Canadian venture-capital financing is off to a strong start in 2018, buoyed by strength at all stages of the funding cycle, as VC veterans point to continued signs of maturation in the domestic market.

Over the first half of the year, Canada saw five “megadeals” in excess of $50 Million, the most since at least 2013, including a $90-million raise for the meal-ordering app Ritual Technologies Inc. and a pair of investments in the smart-thermostat maker ecobee Inc. totaling $127-million.

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