Ed  Vandenberg

Ed Vandenberg

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Co-Chair: Venture Fund Formation

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Venture Capital

Contact Information

evandenberg@osler.com

tel: 613.787.1110

Office

Ottawa

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1998

British Columbia, 1996

Education

  • McGill University, LL.B./B.C.L.
  • Brock University, B.Admin.

Language(s)

English

Ed is a partner in the Emerging and High Growth Companies Group of our Ottawa office and is Co-Chair of Osler's Venture Fund Group. His practice primarily involves private equity funds, and notably the formation of venture capital funds. Ed represents many of Canada’s leading venture capital fund managers in structuring and forming their funds, as well as institutional investors in their investments in private equity funds. Ed also advises emerging technology companies. Prior to entering the legal profession, Ed worked for fifteen years in the food industry, seven years of which he served as president of a meat processing company.

    • Thin Air Labs in its $20 million initial close of venture capital fund.
    • BDC Capital in various investments in early-stage companies and venture capital funds.
    • Black Innovation Fund in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund focussed on investing in Black-led pre-seed, seed and early-stage technology companies.
    • Evok Capital in the structuring and formation of a private equity fund focussed on technology companies focused on energy transition.
    • GaN Systems in multiple rounds of venture capital investment.
    • Garage Capital in the structuring and formation of venture capital funds focussed on investing in privately-held technology based and high-potential companies.
    • Graphite Ventures in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund and management of an existing investment portfolio.
    • Greensoil Proptech Ventures in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund focussed on early to mid-stage venture investments in PropTech companies with products and services that make real estate and infrastructure more efficient, productive and sustainable.
    • Mistral Venture Partners in the structuring and formation of venture capital funds focussed on seed and early-stage technology companies.
    • National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association in the structuring and formation of a debt fund focussed on creating social and economic impact in Indigenous communities by making credit facilities available to Aboriginal financial institutions.
    • Natural Gas Innovation Fund in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund focussed on investing in pre-seed, seed stage and other early-stage companies that offer emission reduction potential, improved resiliency and more affordable clean energy supply, primarily in the natural gas and hydrogen sectors.
    • Raven Indigenous Capital Partners in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund focussed on seed, early and growth-stage enterprises led by or for the benefit of Indigenous peoples.
    • Sarona in the structuring and formation of funds of funds and trade finance funds focussed on emerging markets.
    • StandUp Capital in the structuring and formation of venture capital funds focussed on investing in women-led ventures in Canada.
    • Teralys in the structuring and formation of private equity funds of funds focused on investing in the technology and life sciences sectors.
    • Vancity in various fund investments.
    • Version One in the structuring and formation of venture capital funds focussed on investing in seed and early stage technology companies.
    • Whitecap Venture Partners in the structuring and formation of venture capital funds focussed on early and venture stage high-growth companies, predominantly in the communications and information technology, medical and food sectors.
    • Yaletown Ventures in the structuring and formation of venture capital funds focussed on investing in privately-held information-technology, energy-technology and clean-technology companies.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Finance & Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Private Equity; Technology Transactions; Toronto technology lawyers
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Private Equity
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate Law, Private Funds Law, Securities Law, Venture Capital Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Securities Law (2022); "Lawyer of the Year", Corporate Law (2023)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized as being among Canada’s leading Private Funds lawyers, and in Private Funds as being among the world's leading fund formation lawyers  

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Sessional Lecturer on Business Acquisitions.
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Sessional Lecturer on Securities Law and Regulation.