Jan. 31, 2024 by CVCA Staff

Toronto, ON –The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), in partnership with the Government of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), is pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of The 50: A Guide to the Canadian Venture Capital Ecosystem. This guide provides a comprehensive exploration of the strategic evolution within Canada's venture capital sector.

The 50 is designed to be a comprehensive guide, offering a journey into the Canada’s thriving innovation and entrepreneurial landscape. The 50 showcases key areas of Canada's ecosystem, offering readers the full picture of insights and opportunities. It encapsulates the maturity of public-private partnerships, emerging corporate venture trends, and the innovative spirit of Canadian VCs breaking new ground.

"This year's iteration of The 50 showcases the dynamic nature and resilience of the CVCA’s VC members investing in Canada, illustrating the sector's robust growth and commitment to excellence,” says Kim Furlong, Chief Executive Officer, CVCA. “Highlighting transformative sectors such as AI, cleantech and life sciences, and underscoring our strategic global stance, The 50 stands as a testament to the innovative spirit and forward-thinking strategies driving Canada's VC firms."

This edition of The 50 serves as a calling card for the international community, showcasing the strength and potential of the Canadian market. It's a resource that not only highlights the achievements of Canada's firms but also profiles the supportive, innovative environment in which they thrive.

"The 50 showcases our nation's brightest minds and ventures and embodies the spirit of collaboration and excellence that the Trade Commissioner Service is committed to fostering,” says Sara Wilshaw, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada. “As we celebrate the launch of this comprehensive guide, we also renew our dedication to nurturing a landscape where Canadian enterprises can grow and thrive on the global stage. With partners like the CVCA, we can demonstrate Canadian success and ingenuity and invite the world to be a part of our growth.”

We extend our thanks to the dedicated committee members behind this edition of The 50. Their expertise in overseeing the selection process has been vital to this guide's success. Their efforts ensure The 50 accurately represents Canada's dynamic venture capital ecosystem. For details on the committee, please visit the CVCA website.

The 50 also extends an invitation to global stakeholders to connect with Canada's vibrant private capital community at Invest Canada ‘24, to be held in Montreal from May 28-30, 2024. This sell-out event continues to be the event for opportunities and partnerships in Canada’s innovation and growth sectors, further solidifying Canada's position on the global stage.

View the third edition of The 50: A Guide to the Canadian Venture Capital Ecosystem here.

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