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Top 50 Community Startup Investors in Canada

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

Top 50 Community Startup Investors in Canada

Investor Community Canada investments
Panache Ventures 10
Yaletown Partners 6
N49P 6
Ontario Centres of Excellence 6
Real Ventures 5
Inovia Capital 5
Anges Quebec 5
Green Acre Capital 5
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 4
Mantella Venture Partners 4
The 51 Ventures 4
Diplo (Thomas Pentz) 3
Globalive Capital 3
ScaleUP Ventures 3
Futurpreneur 3
Ryan Holmes 3
Garage Capital 3
Telegraph Hill Capital 3
InnoStart Capital 3
Innovate Calgary 3
Bedrock Capital 3
BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund 3
Good News Ventures 3
VA Angels 3
BDC Venture Capital 3
2048 Ventures 3
Golden Ventures 3
Brightspark Ventures 3
ClearAngel 3
Shannon Byrne Susko 2
Hardy Capital Partners 2
KepalaBergetar TV 2
7 Gate Ventures 2
Haywood Securities Inc. 2
Canada media fund 2
Brian Wong 2
Roham Gharegozlou 2
Grace Chou 2
TELUS Ventures 2
Nadav Ben-Chanoch 2
District Ventures Capital 2
Vectr 2
Lance Tracey 2
Hedgewood 2
Lance Priebe 2
Xfund 2
Innovacorp 2
CVP Management 2
Mo Larbi Bennis 2
Business Development Bank of Canada 2
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Panache Ventures VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Canada's leading nationwide pre-seed venture fund.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Nolk — Hi, we're nolk,a modern brand stewards for the digital generation. We find growing, direct-to-consumer businesses and help them scale to greater success.
  • HyperComply — HyperComply is the fastest and most accurate way to send and respond to security questionnaires.
  • SureBright — Increase Revenue with SureBright's Insurance-as-a-Service Platform Today!
Yaletown Partners VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Yaletown Partners specializes in investing in software, data, and device technologies. It invests in technology companies that improve industry and enterprise productivity and sustainability, to help accelerate their growth, shorten exit timeframes, and accomplish strong exit premiums.With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal, and a growingpresence in Toronto, Yaletown is led by a national team that contributes almost 100 years of technology-industry experience and a network of extensive industry relationships.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Canada, United States, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • Userful — The #1 Software-Defined Platform for Enterprise AV-over-IP
  • Bolt — Logistics, Simplified. GoBolt is building a sustainable, first-party supply chain network. Delivering an end-to-end customer experience.
  • Tasktop — Tasktop's value stream management platform provides organizations with end to end visibility of software delivery. Discover our Agile and DevOps solutions today.
N49P VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 15 investments in the past 12 months
N49P is a venture capital firm focused on ideas to seed-stage Canadian technology startups.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Quandri — Quandri is a digital worker for insurance brokers & agencies.
  • Halp — Get more acceptances and scholarships with 1-on-1 online admissions coaching, hands-on mentorship, and university support
  • Planned — Redefining the way in-person events are planned.
Ontario Centres of Excellence VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Ontario Centres of Excellence invests in projects and people to accelerate industry R&D to impact the Ontario economy through the commercialization of leading edge research.OCE invests in- Industry-Academic collaborative research- Commercialization of academic research through licensing and spin off companies- Early stage seedfinancing of start-ups- Skills development for high quality personnelThe Ontario Centres of Excellence is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1987. Core funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Grant, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SoulRooms — SoulRooms enables multifamily and student housing landlords to rent/manage properties efficiently, and create a better appeal for modern, digital native renters. We apply deep learning to simplify the regular tasks of online application review, acceptance and automate information flow for tenant requests. Our platform also provides aproprietary renting by the room feature that enables landlords to improve cashflows by over 30% and reduce vacancies across the portfolio.
  • NURO — NURO is the manufacturer of NUOS, the Neural Operating System. NUOS allows today instant communication and full-scale computing by brain signals without surgery.
