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Inside venture capital firms 101: Going behind the scenes

Nov 15, 2018

For emerging and high growth companies, obtaining venture capital (VC) financing can sometimes be challenging. In this competitive space, understanding what VC firms are looking for when investing can give your business an advantage when trying to secure capital. 

Learning how a VC firm works behind the scenes is a good way to gain important strategic insights on becoming a more attractive investment. But understanding the ins and outs of a VC firm can be easier said than done, even for entrepreneurs who spend a lot of time speaking to investors. Osler hosted this presentation, by Christian Lassonde and Pauline Brunel of Impression Ventures, to help give you insights into the types of things VC firms look for when investing. Available in both webinar and PowerPoint format, the goal of this presentation is to help give you a behind-the-scenes look at VC firms and help you learn more about the following issues:

  • Structure of a VC firm and Limited Partnership Agreements  (LPA)
  • VC investing – venture capital specificities including what VC firms invest in
  • VC business model
  • Understanding VC returns
  • Position on the risk-reward curve and fund concentration

Inside Venture Capital Firms 101: Going behind the scenes from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

For more information, contact Simon Leith, associate in Osler’s Corporate Group, at or 416.862.4864. 

This presentation is part of Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies 101 series, designed to help emerging ventures navigate through the various issues and legal requirements they will encounter throughout their growth cycle.


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