2008 Financial Crisis vs. 2020 COVID-19 Fallout
Invest Canada Webinar Series

2008 Financial Crisis vs. 2020 COVID-19 Fallout

Presented by CIBC Innovation Banking

Posted September 30, 2020

In this webinar, CVCA member Mark Usher, Managing Director and North American Market Leader of CIBC Innovation Banking, and Kim Furlong, CEO of CVCA, have an interactive discussion about the current state of venture capital in Canada with comparisons from the 2008 Financial Crisis.

The full impact of COVID-19 on venture capital is still to be fully understood so we must draw lessons from past experiences. While the two crises are very different from cause to scale, they are rough waters for entrepreneurs to navigate. Mark and Kim reflect on some of the major economic similarities and differences and the opportunities as we look to the future.



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