News

Governments, foreign investors still most active LPs in Canadian venture capital, private equity funds

Annie Spratt on Unsplash
article-aa

Nearly a decade after the federal government launched a flagship program meant to bolster venture capital investments from Canadian private companies, governments and foreign investors are still overrepresented in the country’s funding landscape, The Logic’s analysis of Pitchbook data shows. 

Of the 100 most active limited partners (LPs) in Canada-based venture capital and private equity funds, nearly two-thirds are foreign investors. Government agencies make up the bulk of local LPs. 

Experts in the field say the imbalance speaks to the relatively small Canadian market, and the country’s fairly young venture ecosystem. But as the sector matures, they’re looking to private-sector investors to play a larger role in funding Canadian startups.

Purchase a subscription to read the full article.

By entering your e-mail you consent to receiving commercial electronic messages from The Logic Inc. containing news, updates, offers or promotions about The Logic Inc.’s products and services. You can withdraw your consent at anytime. Please refer to our privacy policy or contact us for more details.

Already a subscriber?