Venture Capital Trends, Opportunities and Advocacy Teleforum: with Sir Terence Matthews, Chair of Mitel, Wesley Clover and CATA National Spokesperson: Register Today Space Limited
June 7, 2012

A one hour Teleforum with Mr. Matthews, sponsored by CATAAlliance will take place on 
Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m. EST. 

 Register now as space is limited.

Businesses Need new Venture Capital Model

After years of steady downtrend and a major dip due to the 2008/09 recession, 2011 Canadian VC fund investments in all types of tech companies were up 34% from the 2010 year (just as they were in the U.S.), and the highest since their 2008 crash, at $1.5 B. This has led some to assume that ‘the VC crisis is over’. But unfortunately, that $1.5B compares to just short of $2.1 B in 2007. Venture capital investments in Canada have been dropping since about 2001, so even the already low level of 2007 (compared to earlier years) has not yet been regained.

Mr. Matthews will talk about some of the factors affecting Canada's VC scene, propose measures that would assist in strengthening the sector and then outline areas of global business opportunities. He will also provide a review of the mission and mandate of Wesley Clover, a source of business growth resources. 

Moderated by CATA CEO, John Reid, the Teleforum will engage callers in information sharing and Q & A discussion. Experts on the call will include: Dr. Russ Roberts, Sr. VP, Tax, Finance and Advocacy, CATAAlliance, and team of financial experts.

Join us for this informative one-hour Teleforum and Q&A and benefit from Mr. Matthews insights and vision. 

Who should attend?

Senior level executives in the public and private sectors involved in Canada’s advanced technology industries, including public policy makers at all levels.

++ Action Item: How do I sign up?

In order to Register please go to our Eventbrite URL at:

Your local call in number and access code will be sent to you via email. Note that the Call-in Registration fee is free for CATA members and $47 (plus gst) for Non Members. Fees are reinvested in our research and business development programs. All callers will received a copy of the CATA Venture Capital Blueprint as background to the Call. 

Local dial-in is provided across Canada and  globally in major cities.

Callers will receive a MP3 recording and related resource materials after the Teleforum. 

Questions: please contact eboucher@cata.ca 

About Wesley Clover
Wesley Clover is in the business of building businesses using a disciplined approach that leverages the experience and knowledge gained by our principal, Terry Matthews, and a veteran management team led by Simon Gibson which collectively represents many decades of experience in the networking and telecommunications equipment industry. Our active Leisure and Real Estate portfolio develops properties around the world and boasts two 5-star resorts. 

Wesley Clover companies have access to guidance and experience from an executive team of technology entrepreneurs, managers and investment finance specialists. This allows new entrepreneurs to focus on products and customers at an early stage of development. Our practice is to take a hands-on, active investor role working to build the business, leverage relationships and promote partnerships. With offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, Wesley Clover has developed a reputation as a truly world class investment group.