  • Hopeful Inc. — We help nonprofits understand all aspects of social media, identify donor prospects and analyze donor behaviour. Through Hopeful, we enable nonprofits to
Real Ventures VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 7 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, Data and Analytics, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HALEO Clinic — HALEO is an online insomnia clinic that fits in your pocket
  • Axya — Axya is an e-procurement software that help buyers and suppliers optimize their sourcing process.
  • Nord Quantique — Nord Quantique creates quantum processors based on second-generation technology.
Inovia Capital VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 19 investments in the past 12 months
We support entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey and build technology companies that generate a positive impact on society.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Shyft — Shyft is transforming the moving and relocation industry by introducing state-of-art innovative technology, superior customer service, and highly efficient lead management solutions. Today, 300+ moving companies in more than 68 countries use Shyft’s sales and customer success solutions to book more moves, engage with their leads in real-time, anddeliver a delightful experience to transferees.Shyft’s Lump Sum Marketplace Platform, first of its kind, is designed exclusively for relocation management companies and corporations to help relocate employees anywhere in the world in an efficient and stress-free manner. Shyft streamlines their transferees’ experience from the first inquiry to the final invoice.Founded by industry experts with over 75 years of combined domain expertise, Shyft is a global company with offices in San Francisco, California, and Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Flare — Flare is the Enterprise Digital Footprint Platform that automatically scans the whole internet to discover, monitor and remediate external threats - automatically.
  • Haloo — Protect your brand from day one. We help small businesses like yours run affordable legal searches and prepare for trademark registration.
Anges Quebec VC Fund · Quebec, Quebec, Canada · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Value-added investors for innovative entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Canada, Spain, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Maxa AI — Maxa AI provides automated machine intelligence technology solutions.
  • Autozen Technologies — We make it easy and fast to sell your car online. With hundreds of buyers bidding you'll also get the fairest price.
  • PlayFitt — PlayFitt is a fitness platform using experience in Sports Analytics, Machine Learning, Video Games.
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
  • Food/Beverage, Gaming, Community/Lifestyle
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Claybourne — Claybourne is a cannabis breeder, cultivator, and retail brand that is known for its broad line of flower, pre-roll, and concentrate products.
  • Olli Brands — Olli Brands is a cannabis-infused product manufacturer that works with best-in-class suppliers to offer premium-quality natural ingredients and medical-grade cannabis.
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 10 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cinchy — Cinchy is the enterprise-grade Data Collaboration platform used by technology organizations to deliver new business capabilities in half the time and cost vs. traditional approaches. Global businesses like are already using Cinchy's unique Data Fabric architecture to eliminate data fragmentation, improve data privacy and protection, andfinally take control of their data.Cinchy was voted best-of-show at Finovate in NY, won top pick at TechCrunch Disrupt in SF, voted “best solution for improving operations” by Bank Director, and featured by Gartner in their “Cool Vendors in Data Management” publication for 2020.
  • GrowerIQ — The only integrated cannabis management software solution for Licensed Producers. Manage your facility and grow with intelligence!
  • ACTO — ACTO is an omnichannel education platform for life sciences companies. ACTO is an AI-powered SaaS platform built for life sciences that uses mobile experiences and agency partnerships to give learners all the tools they need in one intuitive cross-platform app, and give leaders powerful admin tools with engagement data in one command center.
Mantella Venture Partners VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mantella Venture Partners is a $20M early stage fund with a hands-on approach to building technology companies. We invest in exceptional entrepreneurs building market-altering mobile and Internet software businesses. At MVP we invest early.We invest alone, or alongside other value-added venture and angel investors that share the belief thatfounder/investor alignment is key to building successful companies and profitable exits. After investment, our portfolio companies benefit from active, hands-on involvement in all phases of growth, including product development, business development, marketing, financing, and team development. If you're looking for partners for your whole journey, not just money, get us involved early.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Altrio — Altrio is bringing real estate capital markets online
  • Enso Connect — Seamless digital guest experience from booking through the entire stay and long-lasting relationships after check-out. Vacation rentals & Hotels remarketing tool.
  • Shopistry — Shopistry is a flexible, headless e-commerce platform that gives brands the tools to build any type of buying experience at scale. Custom storefronts. Mobile-first. Endless integrations.
