Access to Capital in BC

by Rob Lewis | Business

Access to capital is a recurring theme in Vancouver's start-up community. Venture Capital is a prime source of funds, but the process to get to the funding stage is generally long, arduous and not very transparent for first-timers. BCTIA is bringing together representatives from four Renaissance Fund managers - Arch Ventures, Walden Capital, Vantage Point and Celtic Ventures - to discuss Access to Capital in BC on October 8th. In April, the BC Government launched the $90 Million BC Renaissance Capital Fund.

Specifically, the event will cover:

  • What are VCs looking for in a company and how fertile is BC as a hunting ground?
  • BC technology companies and their exit trends
  • The prime objectives of the BC Renaissance Capital Fund
  • How do companies best prepare to engage with VCs?
  • Why and how do strategic investors look for acquisition targets?
  • How do they engage and how does the process work?
  • Recent examples of successful transactions and what happened to the acquired team

The event includes keynotes, a panel discussion, and Q&A and is scheduled to run from 5:00pm - 7:30pm on October 8th at the Renaissance Harbourside.


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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