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Top 40 Cannabis Startup Investors in Canada

A list of 40 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Cannabis startups based in Canada. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Cannabis companies from Canada. We update this investor list every month.

Top 40 Cannabis Startup Investors in Canada

Investor Cannabis Canada investments
Btomorrow Ventures 4
Green Acre Capital 3
Tribune Capital 2
Colin Harris 1
John Nemanic 1
Robin Knox 1
Globalive 1
Hedgewood 1
Delbridge Capital Partners 1
WGD Capital 1
GTMfund 1
Kathia Cambron 1
Tomas Lestrup 1
Pareto Holdings 1
Gaingels 1
Kevin Liles 1
Jon Oringer 1
Brett Wilson 1
Nadav Ben-Chanoch 1
Ken Miyoshi 1
Aubrey Graham (Drake) 1
Golden Section 1
James Pardieck 1
Monroe Asami 1
KarpReilly 1
Jon Oringer 1
Innovacorp 1
LAGO Innovation Fund 1
Brett Wilson 1
Ontario Brain Institute 1
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 1
Gotham Green Partners 1
Anges Quebec 1
Jon Oringer 1
Groupe Roski 1
Ethan Oren Perlstein 1
Lanny Lipson 1
InnoStart Capital 1
RIV Capital 1
Philip Sane 1
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Btomorrow Ventures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Btomorrow Ventures (BTV) is the corporate venturing unit of BAT. BAT is building A Better Tomorrow by reducing the health impact of its business by transforming into a truly consumer-centric multi-category CPG company. We are dedicated to partnering with ambitious and passionate entrepreneurs to realise their vision by providing a platform toenhance innovation and accelerate growth.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Wellness, Food and Beverage
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Tru — Obsessively formulated by fusing flavor with function, each of our tasty innovations perform when you need it most. From the time you wake up until the second your head hits the pillow, we elevate every moment one sip at a time.
  • Awake Chocolate — AWAKE Chocolate combines delicious milk chocolate.
  • PHILTER Labs — Philter Labs presents an innovative smoke filter for E-Cig, Vape Pen, & CBD Pen. Filters smoke from entering shared space while you still enjoy the experience.
Green Acre Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Green Acre Capital is a private investment fund dedicated exclusively to the Canadian medical and recreational cannabis industry. The fund invests in sectors across the cannabis value chain including production, research, consumer products and retail.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Consumer Goods, Marketing
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Claybourne — Claybourne is a cannabis breeder, cultivator, and retail brand that is known for its broad line of flower, pre-roll, and concentrate products.
  • humble+fume — humble+fume is Canada’s leading distributor of cannabis accessories. We offer the largest range of products and accessories to legal dispensaries, head shops and smoke shops of all sizes. We work with over 200 of the leading industry brands and offer more than 10,000 products and accessories. With distributions centres across North America, we arewell positioned to help grow your business. Our team believes pairing cannabis accessories is at the heart of contemporary enjoyment, we look forward to working with you and creating the perfect experience for your customers.
  • HC Solutions Holdings — HC Solutions Holdings operates as a distributor of cannabis. HC Solutions Holdings formed as a Joint Venture between Green Acre Capital Distribution Corp. and Humble & Fume.
Tribune Capital VC Fund · Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Tribune Capital is a venture capital firm located in Weyburn, SK.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, SaaS, Software
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Reach — Reach is the premier ecommerce payments partner connecting you to global consumers. Unlock the true power of in-country payment without the complexities.
  • PayShepherd — PayShepherd helps manage contractor billing for industrial facilities and simplifies billing processes. Save time, money, and headaches.
  • Immigrate Software — Immigrate helps make immigration dreams come true. Built on total transparency, our RCIC certified consultants work with you to create a custom roadmap tailored to your unique needs. Our online platform makes the immigration process easy. We provide real-time tracking on your application status making us the unparalleled solution provider.
