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Top 50 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in Canada

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Agriculture (agtech) startups based in Canada. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Agriculture (agtech) companies from Canada. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Agriculture (agtech) Startup Investors in Canada

Investor Agriculture (agtech) Canada investments
SVG Ventures 10
Cycle Capital 9
SVG Ventures 9
District Ventures Capital 8
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 6
Emmertech 5
Innovacorp 5
Builders VC 5
Golden Opportunities Fund 5
SaskWorks Venture Fund 5
E-Fund 4
Fonds de solidarité FTQ 4
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation 4
Real Ventures 4
Anges Quebec 4
Sustainable Development Technology Canada 4
BDC Venture Capital 3
WUTIF 3
BoxOne Ventures 3
Export Development Canada 3
Government of Canada 3
Fondaction 2
Dynamo 2
Startup TNT 2
Richard Cargill 2
Ecofuel Fund 2
McRock Capital 2
TELUS Ventures 2
Capital Angel Network 2
Bee Partners 2
Angel Forum 2
99 Tartans 2
Matchstick Ventures 2
Bread and Butter Ventures 2
Cavallo Ventures 2
Renewal Funds 2
Desjardins Venture Capital 2
Fall Line Capital 2
BDC Capital Cleantech Practice 2
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 2
Milad Alucozai 2
Forage Capital Partners 2
Serra Ventures 2
Radicle Growth 2
S2G Ventures 2
AgCapital Canada 2
Farm Credit Canada 2
Pioneer Fund 2
UBC Sauder School of Business 1
Nadav Ben-Chanoch 1
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SVG Ventures VC Fund · Los Gatos, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We work with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the agtech and foodtech industries.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Agriculture, Farming
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Mi Terro — We are an advanced material company that engineers upcycled agricultural waste into sustainable and affordable plastic-alternative and paperless biomaterials for food, fashion and packaging industries. Our proprietary technology can potentially apply to any agricultural waste, from plants to dairy.
  • Continuum Ag — Boost your farm's profitability and soil health with Continuum Ag's TopSoil. Explore our CI Certification and sustainable ag solutions today.
  • Cynomys — Soluzioni IOT di monitoraggio ambientale per allevamenti e aziende
Cycle Capital VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Cycle Capital is a pioneer in Canadian Cleantech venture capital fund management investing in companies at the development and commercialization stages in North America. Founded in 2009 by Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital’s Platform has become an important venture capital investor of the Cleantech industry with its 3funds totaling $230M Assets Under Management (AUM). Cycle Capital is looking to invests in promising ventures that are not capital intensive and/or that can benefit from the leverage brought by Cycle Capital extensive network of investors, strategic partners and advisors.In addition to its core investments, Cycle Capital targets companies with high growth potential – especially those with strong intellectual property, leading edge technologies and with exceptional management talent that would benefit from the firm’s network of strategic industrial partners and expert advisors. With its core investment and business expertise, Cycle Capital plays an active role adding meaningful and tangible value to its portfolio companies at all stages of their life.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Energy, Electronics
  • Funding Round, Series B, Seed
  • Canada, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Fibracast — Fibracast is the innovator of FibrePlate™, the next generation in MBR technology. This unique hybrid ultrafilter integrates the best attributes of hollow-fiber and flat-plate membranes into a compact, strong and energy efficient immersed membrane.
  • Local Logic — Local Logic provides precise location insights that drive decisions for real estate professionals, developers, investors, and governments.
  • Cycle Momentum — Cycle Momentum is a specialized and personalized accelerator dedicated to the cleantech startups. Founded by Cycle Capital, the accelerator works with entrepreneurs that develop and commercialize clean technologies to help build globally competitive companies. Cycle Momentum offers entrepreneurs a specialized and personalized program of trainingworkshops, networking sessions, experienced mentors and gives access to the investors to some of the most promising Canadian cleantech ventures.
SVG Ventures VC Fund · Los Gatos, California, United States
We work with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the agtech and foodtech industries.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Agriculture, Farming
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • FarmWise — FarmWise provides technology-based services that allow farmers to streamline farm operations and increase food production efficiency.
  • Napigen — We are the genome editing company specialized for mitochondrial engineering. We address unmet needs of future food supplies by creating hybrid crop plants to boost their yields to an unprecedented level. The company’s technology creates robust male sterile lines that are ideal over conventional lines because of their stability and elitebackgrounds. This allows the production of non-GM hybrid seeds in crop plants that are currently mostly non-hybrid such as wheat. Our technology solution is expected to fulfill the highest level of public acceptance and aspiration.
  • Iamus Technologies — Iamus Technologies Limited is an Artificial Intelligence & Robotics company based in Ireland that has developed poultry specific robotic technology that empowers poultry farmers to make better and safer production decisions. Over the last 2 years we have been working globally with poultry processors in identifying KPIs that our robots cancontinuously gather on the ground in poultry sheds and feedback instantly to both producer and the relevant personnel back at the processing plant. Results to date are impressive with automatic and accurate data recovery from the birds on every part of the floor and analysis with real-time intervention now possible. These factors are key in addressing the growing demands of modern, intensive broiler production with the Iamus robot & platform meeting these requirements.
District Ventures Capital VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venture capital funding for Canadian entrepreneurs. District Ventures Capital is led by Arlene Dickinson and invests in innovative food & health sector companies.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Retail
  • Pre-Seed, Funding Round, Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • NadaMoo — Grab a spoon, you're going to want to try this deliciously dairy-free coconut milk ice cream. Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Non-GMO, Faire Trade, B-Corp. Our pints are filled with 100% goodness.
  • Fody Food — Fody Foods Co. offers healthy, low FODMAP food products and recipes that are big on taste, and low in FODMAPs. Live and eat free of IBS symptoms!
  • Three Farmers — Three Farmers believes everyone should have wholesome food to eat, an understanding of where it comes from and how it's made. We are a family business with Three Farmers and Two Sisters at the heart, committed to preserving he land through sustainable farming practices, providing nourishing food grown on family farms.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency VC Fund · Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians,we are building a stronger economy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Debt Financing, Grant, Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dispersa — Harnessing the power of microbe-derived natural solutions to decarbonize the chemicals industry.
