Are there any regulatory requirements that companies must meet to be eligible
for BCDF investment?
Investments by BCDF are regulated by the BC Small
Business Venture Capital Act (SBVCA.) To be eligible for BCDF investment,
companies must maintain their principal place of business in British Columbia
and comply with the requirements set forth in the Provincial
government's guidelines for Eligible Business Corporations (EBC.)
What does the BCDF investment team look for when
making an investment in a company?
The BCDF investment team looks for companies that fit within its areas
of technology focus. Typically, these are early stage ventures beyond
the start-up phase. Selection criteria includes the evaluation of the
management team, market opportunity, growth plans, and technology foundation.
How can the BCDF investment team help with the
growth of my early stage technology company?
BCDF's fund manager, Discovery Capital, has worked with and/or accelerated
the growth of well over 250 early stage technology ventures by providing
investment capital, assisting with the development and execution of business
plans and partnering strategies, as well as augmenting management teams
and boards. Discovery Capital also has extensive experience advising on
corporate finance strategies for securing follow-on funding and positioning
What is the best way to make sure that my business
idea gets the proper consideration that it deserves from the BCDF investment
team or any other potential source of financing?
Prospective investee companies who feel that they have a innovative technology
or product should submit clear and concise executive summaries or business
plans that detail technological and management strengths, competitive
advantages, and identified markets. The information submitted should also
cover existing customers, strategic alliances, or partnerships.