GrowthWorks Capital

GrowthWorks Capital

GrowthWorks is a recognized leader in the Canadian venture capital industry, specializing in the management and growth of regionally based venture capital funds. GrowthWorks has combined assets under management of more than $800 million.

Rolf Dekleer joined GrowthWorks in 2000, bringing eighteen years of operating experience in the technology sector with Cymbolic Sciences, MacDonald Dettwiler, Agilent Technologies, Hewlett-Packard and Schlumberger. He has extensive experience in product management and business development, including 10 years with venture capital backed technology companies. He also has two years of investment experience with Innovation Ontario Corp., an early stage venture capital firm in Toronto.

Rolf graduated from BCIT's Electronics Engineering program, and has an MA and an MBA from York University.

Current and past board positions include Angstrom Power, BC Photonics Industry Assoc., Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Assoc., Cellex Power, Clearwater Technologies, CoolEdge Lighting, D-Wave Systems, Dyaptive Systems, General Fusion, NxtGen Emission Controls, Radiant Communications, Spark Integration, Switch Materials, Versawave and Zeugma Systems.

Venture Capital

News on GrowthWorks Capital

Layer 7 Technologies Acquired for a Rumoured $180 Million
Two weeks ago Techvibes reported that Vancouver's Layer 7 Technologies was acquired by CA Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Today we know that the price tag was close to $200 million.... more
GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Invests $1.35 Million Into Lymbix
Moncton-based Lymbix Inc. has received $1.35 million in investment from GrowthWorks, a Canadian ventured capital management company. Lymbix have developed a suite of software solutions which... more
Zeugma assets acquired by Tellabs
Yesterday Illinois-based Tellabs announced that they are coming to Vancouver to open a mobile Internet R&D office and that they have acquired an R&D team, technology and intellectual... more
How to Negotiate a Term Sheet... in eight acts
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is teaming up with the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society for what promises to be an  entertaining and educational evening next week. Term Sheet Theatre will... more
Bootup Labs 2.0 - now with more money and fewer startups
Vancouver seed-accelerator Bootup Labs announced tonight that Wertz joins board, first funding completed, portfolio reduced. There's no doubt that tonight's annnouncement was accelerated by a... more
Bycast bought by rival NetApp
Sunnyvale's NetApp announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire rival Vancouver-based Bycast Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Founded more than 10 years ago, Bycast... more
SWITCH Materials closes $7.5M in Series B
Almost missed this financing announcement last week. Burnaby's SWITCH Materials Inc., an advanced materials company developing energy saving SMART window solutions, raised $7.5 Million in Series B... more
Bering Media secures Series A Financing
Toronto's Bering Media announced today that it has completed its Series A financing round led by Waterloo's Tech Capital Partners, with participation from GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund and... more
20 Most Active Venture Capital Investors in Canada
Today published a list of the Most Active Venture Capital investors in Canada to date for 2009. The number preceding the firm's name is the number of deals they participated in and... more
NetShelter expands to the United Kingdom
Toronto's NetShelter Technology Media announced today its expansion into the United Kingdom opening a London office to be led by former Starcom Mediavest International and IDG veteran Darren... more
Growthworks: Not Just a VC
You have to hand it to Growthworks - when management fees fall across the industry, they find ways to diversify. Last week Growthworks anounced its intent to acquire Mutual Fund Manager Mavrix. To... more
GrowthWorks not in growth mode
In early February, GrowthWorks announced that David Levi would remain in the position of President and CEO of GrowthWorks and its managed funds, including the Working Opportunity Fund EVCC Ltd.... more
Mesh '09: Candid interviews with David Crow and GrowthWorks
David Crow, Microsoft Canada   GrowthWorks   (Videos courtesy - Mesh. Techvibes is a media sponsor of Mesh '09) more
Genologics quietly adds $5 Million in VC Funds
Victoria's Genologics quietly completed their 3rd round round of financing late last month adding another $5 Million which will be applied towards ongoing expansion plans. This latest round of... more
$9 Million in Series C takes Zeugma to $50 Million
Vancouver's Zeugma Systems announced this morning that it has closed approximately $9 Million as a part of its Series C funding round. This round brings total funding to date... more
Mixpo picks up award in NYC and follow-on investment
Seattle-based Mixpo is in New York this week being recognized by AlwaysOn as an OnMedia 100 winner. The OnMedia 100 winners are selected from among hundreds of technology companies nominated by... more
NetShelter closes $11.1 Million Series A Round
NetShelter Technology Media announced today that it has closed an $11.1 million Series A round of financing from Rho Canada, GrowthWorks and JLA Ventures. Proceeds of the minority investment will... more
Sutus raises $4.5 Million and hires a new CEO
Vancouver's Sutus Inc. announced yesterday that it has secured $2 million in venture funding from BDC Venture Capital, the Working Opportunity Fund, managed by Growthworks Capital Ltd. and an... more
BC Shines in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50
Deloitte's Paul Fletcher and Fraser Liptrot hosted an intimate gathering last night at La Terrazza to distribute the spoils of business success to a number of successful local technology firms as... more
Zeugma Systems still in Stealth Mode
Vancouver-based start-up Zeugma Systems Inc. announced a $22.5 million B round of financing last week, taking its total funding to $38.25 million. The financing was led by new investor Vertex... more

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