  • ReelData AI — ReelData AI provides artificially intelligent monitoring for finned fish aquaculture. It delivers weight distributions, feeding analysis, health analysis, and growth analysis
  • Dartmouth Ocean Technologies — Dartmouth Ocean Technologies is a sensor platform-based company offering sensor platforms for use in the oceans. It manufactures towed platforms, vertically profiling platforms, moored platforms, and a variety of lab-on-chip sensors.
Emmertech VC Fund · Canada, Kentucky, United States
The Emmertech Venture Capital Fund (Emmertech), managed and operated by Conexus Venture Capital Inc. addresses this challenge. Launched in April 2021, this $40 million venture capital fund focuses on harnessing the momentum in Canadian agtech, food-tech,
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Agriculture, Farming
  • Seed, Series C
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Picketa Systems — Picketa Systems equips agribusinesses with Analysis Stations to perform plant tissue analysis in seconds
  • Vive Crop Protection — Vive makes effective and sustainable pesticides for organic and non-organic production. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
  • Ground Truth Agriculture — Ground Truth Ag revolutionizes precision farming with automated grain grading solutions. Our cutting-edge technology provides real-time, accurate grain quality monitoring, optimizing productivity for farmers and agribusinesses. Discover the future of agtech with us.
Innovacorp VC Fund · Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Innovacorp is an early-stage venture capital firm that helps knowledge-based startups commercialize their technologies in the global marketplace. It invests in early stage Nova Scotia entrepreneurs, combining venture capital with business mentoring and incubation facilities. Innovacorp was established in 1995 and based in Halifax, Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Grant, Funding Round
  • Canada, Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bright Breaks — Bright offer on-site and virtual amenities for companies and employees. whether your team is on-site, working from home, or in between.
  • OVERGantt — With over 25 years in project management, OVERGantt provides cutting-edge software designed to keep you ahead of the game. Enquire today!
  • Planetary — Planetary develops ocean-based carbon removal technology to accelerate the natural carbon cycle. Planetary’s system purifies the mountains of alkaline rock waste left behind by large-scale mining operations, extracting the alkalinity from the rubble and putting it in the ocean, thus accelerating the carbon transition and rebalancing oceanchemistry.Planetary Technologies is on a mission to remove 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2035.
Builders VC VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Builders VC is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing where technology meets new business models to modernize antiquated industries including healthcare, agriculture, industrials and real-estate.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Breaking — Breaking is a plastic degradation and synthetic biology company.
  • Dr. Treat — Experience pet care at its best with exceptional personalized veterinary care at unsurpassed levels. After all, our companions are entitled to happier, healthier, and longer lives.
  • 280 Earth — 280 Earth manufactures Direct Air Capture systems to extract CO2 permanently from the atmosphere.
Golden Opportunities Fund VC Fund · Saskatoon, Manitoba, Canada
Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. is Saskatchewan's first Provincial Labour-sponsored Investment Fund which was launched in 1999 and is registered as a Labour-sponsored Investment Fund Corporation under The Labour-sponsored Venture Capital Corporations Act (Saskatchewan). Saskatchewan residents who purchase Shares of the Fund receive a 15%Federal tax credit and a 20% Provincial tax credit for a total of 35% in tax credits to a maximum contribution of $5,000 annually. Investments are also 100% RRSP eligible.With the capital raised, the Fund makes investments in Saskatchewan companies, or other entities that carry on business in Saskatchewan, that have less than 500 employees at the time of investment and that pay at least 25% of all their wages and salaries to Saskatchewan employees (as per current regulation which may be amended from time to time). The objective of the Fund is to realize long-term capital appreciation of its investments in eligible businesses. Potential investments are evaluated according to, among other things: stage of development; size; quality of management; the market potential of the products or services sold or distributed; the profit potential of eligible business; and the opportunity for realization by the Fund of its investments.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Farming, Software
  • Funding Round, Seed, Private Equity
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Chrysalis — A meta-business in the SaaS industry, Chrysalis' goal is to develop technology that improves the human experience. We achieve this by supporting the businesses that naturally develop inside the Chrysalis ecosystem and by acquiring similar companies that support our vision. Chrysalis, its teams, and its companies develop software solutions thatenable people to create memorable and valuable moments where the digital meets the personal. With six more locations spread out around North America, Chrysalis is a privately held business with its main office in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Mega Group — Mega Group offers billing, expert accounting, consumer finance, business basics, merchandising, marketing, integrated website, digital services, store design, and fundamentals services.
  • Ground Truth Agriculture — Ground Truth Ag revolutionizes precision farming with automated grain grading solutions. Our cutting-edge technology provides real-time, accurate grain quality monitoring, optimizing productivity for farmers and agribusinesses. Discover the future of agtech with us.
SaskWorks Venture Fund VC Fund · Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
SaskWorks Venture Fund is a Saskatchewan-based retail mutual fund that invests in privately-held small and medium-sized businesses owned or primarily operated in Saskatchewan. As a labour-sponsored venture capital corporation (LSVCC), investments in SaskWorks are eligible to receive a tax credit equal to 35% in addition to their RRSP tax deferral.Since its inception, the Fund has provided a unique opportunity for Saskatchewan residents to keep their investment dollars at home, helping to grow local companies and creating jobs in their province.
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Investment focus
  • Oil and Gas, Energy, Manufacturing
  • Funding Round, Seed, Post-IPO Equity
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Curbie — Curbie is an online platform that enables consumers to buy, sell, and trade-in vehicles in Canada. The company provides consumers with an ecommerce buying experience that is unique in the Canadian landscape. Consumers select from Curbie's online inventory, receive the vehicles at their homes and, after purchase, have 7-days to decide to keepor return. Curbie is a highly-automated enterprise, featuring its own set of algorithmic and AI-based tools, which minimize staffing needs and enhance decision-making.
  • 54e Dev Studios — 54e Dev Studios creates unique robotics and gaming experiences using real-time communication technologies.
  • Ground Truth Agriculture — Ground Truth Ag revolutionizes precision farming with automated grain grading solutions. Our cutting-edge technology provides real-time, accurate grain quality monitoring, optimizing productivity for farmers and agribusinesses. Discover the future of agtech with us.
