Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

The CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association – represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 1500 members. CVCA members have over $65 billion in capital under management, in three distinct market segments:

♦ Buyout is characterized chiefly by risk investment in established private or publicly listed firms that are undergoing a fundamental change in operations or strategy. Buyout funds are often called such, even if their mandates are not exclusively buy out related.

♦ Mezzanine is characterized chiefly by use of Subordinated Debt, or preferred stock with an equity kicker, to invest largely in the same type of companies and deals as buyout funds.

♦ Venture Capital is characterized generally by investment in early stage companies, mostly in technology businesses.

The CVCA is a leading source for advocacy, networking, information and professional development for venture capital and private equity professionals.


Website:
http://www.cvca.ca
Categories:
Venture Capital

News on Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

How the Internet of Things is Creating New Business Models
The profound growth of the Internet of Things is creating new business models in which Big Business is becoming more open and collaborative and creating opportunities for startups, the CVCA... more
Human-Computer Interaction Company Mirametrix Wins BDC Innovation Award
The Business Development Bank of Canada and the Canadian Venture Capital Association today named Mirametrix, a software company that specializes in human computer interaction, the inaugural winner... more
Venture Capital in Canada Rises to $2 Billion - Highest Level Since 2007: CVCA
Venture capitalists invested more money in Canadian companies in 2013 than in any year since 2007, according to new report released by Canada’s Venture and Private Equity Association. VCs... more
BDC and CVCA Launch Innovation Award for Canadian Startups
The Business Development Bank of Canada this morning launched the BDC Innovation Award. Launched in partnership with Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, this new award... more
Venture-backed Firms Outperform Companies That Don't Receive Funding, Study Shows
Companies that receive venture capital outperform firms that don’t, according a new report from Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and Industry Canada.... more
The CVCA Names Marzio Pozzuoli Entrepreneur of the Year
Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association today announced that Marzio Pozzuoli, founder and former CEO of RuggedCom, is the recipient of the association’s 20th annual... more
BDC Venture Capital Wins CVCA's Deal of the Year Award
Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association revealed today that BDC Venture Capital and New Brunswick Investment Management are the recipients of CVCA’s 2012 "Deal of the... more
Tech Startup Funding in Canada is May Finally be on the Upsurge
We're all aware that Canada regularly bleeds startups and entrepreneurs, who flock south to seek superior funding opportunities south of the border in hotspots like Silicon Valley and New York.... more
There are Now More Than 100 Accelerators and Incubators in Canada
At an event this week held by Canada's Venture Capital Association, investors warned that accelerators and incubators are not a be-all and end-all method of taking one's startup to the next level.... more
What Are You Doing on May 23?
Mark your calendar. Wednesday, May 23 is shaping up to be a big day for the Montreal tech startup scene. A trifecta of events are descending on the city with FounderFuel's Spring 2102 Demo... more
Outperforming the Markets, and the Making of Hunters!
This year’s CVCA Annual Conference theme is about “Outperforming the Markets." And as you will notice, the line-up of speakers we pulled together are doing just that, outperforming the... more
Annual Canadian VC Conference to Give Free BlackBerry PlayBook to Every Attendee
The organizers of the CVCA 2012 Annual Conference announced today all registered conference attendees will receive a complimentary BlackBerry PlayBook. BlackBerry PlayBooks will be given to each... more
Canadian Venture Capitalists Are Feeling Optimistic
Canada's venture capital industry is feeling optimistic. According to a survey of members of Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, 80% of VCs believe that investment... more
Canadian Venture Capital investing fails to match US growth in Q1
The Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) and research partner Thomson Reuters released their Canadian venture capital market investment activity numbers for Q1... more
Howie Mandel to headline Venture Capital conference
The annual CVCA Conference is taking place later this month in Vancouver and this week they announced the entertainment for their gala dinner - Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and TV host Howie... more
Three sessions to take in at the CVCA Annual Conference in Vancouver
The CVCA annual conference is the premiere gathering for relationship-building and insight into the current state of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry and it's coming to... more
CVCA's Annual Conference coming to Vancouver in 2011
The CVCA annual conference is the premiere gathering for relationship-building and insight into the current state of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry and it's coming to... more
