This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalised service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our cookie notice for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.

Bookmark Email Print this page

Venture capital in Canada: An industry in crisis

Deloitte Canada Insights podcast

Deloitte Canada Insights podcast

To use our embedded media player, please install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

 Subscribe (iTunes)

While the technology industry has largely rebounded from the tech bubble, Canadian companies are still facing a considerable lack of funding. The amount of venture capital available in Canada is well below investment levels of the late 1990s. And venture capitalists around the world are slow to embrace investing beyond their borders, leaving a gap for Canadian tech companies. Quite simply, the Canadian venture capital industry is in a state of crisis, and immediate action is necessary to help these companies thrive. 

In this edition of Deloitte Canada Insights, John Ruffolo, national leader of the  Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry group, discusses the key Canadian findings of Deloitte’s  Global trends in venture capital 2007 survey. Learn about the state of Canada’s venture capital “ecosystem,” and the unfavourable tax environment that is discouraging U.S. and global venture capitalists from investing in Canadian technology companies.

Related links:
Global trends in venture capital 2007 survey
Press release 
Venture capital industry backgrounder