E-Fund VC Fund · Vancouver, Alberta, Canada
The E-Fund (VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund VCC Inc.) was established in 2011 to invest in promising new ventures in British Columbia in a wide range of industry sectors. They are focused on co-investing with other angel investors and early-stage venture capital firms in seed-stage companies with high growth opportunities.The E-Fund involvesspecific investors in the investment due diligence process depending on their industry experience and knowledge and their particular technical expertise. It is their goal to become the ‘Go-to Braintrust’ for active and in-depth angel investing.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical Device, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, China, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Frontly — Build AI-powered SaaS apps and custom internal tools in record time with no code.
  • Care2Talk — Care2Talk is a video call mobile app for senior citizens that is secure, fast, and easy to navigate with 7-day battery life.
  • VoxCell BioInnovation — Creating an extraordinary line of solutions for the drug development industry and the field of Oncology research.
Fonds de solidarité FTQ VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-ups, early venture, mergers, business acquisitions, management buyouts, market development project or a buyout, financing for new programs, organic growth and cash flow, growth and expansion financings, development capital, business succession,financial restructuring, business transition financing, family and non-family buyout, consolidations, turnaround, and leveraged management buyouts. It also invests in new markets, product and business line developments, market diversification, interim financings, new product marketing, additional working capital, purchase of tangible and intangible assets, equipment modernization, equipment purchases or upgrades, and integrator projects. The firm has regional funds that do not invest in retail, real estate, farming, biotechnology, and financial services. Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests in small and medium-sized businesses. It typically invests in export projects, forest products, productivity improvement, natural resources, aerospace, agri-food, wood, pulp and paper, chemicals, construction and construction materials, printing, transportation equipment and automobiles, transportation services, furniture and fixtures, combinatorial chemistry and other lead generating technologies, mining and exploration, social economy, textiles, plastics, life sciences, business services, telecommunications, distribution and consumer goods, environment, equipment and machinery, financial services, information and communication technology, metal products, recreational tourism, and culture sectors. Within the culture sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest in pre-production and creative projects, production projects, infrastructures and services, post-production projects, distribution, and broadcasting and multiplatform broadcasting. Within the environment sector, it invests in waste management and energy conversion for residual waste; air treatment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; processes to reduce industrial energy and water consumption; water treatment; and soil rehabilitation and decontamination (metals and organic compounds). Within the life sciences sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ focuses on services for the biopharmaceutical industry; nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals; diagnostics and medical supplies and equipment; biopharmaceuticals and generic drugs; biotechnology, and animal health. Within the tourism sector, it focuses on urban tourism, nature tourism, resort type tourism, and local tourism for Quebecers, and in the textiles sector it invests in companies engaged in development and production of specialty textiles as well as development of industrial applications for the construction, transportation, health and safety, and work apparel industries. Fonds de solidarité FTQ prefers to invest in Quebec and in companies impacting the Québec economy. It focuses on investing in the following regions- Abitibi –Témiscamingue, Bas Saint Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord, Estrie, Gaspésie Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Mauricie - Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie, Nord-du-Québec, Outaouais, and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest in projects of $3 million or more and also provides loans of up to $ 2 million. It invests in companies in business succession sector having minimum capitalization of $500,000 and EBITDA of over $35.5 million in case of majority interest; equipment and machinery sector with average investment in excess of $3 million; environment sector with funding needs of more than $500000; financial services sector having net assets between $20 million and $50 million in equity; metal products sector having annual sales of over $5 million and financing needs of at least $2 million; and printing sector having investment needs of over $1 million. In the information technology sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest $2 million as initial investments while total investments can be more than $10 million. It invests in the form of equity financing (common or preferred shares) and unsecured debt requiring no collateral (debenture). Fonds de solidarité FTQ can take both a minority interest including an equity stake of up to 49 percent as well a majority interest in its portfolio companies in case of business succession financing. It seeks a minority stake for the portfolio companies in the equipment and machinery sector. It typically holds its investments for a period of five to ten years in case of equity financing and for more than ten years in case of business succession financing. Fonds de solidarité FTQ began operation on June 23, 1983. It has its headquarters in Montreal in Canada with additional offices in the same city and Quebec in the same country.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Pultrall — Pultrall is a solid company that has been involved in its community. Pultrusion is a manufacturing process that is at the center of Pultrall. They provide the efficiency and adaptive manufacturing team delivering of corrosion-resistant composite reinforcement for concrete infrastructure at the best price.
  • Ability biologics — Ability develops innovative, targeted, immune modulating biotherapeutics to address unmet medical needs in patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases.
  • SMT HAUTES TECHNOLOGIES — SMT HAUTES TECHNOLOGIES provides circuit electronics assembly manufacturing services.
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation VC Fund · Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Director of Investments Every half-year, the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) reports on the status of venture capital investment in Canada, and the 2021-H1 edition is impressive.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Analytics
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Solyntek — Solyntek is a startup that specializes in using the latest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform standard security cameras into 24/7 guardians that detect and alarm risky situations at work.
  • Triple Hair — Triple Hair is a clinical-stage Canadian biotechnology company specialized in the development of innovative treatments for alopecia. Prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
  • Potential Motors — Enabling electric off-road adventure through the Adventure 1 ORV and Off-Road OS.
Real Ventures VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Real Ventures is an early-stage venture firm focused on serving daring entrepreneurs with the ambition to create successful, global companies. Since 2007, Real Ventures has dedicated itself to building the Canadian startup ecosystem on the belief that people, not money, build game-changing companies. Real Ventures provides stage-specific guidance,mentorship, and access to networks and resources to fast-track founders’ personal and company growth. Real Ventures manages $325 million across five funds and its active portfolio of 100+ companies is currently valued at $10 billion. www.realventures.com
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • dcbel — dcbel's mission is to deliver energy that lets people live a life without compromise.dcbel™ (formerly known as Ossiaco) sits at the nexus of residential solar power, electric vehicle charging, the smart home, and customer-centric utilities. The dcbel team has a proven history of rethinking energy distribution for everything from largeutility customers to distributed energy resource providers.dcbel's AI-driven sustainable technologies enable people to leverage solar energy to power their cars, their homes, and their lifestyles.dcbel has numerous worldwide patents in power electronics and power conversion and is backed by a number of globally respected investors.
