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First Published for Private Capital magazine 2013-05-20 Crowdfunding will likely be one of the top trending search words on Google this year – as well as within the Venture Capital Community. It’s somewhat easy to understand the buzz around crowdfunding when reading about crazy-successful campaigns such as the $10M raise by Canadian-founded Pebble Technology, the $8.5M […]


Private equity and venture capital can provide exactly what investors are looking for today: strong returns and companies that will take a leadership position in an increasingly competitive global economy. This is the opportunity to create new companies and transform existing ones. Active management by highly skilled private investors is the secret sauce. These investors jump right into their portfolio companies, working alongside management to truly transform these businesses. How do they do it? The 2012 CVCA Annual Conference will show you!


Voici ma courte réponse à NextMontréal qui m’a demandé mes prévisions pour Montréal en 2012. Je suis de l’avis que l’année 2012 sera de loin la meilleure pour Montréal. Plusieurs facteurs de succès clés seront mis en place pour contribuer au développement d’un écosystème pour les entreprises en démarrage plus solides, basés ici, dans la région de Montréal. L’ADN de l’entreprenariat à Montréal se répand, et pas seulement à quelques heureux élus. Je m’attends à voir une hausse du nombre de nouvelles entreprises en démarrage ainsi que l’émergence de nouveaux entrepreneurs et d’entrepreneurs (enfin) récurrents. Ce nouvel élan est dû en partie à des initiatives telles que le Festival international du Startup, le C100, la Maison Notman, AccelerateMTL, FounderFuel, CIX, une hausse du capital-risque disponible à Montréal et aussi parce que les médias commencent à s’intéresser aux entreprises en démarrage et accordent une plus grande visibilité à nos entreprises en démarrage dans le domaine de la technologie.


Below is my short response to the nextMontreal request for “2012 Predictions for Montreal“. I think 2012 is Montreal best year yet, because many key success factors will further be put in place to help build a stronger tech and startup ecosystem here. Montreal’s entrepreneurial DNA is spreading to more than just the few. And I expect to see an increase in the number of new startups being launched and the emergence of new as well as (finally) recurring entrepreneurs. This new momentum is due in part to initiatives such as: StartupFest, C100, Notman House, AccelerateMTL, FounderFuel, CIX, more venture capital funding flowing into Montreal, and because mass media is now taking notice and has started providing more visibility to our tech startups.