VC Canadian Market Overview

CVCA YTD Q3 2017 VC Canadian Market Overview: 
Canadian VC Experiences Billion-Dollar Quarter

$980M invested in Q3 2017; 8% increase from Q2 and 43% increase compared to Q3 2016

November 22, 2017 – Toronto, ON –
Venture capital investment in Canada experienced an extraordinary quarter in Q3 with $980M invested over 149 deals; representing an incredible 43% increase compared to the $683M in Q3 2016. So far in 2017, $2.6B has been invested over 431 deals. The CVCA expects this investment pace to continue through the final quarter resulting in the final 2017-year total to top the $3.2B total dollars invested in 2016.

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VC Canadian Market Overview

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