Colin Harris Angel · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Colin is Chief Operating Officer of PMC-Sierra Inc. Colin is a founder of PMC-Sierra, has served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer since February 2007. Prior to this appointment, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Operations at PMC-Sierra from July 2004 and Vice President of IC Technology from May1997 to July 2004. Colin is anelected member of the Global Semiconductor Association Board of Directors and serves on the advisory board of the Design for E-Beam (DFEB) initiative. Colin currently also serves on the board of directors for Yaletown portfolio company Redlen Technologies
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Investment focus
  • Software, Industrial Automation, AgTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Metaspectral — Compression.ai is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of machine learning and web services. The company has developed encoding and decoding capability for images using machine learning, which achieves on-average about 95% compression rates of a raw image without significantly losing its quality.
  • aDolus Technology Inc. — aDolus provides a cloud platform to safeguard critical infrastructure, brokering information about ICS and IoT software and firmware. There is a $13 billion dollar industry for protecting PC endpoints, but there’s no similar ecosystem for protecting the smart devices used in industries such as energy, medical, and transportation. Multiple vendors,platforms, and geographic locations make the problem complex, yet growing threats to systems and human safety make the need for a solution urgent. Regulation is accelerating this need. With over 50 billion devices connected to the internet, the security market for IoT is projected to reach $74 billion by 2026. This creates a massive opportunity to help critical sectors secure their smart devices. We estimate the annual TAM to be $920 million for the industrial sector alone. The medical, transportation, automotive, and defense sectors present further opportunities.aDolus is the first to market with a solution to analyze and authenticate device software. Early momentum and deep industry ties have yielded a growing database of 32 million records. Our vendor-agnostic platform positions aDolus to capture this lucrative and under-served market.
  • Elevated Signals — Elevated Signals provides cannabis producers with user-friendly manufacturing software that combines digital batch production records, inventory tracking and environmental data into a single customizable platform. By digitizing how cannabis operations run and streamlining data collection and aggregation, the system helps businesses significantlylower costs, scale quickly and make more informed decisions.Elevated Signals is used by some of the largest producers in North America, as well as a growing wave of innovative mid-size and craft facilities. It is the fastest-growing regulated manufacturing execution and quality software company in Canada.
John Nemanic Angel
John Nemanic
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
Robin Knox Angel · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom
Robin Knox is the Founder and CEO at Boundary.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Social Network
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • DragonflAI — Phone-Based AI Moderation Moderate user-uploaded images and videos before they leave mobile devices and reach the internet. Keep your platform and servers free from indecent or illegal content.
  • Handl — We deliver car care services to you. Order from professional valets, oil, adblue, washer and care services and subscribe to monthly services to save money.
  • My Probate Partner — The better way to navigate probate in Scotland. Avoid large probate solicitor bills by completing your application with our 5-star fixed-price support service.
Globalive VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Globalive fuels innovation by partnering with visionary entrepreneurs. Join our venture studio or explore funding opportunities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Curv Health — Modern virtual Training, Physiotherapy, & Rehab Clinic. Computer Vision & Health Coaches for Strengthening & Recovery.
  • KEEP Labs — The Modern medicine Cabinet and Data Platform. We partner with healthcare organizations to improve patient adherence by integrating and augmenting their programs, not displacing them.
  • WellnessLiving Systems — Business Management Software by WellnessLiving: take your gym, fitness studio, spa or salon to the next level! Book and attract new clients instantly. See why over 10 million users love WellnessLiving. Get your free demo today!
Hedgewood VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hedgewood is an investment firm active in venture capital, internet businesses, real estate, specialty finance, asset management, and private equity.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Unito — Discover 2-way integrations to empower your digital organization to sync securely in under 12 minutes with a no-code solution.
  • Vetster — Pet health starts with Vetster. Find and book veterinarians from across North America to provide excellent health care for your pet through video consults. Cats, dogs, reptiles, horses - all pets are welcome.
  • Ready, Set, Food! — Ready, Set, Food! makes it easy for parents reduce their baby's risk of developing peanut, egg, and milk allergies by up to 80% with our gentle, daily system.
