We’re how collaboration happens and innovation and growth thrive.
CVCA is Canada’s professional association for the venture capital and private equity industry.
Our services and support establish a favourable and competitive ecosystem and lay the foundation for greater collaboration, innovation, growth and market intelligence. We unite professionals, drive industry awareness and enable meaningful partnerships.
To connect private capital professionals with market intelligence, expert insights and each other, and to strongly advocate for fair and competitive policy to keep our industry energized, synergized and future-ready.
When you’re a CVCA member, you align your practice with the industry association committed empowering private capital professionals. From coast to coast, we bring members together to help mobilize deal-flow by enabling connections to foster and knowledge to prosper. And we’re the nation’s ultimate resource for data on Canadian private capital investments.
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Form connections that can lead to smarter investments. Our custom-tailored events enable private capital professionals to raise their profile, advance their career and enhance deal flow.
Partner with us
Through providing each member with exceptional value, impeccable service and time-efficient solutions, our mission is to be an indispensable part of our members’ daily business lives.
We advocate for your firm’s best interests.
Be part of the organization that consults with government on issues impacting our industry to help shape policy.
Discover all the ways that we can help maximize your performance on an individual, institutional and collective basis.
Knowledge is empowerment. We’re ensuring our members have all the insight they need when it comes to empowering greater industry diversity and inclusion.
The CVCA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee exists to empower members with insight into the barriers, issues and opportunities that exist for greater diversity and inclusion in our investment community. By raising awareness, analyzing gaps that may exist and working toward a more diverse ecosystem, an incredible opportunity exists to address past imbalance while uncovering exciting new avenues for collaboration and innovation.
We are your strength in numbers.
Our member network is why CVCA membership works so well. We are the link between venture capital and private equity firms, debt and equity providers, international investors, institutional funds, government entities, angel and family offices, and industry service providers. Our programs and services bring all the pieces together to keep our industry fluid and strong.
180+ Investing Member Firms
Experience Canada’s Biggest Event in Venture Capital and Private Equity
Join us in Vancouver, BC from June 4-6 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver for Invest Canada ’19.
Invest Canada ’19 is the place to be if you live and breathe venture capital and private equity. The only event of this magnitude for both VC & PE professionals, IC19 brings together the brightest minds and biggest names in the industry for three days of inspiration, conversation and celebration.
Hear From The Members
“CVCA is one of the best industry associations I’m aware of. As an active corporate venture capital fund, TELUS Ventures looks to CVCA to help us stay plugged in to relevant investment and deal trends, provides good education for our newer team members and their events are fantastic. Looking forward to IC19 in Vancouver!”
“The CVCA is an incredible asset for Canadian startup community—for both founders and investors alike. A strong community is essential for creating a successful business, and so we’re always honoured to participate in programming and leadership opportunities the organization offers.”
“The CVCA helps to develop young talent which will help ensure Canada continues to be a global leader in producing principal investing talent.”
“The CVCA has consistently been a tremendous advocate for our industry and the Canadian ecosystem as a whole; they have effectively communicated with the government and others on key issues affecting our industry and in doing so, have helped to make Canada a robust ecosystem for rapidly growing companies.”
“The CVCA is the only organization that has shown that it can consistently and effectively work with government on our collective behalf.”
“As a data company, we knew our partnership with the CVCA was a unique opportunity to jointly improve what we know about investing in Canada. They are the only organization that works tirelessly to produce data of the highest standards of quality and integrity in this space. They fully understand the intricacies of the marketplace, and also recognize that data has the power to make even better companies and investors.”