Organization: Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Venture capital investment surges 24% in 2011

Canada’s venture capital investment surged to $1.5 billion in 2011, up 24% from 2010 but well below the $2.1 billion invested in 2007. The funding went to 444 domestic firms, with the greatest increases in information (41%), clean tech (43%) and life sciences (15%). VC fund raising remained flat in 2011 at $1 billion. Canada’s…

VC investments up slightly, fundraising at 16-year low

Venture capital investment enjoyed a moderate increase in 2010 to $1.1 billion, up 10% from 2009. But worrying signs for the future were reflected in VC fund raising, which hit a 16-year low with only $819 million in new funding. Despite a slow fourth quarter, VC investment was obtained by 354 firms, up from 337…

Venture capital investment showing modest gains

Venture capital (VC) investment show modest gains in Q2/10 but fundraising remains a serious concern according to the latest data from Thompson Reuters and Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Investment was up 57% to $334 million from the same quarter last year, bringing the 2010 half-year total to $643 million. That compares to…

Canadian VC activity increases in Q3

New industry statistics released November 10 suggest that the worst may be over for Canada’s beleaguered investment community. Data released by Macdonald & Associates and the recently re-named Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) show that venture capital activity rose to $361 million in Q3 2003, up from the $238 million disbursed in…