): Rouhin Ghosh, Mark Goldstein, Isaac Dinner, Mike Rosengarten. Courtesy: Builders VC. We’re continuing our series on CVCA Central; profiling our new members and providing insight on these invaluable organizations in our community. The latest new member we

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New CVCA Member Profile: Investissement Québec

Photo: Benoit Leroux and Alex Laverdière, Investissement Québec, Courtesy: Investissement Québec. The CVCA is excited to kick off a brand new series for CVCA Central, which will profile our new members and provide insight on these invaluable organizations in our community. Debuting in the new member series is Investissement Québec. Investissement Québec’s mission is to play an

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Investing In Great Companies The Dream Maker Way

Amrew Badr
VC

Photo (left to right): Kyla Bolden, Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), Dream Maker Ventures & CEO of WizKid Coding, Isaac Olowolafe, General Partner, Dream Maker Ventures, Newton Asare, Managing Director, Dream Maker Ventures. February marks Black History Month—28 (or 29) days every year marking the achievements and contributions of Black people. As we celebrate the contributions

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McRock Capital Strengthens Investment Team Amid Flourishing Industrial IoT Sector

Jon Jackson
VC

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 & Managing Partner, Udit Bhatnagar, Associate. As global spend increases on the Internet of Things (IoT), Toronto-based VC fund, McRock Capital has expanded their investment team reflecting continued growth in the

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International Confidence In Canadian Startup Ecosystem

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vidyard Co-founder & CEO Michael Litt – April 25, 2017 “Having access to the venture program helps you meet sales and product leaders and marketers.” A new $100M fund launched by Salesforce Ventures is considered a vote of confidence in Canada’s technology ecosystem and is expected to spur cloud innovation

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CVCA CEO Sessions: iNovia Capital

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On April 11, iNovia announced Patrick Pichette, who left Google in 2015, and Dennis Kavelman, who worked at BlackBerry until 2010, were joining the firm as partners as the firm began to shift focus into growth capital. CVCA CEO, Mike Woollatt, discusses the recent iNovia Capital announcement about the firm’s global expansion and the addition

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Canada’s Growing Hotbed For Biotechnology Investing

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“There is a reason Sanderling has a dominant portion of its portfolio companies located in Canada; all based on good technology, knowledgeable drug development and sound economics.” When Robert McNeil founded Sanderling Ventures in 1979 he didn’t immediately have his sights set on Canada. After all, biotech investing in the country lagged that of our

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Mexico Diving In To Canada’s Hot Tech Market

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It has almost been a year since the United States triggered NAFTA renegotiations. The historic free trade agreement was officially implemented on Jan. 1, 1994 after almost two decades of negotiations and amendments. Since 1994, Canadians have enjoyed a wider-selection of goods, increased trade volume, increased foreign direct investment and the development of new jobs.