The 51 Ventures VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Women-powered capital building the Financial Feminist Economy.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Community/Lifestyle, IT
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Blume — Blends with benefits. Organic superfood powders for your mug, cup, bowl and baking sheet. We believe wellness should be fun and accessible. All of our colorful lattes are vegan, refined sugar-free and less than $1/serving.
  • Cadence — Cadence's Executor Assistant helps surviving family members to complete benefits claims, notifications, account subscriptions, and other tasks after a death.
  • Areto Labs — Areto Labs is a human-focused cyber security company that uses AI to protect people by detecting and counteracting online abuse.
Diplo (Thomas Pentz) Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Diplo is an investor of Thomas Wesley Pentz, born November 10, 1978, better known by his stage name Diplo, is a Grammy-nominated American DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Amongother jobs, he has worked as a school teacher in Philadelphia. He is also the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project, Major Lazer. His 2013 EP Revolution debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200.During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with giving him exposure in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other notable pop artists, such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg, CL and G-Dragon. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs. He is the co-producer of several tracks on Madonna's 2015 album Rebel Heart (2015) and he collaborated with Skrillex to create the group Jack Ü.Source:
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Commerce/Shopping
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stationhead — Stationhead is the place for music fans around the world to connect, listen live, and stream together.
  • CXIP Labs — CXIP Labs is a developer of NFT infrastructure solutions for the web3 ecosystem.
  • MoonPay — MoonPay offers a fast and simple way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Buy crypto with credit card, bank transfers or Apple Pay today.
Globalive Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Globalive Capital is an investment company based in Canada. The Firm makes investments primarily in the telecommunications and real estate with co-investment activities alongside venture capital funds.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Data and Analytics
  • 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.
  • 3D BioFibR — 3D BioFibR is a biomaterial manufacturing company that produces naturally sourced, high-value bio fibers such as spider silk, collagen, chitosan, and others. Preliminary fiber performance data shows the potential applications of these fibers in several global markets, including biomedical engineering, green textiles, defense, and aerospaceengineering. Formed in July 2020, 3D BioFibR was founded on the pioneering research of Dr. John Frampton. 3D BioFibR is focused on novel and proprietary methods of biofiber production that have a quality and scale that is currently not achievable with current methods. 3D BioFibR scientists have demonstrated the ability to make collagen fibers, termed CollaFibR™, that are stronger than natural tendons, and spider silk that is tougher than steel and 2000% more flexible. 3D BioFibR’s vision is to become the global leader in the manmade production of nature’s strongest, lightest and toughest materials at a scale and cost that makes them a competitive solution to the engineering challenges of our day.
ScaleUP Ventures VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
ScaleUP Ventures is a venture capital firm that supports creative entrepreneurs and assists with investments. It is focused on early-stage venture capital with a preference for Business-to-Business opportunities. The firm was founded in 2016 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Canada, United States, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Penny — Penny is an Intelligent CRM for Consultants working in the Direct Sales Industry
  • Canalyst — 4,000+ financial models with every KPI that matters, built and updated by our team of analysts.
  • Rose Rocket — Rose Rocket's transportation management software (TMS) helps trucking companies and freight brokers improve visibility, collaboration, and efficiency.
Futurpreneur VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
If you want to start a business in Canada, Futurepreneur will give mentorship, financing, and resources. Learn about our impact across Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Media and Entertainment
  • Debt Financing, Seed, Grant
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Periculum — An Alternate Credit Assessment Solution for Underserved Markets
  • NONA Vegan — Italian plant-based sauces that bring everyone to the table!
  • HopKidz Technologies Inc. — B2B2C marketplace, real-time search & booking engine: parents locate a short notice childcare, book it, pay online and can either drop-off their child in as little as within 15 min or get a sitter over to their place within an hour. All caregivers are 100% screened. B2B application on EAP as back-up care, business-subsidized. First-to-market inCanada, competitors in US and Australia. World market = $200b+. Growth plan to dominate the market.
