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Most active private independent firms in VC deals

# Total Deals$ Millions*
Real Ventures78200
iNovia Capital Inc.39507
Relay Ventures26180
Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc.1539
Lumira Capital Investment Management Inc.13233
Yaletown Venture Partners1364
Pangaea Ventures Ltd.10101
Avrio Ventures Management Corp.1025
Wellington Financial LP958
Georgian Partners Inc.8228
EnerTech Capital866
Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital7102
Tandem Expansion Fund755
iGan Partners Inc.724
Anges Quebec Capital710
Laurier Startup Fund73
Epic Capital Management Inc.638
Rho Canada Ventures630
Vanedge Capital Partners Ltd629
Version One Ventures628

Most active pension, retail, corporate & other public funds in VC deals

# Total Deals$ Millions*
Fonds de solidarité FTQ2094
OMERS Ventures Management Inc.880
Fondaction CSN76
Difference Capital Financial Inc.532
TELUS Ventures522
Desjardins Venture Capital59

Most active government funds in VC deals

# Total Deals$ Millions*
BDC Capital Inc.75453
Investissement Québec30112
Innovacorp1723
MaRS IAF1519
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF)126
EDC Equity862

Most active foreign investors in Canadian VC deals

VC Firms# Total Deals$ Millions*
Horizons Ventures Limited489
ff Asset Management LLC436
OrbiMed Advisors, LLC3135
GE Ventures LLC348
Social Starts, LLC315

Most active legal firms in VC deals

VC Firms# Total Deals$ Millions*
LaBarge Weinstein LLP25182
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP11164
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP10191
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP1030
McCarthy Tétrault LLP547
Cox & Palmer52
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP449
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP395
McInnes Cooper33

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