Venture Capital Monitor

This is a quarterly publication on the venture capital (VC) industry in Canada. The goal of this series is to provide current information about this key enabling industry. To this end, the series will track trends in investment activity, report on topical VC-related research and look at key technology clusters where VC investment is taking place.

2013

Q3 2013
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the third quarter of 2013.1 It also describes recent government activity in the VC market.

Q2 2013
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2013. It also describes recent government activity in the VC market.

Q1 2013
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2013. It also describes recent government activity in the VC market.

2012

Q4 2012
This year-end issue of the Venture Capital Monitor covers venture capital (VC) activity from January 2012 to December 2012.

Q3 2012
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the third quarter of 2012. It also describes recent Government of Canada activity in the VC market.

Q2 2012
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2012. It also describes recent federal government activity in the VC market.

Q1 2012
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2012. It also describes recent federal and provincial government budget announcements in support of VC.

2011

ARCHIVED - Q4 2011
This year-end issue of the Venture Capital Monitor covers venture capital (VC) activity from January 2011 to December 2011, which experienced its highest level of investments in over four years.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2011
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) in Canada during the third quarter of 2011. It also describes recent government activity by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and provincial governments in support of VC.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2011
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2011. It also describes recent government activity by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and provincial governments in support of VC. Finally, it includes an article on a recent survey completed by the National Angel Capital Organization on investment habits by angel investor groups across Canada.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2011
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2011. It also describes recent federal activity in support of VC. Finally, it includes an article on how the federal government's Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program has helped create 22 internationally recognized centres that help new innovative start-ups access valuable resources, expertise and financing.

2010

ARCHIVED - Q4 2010
This year-end issue covers venture capital investment and fundraising activity in Canada over the whole of 2010. It also summarizes recent government initiatives related to supporting the Canadian VC industry, including the announcement of federal funding for five new Canadian Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2010
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the third quarter of 2010, covering July through September 2010.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2010
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2010 — during the period from April to June.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2010
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2010. It also describes recent federal and provincial government measures that support VC. Finally, it includes an article on the many entrepreneurship boot camps in Canada that help develop innovative start-ups.

2009

ARCHIVED - Q2 2009
This issue presents the Canadian venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising trends in Q2 2009. It also summarizes recent government initiatives related to the support of the VC industry in Canada.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2009
This issue discusses the trends in venture capital (VC) activity during Q1 2009 and also describes the many VC programs announced by governments during that quarter. It includes an article describing a number of business start-up competitions in Canada and how they can help investment-grade small businesses.

2008

ARCHIVED - Q4 2008
This year-end issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during 2008, a year characterized by declining VC investments across nearly all regions, sectors and types of investors. The feature article highlights the findings of Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) study of the economic impact of VC investment. The "In Focus" article discusses Manitoba's VC industry and diverse technology sectors.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2008
This issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during Q3 2008. It includes an article about InNOVAcorp, a Halifax-based business incubator, and the novel concept — High Performance incubation (HPi) — that applies in supporting technology-based new ventures. An article on Toronto describes the city's technology clusters.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2008
This issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during Q2 2008. This issue was delayed because of the federal election. Due to its late publication date, this issue does not contain the usual articles on Canadian technology clusters and business incubation.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2008
This issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during Q1 2008. It includes an article that highlights some government, and government agency, VC investments announced during the quarter and provides an update on federal Budget 2007 announcements related to venture capital. An article on Edmonton describes the city's technology clusters, some supporting organizations, and a unique partnership between the University of Alberta technology transfer office and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation that helps launch promising technology companies.

2007

ARCHIVED - Q4 2007
This year-end issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during 2007, a year characterized by increased foreign investment in large deals and in late-stage Canadian firms. This issue's feature article highlights the ways in which business incubators support high growth innovative SMEs to become investment ready and attract VC investments. It also references a directory of some Canadian incubators.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2007
This issue reports on trends in venture capital (VC) activity in Canada during Q3 2007. As part of a new feature series, it showcases programs offered by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) to help entrepreneurs transform ideas into opportunities for investors.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2007
This issue reports on venture capital (VC) investment trends in the second quarter of 2007. It also discusses the challenges associated with collecting VC investment data in Alberta.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2007
This issue provides statistics and analysis on VC activity in the first quarter of 2007, including government activities. It includes articles on VC in the Vancouver area and on the new measures in the 2007 federal budget that address the removal of tax barriers to foreign investors in Canadian SMEs.

2006

ARCHIVED - Q4 2006
This year-end issue examines the venture capital (VC) activity in Canada during 2006 as well as the fourth quarter trends (October to December). This issue also examines the potential of institutional investors as a source of VC and the "In Focus" article discusses New Brunswick's recent initiatives to boost its capital markets.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2006
This issue provides statistics and analysis on VC activity in the third quarter of 2006, including government activities. It includes articles on VC in the Ottawa area and on the impact on firms of syndicated VC deals.

