VC in BC: 24 deals worth $175M in Q1

Plus, the search for $3 million in investment opportunities

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The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association released Q1 VC numbers last week and the story they tell is telling: “In Q12024, VC investments totaled CAD $1.3B across 128 deals, matching the investment levels of Q12023, but experiencing a 28% decline in the number of deals, marking the lowest volume since 2021.” However, average deal size is up significantly to $10M. That’s an increase of 47% from Q12023. The trend? Prioritizing quality over quantity.

B.C. had 24 deals with a total dollar value of $175 million. More specifically, Vancouver led in the province, with $72M invested in 18 deals. Visit CVCA’s website for the full report.

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