Venture capital investment in Canadian technology companies continued at a robust pace in the first half of 2017, with $2.1 billion invested in 237 financings, according to final data released by Thomson Reuters. In dollar terms, this was the most active first half since 2001, with Q2 2017 marking the third consecutive quarter in which disbursements exceeded $1 billion. H1 2017 deal volumes, however, were down by 27 percent year over year. The second quarter accounted for only 100 rounds, the fewest since Q3 2012. Canadian venture capital fundraising, while falling short of the record-setting levels of last year, nonetheless saw 13 funds raising $617 million in the first half.