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US VCs account for 57% of investments in Canada

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Investors from the US and 46 foreign countries/regions invested $7.96 billion or 74% of total disbursements. US investors alone invested 57%, said a study.

According to the Canadian Venture Capital Report by CPE Analytics, with the strong backing of American VC and hedge/mutual funds, Canadian venture capital disbursements continue to set new Canadian records.

538 financings completed in the first nine months, raising $10.7 billion by Canadian companies.

"The continuing and record-setting Canadian VC disbursement level has been driven primarily by the US and foreign investors. For the first nine months of 2021, US investors and investors from 46 countries or regions invested $6.15 billion and $1.81 billion, accounting for 57% and 17% of the total disbursements respectively. Pale, by comparison, Canadian investors contributed only 26% of the total," said the study.

The top 10 funding foreign countries/regions in the first nine months were United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Virgin Islands British (BVI), Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Singapore, France, and Australia.

US VCs and US Hedge/Mutual Funds led all investor types with $2.91 billion and $1.07 billion respectively, together accounting for 37% of the total disbursements. Canadian Private VC, US Corporate VC, Foreign Private VC, Foreign Corporate VC, Canadian Institutional VC, US Angel, Canadian Corporate VC, Canadian Angel rounded up the top 10 investor types.......................

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