Fueling the Economy of the Future by Empowering the Businesses of Today

Who We Are

Our members are the investors behind the creation of thousands of jobs, the advancement of innovative technologies, and the strengthening of local economies across the country. They are the backbone of Canada’s entrepreneurial spirit, supporting businesses from startup to global expansion. CVCA proudly champions these investors, standing at their side on a mission to build a prosperous and innovative Canada.

 

What We Deliver:

Policy & Advocacy

We champion Canada’s innovation and growth ecosystems, ensuring access to vital capital, top talent, and competitive tax policies. Our policy guidance fosters an environment where private capital drives economic growth and job creation.

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Connection

Our approach goes beyond typical networking events. By leveraging our dynamic network that spans multiple industries and borders, we facilitate powerful partnerships and collaboration opportunities, ensuring CVCA members are always at the forefront of market developments.

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Research & Data

Our research and CVCA Intelligence provide critical insights and analyses, including quarterly market reports. This data empowers professionals and analysts to make informed decisions and drive economic growth.

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Essential Resources

Empower your professional growth with evolving development programs, industry model documents, and best practices. Stay informed with industry updates and navigate regulatory shifts with our insights. We aim to keep you one step ahead, freeing you to focus on your business.

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Transforming Canadian Communities Through Private Capital

Explore the transformative impact of private capital investments in your community. Use our interactive map to see how venture capital and private equity have fueled growth, innovation, and job creation across Canada from 2013 to the present.

Private capital invests in Canada

Over CAD $265B has been invested across more than 6,900 Canadian companies since 2013.

Alberta

352 companies have received CAD $43.4B in private equity investments since 2013.

46 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

British Columbia

346 companies have received CAD $13.6B in private equity investments since 2013.

36 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Manitoba

34 companies have received CAD $1.1B in private equity investments since 2013.

2 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

New Brunswick

12 companies have received CAD $4.3B in private equity investments since 2013.

0 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador

17 companies have received CAD $145M in private equity investments since 2013.

0 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Nova Scotia

20 companies have received CAD $311M in private equity investments since 2013.

2 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Nunavut

0 companies have received CAD $0M in private equity investments since 2013.

0 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Ontario

852 companies have received CAD $63.2B in private equity investments since 2013.

140 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Prince Edward Island

2 companies have received CAD $52M in private equity investments since 2013.

0 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Quebec

2252 companies have received CAD $74.9B in private equity investments since 2013.

46 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Saskatchewan

65 companies have received CAD $1.5B in private equity investments since 2013.

2 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Yukon

0 companies have received CAD $0M in private equity investments since 2013.

0 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Northwest Territories

0 companies have received CAD $0M in private equity investments since 2013.

0 private equity firms are headquartered in the province.

Alberta

286 companies have received CAD $3.5B in venture capital investments since 2013.

49 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

British Columbia

466 companies have received CAD $11.4B in venture capital investments since 2013.

101 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Manitoba

22 companies have received CAD $432M in venture capital investments since 2013.

3 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

New Brunswick

97 companies have received CAD $472M in venture capital investments since 2013.

2 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador

29 companies have received CAD $713M in venture capital investments since 2013.

1 venture capital firm is headquartered in the province.

Nova Scotia

129 companies have received CAD $818M in venture capital investments since 2013.

10 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Nunavut

0 companies have received CAD $0M in venture capital investments since 2013.

0 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Ontario

1187 companies have received CAD $28.3B in venture capital investments since 2013.

224 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Prince Edward Island

11 companies have received CAD $25M in venture capital investments since 2013.

3 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Quebec

701 companies have received CAD $16.2B in venture capital investments since 2013.

92 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Saskatchewan

46 companies have received CAD $617M in venture capital investments since 2013.

7 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Yukon

1 company has received CAD $1M in venture capital investments since 2013.

0 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

Northwest Territories

0 companies have received CAD $0M in venture capital investments since 2013.

0 venture capital firms are headquartered in the province.

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CVCA INTELLIGENCE

Your Strategic Advantage in Private Capital

CVCA members and subscribers rely on CVCA Intelligence to report data, access strategic investment information, and leverage data-driven benchmarks to enhance returns. As the industry authority, contributors confidently submit aggregate data, providing the most accurate and current market insights.

Celebrating 50 Years of Impact and Innovation in Canadian Private Capital

CVCA's 50th Anniversary

Discover how the CVCA has fueled innovation and economic growth since 1974 and learn about our vision for the future.

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Canadian VC & PE Industry Performance Data

CVCA quarterly reporting, powered by CVCA Intelligence, provide the most comprehensive analysis of private equity and venture capital investments, exits, and fundraising activities in Canada. Stay up-to-date with insights tailored for industry leaders.

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Meet Canada’s Top VC and PE Leaders

CVCA represents over 360 member firms and 3,300 industry leaders. Our community drives innovation, fosters collaboration, and shapes the future of Canada’s economy.

Unlock Opportunities with CVCA Membership

Connect with a powerhouse community managing billions across industries, from start-ups to global giants. Gain access to exclusive insights, influential events, and strategic partnerships. Become a CVCA member today to build valuable relationships and leverage the unique resources that only CVCA can offer.

CVCA Central

CVCA Central is the definitive publication for Canada’s private capital industry, offering insights tailored for venture capital and private equity investors. Engage with detailed market analysis, expert perspectives, and performance metrics that drive strategic planning and investment success. Stay updated with the latest regulatory information and risk assessments, helping you navigate the complex investment landscape with confidence.

CVCA Central

The official publication of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, CVCA Central is the primary information hub for the Canadian private capital industry. CVCA Central features perspectives from industry experts and exclusive market analyses.