Last week, I presented at an AGM of a large institutional Fund from Toronto. Out of the dozens presenters, a mix of tech companies and Funds, I was the only woman. This situation did not surprise me at all and I find that worrisome. For 20 years, I have been the only managing partner of a VC fund in Canada and I have often been the only woman at Board meetings.
Here's what you missed in our monthly newsletter! Check out portfolio highlights, event invitations and latest news in this November edition!
Modern Portfolio Theory is an investing framework that paradoxically maximizes returns with correspondingly low risk. While counterintuitive, it is accomplished primarily by deploying a diversification strategy. Astute financial advisors build client portfolios that consist of a range of securities that at very least differ by type of instrument, industry, and geography in order to achieve optimal diversification.
Last Friday, Managing Partner Mark was part of a panel of experts on the weekly #StartupChat.
Despite technical difficulties due to the now infamous DDOS attack, the chat was a great opportunity to connect with fellow investors and entrepreneurs and discuss the fundamentals of funding for startups.
As an investor, you do whatever you can to make sure that you never have that “oh, shit.” board meeting soon after you make a new investment. You know what I’m talking about — that meeting when you learn something you hadn’t realized before and say “Oh shit… did I really just make this investment?!”
In case you missed it, here is the content of our October 2016 newsletter, including portoflio highlights, event recaps and educational resources.
There is, indeed, an equity crowdfunding tsunami. This idea of creating an online space where entrepreneurs and investors can meet and transact is quite the hot topic, and new platforms — Kickstarters with an equity twist — are popping up like spring flowers.
In over 15 years of investing in venture capital, we’ve developed a serious flair for finding and growing the very best early-stage companies in Canada.
At Brightspark, we invest in people first. We partner with founders that are...
Brightspark Ventures Launches Differentiated Investment Model with Backing from Kensington Venture Fund
Brightspark Ventures, known for its successful track record of investing in early stage tech companies, has recently opened its doors to Canadian accredited investors. Their innovative model- the first of its kind in Canada- assembles a community of accredited investors providing exclusive access to curated investment opportunities...
Hopper, the makers of a handy travel application that tells you the best time to fly in order to find the best deals, has now raised additional capital to continue to grow its business. It has also scored a partnership with American Airlines which allows it to sell AA’s tickets through its app... That brings the startup’s total raise to date to $38 million.
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