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Brightspark Ventures

Brightspark is a 20-year Canadian VC that has returned significant returns for investors, outpacing top quartile comparables. We have operated institutional funds and SPV investments that have delivered a combined 14-year Net IRR of 27.85%. We have invested in some of the most successful Canadian tech companies and won the CVCA “Deal of the Year” twice. Offices in Montreal and Toronto.

Founded

1999

Assets

N/A

Strategies

Venture Capital

Multi-stage VC, with a focus on Canadian early growth (Series A) with occasional Seed and later-stage growth investments.

We invest in exceptional management teams, with a focus on IP-based technology (we are industry-agnostic) and with massive growth potential.

We play an active role (Board position) in the companies we invest in and help guide them to success.

Brightspark has a track record of creating value for investors since 1999, reflected by our strong, uncorrelated risk-adjusted returns (Net 14-Year IRR of 27.85%).

We invest in scalable companies (think 10x), as such, the investment objective of Brightspark is to realize outsized returns and produce significant cash on cash returns for investors in a period of 5-10 years.

Philosophy

Being a VC firm for 20 years has its benefits, including front row seats to seeing multiple technologies emerge, grow, dominate and die.

We have been investing through multiple cycles and downturns, tech bubbles, stock market crashes, financial crises.

We do not get excited over hype and pay significant attention to timing. We know how to advise our companies when we see downturns coming.

Approach

Focus on Canadian tech companies

Multi-stage (Seed, Series A and Growth)

Variety of sectors where we have expertise (Data, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health, AR/VR, Mobile, B2B/B2C SaaS, Security, Fintech, and more)

Invest in strong teams that have the ability to scale

Defendable strategies and barriers to entry, with deep tech and strong IP

Markets where money is being spent today
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Team

Investment team :
Mark Skapinker - Managing Partner
Sophie Forest - Managing Partner
Jacques Perreault - Senior Partner
Éléonore Jarry-Ferron - Associate

Operations team :
Gord Wade - SVP Business Development
Alexandre Cabrejo-Jones - Investor Relations Manager
Audrey Ostiguy - Funds Operations Manager

Sophie Forest

Managing Partner

Contact information

Alexandre Cabrejo-Jones
alex@brightspark.com
3 Place Ville-Marie, Bureau 12350 (Espace CDPQ)
Montreal (QC) H3B 0E7

Telephone: 5142202539
Website: https://brightspark.com/

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