VEF hosts Venture Capital Outlook 2010

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum is presenting a panel discussion on the outlook for venture capital financing in 2010 on January 26th.

After a couple of quarters of reduced investing, the VC market in BC has some good news with new funds being introduced and new partners for the BC Renaissance Fund.

Is the economic crisis affecting the technology sector and venture capital financing or are recent exits in the US a sign that the market is turning around? But against this backdrop, everyone knows that great companies and great returns emerge from troubled financial times.

Is the venture capital market poised to rebound? Are angels going to be more active? What can companies do to increase their chance of raising money? What creative financing strategies are emerging on both sides of the border?

The evening session will be moderated by Andrew Lugsdin of BDC Venture Capital and panelists include John Albright of JLA Ventures, Ping Li of Accel Partners, and Mike Walkinshaw of Chrysalix.

The event takes place at the Vancity Theatre and advance tickets are $45 each.

As always, if you have an important message to share with the technology community, consider applying for a 100-second lightning pitch.

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:
JLA Ventures
Website:
http://www.jlaventures.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JLA Ventures invests more than just capital. Like you, we are committed entrepreneurs working hard to transform brilliant ideas into successful, technology-based businesses. Founded in 1996, JLA Ventures leverages its principals’ extensive operational, financial, and technological expertise to provide portfolio companies with the necessary tools to become industry leaders. We partner with highly motivated and... more

Company:
BDC Venture Capital
Website:
http://www.bdc.ca
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

With more than $1 billion under management and more than 25 years of industry experience, BDC Venture Capital is an investor of choice focusing on IT, health and energy/cleantech companies, as well as venture funds, with high growth potential. From seed through expansion to exit, their mandate is to help build outstanding Canadian companies, while working to create a sound financial ecosystem for Canadian... more

Company:
Chrysalix Energy
Website:
http://www.chrysalix.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chrysalix Energy invests in and supports compelling technologies and entrepreneurial management teams that address the changing demands of the global energy industry. Founded in 2001, we actively work with our clients and support them with deep industry and technical knowledge, management and board assistance, organized networking with industrial and financial partners, management of intellectual property, and... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  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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