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VC Outlook 2022: What nine top Canadian venture capital investors expect from the year ahead

Venture capitalists had a record-breaking year in 2021. According to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s latest report, by the third quarter of 2021 venture capital investment was already at a record annual high with $11.8 billion spread across 568 deals, almost double the previous high of $6.2 billion from 539 deals in all of 2019. With money pouring into the crypto and cleantech sectors, the upward trend in investment isn’t likely to slow down in 2022.

The Logic spoke to nine leading Canadian venture capitalists about emerging sectors, valuation levels and other trends in the world of VC. Here’s what they expect in 2022:

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