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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

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 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

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The Investment Opportunity In British Columbia

Innovate BC

B.C.’s tech sector is thriving. Year over year, we’re experiencing consistent growth in revenue, GDP, job creation, and total companies. We have more than 10,000 companies, employing more than 114,000 people, all over the province. Emerging tech hubs in the Okanagan, Kootenays, and Vancouver Island are helping drive innovation in all parts of B.C., providing

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Moving From Searchlight To Beacon: An Opportunity For Canadian Venture Capital Firms Dedicated To Increasing Their Investment In Women‑Founded Firms

Jonathan Hera

The May 7th, 2019 report by Highline BETA and Female Funders on Women in Venture Capital shows that only 11.8% of managing partners in Canada’s venture capital industry are women; fewer still at the venture partner level (10.3%). The report also says that $4.6B or eighty-five per cent of money invested in Canadian venture-capital funds

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Empowering Canada’s Women Investors: Enough Talk, Let’s Take Action

Lauren Robinson

Despite Canada’s commitment to creating opportunities for the next generation of women founders, access to capital remains a significant barrier for women looking to launch and scale globally relevant businesses. Last year, Female Funders and Highline BETA launched the Women in Venture Report. This was the beginning of an ongoing project we’ve undertaken to understand