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Arctern Ventures

ArcTern Ventures is a privately-backed venture capital fund that provides growth capital to early stage companies developing breakthrough ideas in the cleantech sector.   The Fund has developed a unique investment model through its partnership with MaRS, one of the largest innovation centres in world.


  • Where was Canadian business leadership at COP21 in Paris?

    By: Murray McCaig, Managing Partner COP21 was the largest gathering of government leaders ever. Country leaders were open for business, and the who’s who of the political and corporate world, including major energy executives were all in attendance. Absent from the stage were the Canadian leaders; our energy companies, banks, pension funds, manufacturers, and infrastructure […]
  • Op-Ed (G&M), An arm’s-length green bank would accelerate Canada’s climate transition

    In order to accelerate Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and unlock private sector creativity in so doing, Rand proposes Canada/Ontario set up an arm’s length ‘green bank’. With a clear mandate, and free to be sensitive to the dynamics of market signals, such an institution would be far more effective in disbursing climate-related funds […]
  • CBC COP21 coverage w/ Rand

    On the National … On The Exchange: Followup on CBC online News: Canadian entrepreneurs seek path to fossil-fuel-free future ‘By the end of this century, fossil fuels will be done,’ says one venture capitalist