Canadian Venture Capital Investment Eases In Second Quarter; Fund Commitments Slid

TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Venture capital investment in Canada slid 2% in the second quarter and new commitments to venture capital funds continued to fall, data showed on Tuesday. According to figures compiled by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and research partner Thomson Reuters, publisher of this blog, C$328 million ($334.7 […]

Consolidation In Canadian Venture Capital As Covington Swallows VenGrowth

While you were feasting on turkey and trimmings, Canadian venture capitalists were hard at work. Covington Fund II Inc. said Thursday it won approval to combine with five VenGrowth Asset Management funds. It offered no financial terms for the transaction, though VenGrowth assets are roughly $320 million. According to Covington, the deal will produce one […]

Bridgescale Adds Smyth to Focus On Social Media

Bridgescale Partners is adding a fifth partner. The firm is announcing today that Canadian Derek Smyth is joining the as a managing director, yet another indication that the growth stage investor is making a push in Canada. Smyth (pictured) previously served as a partner at EdgeStone Capital Partners and serves on the boards of RedMere […]

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