Posts Tagged ‘CVCA’

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!


Grâce à de forts engagements des secteurs public et privé envers les industries du capital privé et du capital de risque, Montréal est également en pleine redéfinition comme centre international de l’entrepreneuriat et des activités d’investissement. Le capital entrepreneurial canadien favorise un environnement fertile pour la création d’occasions en tirant profit de l’expertise industrielle traditionnelle, de l’accès au capital et de réseaux personnels étendus afin de se tailler une place de meneuse internationale tant pour ses entrepreneurs que pour ses investisseurs. Les initiatives organisées à Montréal la même semaine que le colloque annuel de CVCA, comme l’événement C2MTL commandité par le Cirque du Soleil et Sid Lee, Demo Day de FounderFuel et AccelerateMTL de C100, témoignent de l’engagement envers le potentiel local et le rendement récemment obtenu.


With strong public and private sector commitments to both the VC and PE industries, Montreal is also in the midst of redefining itself as a global hub for entrepreneurship and investment activities. Canada’s entrepreneurial capital is fostering an environment that is conducive to creating opportunities by leveraging traditional industry expertise, access to capital and extended personal networks to carve out a global leadership position for both its entrepreneurs and investors. Initiatives being held in Montreal the same week as the CVCA Annual conference, such as the Cirque du Soleil and Sid Lee sponsored C2MTL event, the FounderFuel Demo Day and C100 AccelerateMTL events, are testament to the commitment of our local potential and recent performance.


Startup Visa Canada “We believe startups to be the driving force behind job creation and prosperity,” says [CVCA’s] executive director Richard Rémillard. “We need to be more attractive to foreign entrepreneurs.”    Thanks for supporting the Startup Visa Canada Initiative. It’s been about 5 months since we launched. During that time, the team has been busy reaching out […]


Canadian investors push for a Startup Visa to compete with aggressive new policies in other parts of the world  Curated content: First written for the Summer 2011 edition of the Private Capital Prive Magazine   No entrepreneur wants to start a business if he runs the risk of being expelled from thevery country in which it has been launched. […]


Posted first on May 12, 2011 by Chris Arsenault for CVCA VCRants Blog I’ve been an active board member of the CVCA – Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association – for many years, with somewhat of a focus on helping make the annual main event a unique and uttermost valuable gathering of the minds that define our private capital industry. […]