Our Portfolio

Brightspark has been one of Canada's top performing venture capital firms for over a decade. Accredited investors can invest alongside us as we fund more great companies.

Current Investments

The companies below are a sample of our current portfolio.

Exits & Related Success

We have a solid track record of award-winning exits.

Radian6 pioneered social media monitoring and was acquired by Salesforce (NASDAQ: CRM) for over $326 million. Brightspark won the CVCA Deal of the Year award for this exit, and it’s still globally recognized as a milestone in Canada’s tech industry history.
Think Dynamics develops software that automates the management of data center resources, enabling senior IT executives to reduce costs, improve service levels, increase business/IT alignment and enhance business agility. Think Dynamics was acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and won Brightspark the Deal of...
Delrina shipped over 40 million copies of WinFax, the most popular communication software of the era. Delrina had a successful IPO on the TSE and Nasdaq, and was sold to Symantec in 2005.
Servicesoft redefined Internet customer service with the industry’s only complete end-to-end solution. It consisted of Web self-service, e-mail response, live interaction and knowledgebase technologies. Servicesoft was acquired by Broadbase Software for $645M.
Borderfree is a technology services company that eliminates the difficulties experienced by U.S. merchants in serving consumers across borders. Borderfree was acquired by Canada Post in 2003.
Siperian helps companies unify critical data about customers, products and organizations that is fragmented across systems to deliver reliable, complete views of this data within existing business processes. Siperian was acquired by Informatica Corporation for $130M.
b5media is a lifestyle media network that publishes women's websites, primarily focusing on fashion, beauty, health, wellness and parenting. b5media was acquired by Alloy Digital (now Defy Media) in 2012.
NowPublic is a participatory news network which mobilizes an army of reporters to cover international events. The company quickly became one of the fastest growing news organizations with over 15,000 reporters in 130 countries and over 2 million unique visits a month. NowPublic was acquired by Exami...
Protecode is an innovative provider of products and services for open source licensing and security vulnerability management. Protecode was acquired by Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) in 2015.
Brightspark invested in Cascada Mobile, a software platform to enable distribution of content or J2ME applications in a cost effective and rapid manner. In 1999, Cascada was acquired by Grapple, a UK based mobile and tablet development agency. Grapple was acquired by Monitise (LSE: MONI) in 2013.
iStopOver offered affordable short term rentals with properties in more than 16,000 cities worldwide. Stay in apartments, villas and even houseboats! iStopOver was acquired by 9flats in 2012.

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