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Posted by Éléonore Jarry-Ferron on Sep 10, 2018

Brightspark is broadening its investment focus. While the core of what we do is – and will remain – investing in Series A stage companies, we are moving up and down the VC investment pipeline. In the future, you will likely see us placing extra-selective bets on pre-Seed/Seed companies, as well as backing more mature companies at an early growth stage.

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Posted by Brightspark on Sep 10, 2018

Episode 1 is about creating proprietary deal flow and relationships in venture capital. In a thriving tech ecosystem like Canada, finding great companies to invest in isn’t the challenge - finding those deals before anyone else is. In today’s episode, Alex and Eleonore discuss finding and creating proprietary deal flow, and the importance of relationships in venture capital.

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Posted by Mark Skapinker on Aug 31, 2018

How a venture capitalist prepares for a potential economic downturn.

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Posted by Nolan Gery on Jul 26, 2018

In VC much like elsewhere in life, risk and return are correlated. If you want to make higher returns, you must take on higher risk. The most powerful strategy to mitigate that risk is diversification. We’ve identified four best practices that will guide you in diversifying your portfolio.

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