What value do the experts place on a company like yours?
How are businesses being valued in today’s economic climate? What trends are affecting those valuations? How can you tell the value of your own company? Questions like these will be answered... more
Why is Canada a good place for venture capital?
Canadians are a humble lot (unless, of course, we’ve just won any sort of hockey event — eat it, Team USA!) so it always feels good when we can get a pat on the back. In this case,... more
Canada Venture Capital sector shows signs of recovery
Investment in venture capital jumped 57 percent in Canada in the second quarter of 2010, the first substantial increase in funds allocated to the struggling sector in over two years. According to... more
CVCA Annual Conference Video Replay - Part III
Kristina Tomaz-Young of VCTV - Venture Cap TV was at the Canadian Venture  Capital 2010 Conference in May and has put together a three part video series of the event. Part III of the series... more
CVCA Annual Conference Video Replay - Part II
Kristina Tomaz-Young of VCTV - Venture Cap TV was at the Canadian Venture  Capital 2010 Conference in May and has put together a three part video series of the event. Part II of the series... more
CVCA Annual Conference Video Replay
Kristina Tomaz-Young of VCTV - Venture Cap TV has at the Canadian Venture  Capital 2010 Conference in May and has put together a three part video series of the event. Part I below features... more
CIX launches third annual competition - is your company hot enough?
Announced on May 26th at the annual CVCA (Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) Conference in Ottawa, the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) launched its third annual... more
CVCA Annual Conference is almost full
The CVCA's Annual Conference is coming up on May 26-28th in Ottawa and the organizers say there are only a couple seats left - so if you were planning on attending, you should register now.... more
CVCA Annual Conference to include C100 panel
Other than Conference headliner Rick Mercer at this year's CVCA Annual Conference in Ottawa on May 26-28th, the most interesting sesson should be end-of-day panel titled C100: Leveraging the... more
CVCA Annual Conference: Scotch, Golf, and Rick Mercer
Thanks to the Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's recent Budget announcement on Section 116, this year's CVCA Annual Conference in Ottawa on May 26-28th should have a celebratory feel to it. And no... more
CVCA meets with Ontario Legislature Finance Committee
On Monday February 1st, the Ontario Legislature's Finance Committee held pre-budget hearings. According to Wellington Financial, representatives of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity... more
CVCA's Young Venture Capitalists to network in Vancouver
The Young Venture Capitalists, a committee of the Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, along with KPMG are hosting a Vancouver Networking Event on January 28th at Steamworks... more
Venture Capital Investment level is lowest in 14 years
Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) released a report today along with research partner Thomson Reuters that states activity in Canada’s VC market continued to... more
CVCA wants Federal Government to step up
Yesterday Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) called upon the federal government to commit to a national technology strategy to address the current technology... more
CVCA: There is a Venture Capital crisis in Canada.
“The data conclusively demonstrates that there is a venture capital crisis in Canada,” said Gregory Smith, President of the CVCA. “we have a structural problem and this means... more
Q9 Networks CEO awarded CVCA’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Osama Arafat, CEO of Toronto-based Q9 Networks, picked up the CVCA’s 16th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award at their gala awards event last night at the CVCA's Annual Conference in... more
CVCA Annual Conference to discuss the Current Crisis
The Business Development Bank of Canada is warning that the ability of Canada to develop the new technologies of the future is in jeopardy because entrepreneurs can't get financing to see them... more
Venture Capital Activity In Canada At Its Lowest Level In Twelve Years
Canadian venture capital deal flow slowed down significantly in 2008 and reached its lowest level since 1996, according to a recently published report (pdf) by the Canadian Venture Capital... more
Private Equity Symposium returns to Toronto
A handful of organizations are collaborating to present the 2009 Private Equity Symposium on March 3rd at the MaRS Centre in Toronto, with live video-broadcasts into Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa,... more
CVCA releases study on Venture Capital in Canada
The Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association has released a comprehensive study on the impact of venture capital in Canada on the economy, jobs and innovation. The report titled... more
Going Global Canada-wide with the CVCA
"Going global" is no longer an option for many companies. It's a necessity. The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association's (CVCA) upcoming professional development session will... more

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