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Dominique Bélanger is vice-president of strategic investments and partnerships at BDC Capital (@BDC_Capital).
Dominique Bélanger is vice-president of strategic investments and partnerships at BDC Capital (@BDC_Capital).
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Scrambling to get in, funders trip over each other’s turf

Venture capital and private equity, two historically distinct beasts, are overlapping more and more as the Canadian tech scene seems to be getting a makeover, according to BDC Capital industry veteran Dominique Bélanger. Private equity shops are getting into companies earlier and earlier, he says, while venture capital funds are making bigger investments in later-stage companies. Meanwhile crowdfunding and boutique VC firms have emerged as a viable financing option, democratizing the market.