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COVID‑19: Venture Capital Perspectives and Reactions

Jon Jackson
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This article is part one of a series on VC perspectives and how VCs are responding and supporting their portfolios in response to the realities of COVID-19. If you would like to provide commentary, please contact us here. Breezing past trade disputes and political volatility, yield-curves and domestic energy conflicts, venture capital in Canada is

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Decisive Farming: Behind The Exit With McRock Capital

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On December 19, 2019, Alberta-based Decisive Farming announced it had been acquired by Vancouver-headquartered TELUS. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CVCA members, McRock Capital, were early investors in the company and the acquisition represents a successful exit for the fund. According to AgFunderNews, Decisive Farming combines precision agronomics, crop marketing, and information

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Perspectives From Venture Capital Leaders…Who Just Happen To Be Women

Jon Jackson
VC

This article is part two of a two-part series providing insights from leading women in Canadian private capital in celebration of International Women’s Day. The CVCA will be publishing its 2019 year-end report next week and the preliminary numbers show Canadian venture capital heading towards another record year for investment and private equity continuing its

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mnubo: Behind The Exit With White Star Capital and McRock Capital

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: mnubo Co-founders (left to right): Frédéric Bastien, Jean-Charles Beaudin, Jean-Christophe Cimino, Aditya Pendyala On July 12, Montreal-based mnubo Inc. announced it had been acquired by Massachusetts-based Aspen Technologies for CAD $102M. CVCA members White Star Capital and McRock Capital had been early investors in mnubo and the acquisition represents a successful exit for the funds.

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Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, HistoSonics and Bardy Diagnostics: Behind The Deals with Lumira Ventures

Jon Jackson
VC

In a CVCA Central first, we spoke with Lumira Ventures to go behind the scene of three of their recent deals. On April 8, Michigan-based medical device company HistoSonics, announced it had raised USD $54 million in a Series C financing including participation from Lumira Ventures. HistoSonics is a venture-backed medical device company developing a

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Behind The Fundraise With iGan Partners

Jon Jackson
VC

On April 18, Toronto-based VC fund, iGan Partners, announced it had raised CAD $100M for its first fund, iGan Fund I; surpassing its initial goal of CAD $50M. The fund is focused on the health technology sector which includes digital health, medical devices, healthcare IT and AI. The fund will also provide diversified exposure to

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Behind The Fundraise With inovia capital

Jon Jackson
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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 a fourth USD $200M early-stage fund and a new USD $400M growth-stage fund. The firm also announced that it is expanding to core markets in Canada and Silicon Valley and opened a

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

Jon Jackson
VC

Photo: Bold Commerce Founders – (Left to right) Jason Myers, Yvan Boisjoli, Stefan Maynard, Eric Boisjoli. On January 16, Winnipeg-based Bold Commerce announced the successful close of a CAD $22M Round A financing from Whitecap Venture Partners and Round13 Capital. Bold Commerce provides a range of e-commerce applications to 86,000+ wholesale and business-to-business merchants worldwide.