Ryan Holmes Angel · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ryan Holmes is the CEO and Founder of HootSuite. Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, he has redefined the face of social media - bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom.Holmes has grown HootSuite from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with 8 million users,including 79 of the Fortune 100 companies. A college drop-out, he started a paintball company and pizza restaurant before founding Invoke Media, the company that developed HootSuite in 2009.Today, Holmes is an authority on the social business revolution, quoted in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and called upon to speak at TEDx and SXSW Interactive Conferences. An angel investor and advisor, he mentors startups in Canada and around the world. Through HootSuite University, Holmes partners with major universities to deliver social media coursework to the next generation of business leaders.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Sales/Marketing, Financial
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Kiwi Grocery — Kiwi Grocery cuts out the grocery store and delivers direct to your door. That means you pay less for your groceries and save on costly service fees. Kiwi users save 35% on their grocery checkout totals compared to other delivery apps.
  • Surf — Surf for Brands allows you to generate the highest quality first party data, with consumer opt-in options. Generate ethical, high quality data now - Learn more
  • MazumaGo — Send and receive business payments online with no limits, no percentage fees and no bullsh*t. Bring your business payments into the 21st century.
Garage Capital VC Fund · Waterloo, Ontario, Canada · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Built by founders, for founders. Garage Capital helps best-in-class companies jump from garage to growth.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Other
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ownly — Ownly is a revolutionary tool for home buyers to build, price and buy their home from the comfort & security of their own device.
  • HyperComply — HyperComply is the fastest and most accurate way to send and respond to security questionnaires.
  • myCaribou — myCaribou is a digital platform where 42,000+ manufacturers and distributors from 150+ countries build and manage successful partnerships.
Telegraph Hill Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Telegraph Hill Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on start-up companies primarily in North America.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Spain, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Planned — Redefining the way in-person events are planned.
  • Payflow — Payflow is an employee benefit that companies can offer to their employees. Payflow provides employees instant access to earned salary to improve their financial well-being. Companies benefit from improved productivity and engagement, with no impact on cash-flow.Payflow was founded in 2020, and it is a Rocket Internet backed venture based inSpain.
  • Talent.com — Find jobs, salary & company information on Talent.com. Discover your next career today. Your job search starts here!
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
  • Software, Gaming, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • Livescale — The branded Live Shopping solution with e-Commerce integration. Engage, recruit and convert customers in real-time, seen in Vogue, ELLE and Forbes.
  • Pop Meals — Expect exciting, locally trending meals at an affordable price! Now with dine-in, pickup and delivery .
  • Ludex — A web3 protocol that enables video games to operate on-chain.
Innovate Calgary VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Innovate Calgary is a central innovation hub at the University of Calgary. See our programs and fundings and learn more about our innovation hubs here.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Science/Engineering, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MACH32 — MACH32 is a medical device startup that develops innovative solutions for new and longstanding medical problems.
  • Difinity Solutions — Difinity Solutions is specializing in the development of medical devices and technology solutions.
  • InventoRR MD — InventoRR MD focuses on commercializing groundbreaking trauma and general surgery devices that improve patient recovery outcomes, simplify procedures for doctors, and reduce costs for healthcare organizations.
Bedrock Capital VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Bedrock: In Search of Narrative Violations
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • APFusion — APFusion is a B2B automotive marketplace helping salvage yards increase sales.
  • Finch — Finch is the API to access payroll and HR systems. We allow admins to connect their company in a compliant and secure manner to applications. Finch integrates across providers enabling developers to access a previously closed system and are at the source of truth for employee data and money flow. Our API powers use cases across lending, insurance,benefits, FP&A, and HR applications.
  • R-Zero — Find best-in-class hospital-grade biosafety technology solutions with R-Zero's autonomous UV-C disinfection equipment that inactivates 99.9% of microorganisms.
BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund VC Fund · 3 investments in the past 12 months
BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, AI
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • ODAIA — Empowering Pharma's Next Generation of Engagement with HCPs
  • RenoRun — RenoRun is building the world's largest single source platform for general contractors to purchase materials. Their mobile-friendly platform is a one-stop-shop when it comes to construction material supply. This app is revolutionizing the construction industry by maximizing productivity, saving contractors wasted run-around hours, and allowingtheir clients to leave their competition in the dust. Their trained runners will collect and deliver the desired materials to the job site.RenoRun was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Toronto and Austin, Texas.
