Publishers of Canada's
to Business & Start-Up
Guide to Raising Venture Capital
Your Own Business in Canada
This book is a GOLD MINE
of information for anyone who is raising equity financing in Canada. It shows
you how to do it yourself. It has been completely updated and revised to reflect the many changes that have taken place since the last
This Guide discusses the structure of the venture capital industry; what
venturists are looking for and how they evaluate deals. It tells you how to
contact them and provides 438 addresses. It reviews 74 upcoming venture capital
and angel conferences as well as directories of venture capitalists and supplies
you with the necessary contact information.
Find out what informal investors or “angels” can offer and how to find them.
Learn about the characteristics of angels and angel clusters. See if corporate
angels, immigrant investors and intermediaries can be of assistance.
The chapter on equity crowdfunding has been completely revised to reflect the
most recent developments. You will find that this is a very exciting new area
and could offer you an inexpensive way of raising equity financing for your
You are given hints on negotiating with investors and some words of caution in
dealing with angels and crowdfunding investors.
This book is essential reading if you are seeking equity financing for your
business or start-up.
Iain Williamson is an
entrepreneur, business consultant and seminar leader. His views have appeared in
many newspaper articles. He has also been a guest on radio and has appeared on
television shows such as: CBC TV’s Venture; TVO’s MoneysWorth, and Canada
Tonight of BCTV and CHCH Television.
Iain spent five years as a financial analyst and knows what makes business tick.
For fourteen years he operated his own businesses in importing, high technology
and manufacturing. He now operates Entrepreneurial Business Consultants of
Canada and also owns a book publishing business. He holds degrees from Oxford
University and from St. Andrew’s, Scotland. He has successfully raised venture
capital and writes from firsthand experience, which he shares with you.
Guide to Raising Venture
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Some Background on Venture Capital
CHAPTER 3 Labour Sponsored Venture Capital
CHAPTER 4 The Fund of Funds Approach
CHAPTER 5 Government Assistance to Facilitate
Venture Capital & Direct Investments
CHAPTER 6 Government Direct Participation in
CHAPTER 7 Venturist's Preferences
CHAPTER 8 How to Meet Canadian Venture
CHAPTER 9 How to Meet American Venture
CHAPTER 10 Overseas Venture Capitalist
CHAPTER 11 Courting the Venture Capitalist
CHAPTER 12 Chances of Concluding a Deal
CHAPTER 13 Informal Investors or "Angels"
CHAPTER 14 The Preferences of Angels
CHAPTER 15 The Corporate Angel
CHAPTER 16 How to Meet Angels in Canada
CHAPTER 17 How to Meet American Angels
CHAPTER 18 Equity Crowdfunding from "Micro
CHAPTER 19 Hints on Negotiating
CHAPTER 20 A Word of Caution!
CHAPTER 21 Planning and Financing From the
Public & Private Sectors
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