Canadian vgenture capital (vc) investment increased significantly in 2013.Total VC investment into Canadian companies in 2013 was at the highest level since 2007, with almost $2 billion invested (Figure 1 above). This represents a 30 percent increase in investment compared to investment levels in 2012 (Table 1 see pdf file attached).

Several majortransactions contributed to this gain, including the $171 million financing for Vancouver-based HootSuite Media, the largest VC deal ever for the Canadian market. Other large transactions that took place during the year include those for Ontario-based Shopify ($100 million) and Quebec-based Enerkem ($87 million).

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