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Entrepreneur FAQ


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 for liquidity.

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.

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