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CVCA announces Calgary as host city for 2018 annual conference

Calgary, Alberta to host Canada’s premier private capital conference June 5-8, 2018

CVCA announces Calgary as host city for 2018 annual conference Calgary, Alberta to host Canada’s premier private capital conference June 5-8, 2018 Montreal, QC – June 7, 2017 – The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) today was thrilled to announce Calgary, Alberta as the host city for its 2018 annual conference—the country’s premier event for venture capital and private equity investors and stakeholders alike. The CVCA annual conference is Canada’s must-attend event for professionals in private capital and is an exclusive opportunity to connect and collaborate with industry leaders in private equity and venture capital.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $10 million into Accelerate Fund II

Accelerate Fund II, the Alberta based early-stage angel co-investment fund, to be managed by Yaletown Partners and the A100 

EDMONTON, November 17, 2016 — Alberta Enterprise announced today that is has launched a second early-stage angel co-investment fund, Accelerate Fund II, with a $10 million investment. Accelerate Fund II will provide local entrepreneurs with a great new resource for startup capital. Managed by Yaletown Partners, Accelerate Fund II will continue to haven The A100 act as the operators of its industry committee.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $10 million with Relay Ventures

This investment from Alberta Enterprise will help to finance early stage mobile ventures

EDMONTON, November 3, 2016 — Alberta Enterprise Corporation announced today that it has invested $10 million USD as a limited partner in Relay Ventures Fund III Limited Partnership. Relay Ventures raised close to $150 million USD for its third venture capital fund focused on the early stage North American mobile venture space, including mobile software, hardware, services, and content.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $5 million with Avrio Capital

Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $5 million with Avrio Capital

Alberta Enterprise makes first investment after new capital allocation
EDMONTON, February 8, 2016
— Alberta Enterprise Corporation announced today that it has invested $5 million as a limited partner in Avrio Ventures III, a $108 million agriculture and food technology venture capital (VC) fund based in Calgary.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation Receives $50M in New Investment Funding

The Government of Alberta announced a new round of investment to the organization to further support the development of the provincial VC and technology sector

EDMONTON, October 30, 2015 — Today the Government of Alberta announced that $50 million has been appointed to Alberta Enterprise Corporation. The investment will be allocated to Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) over the next two years – $25 million each year – and will be used to continue to attract and drive venture capital (VC) investment in start-up and early-stage technology companies in the province of Alberta. This new round of investment will help the province to continue building a sustainable technology industry.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation & CEO Kristina Williams recognized as 2015 Startup Canada Award winners for the Prairies region

Oct. 8, 2015, Edmonton, AB – Alberta Enterprise Corporation (AEC) and President and CEO Kristina Williams both received accolades in this year’s Startup Canada Awards. AEC received the regional award for Entrepreneur Support, while Williams was recognized as one of two Prairies winners of the award for Entrepreneur Promotion.

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation is seeking a Manager Industry Development

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Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests $10 Million with McRock Capital

EDMONTON, April 8, 2015 — Alberta Enterprise Corporation today announced that it has invested $10 Million as a limited partner in McRock iNFund, a venture capital (VC) fund focused exclusively on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market.

 

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Alberta Enterprise appoints Kristina Williams as President and CEO

EDMONTON, Sept 23, 2014

Alberta Enterprise Corporation today announced that it has appointed Interim Managing Director, Kristina Williams, as President and CEO.  Williams has been with the company for five years and has an extensive background in the technology industry. 

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Alberta Enterprise Announces $10 Million Investment in Accelerate Fund LP

Angel co-investment fund launched as new source of capital for Alberta’s start-up and early-stage technology companies

EDMONTON and CALGARY, November 14, 2012 — Alberta Enterprise today announced that it has invested $10 million as a Limited Partner in the new Accelerate Fund, an angel co-investment fund. This Fund will expand the available capital for start-up and early-stage companies across all technology sectors.

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Alberta Enterprise Invests $6 Million in Avrio Ventures II Venture Capital Fund

EDMONTON, July 24, 2012 — Alberta Enterprise Corporation today announced that it has invested $6 million as a limited partner in Avrio Ventures II, an Alberta venture capital fund that invests in later-stage food and agricultural technology, including bio-products, nutraceutical ingredients and food technology companies.

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Alberta Enterprise Invests $10 Million in 32 Degrees Capital Energy Technology Fund

EDMONTON, July 19th, 2012 — Alberta Enterprise Corporation today announced that it has invested $10 million as a limited partner in 32 Degrees Energy Technology Fund, a Calgary-based venture capital fund that invests in early-to-later stage Canadian energy technology related opportunities.

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Alberta Enterprise Invests US$10 Million in Azure Capital Fund

EDMONTON, July 17th, 2012 — Alberta Enterprise today announced that it has invested US$10 million as a limited partner in Azure Capital Partners III, a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage information technology companies. With headquarters in San Francisco and an office in Menlo Park, California, Azure Capital brings its extensive connections from Silicon Valley to Alberta-based technology startups. The fund will hire an Alberta-based investment professional to cover investment opportunities across Canada.

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Vice Chair and CEO, Barry Heck Acknowledges Rod Charko’s Valuable Contribution to the Alberta Venture Capital Industry.

July 9, 2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire team at Alberta Enterprise Corporation, I want to thank you for the overwhelming support you have shown during the sudden and unexpected loss of our CEO, Rod Charko. These past few weeks have been a time of grieving, as Rod was a friend as well as a respected colleague. Your heartfelt condolences have been appreciated by us all.

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Alberta Enterprise invests US$15 million in new EnerTech Venture Capital Fund

June 1,  2012 – Alberta Enterprise today announced a US$15 million investment in EnerTech Capital Partners IV. This latest fund from EnerTech Capital invests in early- to growth-stage companies that use innovative technologies to improve the production or consumption of energy. This latest investment leverages Alberta’s traditional strength in the energy industry, as well as EnerTech’s 15 years of experience in the energy and clean technology sectors.

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