Delbridge Capital Partners VC Fund · Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Delbridge Capital Partners accelerates successful enterprise software start-ups by providing direct investments and supporting the go-to-market strategy and execution in the early stages of start-up growth. Delbridge invests in start-ups focusing on enterprise corporate technologies solving complex business problems in the areas of corporatefinance, sales, data management, and cybersecurity. Delbridge Capital Partners are experienced owners and operators of successful B2B enterprise software companies. Delbridge supports its portfolio companies in scaling their businesses by providing access to Delbridge’s extensive network of enterprise customers, capital markets, sales channels and talent.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Software, Compliance
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • GrowerIQ — Compliance, Cultivation, Manufacturing, Quality Management System, and CRM all in one easy-to-use platform for cannabis operators globally.
  • Data Sentinel — Data Sentinel is a sensitive data management platform that provides deep technology to protect, identify, inventory, classify and tag sensitive data for your company.
WGD Capital VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States
WGD Capital invests in early- and expansion-stage private companies.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Software, Business Intelligence
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Series A
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Headset — Retail & market insights for cannabis retailers, product manufacturers, CPGs, processors, growers & all ancillary services.
  • Katalys — Katalys is a partnership marketing technology platform that provides Brands and Publishers with a better way to generate revenue in the performance marketing channel. Formed out of the recent merger between RevOffers, a ‘cookieless’ graph attribution technology, and the embedded commerce innovation of 1o.io, Katalys is set on a course to disruptthe digital marketing landscape.Katalys' disruptive innovation in the performance marketing space is an embedded commerce technology that allows consumers to transact at any point of product discovery. This includes the ability to complete an eCommerce transaction inside a display advertisement, in-app, in-video, blog post, social media platforms, and even inside a VR/AR environment.
  • Birchmount Network — Birchmount Network is a gift card and marketing services company that provides comprehensive revenue and brand solutions.
GTMfund VC Fund · Austin, Texas, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Let us help you go from 0 to IPO. We're investing $10 million per year into early-stage companies (pre-Series A), specializing in B2B SaaS.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • UserHub — The quickest way to add Billing & Seat Management features to your SaaS product. A User Based Billing Platform compatible with Stripe Billing, Auth0, Google Firebase, and more.
  • FORA — AI for the C-Suite Pivotal Moments. Profitable Outcomes. Gain organization-wide productivity and transparency with deeper executive insights into team performance.
  • Delivery Collective — Delivery Collective means we can order directly from our favorite restaurants. When ordering your food through delivery apps, you pay more in price markup and fees. You can save yourself and the restaurant lots of money by ordering directly.
Kathia Cambron Angel · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kathia Cambron
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
Tomas Lestrup Angel
Tomas Lestrup
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
Pareto Holdings VC Fund · Miami, Florida, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Building world-changing companies in sunny Miami
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Popularium — At Popularium, we believe that successful games are built by world-class developers who know what great looks like.
  • Lumen Orbit — Lumen Orbit provides in-orbit cloud computing and data relay for satellites.
  • Elevated Signals — Elevated Signals provides cannabis producers with user-friendly manufacturing software that combines digital batch production records, inventory tracking and environmental data into a single customizable platform. By digitizing how cannabis operations run and streamlining data collection and aggregation, the system helps businesses significantlylower costs, scale quickly and make more informed decisions.Elevated Signals is used by some of the largest producers in North America, as well as a growing wave of innovative mid-size and craft facilities. It is the fastest-growing regulated manufacturing execution and quality software company in Canada.
Gaingels VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 73 investments in the past 12 months
Gaingels is a leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity, inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies in the venture capital space.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Psylo — Psylo is an Australia-based psychedelic biotech business focusing on Psychedelic-inspired medicine to treat mental illness.
  • Colors AI — Colors helps companies see the full spectrum of clients.
  • Novel Capital — Novel Capital provides non dilutive funding and operational sales expertise to early-stage B2B software companies.
Kevin Liles Angel · New York, New York, United States
Kevin Liles, CEO, and Co-Founder at 300 Entertainment. He attended Morgan State University.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Retail, Fashion
  • Series A, Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Burb — Burb is a cannabis culture brand with retail stores serving the Greater Vancouver Area. Shop Burb's latest ready-to-wear and accessories online. Secure & Easy Checkout with fast worldwide shipping.
