When we started Brightspark 20 years ago, we knew that technology would change everything and that Canada would play an increasingly significant role in that process. Our mandate was, and remains, to find the best early-stage VC investments in Canada and help build value in these businesses.

As the market evolved, we saw an opportunity to disrupt one of the most traditional industries out there: our own. With tech and entrepreneurship at our core, our ambition remains to be the leading VC/fintech hybrid.

Managing Partners

Who we are

Canada's first VC firm & FinTech hybrid

Brightspark Capital

Brightspark Capital is the venture capital firm behind every single investment. Leveraging our reputation, network, and lessons learned over 20 years in the industry, we invest in emerging Canadian tech companies.

Brightspark Financial

The Exempt Market Dealer that provides accredited investors access to alternative investments. We have a fully-automated tech platform that we built in-house, a world-class investor relations team, and ongoing education for accredited investors.


Fuelling Canadian tech success stories
since the early days of the internet


Delrina Corporation

One of Canada's first and largest software company, co-founded by Mark Skapinker. The team notably invents WinFax, one of the most popular Windows programs of all time.


600+ tech jobs created
Public listing on the TSE and NASDAQ
Sold to Symantec Corporation in 1995 for over US$400 million


Brightspark Labs (First Fund + incubator)

One of the first tech incubators in Canada, Brightspark Labs provided a combination of services tech startups: funding, mentorship, networking, training, and even office space.


Think Dynamics (acquired by IBM in 2002)
Servicesoft (acquired by Broadbase in 2000)
Borderfree (acquired by Canada Post in 2003)


Brightspark Fund II

Brightspark leveraged its ability to identify emerging technologies ready for disruption, as well as teams capable of leading this change. Generated returns that are in the upper top quartile in Canada.


Radian6 (acquired by Salesforce in 2011)
Protecode (acquired by Synopsis in 2015)
Now public (acquired by Examiner in 2009)


Brightspark continues to invest and innovate

Brightspark provided funding and mentorship to early-stage technology companies. It also founded many new innovative businesses that spawned the next generation of Canadian tech leaders.


Tira Wireless
iStopover (acquired by 9flats in 2012)


Brightspark democratizes venture capital

Brightspark spins the venture capital model on its head, and makes its investments available to accredited investors. We continue to invest in some of Canada’s most promising tech companies.


$31M+ invested with this model
Growing commnity of 5,000 investors
Proud members of the CVCA, NACO, and CAASA


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We are on a mission to invest in Canada's best early-stage companies, while democratizing access to the VC asset class.

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