organizations that support venture capital

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The A100 is a non-profit, member-funded organization of "been there, done that" tech entrepreneurs and executives, interested and dedicated in helping Alberta's next generation of innovative start-ups in becoming successful. Formed by a group of industry pioneers who have been tied to many of Alberta's technology success stories, we've now grown to over 50 members.

Association for Corporate Growth

The ACG is the premier association for and about professionals involved in middle-market corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Banff Venture Forum

Canada's premier company financing event, is designed to showcase the hottest hi-tech companies from across North America, offer insight into key issues within the industry, provide a premium networking opportunity and give companies a chance to learn from world-class professionals in the investment community.

A non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment. C100 is comprised of a select group of Canadians based primarily in Silicon Valley, including executives of leading technology companies, experienced startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. C100 members are passionate about leveraging their collective experience, expertise and relationships to help mentor and grow a new generation of successful Canadian-led technology companies. C100 Charter Members include startups CEOs, top executives of companies such as Apple, Cisco, EA, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Oracle, and venture investors representing more than $8 billion in capital.


CAPP's mission is to enhance the economic sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a safe and environmentally and socially responsible manner, through constructive engagement and communication with governments, the public and stakeholders in the communities in which its members operate. 

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers


An annual event featuring presentations from the best and most promising Canadian technology companies, with over 30 technology companies competing for attention from top tier investors from across Canada and the United States. Focusing on both Information Technology and Energy & Cleantech companies, the Canadian Financing Forum matches North American corporate and venture capital investors with entrepreneurs looking to build world-class technology companies.

The Canadian Financing Forum

A global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations. 

CFA Institute 

CICBV is the largest professional valuation organization in Canada and is a nonprofit professional Institute established in 1971 to promote high standards in business and securities valuation.

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators

The CVCA represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 1800 members. CVCA members have over $75 billion in capital under management, in three distinct market segments: Buyout, Mezzanine and Venture Capital.

Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

 A leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and nine offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all we do. Fasken possesses unrivalled experience in key Canadian industries that PE and VC firms invest in. Our mining, life sciences, infrastructure and communications lawyers are ranked among the very best in the country. We combine this industry experience with practice expertise such as tax, intellectual property, employment, banking, finance and litigation to provide a considered, creative approach to client goals.


 ILPA is a non-profit organization committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry by providing a forum for: Facilitating value-added communication, Enhancing education in the asset class; and Promoting research and standards in the private equity industry.

The Institutional Limited Partners Association

IDA is the national self-regulatory organization and representative for the Canadian securities industry, represents more than 190 Member firms across the country.

Investment Dealers Association of Canada

NAO is the Canadian voice of angel investors dedicated to promoting best practices and advocacy for angel investors. The NAO is an incorporated not-for-profit that provides angel investors with a secure environment to network and learn from their peers as well as the opportunity to be heard collectively on national.

The National Angel Organization

NVCA is the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community's preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services. 

National Venture Capital Association

The Mission of PIAC is to promote the financial security of pension fund beneficiaries through sound investment policy and practices.

Pension Investment Association of Canada

The SVP model brings together worlds that typically do not overlap: grant making, volunteerism, nonprofit capacity building, and philanthropic education. Every SVP is a network of people who believe that they can have a positive impact on their communities and organizations who are using innovative strategies to address complex community issues. SVP Partners are individuals who want to make a meaningful contribution to nonprofit organizations—through sharing their skills, time, and financial resources. SVP Investees are nonprofit organizations that seek new resources and approaches for addressing a variety of issues, including environmental protection, youth development, and education.

Social Venture Partners

A non-profit organization focused on cultivating the tech start-up community in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Start-up Calgary 

An entrepreneur-led nonprofit organization that amplifies creative innovation and activates startups in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Start-up Edmonton

A not-for-profit organization that educates and connects innovators under the age of 35 to resources and people that facilitate commercialization.

Young Inventors International