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Posted by Mark Skapinker on Jul 09, 2019

An unprecedented number of new tech startups continue to emerge in Canada, and many of them are pushing the envelope in markets that tech investors never would have considered (or had access to) in the past.

As Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz told Bloomberg, “stop thinking about technology as something separate and apart from other companies or industries.”

So, how can you be a successful tech investor when everything is tech?

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Posted by Mark Skapinker on May 01, 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of a new $50-75m fund. The Brightspark Canadian Opportunities Fund is structured as a more traditional VC fund, is fully managed by Brightspark, and will invest in synch with our deal-by-deal Single Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).

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Posted by Brightspark on Jan 28, 2019

Last year, we doubled the size of our network, we invested over $15M in 8 portfolio companies (including re-investments), and we took part in one of largest financing round in Canadian history.

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Posted by Mark Skapinker on Jan 24, 2019

Before co-founding Brightspark, Managing Partner Mark Skapinker was on the other side of the table as a tech entrepreneur. In our latest blog post, Mark shares the reality of being an entrepreneur in Canada at a time when there wasn’t a thriving tech industry like the one we see today - the challenges he faced and some of the fundamentals that have stayed the same.

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