The private capital industry enhances productivity, increases competition, and creates high paying jobs. CVCA exists to support a healthy, functioning private capital system that works for the economy and for our members.

We are anchored in our mission to help our members fuel the economy of the future by growing the businesses of today.

Private Capital Why is it Important?

Private capital investment provides the expertise and capital to power Canadian companies at every stage of their development. 

CVCA’s venture capital members are building new enterprises from the ground up, pursuing ground-breaking discoveries and developing innovative products, services, and platforms. And our private equity members are the engines of growth for established firms, elevating and entering new markets to expand their businesses.

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Policy & Advocacy

As the voice of the venture capital and private equity industry, the CVCA advocates strongly for a policy and regulatory environment conducive to stimulating and supporting the vital innovative investments our members make every day to support the growth of Canada’s economy.

Our advocacy centres primarily around these areas:

  • Providing a Competitive Tax & Investment Regime
    To continue to attract private investment into Canadian entrepreneurial ventures and innovation ecosystem, Canada must maintain a strong, competitive tax and investment regime. 
  • Accessing World Class Talent

    The CVCA works closely with both educational institutions and governments to ensure that Canada continues to cultivate the talent required to fuel innovation and growth.

  • Ensuring Sustainable Capital
    The CVCA strongly supports the successful VCAP and VCCI programs as well as continues to explore how to attract more diverse sources of capital to this asset class.
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Private Capital
In Canadian Communities Coast-To-Coast

Canadian jobs rely on private capital. Learn how private capital contributes to communities across the country.

The 50

The 50, a collaboration between the CVCA and the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), is an annual online guide to the Canadian venture capital (VC) ecosystem and features 50 of Canada’s VC firms.

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Private Equity Case Studies

How a PE Partnership Unlocked the Potential for Nova Scotia’s Bluewave Energy
How a PE Partnership Unlocked the Potential for Nova Scotia’s Bluewave Energy

Birch Hill’s investment helped Bluewave make a total of 16 acquisitions over three years that more than tripled the size of the…

Strong Saskatchewan Roots With Growing Global Reach: How A PE Partnership Positioned Degelman And The Community For Growth
Strong Saskatchewan Roots With Growing Global Reach: How A PE Partnership Positioned Degelman And The Community For Growth

With Westcap’s investment, the company continued on product development and future growth and increased its employee count.

Membership Directory Our member network is our greatest strength

CVCA is 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.

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