  • HumanFirst — The complete productivity suite to transform natural language into business insights and AI training data
  • BIOS — BIOS Health is unlocking the potential of the nervous system in treating chronic disease by using AI-powered neural interfaces that can automatically read and write neural signals.
Anges Quebec VC Fund · Quebec, Quebec, Canada · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Value-added investors for innovative entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Canada, Spain, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • BeatConnect — Connect and collaborate with beat makers around the world in real time with BeatConnect. Download it for free now!
  • Saguaro Technologies — Saguaro Technologies offers innovative cell culture products that help scientists work with in vitro models that are more predictive of results in clinical trials with humans.
  • BioIntelligence Technologies — Industrie 4.0 - Enabling intelligent biomanufacturing: from R&D to production. Real-time optimization of cell cultures and fermentations.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
At Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), they fund Canadian cleantech projects and coach the companies that lead them as they move their ground-breaking technologies to market.SDTC’s support of cleantech translates into jobs, growth, and export opportunities for Canadian companies, as well as economic, environmental and healthbenefits for all Canadians. They are independent but don’t work alone. A big part of their role is building and sustaining networks of partners and stakeholders from private industry, academia and governments, at home and abroad. They operate at arm’s length and receive funding from the Government of Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Energy, Software
  • Grant, Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Niricson — Niricson Software has developed a proprietary damage assessment software platform paired with a patent-pending drone-based data collection technology that helps infrastructure owners inspect their structures (e.g. hydro dams) in a way that is more accurate, five times faster, and 50% more cost-effective. Niricson is differentiated by its ability toautomatically detect and quantify not only surface damage, but also subsurface damage.
  • Carbonova — Carbonova takes carbon dioxide plus methane that combined with waste heat produces carbon nanofiber. Carbonova sees waste and pollution as a new untapped resource creating a true circular economy. It has applications in a wide variety of industries including replacing carbon black, tires, batteries,
  • ZeroIN — For ingredient manufacturers seeking to enhance the taste profile of their sweeteners, ZeroIN develops technology to produce next-gen sweeteners with the same bulk, sweetness, and taste as sugar but no aftertaste.
BDC Venture Capital VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada · 20 investments in the past 12 months
BDC Venture Capital is a major venture capital investor in Canada, active at every stage of the company's development cycle, from seed through expansion, with a focus on technology-based businesses that have high growth potential and that are positioned to become dominant players in their markets. The company helps create and develop strongCanadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.BDC Venture Capital has been involved in venture capital since 1975 and has to date invested in more than 400 companies involved in the areas of Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Advanced Technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Maxa AI — Maxa AI provides automated machine intelligence technology solutions.
  • Science&Humans — At Science & Humans we use evidence-based practices to transform human life. We know that beautifully aging is possible. We also know that the effects of aging on the mind, body and soul can dampen the spirit, leaving you demotivated and feeling older than you are.Thanks to modern science, early detection and treatment of a hormone imbalancerestores energy levels, leaves the skin glowing, improves longevity and increases vitality in every aspect of life.S&H is a platform that works everyday to reduce the gap between Science and Humans. We transform lives through scientifically-proven products, treatments, clinical services, and devices that help manage hormone imbalances. The results are transformative, and it shows.
  • Forcen — Forcen improves surgical safety through force-sensing technology.
WUTIF VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc. is a novel angel fund that co-invests with angel investors in promising new technology ventures in British Columbia. WUTIF was formed in mid-2003 and made its first investments in late 2004.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical Device
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Care2Talk — Care2Talk is a video call mobile app for senior citizens that is secure, fast, and easy to navigate with 7-day battery life.
  • Inverted AI — Inverted AI, a spinout from UBC, is building a proprietary software system that predicts human driving behavior and is using it to build bots imitating human drivers for simulators where self-driving cars are trained. Its core technology utilizes probabilistic programming and provides a crucial ingredient needed to make self-driving cars'level 4' and above a reality.
  • VoxCell BioInnovation — Creating an extraordinary line of solutions for the drug development industry and the field of Oncology research.
BoxOne Ventures VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
BoxOne Ventures is a privately held investment firm that focuses on early-stage companies across the most impactful, interesting and fast-changing sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • BioLoomics — BioLoomics is a preclinical stage biotechnology company that uses evolution in a microscope to develop drug discovery tools and protein drugs. Our VariVolve platform tests millions of protein designs for a targeted activity in hours, enabling efficient mining of the vast chemical space of protein designs. A strong advantage of our approach is theuse of whole intact cells as test vessels that capture complex drug behavior not attainable in conventional assays.
  • HumanFirst — The complete productivity suite to transform natural language into business insights and AI training data
  • Pathway Medical — Pathway is an accurate and efficient point-of-care reference tool that gives you rapid access to evidence-based guideline summaries, interactive algorithms, key findings from landmark trials, clinical calculators, and more. Available anytime, anywhere.
Export Development Canada VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Export Development Canada (EDC) is a Crown corporation dedicated to assisting Canadian businesses of all sizes in achieving global success. It provides them with the tools they need to grow their business with confidence, including trade knowledge, financial solutions, equity, insurance, and connections.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Canada, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Vidyard — Go beyond traditional video hosting and unlock the power of video.
  • Joyride — Make mobility instantly shareable, connected, keyless and trackable on the world's leading software platform.
  • Antofagasta — Antofagasta is a Chilean business that operates in various sectors of the economy. It is one of the most important conglomerates of Chile with equity participation in Antofagasta Minerals.WE ARE A CHILE-BASED COPPER MINING GROUP WITH INTERESTS IN TRANSPORT Our history began as the Antofagasta (Chili) and Bolivia Railway Company Limited,incorporated in London in 1888. It raised money on the London Stock Exchange to build and operate a railway from Antofagasta, a port on the Pacific Coast of northern Chile, to La Paz, the capital of Bolivia.Antofagasta is one of the major international copper producers with its activities concentrated mainly in Chile where it now operates four copper mines: Los Pelambres, Centinela (previously the Esperanza and Tesoro mines), Antucoya and Zaldivar (50% owned, 50% owned by the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold).
