February 22, 2016
Calgary, Canada – AVAC Ltd. and Verdex Capital are proud to announce their sponsorship of the VCAA/CVCA Conference & Ski Day in Lake Louise, Alberta, on February 24-25.
The Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA) and the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) bring together top investors at their annual invite-only conference which features high-level discussions on the venture capital landscape and upcoming sectors.
AVAC Ltd. is an Alberta-based investment company and has sponsored VCAA and CVCA events in the past. This year, they are bringing on Verdex Capital, their agriculture technology (Ag Tech) investment venture capital group, as a co-sponsor.
“We’re excited to formally introduce Verdex Capital to investors in Alberta and Canada through our sponsorship of the VCAA/CVCA Conference,” said Mark Carlson, who was formerly Vice-President Investment at AVAC and is now the Managing Director of Verdex Capital.
Verdex Capital is the Ag Tech investment arm of AVAC Ltd. Established in 2015, it is a Canadian team assembled to extend awareness of the Finistere Ventures II (FVII) Fund, a $150M Ag Tech fund within Canada. The conference marks the first time that AVAC Ltd. and Verdex Capital are co-sponsoring an event.
“The opportunity in Ag Tech investing is something that we recognized early on at AVAC,” said AVAC President Warren Bergen. “We look forward to furthering the conversation on Ag Tech investing with Verdex Capital.”
For more information about AVAC please visit www.avacltd.com. For more information about Verdex Capital, visit www.verdexcapital.com.
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About AVAC Ltd
AVAC Ltd is an investment company with over 16 years of experience in financing early-stage innovative business opportunities and providing both capital and other value-added services to grow commercial business successes. AVAC invests in promising ventures in value-added agri-business, information and communications technologies, life sciences, and other industrial technology sectors. AVAC also manages an active early-stage venture capital fund-of-funds investment pool and the Accelerate Fund, an angel co-investment fund. Find out more: www.avacltd.com & www.acceleratefund.ca | @AVAC_invests
About Verdex Capital
Verdex Capital is a venture capital group focused on Agriculture Technology (Ag Tech) investments. It was established by AVAC Ltd., an investment company with over 16 years of experience in financing early-stage innovative business opportunities and providing both capital and other value-added services to grow commercial business successes. With deep experience in agriculture and venture capital, Verdex Capital has the partnerships, networks, and expertise to identify true game-changers.
Verdex’s role is to assist Finistere Ventures – a top-tier US Ag Tech investor – with the rollout of its $150 Million Finistere FVII Fund in Canada through deal sourcing, due diligence, investment recommendations and portfolio monitoring, and value-adds. Find out more: www.verdexcapital.com | @VerdexCapital