  • Stationhead — Stationhead is the place for music fans around the world to connect, listen live, and stream together.
  • Creative Intell — Real education for the real music business
Jon Oringer Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • Unsloth AI — Easy finetuning for AI and LLMs. Open-source and for beginners. Get faster with Unsloth.
  • NewHomesMate — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
Brett Wilson Angel · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
W. Brett Wilson was the Co-Founder of FirstEnergy Capital. He currently worked at Canoe Financial as the Chairman.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Lifestyle, Marketing
  • Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Tokyo Smoke — Tokyo Smoke is a modern lifestyle collective and a cultural movement. Our aim is to create an immersive physical experience, across verticals that touch our hearts, with the care, craft and expertise. Fundamentally, we believe Coffee, Clothing, and Cannabis are the lifeblood of the Creative Class. The Brand Tokyo Smoke is the touchstone for beauty,design, and quality in a society hungry for inclusive but sophisticated, designer brands. The combination of creativity, passion, and originality, has formed a sophisticated urban brand that goes beyond products. By integrating into the creative drivers of consumers, those being coffee, clothing and cannabis, Tokyo Smoke can help shape how today’s individual lives their life. This puts us in a unique position to interact with consumers within multiple touch points throughout their day.Specifically, this is what the verticals allow us to do:• Coffee: the shops function as a brand experience center to host our customers and the community• Clothing: provides a foundation to interact with our customers and ambassadors across the world and to establish the legitimacy and reach of the brand• Cannabis: brings beauty, form and function to an underserved consumer, with Tokyo Smoke as the first brand to provide an aspirational and inspirational lifestyle that transcends the Cannabis cultureCurrently, there are two coffee bars / luxury Cannabis accessory shops that function as experience centers. The line of luxury men’s clothing is available at GotStyle, in the coffee shop as well as other select retailers. The line of Tokyo Smoke Cannabis is soon to be on shelf in Washington State with a first of its kind deal about to be signed in Canada.
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.
Ken Miyoshi Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Ken Miyoshi
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Video, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Convertible Note
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Nimia — Buy Cinematic Stock Footage from Award Winning Filmmakers. Find the perfect royalty-free and rights-managed stock footage for your next project from the world's best filmmakers. Shop creative stock footage, archival stock footage, and editorial stock fooage.
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
  • Root Sciences — Root Sciences provides premium cannabis distillation & extraction equipment and training services. Turnkey and scale-able solution for CBD distillation.
Aubrey Graham (Drake) Angel · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aubrey Graham (Drake) is the Founder of OVO Sound.
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Investment focus
  • eSports, Shopping, Gaming
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • MoonPay — MoonPay offers a fast and simple way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Buy crypto with credit card, bank transfers or Apple Pay today.
  • Bullrider — There's cannabis then there's Bullrider. Legacy in the making since 2004. Cannabis dispensary selling and delivering legal weed in Brampton, Canada from 67 Shelby Road.
  • StatusPro — StatusPro is a sports technology company that combines data with augmented and virtual reality to provide a suite of training and gaming products.
Golden Section VC Fund · Houston, Texas, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Golden Section is a founders studio and venture capital fund.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Bevz — Bevz is a software and services (SaaS) platform for local, independently operated liquor/convenience stores. Our vision is to transform the 100,000+ independent liquor stores across the nation with the technology, data, and support
  • RealSage — We are on a mission to revolutionize the way the real estate industry makes decisions. Real estate decision-making is hard. What makes it harder is your broken data! This creates a data decision gap for your teams and managers. That’s why RealSage combines all of your scattered and nontransparent data to give you a single holistic source of allyour answers with AI that helps you make faster, better decisions.
  • Lynx — Lynx is pioneering a better way to approach venture funding. Get started with the SWEAT equity toolkit today!