Government of Canada VC Fund · Gatineau, Quebec, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to find and access government information and services online through its central website, Canada.ca. The website is the single entry point for all government information and services available online and is accessible using any device with an Internet connection, including tablets ormobile phones. Its portal shows how government works, its priorities, laws, finances, transparency, digital government, and policies.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Grant, Debt Financing, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Tech Spark AI — Tech Spark is Canada's first edtech company committed to culturally relevant and equitable tech education for Black and students of colour, girls, and teachers.
  • FluidAI Medical — Real-Time Monitoring for Anastomotic Leaks with Origin, by FluidAI. Early data shows FluidAI's Origin can detect leaks an average of 1.6 days earlier.
  • London Children's Museum — Offering family-friendly entertainment and activities, the London Children's Museum, located in Southwestern Ontario, encourages children to explore history, heritage, and science through art, play, and creativity.
Fondaction VC Fund · Clarke City, Quebec, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Since its creation in 1996, Fondaction has been based on the belief that it is not only possible to do things differently in the financial and business world, it is a necessity.Fondaction helps Québecers prepare for retirement by offering affordable retirement savings to everyone. The savings collected are invested in companies across Québec.This way, Fondaction helps create and maintain quality jobs, contributing to a stronger, more equitable and greener economy.Created in 1996, Fondaction is a labour-sponsored fund with assets in excess of one billion dollars collected as retirement savings from more than 131,000 shareholders. Fondaction's direct investments and those made through investment funds support the development of more than 1 050 SMEs in different lines of business, in large part involved in various components of the social economy.Fondaction has always been resolutely committed to socially responsible finance, from the moment it was created. The principles of sustainable development are integrated in everything it does. Whether investing in businesses directly or in capital markets, Fondaction always applies the principles of responsible investment to the money entrusted by its savers.Fondaction was one of the first institutions in Québec to make accountability reports an obligation in an effort to improve its practices and contribute to moving sustainable development forward in Québec. It produced its first report on sustainable development in 2006 in accordance with the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the highest standards of precision and transparency in economic, social and environmental accountability.In 2010 and 2012, Fondaction remained at the forefront with its 3rd and 4th sustainable development reports, having them reviewed by an independent firm and achieving an application level of A+ from the GRI. Fondaction is the only financial institution in Québec to achieve this level.In 2014, Fondaction tabled its 5th sustainable development report, produced in accordance with the latest GRI guidelines, the G4. Fondaction also opted for Comprehensive compliance, becoming the 1st financial institution in North America and the 9th in the world to voluntarily adhere to these requirements.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Information Technology, Software
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • Canada, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Dispersa — Harnessing the power of microbe-derived natural solutions to decarbonize the chemicals industry.
  • Aquatech BM — Commercial & industrial bottle washer cleaner and sterilizer. Perfect for winemakers, microbrewers, dairy farms, hotels, laboratories and more.
  • Recharge Véhicule Électrique inc. — RVE offers electric vehicle home charging solutions: unique technologies, specific expertise and free resources for all types of home.
Dynamo VC Fund · Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
We invest in extraordinary founders building startups in supply chain and mobility. We are equipped to support founders through the seed stage in their effort to transform global trade and commerce.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Logistics, Supply Chain Management
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • ionobell — They are a battery R&D company with expertise in battery material development and cell development. They bring a combined several decades of energy storage, Li-ion, and fabrication knowledge and experience, in both academia and industry alike. They have found a way to build the greenest battery in the world by using unwanted materials aroundus. We have a mission of minimizing environmental impact while continuing to power our lives.
  • Guided Energy — Guided Energy is the smart energy platform to power the next generation of renewable, electric fleets. Our platform makes it easier and cheaper to charge, operate and manage electric vehicles.
  • Celadyne Technologies — Celadyne Technologies develops membranes for use in electrolyzers and fuel cells that require minimal heat and water management. The company is founded in 2018 and based in Chicago, IL
Startup TNT VC Fund · Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Startup TNT is a non-profit organization that emphasizes community building of investors, entrepreneurs and cheerleaders, who gather every week and build friendships before companies. Previously generated more than $3 Million capital for local startups, TNT aims to transform Alberta into Canada's be
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical Device
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Scription — Scription offers maintenance companies the only end-to-end solution for pricing, selling, and managing personalized maintenance contracts.
  • Nimble Science — small intestine sampling technology - Nimble Science
  • Picketa Systems — Picketa Systems equips agribusinesses with Analysis Stations to perform plant tissue analysis in seconds
Richard Cargill Angel · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Richard Cargill is the founder of Turas Mara.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, B2B, Internet
  • Seed, Series A
  • India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Toolsvilla — India's leading B2B eCommerce Marketplace for Machinery, Tools & Supplies that solve operational inefficiencies in Indian SMBs specially in the Agri-Food Category.
  • Milk Moovement — Milk Moovement is a powerful tool that connects all players in the raw milk supply chain. With features for transportation monitoring, production tracking, quality monitoring and producer payment, Milk Moovement is the only tool your team needs to manage raw milk.
Ecofuel Fund VC Fund
Ecofuel is a venture capital fund specialized in cleantech startups. Ecofuel Fund invests smart money in startups that develop and commercializes clean technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Semiconductor
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • HaiLa Technologies Inc. — HaiLa's ultra-low power RF technology paves the way for battery-free operation of wireless IoT sensors and devices.
  • POTLOC — Potloc is a consumer research company, extracting consumer insights by targeting respondents by interest or location on the social networks consumers trust.
  • TENGIVA — All-inclusive digital solutions for textiles: B2B distribution, sourcing, and data management.
McRock Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Since our inception in 2012, McRock has been widely recognized as the first investment firm focused exclusively on the Digital Industrial.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Canada, United States, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Worldsensing — Welcome to the home of IoT wireless monitoring for critical infrastructures. Find out how we use technology to improve your safety every day.
  • e2ip technologies — e2ip technologies creates new possibilities in printed electronics, Smart Surfaces, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions.
  • Plus One Robotics — The fastest and most reliable parcel handing robotics solutions in your warehouse.
