Funds

iNovia Capital raises US $600M for early stage and growth funds

iNovia Capital raised US $200M for iNovia Investment Fund 2018, US $400M for inaugural growth fund, iNovia Growth Fund. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) committed US $100M to two funds

Cycle Capital holds $109M initial close for Cycle Capital IV

Cycle Capital Management (CCM) held $109M initial close for CCM Capital IV from (IQ), Teralys Capital, Fonds de solidarité, Fondaction, Suez, Hydro-Québec, Innergex, McConnell Foundation, Rio Tinto, Vancity, Trottier Family, private investors

Crown Capital Partner Funding secures $25M revolving credit facility with ATB

Crown Capital Partner Funding secured $25 million senior secured revolving credit facility with Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB).

BDC Capital anchors Framework Venture Partners

Framework Venture Partners launched inaugural fund, with target of $150M, with commitments from BDC Capital, Cadillac Fairview, Royal Bank of Canada, and BC Tech Fund.

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Geneviève Morin joins Anges Québec Capital as CEO

Anges Québec Capital appointed Geneviève Morin, former Chief Investment Officer of Fondaction, its new CEO, replacing François Gilbert

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Open Banking: what’s really at stake – by Richard Remillard

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Analysis

Last business day before Christmas, the busiest financing closing day

The last business day before Christmas was the busiest financing closing day with the closing of 53, 86 and 75 financings respectively in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

US VCs, International Corporate VCs primary backers of Canadian startups

US VCs invested $439M, 2.7 times of the $162M invested by Canadian VCs. International CVCs invested $120M, ranking 3rd behind US VCs and Canadian VCs.

Foreign investors play ever important role in Canadian VC ecosystem

Every VC dollar raised by Canadian companies, 55 cents from foreign sources with almost 40 cents from USA alone, only 45 cents from Canadian sources.

Canadian Venture Capital 2017 First Half Report

CPE Media released its inaugural and ground-breaking report into venture capital (VC) activity in Canada for first half (H1) of 2017.