James Pardieck Angel
James Pardieck
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
Monroe Asami Angel
Monroe Asami
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
KarpReilly VC Fund · Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
KarpReilly, LLC is a private investment firm, founded by Allan Karp and Chris Reilly, whose primary mission is to partner with premier growth companies and help them achieve their long-term vision. KarpReilly currently manages funds and affiliates with capital commitments in excess of $500 million. Over the past 15 years, the principals ofKarpReilly have invested in, sat on the boards of and nurtured over 25 growth companies.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, E-Commerce, Retail
  • Series A, Seed, Private Equity
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Strands Hair Care — Strands Hair Care delivers custom shampoo & conditioner with full ingredient customization based on accurate, quantified biological data for each customer.
  • Wilde Brands — Thin and crispy, flavorful, and 7x the protein of a potato chip. Wilde Chips are grain & gluten free, Paleo certified, Keto friendly, non-GMO & allergen-free.
  • Mother Science — Discover Mother Science, a revolutionary biotech skincare brand with a clinically proven serum for hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
Jon Oringer Angel · Miami, Florida, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • Zamp — We give you freedom from sales tax! Eliminate the need to learn, manage or touch any part of the sales tax compliance process.
  • NewHomesMate — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
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.
LAGO Innovation Fund VC Fund
LAGO Innovation Fund invests in companies that are engaged in disrupting the status quo in their native industries or creating de novo markets through the offering of innovative products, services, or technologies, or by creating novel technology-enabled business models aimed at enhancing efficiency, customer experience, and/or speed tomarket.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Sports, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • GrowerIQ — Compliance, Cultivation, Manufacturing, Quality Management System, and CRM all in one easy-to-use platform for cannabis operators globally.
  • Safely — Let Safely help protect you with short term rental insurance & comprehensive guest screening for all your properties.
  • Season Share — There are 3.2M season tickets holders in the U.S. and 70% of season ticket holders share their tickets with other fans. We are the only mobile app that enables fans to buy, group, split and share season tickets to live sporting events. Season Share was founded by three sports fans with deep ties in tech, entertainment, sports and ticketing. Ourtechnology is ready to disrupt the stagnant ticketing industry, increasing team and league revenue while making the fan experience easier and more realistic for today’s consumer. Let’s change the game together.
Brett Wilson Angel · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
W. Brett Wilson was the Co-Founder of FirstEnergy Capital. He currently worked at Canoe Financial as the Chairman.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Lifestyle, Marketing
  • Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Tokyo Smoke — Tokyo Smoke is a modern lifestyle collective and a cultural movement. Our aim is to create an immersive physical experience, across verticals that touch our hearts, with the care, craft and expertise. Fundamentally, we believe Coffee, Clothing, and Cannabis are the lifeblood of the Creative Class. The Brand Tokyo Smoke is the touchstone for beauty,design, and quality in a society hungry for inclusive but sophisticated, designer brands. The combination of creativity, passion, and originality, has formed a sophisticated urban brand that goes beyond products. By integrating into the creative drivers of consumers, those being coffee, clothing and cannabis, Tokyo Smoke can help shape how today’s individual lives their life. This puts us in a unique position to interact with consumers within multiple touch points throughout their day.Specifically, this is what the verticals allow us to do:• Coffee: the shops function as a brand experience center to host our customers and the community• Clothing: provides a foundation to interact with our customers and ambassadors across the world and to establish the legitimacy and reach of the brand• Cannabis: brings beauty, form and function to an underserved consumer, with Tokyo Smoke as the first brand to provide an aspirational and inspirational lifestyle that transcends the Cannabis cultureCurrently, there are two coffee bars / luxury Cannabis accessory shops that function as experience centers. The line of luxury men’s clothing is available at GotStyle, in the coffee shop as well as other select retailers. The line of Tokyo Smoke Cannabis is soon to be on shelf in Washington State with a first of its kind deal about to be signed in Canada.
Ontario Brain Institute VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Ontario Brain Institute works to establish Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Biotechnology
  • Grant, Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • eyful — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
  • Panaxium — We imagine a future where permanent disability from brain injury no longer exists.
  • Pearl Interactives — Specializes in co-creating interactive media for children of all abilities for wellness, play, and learning. Our flagship product, a video game system called Bootle BlastTM, uses an innovative mixed reality technology to engage children and youth with neuromotor conditions in exercises that improve functional abilities.
