Financial Post cites Torys’ commentary on the future of venture capital

June 30, 2020

The Financial Post has featured a piece by our Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team to support its article detailing a slow down in VC investment due to COVID-19.

The Post piece examines how VC investment in Canada is expected to be down a significant margin at the end of Q2, compared to both the first quarter of this year and to Q2 2019.   

“The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly slowed—if not upended—the bull run in venture capital of the past decade,” the piece quotes from our article “COVID-19 may increase down round financings: what companies need to know”.

The article continues saying that while investment is down, the market is seeing financings of companies who are in the frontline responding to the pandemic.

Our Emerging Companies and VC Practice reports and comments frequently on issues facing startups and other emerging companies, including in the piece "11 governance considerations for startup boards of directors during COVID-19".

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