  • HiMama — HiMama is the all-in-one daycare app with parent messaging, daily reports, check in and more. It's childcare management made easy! Book your demo now.
Good News Ventures VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We invest in founders who are driven to push the limits of what is possible
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Portugal
Portfolio highlights
  • Canaery — Canaery is building a neural interface for analyzing an object’s scent fingerprint to identify dangerous compounds at places like ports and inspection points without (or in addition to) x-rays or cameras.
  • Voltpost — The lamppost electric vehicle charger.
  • Talent Protocol — Talent Protocol is the web3 professional network where high-potential individuals can build an on-chain resume and launch a talent token, allowing anyone to easily invest in their careers.
VA Angels VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada
VA Angels, one of Canada’s leading angel investment groups, has member locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg. Since 2003 they have done 57 deals worth $28.5 million and are one of the most active angel groups in Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • Canada, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • eThor — Trusted By National Brands Trusted By National Brands Contactless In the age of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to provide your customers a safe way to pay. eThor offers a number of contactless payment options, from Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or other forms of
  • PLAYR.gg — Surf Giveaways is the #1 platform to run giveaways, sweepstakes, and contests for gamers. Grow your audience and build your community with giveaways now!
  • Tonit — Connect with local riders. Discover hundreds of rides & events. Track & share your ride. Share photos & videos with the community.
BDC Venture Capital VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada · 10 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, Internet, Hardware
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • Canada, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Intelligent City — Intelligent City delivers turn-key, prefabricated, mass timber urban housing that is sustainable, affordable and livable.
  • POTLOC — Potloc is a consumer research company, extracting consumer insights by targeting respondents by interest or location on the social networks consumers trust.
  • Arteria AI — Arteria unlocks the power of your contracts by helping you to generate, negotiate and turn your executed contracts into data that allow you to diagnose problems, identify opportunities and drive value for your organization.
2048 Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
We back visionary founders who are building technologies of the future.2048 Ventures is a thesis-driven earliest stage venture capital firm. We are founders, experienced operators, nerds and dreamers obsessed with the future. We've backed over 200 startups and have the experience and conviction to lead your pre-seed.We are systemsthinkers, engineers, and product junkies. We think about the future non-stop and are ready to understand and back you before anyone else. When we decide to invest, we write you a check and then help you close the rest of the round. If you are a mission-driven team, with strong founder market-fit and a vision for what the future should look like, then we would love to meet you. We love serial founders, but we are also very excited about being the first to believe in underdogs, immigrants, and diverse founders who are going on their first founder journey.2048 Ventures is the earliest stage venture capital firm. They are a team of founders, experienced operators, nerds, and dreamers obsessed with the future. They provide capital and hands-on help for founders at the earliest stage.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Peru
Portfolio highlights
  • Daily Blends — Healthy meals, Automated fridge, and Grab and go
  • Stabl — Stabl is a digital health solution that allows providers to monitor patient adherence and progress through live motion analysis during at-home recovery.
  • Frate — Frate enables retailers to drop ship their returns from customer to customer
Golden Ventures VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 18 investments in the past 12 months
Golden Ventures is a leading seed-stage venture capital fund, based in Toronto and investing across North America. We back bold teams and their transformative ideas.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Avidbots Corp. — Avidbots vision is to bring robots to everyday life to expand human potential. Avidbots first product is NEO - the world's smartest autonomous scrubbing robot. NEO is trusted by some of the best managed airports, retail malls, hospitals, colleges, industrial sites, museums, warehouses, etc in 7 countries and counting.
  • HyperComply — HyperComply is the fastest and most accurate way to send and respond to security questionnaires.
  • Properly — Properly is your hassle-free partner to buy and sell homes in Canada.
