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Predictions on the future state of venture capital in North America in 2020

Kim Furlong

Episode Summary

Startups were flush with cash going into COVID-19, but how will entrepreneurs launching under quarantine survive? The CVCA’s Kim Furlong explains how fundraising while physically distancing comes with its unique challenges.

Episode Notes

Canadian venture capital investment reached impressive new heights in 2019 with a record $6.2B invested over 539 deals. And while that was 69% more than the $3.7B invested the year before, no one is expecting a repeat in 2020. As we see the first half of the year fade into the rear view mirror, what does investment growth look like to the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association? CEO Kim Furlong joins Michael Hainsworth with her insight.

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Michael Hainsworth