TELUS Ventures VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 8 investments in the past 12 months
TELUS Ventures strives to seamlessly connect millions of people, companies, and communities by strategically investing in the most advanced and innovative solutions that have the potential to drive significant growth, impact and scale and are strategically aligned to the broader TELUS mandate.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Series C, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • AgriWebb — AgriWebb is a software company focused on the livestock production industry. Its products enable simplified on-farm data collection and analysis to improve management efficiency, decision-making, benchmarking, and transparency while integrating through horizontal and vertical supply chains. AgriWebb’s founders come from 5 generations of livestockproduction and aim to transform the livestock industry through data-driven decision-making built from intuitive on-farm data recording.
  • KODE LABS — Kodelabs excels in smart building technology, focusing on software solutions for energy efficiency, data integration, and sustainability in modern buildings.
  • Acorn Biolabs — The first non-invasive solution to preserving your younger follicle cells for use in future cell treatments.
Capital Angel Network VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Our goal is to build the region's entrepreneurial community, to make the region the best place to start a business and to facilitate access to investment opportunities for qualified investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • RainStick — The RainStick shower is a recirculating shower that saves 80% energy and 80% water but still feels like a luxurious shower.
  • CarbonGraph — CarbonGraph is a platform that allows businesses to measure and share their carbon footprint in a standard format. CarbonGraph is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
  • LearnExperts — You've invested in your product. We're invested in getting it adopted. Learnexperts is the first Education as a Service provider that takes the full burden off you. We have experts who know how to do it right the first time so you don't have to.
Bee Partners VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Bee Partners, a preSeed venture capital fund, partners with Founders with the smarts, grit, and humanity to create tomorrow's machines. We invest in three vectors: Human Machine Interaction, Machine-to-Machine Learning, and Biological Machines.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Wellplaece — Wellplaece | Home - A more streamlined way for Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) + Group Practices to purchase supplies.
  • Future Fields — Future Fields Cellular Agriculture: Serum-Free Growth Media Supplements and Recombinant Proteins - Optimized for the Future of Food.
  • Izote Biosciences — Biomanufacturing Scale-Up Solution
Angel Forum VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Founded 16 years ago in 1997, it is the only Angel Capital Forum ™ in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. Read this third party blog comment and video overview. Since 1998, it has offered Investor Ready ™ workshops for companies& investors.As the oldest & largest angel network in Western Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham and Seattle), they are supported by leading organizations in BC and belong to Canada's National Angel Capital Organization and US's Angel Capital Association. Their private meetings are exclusive to only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors. Regretfully no observers except volunteers.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cuboh — Cuboh consolidates all your food delivery orders in one tablet and integrates them with your restaurant's POS system. Cuboh, online ordering on autopilot.
  • Truss — Send and receive business payments online with no limits, no percentage fees and no bullsh*t. Bring your business payments into the 21st century.
  • Orbitless Drive — ORBITLESS™ is the first novel drivetrain technology in generations. The patent pending ORBITLESS™ Drive can be used in a variety of applications from Motion Control, Robotics, Electric vehicles, Wind Power or really anywhere gear motors are used . It can be an alternative to a Planetary Drives, Harmonic (strain-wave) or Spur Gearsets, or used incombination to derive the desired ideal gearbox. Available in single stage, multi-stage, high and low ratio configurations, the possibilities are endless. We work with leading innovative gearhead, power transmission, and gearmotor companies that are looking to maintain their competitive edge. Our company provides a technical consultancy service and a support network, to offer external clients transmission design, analysis, build and test engineering.
99 Tartans VC Fund · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
99 Tartans identifies the highest potential early-stage CMU affiliated companies and help them succeed through access to capital and networks.
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Investment focus
  • Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Gather AI — The world's first software-only autonomous inventory management platform for modern warehouses./.
  • Finish Robotics — Finish Robotics' mission is to solve the labor crisis on the construction job site through job-specific mobile robots. It was founded in 2021 and is based in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
  • Barnstorm Agtech — Barnstorm Agtech is a robotic swarm-farming venture providing an open platform for precision and powered deployment of farm technology. The company was co-founded by Parker Wells a 4th generation farmer in Saskatchewan Canada who operates a 6,000 acre farm, and Mitchell London (who previously founded Astrobotic Technology, Venture Foundry,ConnectSoft, and Headroom Learning).
Matchstick Ventures VC Fund · Boulder, Colorado, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Matchstick is an early stage venture fund in the North and Rockies. We invest where innovative ideas, huge markets and, most importantly, diverse founders strike. We are honored to support "underdog" founders who will stop at nothing to succeed. Matchstick exists to act as a catalyst for our founders, our partners, and our startup communities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Freeplay — Freeplay builds AI features that do real work.
  • Liminal — Unlock generative AI without compromising on data security. Liminal provides horizontal security for enterprises looking to leverage gen AI across any use case.
  • Tab Commerce — Tab Commerce helps restaurants of all sizes consolidate, analyze, and better manage every single expense they have.
Bread and Butter Ventures VC Fund · Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Bread and Butter Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Minnesota, the Bread and Butter State, investing globally while leveraging our state and region’s unparalleled access to strong corporate connections, commercial opportunities, and industry expertise for the benefit of our teams. Led by Brett Brohl and Mary Grove, we investin founders at the seed stage across foodtech, digital health and enterprise saas.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Chiyo — Fertility, pregnancy & postpartum meal delivery for new mothers. Eastern food therapy meets nutritional science, we use whole, nutrient-dense ingredients to help alleviate or avoid pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, heartburn, gestational diabetes and more. OBGYN recommended, nutritionist curated, ready-to-eat.
  • Ducky — Ducky improves your team's efficiency with automation that helps customer support agents respond to tickets faster and more accurately.
  • SocialCrowd — SocialCrowd automates employee incentives by tracking progress towards goals, reminding them of the work they have left, and instantly rewarding employees – so you can save time and stay focused!
Cavallo Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Cavallo Ventures, VC arm of Wilbur Ellis, introducing technologies across all four divisions and markets of Wilbur-Ellis globally
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Biotechnology, AgTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • AgroSpheres — We're transforming agriculture through reliable and affordable bio-based solutions.
  • Talus Renewables — Low cost, carbon free fertilizers and fuels.