Brightspark Ventures VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Brightspark Ventures invests in early stage Canadian software companies.Brightspark has been investing in the Canadian VC industry since 1999. Over the last 20 years, the company has refined its focus to the point where it choose what it believes to be the best early-stage opportunities in the market. The company's goal is to findexceptional startups, and work closely with these companies as they grow to achieve stellar returns.We have structured our investments to allow individual accredited investors to invest with us. We have found that individual investors share the same goals as us when investing: they too want to invest in startups with CEOs that are focused on creating massive returns.This model also benefits our portfolio companies, who appreciate having a network of investors they don’t necessarily have to "manage". By leading the investment and actively working as the gatekeeper for the company, Brightspark ensures that the company can grow to its full potential without being distracted or becoming unfocused. This model attracts some of the best companies in Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Elevate Farms — Elevate Farms’ solution uses hydroponics, automation, and photobiology to grow leafy greens in a climate-controlled environment. The solution aims to deliver a product that is larger, tastes better, and is more nutritional, at a lower cost than other methods.
  • POTLOC — Potloc is a consumer research company, extracting consumer insights by targeting respondents by interest or location on the social networks consumers trust.
  • 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.
ClearAngel VC Fund · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Clearco is the fastest, most affordable way for founders to fund their business. Connect your sales and marketing accounts to get started.
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Investment focus
  • Commerce/Shopping, Community/Lifestyle, Clothing/Apparel
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Mobobaby — The Mobobaby Nursing Cover + Hat is the only breastfeeding cover up worn by baby. The innovative, breathable nursing cover is a great hooter hider so you can enjoy covered goods. Recommended by lactation consultants, baby sleep consultants, and sleep trainers, it is one of the best, unique baby gifts.
  • Better Rhodes — Curated Collection of Alcohol-Free Beer, Wine, and Spirits. We host the best in non-alcoholic beers, wines, spirits, mocktail kits, gift boxes, and more.
  • Everlasting Adult Pleasure — Everlasting Adult Pleasure focuses on top-tier, personalized customer service.
Shannon Byrne Susko Angel · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Shannon Byrne Susko has been working with executives and leaders who want to grow, both personally and professionally, for over 10 years. Shannon has worked with companies like Intel Wearables, Shoes.com, Hot Head Games, SAAM SMIT and Silverchef – to name a few. In 2014, she released her first book, “The Metronome Effect: The Journey to PredictableProfit.”Shannon’s technical expertise is coupled with extensive sales, marketing and operations experience. Previously, Shannon has served as president of DST Subserveo, as well as co-founder, president and CEO of Subserveo Inc. Before her time at Subserveo, she led the sale of Paradata Systems Inc. to Payment Processing Inc., where she joined their team as Executive Vice-President of Product & Technology.Shannon holds Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Science and a Master’s degree in Computing Science. In 2012, she also received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.Shannon has been married for 15 years and lives in Whistler with her 3 children.
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Investment focus
  • Community/Lifestyle, Sports, Internet
  • Angel
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Guiides — Guiides provide a frictionless online experience of discovering adventures and booking a local guide to take you there.
  • ShareShed — ShareShed empowers people to live an environmentally conscience, affordable, and community minded lifestyle by facilitating effortless community gear sharing. ShareShed’s online marketplace allows users to rent outdoor adventure equipment like kayaks and tents through its website and mobile app.
Hardy Capital Partners VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hardy Capital invest in high growth companies with the potential to out execute the competition.Hardy Capital is a Canadian merchant bank established to foster the growth of young businesses. With a history of international transactions including; acquisitions throughout Northern Europe ( Sweden, Holland, Germany and the UK ) the United Statesand Asia ( Japan, Singapore ). Public company listings on the OMX: Europe, TSX: Canada and the NASDAQ: Usa. Along with both public and private financings throughout Europe, Asia and North America.With dedicated assets of over $100M, Their mission is to help build and grow businesses that have the potential to achieve market leading positions primarily in the consumer space. They are especially interested in businesses that are disruptive to large very profitable incumbent monopolies and use new technology to improve customer experiences. With acute interest in transactions focused around Optical, Fin-tech, Real estate and Insurance disruption. They understand and can support businesses by helping them navigate the complex nature of growth in the global marketplace and fast track the company to the right investor or mentor groups.
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Investment focus
  • Community/Lifestyle, Sports, Internet
  • Angel
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Guiides — Guiides provide a frictionless online experience of discovering adventures and booking a local guide to take you there.