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.
Gotham Green Partners VC Fund · Santa Monica, California, United States
A leading private equity firm investing exclusively across the global cannabis industry.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Retail, E-Commerce
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Lucid Green — Lucid Green aims to provide supply chain operational efficiency and brand marketing solutions to help cannabis brands, distributors and retailers reduce costs, increase transparency, and drive revenue.
  • Trait Biosciences — Trait Biosciences is an emerging cannabis biotechnology company harnessing the best-in-class research scientists in biotechnology and cannabis R&D to change the face of the industry. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Engin Sciences — Engin Sciences develops AI-Driven HR software that plugs into existing job boards, giving companies access to a virtual talent management system for hourly jobs, allowing HR managers to gamify the job application process on any site, quickly evaluating applicants, engaging and routing viable candidates to the jobs to which they’re best suited.Saving time and reducing churn, Engin saves companies thousands of dollars in HR personnel expenses.
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.
Jon Oringer Angel · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Jon Oringer is the founder and chairman of Shutterstock.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Skedway — Every work experience should be great! Skedway is the complete platform to optimize the hybrid work experience.
  • Zamp — We give you freedom from sales tax! Eliminate the need to learn, manage or touch any part of the sales tax compliance process.
  • NewHomesMate — Find, compare and buy a new construction home - all in one place.
Groupe Roski VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Groupe Roski is a private investment company that has been involved in venture capital since 2013 with companies that improve the quality of life and the environment for individuals.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical Device
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Spiderwort — Spiderwort is an innovator in all-natural, plant-based biomaterials that have the potential to repair spinal cord injuries and promote healing.
  • Groupe Evex — Groupe Evex deals with the commercial real estate projects.
  • Marmax — Marmax deals with residential and commercial construction, renovation and roofing.
Ethan Oren Perlstein Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Over the course of the last decade, first as a graduate student at Harvard University in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology with PhD advisor Professor Stuart Schreiber and then as an independent postdoctoral fellow at the Lewis-Sigler Institute at Princeton University, Dr. Ethan Perlstein developed an approach to studying old drugs anddiscovering new drugs in model organisms called evolutionary pharmacology. Ethan is an author on 19 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, including the discovery of a novel mechanism of action for the antidepressant Zoloft based on studies in yeast cells.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Cannabis, Biopharma
  • Seed
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Epinoma — Epinoma is a diagnostics company that focuses on the multi-omics approach to cancer monitoring. It engineers proteins that control the operating system of biology. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • BluumBio — BluumBio develops next-generation remediation technologies that clean up pollution and restore degraded ecosystems
  • Promakhos Therapeutics — A Boston-based biotech startup developing therapeutics.
Lanny Lipson Angel · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lanny Lipson
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
InnoStart Capital VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada
InnoStart Capital is a small venture capital firm focusing on early-stage investments.
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Investment focus
  • Video Games, Financial Services, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • Pop Meals — Expect exciting, locally trending meals at an affordable price! Now with dine-in, pickup and delivery .
  • Livescale — Try the Live Shopping solution with e-Commerce and checkout integration. Boost your real-time sales and skyrocket your brand awareness among communities!
  • Ludex — A web3 protocol that enables video games to operate on-chain.
RIV Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
RIV Capital is a cannabis acquisition and investment firm building a leading multistate platform of brands in key strategic U.S. markets.
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, AgTech, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • Dynaleo — At Dynaleo, we produce the highest quality cannabis-infused Edible Gummies. Learn more about our innovative CBD and THC gummies on our website.
  • Headset — Retail & market insights for cannabis retailers, product manufacturers, CPGs, processors, growers & all ancillary services.
  • TerrAscend — A Leading Vertically-Integrated North American OperatorTerrAscend is a leading North American cannabis operator with vertically integrated operations in
Philip Sane Angel
Philip Sane
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Investment focus
  • Cannabis, Craft Beer, Food Processing
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Province Brands of Canada — We are your sustainable and plant-based sweetener solution. We upcycle plant-waste biomass and transform it into food-grade sugars.
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