Canadian VC investment shows strong results in Q3

Canadian businesses secured $1.6B in venture capital (VC) investment in the first three quarters of 2015, showing a 15% increase in disbursements from the same period last year, according to new findings from the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s (CVCA) private capital market activity reports.

Quick Facts.

  • 410 deals were completed in the first nine months of 2015.
  • ICT captured 58% of total disbursements during the first nine months of 2015.
  • VC investment in life science companies increased by almost 70% from Q2 ($303M) to Q3 ($511M) and represents 31% of total disbursements for the first nine months of 2015.
  • Clean technology businesses secured $86M.
  • Agribusiness secured $20M.
  • Ontario businesses saw $708M in investment, followed by Quebec with $484M, and BC with $290M.
  • Early-stage investing captured the $843M, seed accounted for $99M, and late-stage accounted $382M.

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