Chris Arsenault
Managing Partner, iNovia Capital

“Venture capital, like private equity, is built on the uncanny ability to attract high-quality deal flow, as well as capital to fuel portfolio growth and M&A. Invest Canada ’17 provides the platform to build those relationships required to achieve such success. The quality level of the participants and the depth of the presentations provide for unique discussions material and helps forge the relationships that otherwise would take years to build.”


Senia Rapisarda
Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Ltd.

“Having a vibrant venture and private equity local ecosystem—and one that is fully integrated in the international landscape—is critical for a successful knowledge-based economy. Canadian companies have proven themselves as global leaders in cutting-edge technologies and in sectors essential to the world’s economy. Invest Canada ’17 is the ideal stage to showcase such capabilities, talent and vision.”


Rob Wildeman
Managing Director, Parallel49 Equity

“Having co-chaired the annual event previously, I’ll say that it’s a great way to bring the Canadian PE and VC industry together at one time and in one place. It provides an excellent overview of the current state of the market and I learn something new every time I go!”


Whitney Rockley
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, McRock Capital

“Whether you are an investor, entrepreneur, corporation or service provider, Invest Canada ’17 is the place to be. It brings everyone together under one roof for two days of knowledge sharing.”


Russ Jones
Chief Financial Officer, Shopify

“Speaking at the 2016 conference was a great opportunity to share the Shopify success story. I hope it inspires other companies and finance professionals. Looking forward to hearing more from other great Canadian successes.”


Mike Serbinis
Founder & CEO, League Inc.

“It’s great to see the progress in the industry. With a flourishing tech sector, what we need more than ever is a strong group of venture and private equity investors doing business in Canada and this event brings together the best in the industry.”


Boris Wertz
Founder & General Partner, Version One Venture

“The annual CVCA conference is one of the must-attend events for institutional investors, bringing together all of PE and VC in two packed days.”


John Ruffolo
CEO, OMERS Ventures

Invest Canada ’17 is the critical event in Canada to network and learn from peers in the venture capital and private equity communities in how capital can be the jet fuel in propelling an entrepreneur’s rocket ship to global heights.”