  • ShareShed — ShareShed empowers people to live an environmentally conscience, affordable, and community minded lifestyle by facilitating effortless community gear sharing. ShareShed’s online marketplace allows users to rent outdoor adventure equipment like kayaks and tents through its website and mobile app.
KepalaBergetar TV Angel · New York, New York, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
KepalaBergetar TV
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Basetwo AI — Building digital twins for manufacturing just got easier
  • Poolit — Poolit allows users to invest in private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds with no minimum. The company was founded by Dakotah Rice in 2021 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Dassana — Introducing the industry's first consumption-based security data lake. Dirt cheap. SQL over JSON. Index-free.
7 Gate Ventures VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
7 Gate Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in early-stage startups from Seed to pre-Series A in the technology industry, with a sector focus on software, SaaS, cloud services, marketplaces, mobile apps and solutions, Big Data/Analytics, Blockchain, FinTech, and HealthTech. Assembled by a group of serial entrepreneursspecializing in tech, operational expertise, and venture capital. 7 Gate Ventures brings key industry connections, decades of international venture-building experience and foresight to effectively strategize, mentor, and scale new businesses. 7 Gate Ventures was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ulab Systems — Take back control of your treatment plan with uLab - the treatment planning software and aligner system designed for orthodontists. Learn more now.
  • Hengam — Hengam is a one-stop Shopify solution that develops apps for Shopify stores and helps them reduce their churn, increase revenue and save time and money.
  • Roomvu — Helping REALTORS to establish trust with real estate websites, customized videos and lead capturing tools. Convert real estate audience to leads with roomvu profile.
Haywood Securities Inc. VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Haywood Securities is an investment firm that invests in the institutional and retail markets.
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Investment focus
  • Community/Lifestyle, Sports, Internet
  • Angel
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • K92 Mining — K92 Mining Inc is focused on advancing the Kainantu Gold Mine, located in the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea, towards production. The Kainantu property covers a total area of approx. 410 km2 and was previously mined by Highlands Pacific and Barrick Gold from 2006-2009. K92 Mining Inc. was purpose built for the acquisition of theKainantu Gold Mine. In addition to targeting a move towards production, K92 will focus on ‎both expanding known areas of mineralization and drilling high priority exploration targets.K92 is led by an experienced team of industry professionals with substantial international expertise in mining, production start ups, production re-starts, mineral exploration, and finance.
  • Nomad Royalty Company — Sandstorm is a gold royalty company with hundreds of royalty and streaming assets in a single investment. Since 2008, our leading growth profile has been an attractive opportunity for investors seeking exposure to gold.
  • Nomad — Nomad is a co-working space that also engages in investment and support for start-up companies.
Canada media fund VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Hardware
  • Seed, Grant, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Strawberry Fields Interactive — Welcome to Aeksia - Step Into The Role. Aeksia is a virtual reality virtual tabletop for tabletop roleplaying games.
  • Cyberspline Games — Cyberspline Games is home to passionate game developers and artists who work together in a non-traditional and stimulating environment.
  • ImpressView — ImpressView provides personal branding video for staffing firms.
Brian Wong Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced "keep"), a category-creating mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising through an innovative platform that leverages "moments of achievement" in games and apps to simultaneously benefit users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Relay Ventures,Interpublic Group, Hummer Winblad, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised $15.4 million in funding to date.Kiip has been named one of the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, listed by Forbes as one of the 4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List and included on the Dow Jones FasTech50 List. After skipping four K-12 grades, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, and shortly after became one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital funding.He has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including: the Top 20 Under 20 awards for all of Canada; Business Insider's Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley, 30 Under 30 in Advertising and 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising; Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2011 and 2012; Mashable's Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch; iMedia 25; One of AdWeek's Seven Would-be Mobile Titans; and the AdAge Creativity Top 50.Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.
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Investment focus
  • Community/Lifestyle, Sports, Internet
  • Angel
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Guiides — Guiides provide a frictionless online experience of discovering adventures and booking a local guide to take you there.
