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Venture Ontario is the venture capital investment agency of the government of Ontario. Venture Ontario was created to promote and develop the venture capital sector in Ontario, to assist high potential technology companies access capital vital to grow and prosper. 

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Venture Ontario News

The latest news from Venture Ontario

September 8, 2022

Panache Ventures, one of Canada’s most active early-stage investors, has doubled up for its second fund.

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December 9, 2021

Whitecap Venture Partners today announced its new fund, Whitecap V, with commitments of C$140 million. Returning investors include Kensington Capital Partners, BMO Capital Partners (BMOCP), Inuvialuit Investment Corporation, and several other institutional investors and high-net-worth family offices. Venture Ontario is one of several new LPs in Whitecap V.

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August 4, 2021

Yaletown Partners ("Yaletown") announced the first close of its $200 million Innovation Growth Fund II ("IGF II"). IGF II's capital comes from a diverse group of leading institutional investors, including global pension funds, financial institutions, family offices, foundations, and a network of successful technology entrepreneurs. With the first closing of $130 million, the active Yaletown funds now exceed $375 million. IGF II follows and will build on the success of Yaletown's Innovation Growth Fund I ("IGF I") which closed in 2018.

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