  • Kuehnle Agrosystems — Kuehnle AgroSystems curates a unique set of algae originating from pristine waters and ecosystems of Hawaii, as well as tropical botanical accessions representing plants prized by Polynesian voyagers.
Renewal Funds VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Renewal Funds is a mission venture capital firm. We add value for entrepreneurs through capital, networks, and expertise. We aim for above market returns for our partners while catalyzing social and environmental change.Building upon our experience investing in successful high-impact businesses, Renewal Funds focuses on underfunded sectorsof organic food and environmental innovation; sectors critical to a sustainable economy where we can support meaningful shifts in consumer behaviour. Renewal Funds supports passionate, experienced, change-agent entrepreneurs, whose business we can help grow with our capital, networks and expertise.For updates, please visit us online at renewalfunds.com
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Organic Food, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • HOLOS — The Super Breakfast built for your active lifestyle. Organic, plant-based & gluten free with 20g protein, 12g fibre, 13 vitamins & minerals and even more. Free shipping across Canada.
  • SHARE Mobility — Empowering tools and services to easily manage, understand, and optimize transportation programs for employees and municipalities.
  • Fresh Prep Foods — Get a high-quality, sustainable, and fresh ingredient meal kit conveniently delivered to 20 communities across BC and Alberta.
Desjardins Venture Capital VC Fund · Lévis, Quebec, Canada
Desjardins Capital makes it easy to grow your business with financial and strategic support. Investment capital and venture capital can help you meet your business goals.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • PreVu3D — Prevu3D brings all the context of a complex manufacturing site, accelerating design and improving efficiency and collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Local Logic — Local Logic provides precise location insights that drive decisions for real estate professionals, developers, investors, and governments.
  • Picketa Systems — Picketa Systems equips agribusinesses with Analysis Stations to perform plant tissue analysis in seconds
Fall Line Capital VC Fund · San Mateo, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Fall Line Capital primarily seeks investment in broadacre farmland and agricultural technologies. The firm engages in purchasing and actively managing farmland throughout the United States, and by investing in technology companies that are strategic to our landholdings. Fall Line Capital's primary goal is to realize untapped productivity infarmland.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Biotechnology, AgTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Bonsai Robotics — Bonsai Robotics provides vision-based automation solutions for off-road vehicles, such as agricultural machines. The company also offers analytics and telematics to help growers improve their performance, efficiency, and safety. The company is based in San Jose, California.
  • Guardian Agriculture — Designed and Built in the USA for Farmers, it's more than a drone -- it's a system. Use Less pesticide, lower eco impact, and lower costs.
  • Pluton Biosciences — The miniscule organisms Pluton Biosciences discover possess the power to create global change. Pluton quickly and inexpensively taps into the diverse world of bacteria, fungi and viruses to discover next-generation products for carbon sequestration, agriculture, pharmaceutical, biomaterials and bioremediation.Pluton Bioscience's discoveryprocess generates diverse commercialization options, including: Organisms (biological products), Small Molecule Chemistries (fermentable and non-fermentable) and New Traits (scale dependent).
BDC Capital Cleantech Practice VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
We can help you meet the capital-intensive needs of scaling and achieve timely growth. We offer more flexible equity financing and commercial loans.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, CleanTech, Oil and Gas
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Flyscan — Flyscan develops automated, airborne, leak and threat detection services for oil and gas pipeline operators.
  • Silfab Solar — Silfab solar panels are designed and engineered specifically for the North American environment and manufactured utilizing advanced robotics.
  • Giatec — Giatec is a global company revolutionizing the concrete industry by bringing smart testing technologies and IoT solutions to every jobsite.
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 7 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AmacaThera — Amacathera is developing an injectable hydrogel platform to provide localized, sustained drug delivery
  • Sibli — Institutional investors leverage our technology to secure an information advantage, reduce blind spots, and improve performance.
  • Nfinite Nanotech — Nfinite Nanotechnology has developed a functional nanocoating technology that accelerates the development and commercialization of cleantech for a sustainable future through transformative technologies, such as sustainable packaging, batteries, and photovoltaics.
Milad Alucozai Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Dr. Milad Alucozai is an Afghan-American neuroscientist, entrepreneur, biotech executive, and global investor with nearly two decades of experience in deep tech, primarily in life sciences. He pushes the boundaries of bioengineering and computational advancements, integrating machine learning and artificial intelligence into biology and medicine.With a strong commitment to commercializing transformative technologies and fostering startup ecosystems worldwide, he is a thought leader and formal mentor for entrepreneurs through organizations like Creative Destruction Lab and the Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School.Currently, Milad is the head of Bio and Deep Tech at BoxOne Ventures, where he spearheads the firm’s investments in early-stage companies with breakthrough scientific ideas. With nearly 80 early-stage investments, they are recognized as one of North America’s most active venture firms. He is also a Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First, a global fund that has built over 500 companies from scratch with an enterprise value of $10bn. He supports founders with strategy, scaling, business development, securing growth capital, and leadership training, often being their first investor and guiding them from startup inception to IPOs or acquisitions.He started his career in translational neuroscience and multiphysics laboratories before transitioning into founding roles at biotech startups. He is part of the founding team at Mekonos, a San Francisco-based company creating a proprietary cell-engineering platform to support the future of cell and gene therapies. He was also part of the founding team at Corstem, which specialized in machine learning and artificial intelligence software and was later acquired by Circle Cardiovascular, a platform in over 1000 hospitals and more than 40 countries. At Accenture, Milad directed teams of data scientists, designers, and engineers in developing artificial intelligence platforms for global pharmaceutical companies and hospital networks.Milad serves as a Fellow in Healthcare Engineering at the Regenstrief Center. In 2020, he served as an External Advisor to AstraZeneca. He was recognized as a National Science Foundation Scholar and Macklin Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Neuroscience from Purdue University’s Honors Program. As a George J. Mitchell Scholar, he completed his master’s in Immunology and earned his doctorate from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Arpeggio Bio — We engineer medicine based not on a single target, but the biological network as a whole.
  • Future Fields — Future Fields Cellular Agriculture: Serum-Free Growth Media Supplements and Recombinant Proteins - Optimized for the Future of Food.