Q1

Q1 2013
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2013. It also describes recent government activity in the VC market.

Q1 2012
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2012. It also describes recent federal and provincial government budget announcements in support of VC.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2011
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2011. It also describes recent federal activity in support of VC. Finally, it includes an article on how the federal government's Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program has helped create 22 internationally recognized centres that help new innovative start-ups access valuable resources, expertise and financing.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2010
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the first quarter of 2010. It also describes recent federal and provincial government measures that support VC. Finally, it includes an article on the many entrepreneurship boot camps in Canada that help develop innovative start-ups.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2009
This issue discusses the trends in venture capital (VC) activity during Q1 2009 and also describes the many VC programs announced by governments during that quarter. It includes an article describing a number of business start-up competitions in Canada and how they can help investment-grade small businesses.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2008
This issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during Q1 2008. It includes an article that highlights some government, and government agency, VC investments announced during the quarter and provides an update on federal Budget 2007 announcements related to venture capital. An article on Edmonton describes the city's technology clusters, some supporting organizations, and a unique partnership between the University of Alberta technology transfer office and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation that helps launch promising technology companies.

ARCHIVED - Q1 2007
This issue provides statistics and analysis on VC activity in the first quarter of 2007, including government activities. It includes articles on VC in the Vancouver area and on the new measures in the 2007 federal budget that address the removal of tax barriers to foreign investors in Canadian SMEs.

Q2

Q2 2013
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2013. It also describes recent government activity in the VC market.

Q2 2012
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2012. It also describes recent federal government activity in the VC market.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2011
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2011. It also describes recent government activity by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and provincial governments in support of VC. Finally, it includes an article on a recent survey completed by the National Angel Capital Organization on investment habits by angel investor groups across Canada.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2010
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the second quarter of 2010 — during the period from April to June.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2009
This issue presents the Canadian venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising trends in Q2 2009. It also summarizes recent government initiatives related to the support of the VC industry in Canada.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2008
This issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during Q2 2008. This issue was delayed because of the federal election. Due to its late publication date, this issue does not contain the usual articles on Canadian technology clusters and business incubation.

ARCHIVED - Q2 2007
This issue reports on venture capital (VC) investment trends in the second quarter of 2007. It also discusses the challenges associated with collecting VC investment data in Alberta.

Q3

Q3 2013
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the third quarter of 2013.1 It also describes recent government activity in the VC market.

Q3 2012
This issue covers venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the third quarter of 2012. It also describes recent Government of Canada activity in the VC market.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2011
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) in Canada during the third quarter of 2011. It also describes recent government activity by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and provincial governments in support of VC.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2010
This issue discusses venture capital (VC) investment and fundraising activity in Canada during the third quarter of 2010, covering July through September 2010.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2008
This issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during Q3 2008. It includes an article about InNOVAcorp, a Halifax-based business incubator, and the novel concept — High Performance incubation (HPi) — that applies in supporting technology-based new ventures. An article on Toronto describes the city's technology clusters.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2007
This issue reports on trends in venture capital (VC) activity in Canada during Q3 2007. As part of a new feature series, it showcases programs offered by the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) to help entrepreneurs transform ideas into opportunities for investors.

ARCHIVED - Q3 2006
This issue provides statistics and analysis on VC activity in the third quarter of 2006, including government activities. It includes articles on VC in the Ottawa area and on the impact on firms of syndicated VC deals.

Q4

Q4 2012
This year-end issue of the Venture Capital Monitor covers venture capital (VC) activity from January 2012 to December 2012.

ARCHIVED - Q4 2011
This year-end issue of the Venture Capital Monitor covers venture capital (VC) activity from January 2011 to December 2011, which experienced its highest level of investments in over four years.

ARCHIVED - Q4 2010
This year-end issue covers venture capital investment and fundraising activity in Canada over the whole of 2010. It also summarizes recent government initiatives related to supporting the Canadian VC industry, including the announcement of federal funding for five new Canadian Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

ARCHIVED - Q4 2008
This year-end issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during 2008, a year characterized by declining VC investments across nearly all regions, sectors and types of investors. The feature article highlights the findings of Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) study of the economic impact of VC investment. The "In Focus" article discusses Manitoba's VC industry and diverse technology sectors.

ARCHIVED - Q4 2007
This year-end issue discusses Canada's venture capital (VC) activity during 2007, a year characterized by increased foreign investment in large deals and in late-stage Canadian firms. This issue's feature article highlights the ways in which business incubators support high growth innovative SMEs to become investment ready and attract VC investments. It also references a directory of some Canadian incubators.

ARCHIVED - Q4 2006
This year-end issue examines the venture capital (VC) activity in Canada during 2006 as well as the fourth quarter trends (October to December). This issue also examines the potential of institutional investors as a source of VC and the "In Focus" article discusses New Brunswick's recent initiatives to boost its capital markets.


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