Investment

Canada’s Improving Venture Capital Scene Still Playing Catch-Up

Finance minister Bill Morneau speaks with John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto in 2016. Through supporting venture capital, the government aims to support innovative small companies in Canada.
 (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)
Finance minister Bill Morneau speaks with John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto in 2016. Through supporting venture capital, the government aims to support innovative small companies in Canada. (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)

More patience is needed with venture capital (VC) in Canada. Investments have grown steadily in the last few years; however, the rewards for investors are...




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