Ecosystem support

BDC’s Venture Capital Incentivized Programs team is dedicated to building Canadian venture capital investment capacity through financial and non-financial supports, education programs and resources.

We combine government funds with private-sector investment for maximum impact

Investor Development Programs - Financial programs we manage
Financing programs

Financial programs with significant and sustainable impact

We manage the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP) and Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI) Program, as well as BDC’s pandemic response Bridge Financing Program (BFP).

Investor Development Programs - Educational programs we partner with
Educational programs

Building networks, sharing knowledge

We provide support outside of our investments and subsidize programs to help build a generation of leaders who will strengthen the performance and sustainability of the Canadian venture capital industry.

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Leading perspective and insights

From blogs to articles and studies, our always-growing repository of resources is a hub of best practices and leading thinking for Canada’s venture capital players.

Here to develop a solid Canadian Venture Capital ecosystem

Our programs make Canada’s venture capital ecosystem stronger. We grow the venture capital market by connecting our general and limited partners with experts who can help them develop their skills and build their connections, and by managing programs on behalf of the Government of Canada, to help Canadian companies become global champions.


Under management
VCAP (2014)


Under management
VCCI (2017)


Under management
Bridge Financing Program (2020)

We’re invested in your results

At BDC Capital, we’re here to help build strong, innovative Canadian companies that are ready to make their mark on the world stage.

Our funds

Direct and indirect investments for companies at all stages of growth.

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Our team

Experienced venture capital professionals who know how to get results.

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Our portfolio

Dynamic high-potential Canadian companies bringing innovation to the world.

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