Growth Equity Funds Turn Their Attention to BC

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Growth Equity is a relatively new term to describe the investors that fund companies beyond the point where traditional venture capitalists usually invest (seed and Series A rounds).

This type of capital has not been very accessible for Canadian technology companies over the past decade but times are changing.

Two new growth equity funds in Canada have made six large investments in B.C. companies in the past 24 months and they're participating in the Vancouver Enterprise Forum's September 18th event to discuss later stage financing.

Moderated by Capital West Partners' Brent Holliday, the VEF's panel will include:

  • BuildDirect's John Sotham.
  • Zymeworks' Dr. Ali Tehrani.
  • Tandem Expansion Fund's Sandy Scott.
  • OMERS Ventures' Jim Fletcher.

Tickets for next week's VEF event are still available online.

Company:
VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum
Website:
http://www.vef.org
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) mission is to advance technology entrepreneurship through networking forums that educate and motivate. The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs and holds eight events each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn. The evening involves a... more

Company:
Tandem Expansion
Website:
http://www.tandemexpansion.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tandem Expansion is a private growth capital fund seeking to invest in small and mid-sized Canadian companies in a variety of technology-based sectors. The fund's core values are professionalism, honesty and integrity. Tandem will act as a catalyst for growth and expansion by making targeted investments in companies with high growth potential and strong management teams. The fund's executives collectively... more

Company:
OMERS Ventures
Website:
http://www.omersventures.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We're OMERS Ventures and we are as passionate about your success as you are about your company. We are looking for like-minded partners who have a shared vision of building a vibrant and successful Canadian knowledge economy. OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $53 billion in net assets. more


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