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The New Metrics for Scaling Tech Businesses—Part II

Daneal Charney
VC

This is part two of a two part article detailing HR considerations for quarterly board reporting. This article is a contribution from Daneal Charney, Executive in Residence for MaRSDD Momentum companies, Top 25 Human Resource Winner and Certified Leadership Coach. VIEW PART I HERE. Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms often talk about

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The New Metrics for Scaling Tech Businesses—Part I

Daneal Charney
VC

This is part one of a two part article detailing HR considerations for quarterly board reporting. This article is a contribution from Daneal Charney, Executive in Residence for MaRSDD Momentum companies, Top 25 Human Resource Winner and Certified Leadership Coach. VIEW PART II HERE. Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms often talk about

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Alberta Shows Stunning Growth in 2019, Opportunity in 2020

Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC)
VC

Alberta Shows Stunning Growth in 2019, Opportunity in 2020 is a contribution to CVCA Central from Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC). The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that has forced all businesses to re-evaluate their markets, risks, and priorities. In this time of volatility, predicting the future of venture capital is admittedly challenging. However, there

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Cybersecurity for the Remote Workforce

Jeff Dawley

This article is a special contribution from Jeff Dawley, Founder, Cybersecurity Compliance Corporation. If you’re interested in contributing content to CVCA Central, please contact our editorial team. And there we all were, mid-March, sending our teams off to their homes with whatever devices were available. Everyone suddenly scrambling to set up confidential access, online communication standards

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How Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds can Weather the COVID‑19 Crisis

Myron Mallia-Dare

This article is a special contribution from Myron Mallia-Dare an Associate Lawyer at Miller Thomson. If you’re interested in contributing content to CVCA Central, please contact our editorial team. COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”),

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From Zero to IPO: People Due Diligence at Every Startup Stage

Daneal Charney
VC

Every time an investment firm considers putting capital into a growing company, even in the earliest funding rounds, they should insist on some level of people due diligence. This due diligence should be led by a trusted HR executive or advisor in their network. We are used to seeing people due diligence support potential exits

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VC Investment Activity in Canadian Life Sciences Companies: A Commentary

David Kornacki
VC

VC Investment Activity In Canadian Life Sciences Companies is a special contribution from David Kornacki, CVCA’s Associate, Research & Product With CVCA’s Q3 2019 report just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment and dive a bit deeper than usual in a sector. More specifically, I wanted to zero into the trends we’re

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Canadian Business Growth Fund: Closing The Gap

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Why don’t more Canadian companies grow to become global industry leaders? How did we go from being home to 18 such companies in 1990, compared to just a handful today. What has led to the “hollowing out” of the mid-tier market in Canada as smaller companies sell long before their plans are realized? It’s not