  • Eigen Therapeutics — Eigen Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing combination therapeutics for cancer. The company is in the research and development of synergistic therapies that improve efficacy while reducing the toxicity of small molecule therapies and immunotherapies, enabling physicians to get access to novel drugs in areas of unmet medical needs.
Forage Capital Partners VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Forage Capital Partners is a growth equity fund for Ag & Food Business Solutions. Forage Capital is an investor in the agriculture and food industry, who invests in uncertain times to help Canadian companies grow profitably and compete on the world stage.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Organic Food, Water
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ostara — Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. helps protect precious water resources by changing the way cites around the world manage nutrients in water streams
  • Vytelle — With Vytelle, cattle producers increase accuracy of feed intake and bodyweight measurement, improve certainty of genetic selection and accelerate progress.
  • Croptimistic Technology Inc — SWAT MAPS variable rate technology helps you understand the why of field variability and how to better manage it.
Serra Ventures VC Fund · Champaign, Illinois, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Serra Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in Seed, Seed Plus and Series A tech companies primarily in the U.S.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Völur — Ensuring optimal use of every single animal through cutting and processing.
  • HerdDogg — HerdDogg is passionate about livestock. Its innovative data platform sits at the intersection of agtech, the internet of things, and global food security. Our patented DoggTags and DoggBone, together with our Animal Traceability Platform, help producers make more money from every animal they raise. The HerdDogg system enables animal tracking,welfare monitoring and traceability in an easy-to-use application. For more information, visit herddogg.com.
  • Bonsai Robotics — Bonsai Robotics provides vision-based automation solutions for off-road vehicles, such as agricultural machines. The company also offers analytics and telematics to help growers improve their performance, efficiency, and safety. The company is based in San Jose, California.
Radicle Growth VC Fund · San Diego, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Radicle Growth is a San Diego, California based venture capital firm focused sustainable, early-stage ag and food tech startups.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, AgTech, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Grant
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • PheroSyn — PheroSyn develops and produces novel pest pheromones. PheroSyn is a spin-out from Rothamsted Research, the world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide.
  • FarmSense — FarmSense provides commercial farmers and agricultural operators the ability to monitor, count, and identify insect pests in real time.
  • Pluton Biosciences — The miniscule organisms Pluton Biosciences discover possess the power to create global change. Pluton quickly and inexpensively taps into the diverse world of bacteria, fungi and viruses to discover next-generation products for carbon sequestration, agriculture, pharmaceutical, biomaterials and bioremediation.Pluton Bioscience's discoveryprocess generates diverse commercialization options, including: Organisms (biological products), Small Molecule Chemistries (fermentable and non-fermentable) and New Traits (scale dependent).
S2G Ventures VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
S2G Ventures is is a multi-stage venture fund investing in food and agriculture. We're harnessing the power of food innovation to create better outcomes for people and the planet.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Unseenlabs — Unseenlabs designs and develops a spectrum surveillance payload which is designed to detect and track non-cooperative vessels wherever they happen to be in the world.
  • Aquaconnect — Aquaconnect was founded in 2017 as a full-stack aquaculture technology venture to offer data-driven farm advisory solutions and market place solutions to Shrimp and Fish farmers. As a part of promoting sustainable farming practices in aquaculture ecosystem, we have launched an Artificial Intelligence farm advisor 'FarmMOJO' - a friendlyfarm companion. FarmMOJO's data intelligence improves farm productivity and connects farmers with aquaculture industry stakeholders under its market place. Aquaconnect works with about 3000 farmers in Indian states of Andhra, Tamilnadu, and Gujrat to improve their farm revenues through technology intervention.
  • Kuehnle Agrosystems — Kuehnle AgroSystems curates a unique set of algae originating from pristine waters and ecosystems of Hawaii, as well as tropical botanical accessions representing plants prized by Polynesian voyagers.
AgCapital Canada VC Fund · Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
AgCapital Canada provides capital to help owner-operators take their companies to the next, higher level.
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Analytics, Internet of Things
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Ukko Agro — Ukko Agro develops an agriculture ecosystem that helps optimize pesticide usage to minimize crop losses. It offers technology tools that facilitate on-farm decision making with minimal time investment from the growers.The company is driven to optimize pesticide use for better crop yield, by integrating technologies to track, analyze, andquantify sustainability gained. Its product features realtime on-farm monitoring, predicts disease or pest attacks, prescribe pesticide spray, integrates with external on-farm equipment and technologies, reduces crop losses, and optimizes crop inputs.Ukko Agro was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.
  • P&P Optica — What's in your food? Do better than visual inspection! Future-proof your plant with a proven automated detection of low-density foreign materials. Book a call.
  • eQcell — Canadian Regenerative Medicine Company addressing condition and diseases affecting sporting and domestic animals
Farm Credit Canada VC Fund · Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Proud to be 100% invested in Canadian agriculture and food.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Coffee
  • Debt Financing, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Swiss Water — Swiss Water is an innovative, 100% chemical free decaffeination process company removing caffeine for coffee roasters around the world.
  • Fieldless Farms — Fieldless farms is an Agri business which uses innovative indoor farming technology to produce greens.
  • Goodleaf Farms — GoodLeaf Farms is focused on producing local and ultra-fresh greens in Ontario, without pesticides. We do this using innovative vertical farming technology.
Pioneer Fund VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 25 investments in the past 12 months
300+ YC alumni investing in the top YC startups
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • PeerDB — If Postgres is at the core of your business and is a major source of data, PeerDB provides a fast, simple and cost-effective way to replicate data from Postgres to Data Warehouses, Queues and Storage.
  • Flower Labs — A unified approach to federated learning, analytics, and evaluation. Federate any workload, any ML framework, and any programming language.
  • Assort Health — Our call center generative AI reduces hold time, decreases dropped calls, and contains costs while driving appointment revenue.
UBC Sauder School of Business VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The UBC Sauder School of Business is Canada's leading academic business school.
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Portfolio highlights
  • Meatme.ca — Meatme connects consumers to local farms for sustainable and ethically raised meats.
Nadav Ben-Chanoch Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Nadav Ben-Chanoch - Partner @ Pareto Holdings
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Swaap — We build the market-neutral AMM protocol.
  • micro1 — We help companies hire and manage the best software engineers easily.
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
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