LAVCA is pleased to announce the addition of 10 new firms.
Brazil based Acelera Partners fosters entrepreneurship and innovation through a “shared value” business acceleration network. The group was born to bring together major partners into a single network that provides an end-to-end startup development ecosystem by offering an accelerator network, a post- accelerator network and a micro VC investment fund.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 18 million contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, New York City and São Paulo, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. At September 30, 2014, the CPP Fund totalled C$234.4 billion.
CITES is a one-stop-shop tech incubator of private management in Latin America. Startups participate in providing up to US $ 500,000 of investment and incubation space with access to exclusive equipped laboratories and business and technology management. We focus on Technology Startups that are based on the implementation of disruptive ideas with complex intellectual property, turning them into businesses that contribute to the development of solutions to regional and global markets.
Cygnus Capital is a venture capital firm focused on investments in digital economy. Cygnus invests in equity stakes in early stage companies in the Latin American region.
DGF Investimentos is a Brazilian growth equity investment group that seeks to partner with high growth companies run by outstanding entrepreneurs and leaders in their respective markets. DGF has been building a track record as a growth capital investor since 1998.
Endeavor Catalyst, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (“Endeavor Catalyst”), is an innovative co-investment vehicle that invests alongside qualified, lead investors in Endeavor Entrepreneurs through a rules-based process. Participants in Endeavor Catalyst directly support the advancement of high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging and growth markets.
Export Development Canada provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.
Qualcomm Ventures is the investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), a Fortune 500 company with operations across the globe.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company.
As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world.