Posted by Éléonore Jarry-Ferron on Sep 18, 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 17, 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 Aug 01, 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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Posted by Éléonore Jarry-Ferron on Jun 27, 2018

There are many more opportunities for investors to surf the smartphone S-curve. In this post, we look at where the world of mobile is today, how we got there, and where tech startup investors should be looking to next to cash in on the industry.

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Posted by Jacques Perreault on May 10, 2018

Jacques Perreault is joining Brightspark as Senior Partner, after spending 10 years at Desjardins Capital where him and his team managed to generate exits of more than $1.25 billion.

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Posted by Brightspark on Mar 23, 2018

Allen and Eva Lau began their careers at Delrina, and Allen founded his first company with Brightspark’s funding and tutelage. Now, with 130 employees and $118 million in funding at Wattpad, they’re looking to invest in the next generation of Canadian startups.

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Posted by Brightspark on Feb 16, 2018

We're excited to announce the launch of Spark, our new online investor platform. Crafted to support our proven investment model, the platform enables our rapidly growing network of investors to easily access opportunities, invest, and review their portfolio online.

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Posted by Brightspark on Dec 12, 2017

What a year it's been! We are thrilled with both our portfolio and Brightspark's own growth.

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Posted by Brightspark on Dec 11, 2017

Last week, we announced that Brightspark has closed a $6 million financing round led by Kensington Capital Partners. This is a direct investment into our infrastructure, to fuel our growth. We have included a press release below, and you can read more about the news in the Globe and Mail, MTL in Tech, and CanTech Letter.

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