Venture Capital

British Columbia, Canada is home to a dynamic pool of venture capital and incentive programs.
These programs primarily focussed on supporting the following sectors:
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Research and development of proprietary technology in B.C.
  • Development of clean technology
  • Development of interactive digital media
  • Destination tourism

Overview of Venture Capital Programs in British Columbia

Venture Capital Programs encourage investors to make equity capital investments in British Columbia small businesses that will enhance and diversify the provincial economy.

The Government of BC recognizes that creating new small businesses and expanding existing ones will contribute to a healthy economy. These programs give small business continuous access to early stage venture capital to help them develop and expand.

B.C. investors receive a 30% tax credit on their investment in a Venture Capital Corporation (VCC) or an Eligible Business Corporation (EBC).

Read more about the VCC or EBC programs.