Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Insights

From when and how to raise money and grow your company, to issues affecting investors, our Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team shares their guidance and commentary on the latest trends in this fast-moving space.

COVID-19 may increase down round financings: what companies need to know

As valuations decline in the face of COVID-19, startups looking to raise funds will need to be mindful of issues around down round financing deals.

11 governance considerations for startup boards of directors during COVID-19

What are the key considerations that startup directors and management teams should be focusing on as the pandemic unfolds?

Details on BDC Capital’s Bridge Financing Program

BDC Capital’s Bridge Financing Program aims to encourage hesitant investors to move forward with current financing rounds.

Torys in 10: Top tips for founders getting ready for fundraising

How can startups prepare for raising that first round of institutional funding?

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2020 trends in venture capital

Predictions for the Canadian VC ecosystem in 2020 include a renewed focus on strong corporate governance, an increase in venture debt, and a lack of interest in direct listings in the Canadian market.

U.S. tech looks north of the border

What are the nuances of Canada-U.S. cross-border transactions and what can they tell us about where the Canadian tech space is headed?

Ten things strategic investors should consider when investing in startups

As corporate venture capital funds drive investments forward in the startup ecosystem, there are important considerations to keep in mind.

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