Brightspark Ventures

Brightspark Ventures

A venture capital firm in Canada that focuses on exceptional startups, and works closely with these companies as they grow to achieve stellar returns.

Brightspark Ventures is a venture capital firm in Canada that focuses on exceptional startups, and works closely with these companies as they grow to achieve stellar returns. Founded 2000 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada by Mark Skapinker, Sophie Forest, and Tony Davis, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, and seed. Its portfolio profile include Elevate Farms, Classcraft, Nudge Rewards, POTLOC, AOMS Technologies Inc., Hopper, Wysdom.AI, AdHawk Microsystems, and Nanoport Technology Inc. As of February 2020, Brightspark Ventures has made 39 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 10, 2020 with Elevate Farms. Brightspark Ventures has had eight exits, the most notable of which include Borderfree, gShift, and Mobivox. Brightspark Ventures has raised two funds, their latest being Brightspark Ventures II LP. This fund was announced on January 1, 2006 and raised a total of $60M.

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People

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LinkedIn

Alon Sobol

Employee

Eleonore Jarry-Ferron

Employee

Emilie Jones

Content and Community Manager

Jacques Perreault

Senior Partner

Jonathan Latsky

VP, Investor Community

Mark Lahn

Vice President

Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner

Sophie Forest

Founder

Sophie Forest

Managing Parter

Tony Davis

Founding Partner

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Companies

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AdHawk Microsystems

AOMS Technologies Inc.

Classcraftc

Elevate Farms

Hopper

Nanoport Technology Inc

Nudge Rewards

POTLOC

Wysdom.AI

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Meagan Simpson
November 14, 2019
BetaKit
Potloc, a startup that conducts market research using geo-targeted surveys, has announced its $13 million in a Series A funding round, closed in July.

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