These must-have solutions allow our companies to gain early customer access while building a defensible position in the market. In order to capitalize on these opportunities, we believe that young companies must exclusively focus their early stage phase on value-creating activities such as building superior technology and gaining important customer feedback. Since many startups lack the necessary resources or know-how to tackle these challenges, our investment model allows us to actively share our experience with entrepreneurs. This approach has provided us with a proven, scalable and repeatable model for company building.
Brightspark Ventures is comprised of experienced professionals responsible for identifying, evaluating and managing early stage software investment opportunities. We work closely with entrepreneurs during the initial investment phase to complete all due diligence and investment analysis. We often take lead positions in funding rounds in which we participate. We also work closely with other venture capital firms and investors to structure syndicated investments. Brightspark’s Network of Venture Advisors is comprised of leading operating professionals who are accessible to entrepreneurs to help grow software startups. These advisors bring expertise in the areas of technology development, product marketing, sales, business development, marketing, operations, human resources, legal and finance.
Brightspark Ventures has twice won the Canadian Venture Capital Association “Deal of the Year Award”, for the sale of ThinkDynamics to IBM and for the sale of Radian6 to Salesforce.com.