Archive for January, 2014

What we are doing with $100 million

Written on January 27th, 2014

We held our first-ever Investor day last week and even the most optimistic of us “DCFers” were surprised at the turnout and reception we got from Bay street. We “maxed the fire code” (club speak for “at room capacity”) with upwards of 100 investors, analysts and bankers in attendance. The purpose of the day (morning actually) was to show what we’ve been doing with the $100 million we raised last summer plus the $85 million raised before that.

There are infinite ways one could invest a $185 million portfolio, and we believe we’ve stayed true to the core strategy we’ve always communicated. The majority of the portfolio is deployed towards exciting later stage “pre-public” private technology, media and healthcare companies.

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DCF Portfolio Company BuildDirect Raises $30 Million Led By Mohr Davidow Ventures

Written on January 21st, 2014

Huge news this morning from one of the recent additions to our portfolio: BuildDirect announced that it has raised $30 million, led by Menlo Park-based Mohr Davidow Ventures. Recall we made a $5 million investment (Click Here for DCF Press Release) in November of this past year. It’s obviously validating to see such a large raise so soon after our investment.

By our count, this makes BuildDirect the third-largest (behind HootSuite and Shopify) Canadian private technology financing (excl. cleantech) of the past year. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the media – within a few hours of the release numerous sites including the Globe and Mail, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes ran articles highlighting the raise (Click Here for Forbes Article)

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