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Investments

63

Portfolio Exits

10

Funds

3

About Brightspark Ventures

Brightspark Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Canada that builds and grows early stage technology companies. Their investment model gives individual accredited investors access to their deal flow, allowing them to invest alongside Brightspark and institutional investors in Canada's early-stage tech.

Brightspark Ventures Headquarter Location

101 College Street Suite 120H

Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7,

Canada

416-488-1999

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Latest Brightspark Ventures News

Potloc Closes $35M Series B Round to drive global growth with its research technology

Jun 23, 2022

Montreal-based Potloc, a research technology company, has announced the closing of its Series B round, totalling C$35 million in new equity and debt financing.  Investissement Québec led the round, followed by First Ascent Ventures and initial investors Brightspark Ventures, Desjardins Capital, Cap Horn, EcoFuel, and BDC, with debt financing provided by CIBC Innovation Banking. The […] The post Potloc Closes $35M Series B Round to drive global growth with its research technology first appeared on ITBusiness.ca.

Brightspark Ventures Investments

63 Investments

Brightspark Ventures has made 63 investments. Their latest investment was in Vetster as part of their Series B on April 4, 2022.

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Brightspark Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/19/2022

Series B

Vetster

$30M

No

1

4/11/2022

Seed VC

DrugBank

$9M

Yes

1

2/14/2022

Seed VC - II

Potential Motors

$3.2M

No

1

12/1/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

9/1/2021

Series A

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10

Date

4/19/2022

4/11/2022

2/14/2022

12/1/2021

9/1/2021

Round

Series B

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Series B

Series A

Company

Vetster

DrugBank

Potential Motors

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Amount

$30M

$9M

$3.2M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Brightspark Ventures Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

Brightspark Ventures has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was nGUVU on March 03, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/3/2020

Acquired

$99M

1

10/19/2018

Acquired

$99M

1

11/6/2015

Acquired

$99M

2

8/6/2012

Acquired

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$99M

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0

4/22/2012

Acquired

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$99M

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0

Date

3/3/2020

10/19/2018

11/6/2015

8/6/2012

4/22/2012

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

1

2

0

0

Brightspark Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Brightspark Ventures has 3 funds, including Brightspark Canadian Opportunities Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/8/2020

Brightspark Canadian Opportunities Fund

$60M

1

1/24/2005

Brightspark Ventures II

$99M

10

12/31/2000

Brightspark Ventures

$99M

10

Closing Date

9/8/2020

1/24/2005

12/31/2000

Fund

Brightspark Canadian Opportunities Fund

Brightspark Ventures II

Brightspark Ventures

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$60M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Brightspark Ventures Team

6 Team Members

Brightspark Ventures has 6 team members, including current Managing Partner, Sophie Forest.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Sophie Forest

Managing Partner

Current

Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner

Current

Jacques Perreault

Desjardins Capital, MMV Financial, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, and GTI Capital

Senior Partner

Current

Anthony Davis

Delano Technology Corporation, BackWeb Technologies, and Delrina

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Steven Bloom

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Name

Sophie Forest

Mark Skapinker

Jacques Perreault

Anthony Davis

Steven Bloom

Work History

Desjardins Capital, MMV Financial, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, and GTI Capital

Delano Technology Corporation, BackWeb Technologies, and Delrina

Title

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Senior Partner

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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