  • ShareShed — ShareShed empowers people to live an environmentally conscience, affordable, and community minded lifestyle by facilitating effortless community gear sharing. ShareShed’s online marketplace allows users to rent outdoor adventure equipment like kayaks and tents through its website and mobile app.
Roham Gharegozlou Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Roham is founder and CEO of Axiom Zen, an award-winning venture studio that specializes in emerging technology. Axiom Zen’s first public blockchain project, CryptoKitties, is the world’s most successful blockchain game and the first decentralized application to effectively engage a consumer audience. CryptoKitties has been covered by Fortune,Bloomberg, and the BBC, accounting for roughly a quarter of the Ethereum network’s traffic within a week of launch and introducing hundreds of thousands of new users to blockchain technology. Axiom Zen was named first among Canada’s Most Innovative Companies by Canadian Business. Their products have touched 200+ million consumers and are used by the world’s leading companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, and NASA, as well as by eminent academic institutions and government organizations. They pride themselves in diversity of talent: a team of ~80+ creatives includes published authors, over a dozen former founders, diversity from 20+ national origins, and decades of collective experience at startups and Fortune 500s alike. Axiom Zen has been working with Bitcoin and various forms of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies since 2014. Axiom Zen is also the team behind ZenHub, the world’s leading collaboration solution for technical teams using GitHub; and the developer of Timeline, named Apple’s Best App of January, Editor’s Choice in 10 countries, and Best New App in 88 countries. Axiom Zen is the creator of Toby, recognized as Top Chrome Extension of the year by both Google and Product Hunt, and the parent company of Hammer & Tusk, a leader in the world of immersive experiences (AR/VR). Axiom Zen's work has been featured in TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, and Fast Company. History Prior to founding Axiom Zen, Roham served with the Rising Tide Fund bas
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • Integral Treasury — The most powerful web3 financial stack ever created.
  • Azra Games — Azra Games is a blockchain-based developer of collectable combat role-playing games for core gamers. Azra Games is led by Mark Otero, a world-renowned online strategy game developer whose most recent game generated over $1 billion in sales. Their crew has over 70 years of combined gaming industry expertise. They are now providing the core gamingexperience that core gamers desire to Web3. Azra Games is headquartered in Sacramento, United States.
  • Tally Labs — A software-enabled Web3 media business blurring the lines between community and creators
Grace Chou Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Grace Chou is a Partner at Maveron.
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Investment focus
  • Other, Health Care, Community/Lifestyle
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Blume — Hi, we're Blume and we're all up in your bathroom with products that are good for you, and the environment. Skin care, period care and body care made clean, cruelty free & vegan in North America.
TELUS Ventures VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 11 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, Hardware, IT
  • Funding Round, Series C, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Swift Navigation — Swift Navigation was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Today Swift Navigation has gained a reputation for defining a new category of GNSS systems as the industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy real-time kinematics (RTK) receiver. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available at a fraction of theprice of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying, and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s and Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home. Swift Navigation provides an end-to-end GNSS solution with a line of Piksi, Multi, and Duro / Duro Inertial receivers, Starling, Positioning Engine, and Skylark Cloud Corrections Service.
  • Yerba Buena Virtual Reality — YBVR provides high-quality video VR streaming experiences: Immersive, interactive, and enriched, Live, and VoD.
  • OhmConnect — OhmConnect alerts you and your smart home when dirty, expensive power plants switch on nearby and rewards you for reducing your electricity use. Learn more!
Nadav Ben-Chanoch
Partner @ Pareto Holdings
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
District Ventures Capital
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/Beverage, Gaming, Manufacturing
  • Pre-Seed, Funding Round, Seed
Vectr
Vectr is a venture firm based in Hong Kong. They combine investment, creation and growth to deliver game-changing impact to teams ready to tackle global issues, transform industries and improve the lives of millions.That combines capital, creation and partnership to deliver game-changing impact. We strive to be the ideal partner for founders thatare building transformation products and looking to expand their businesses into asia.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
Lance Tracey
Founding Partner @ Full Stack
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Community/Lifestyle
  • Seed, Angel
Hedgewood
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
  • Software, Health Care, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
Lance Priebe
Founder @ Hyper Hippo Games
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Investment focus
  • Software, Gaming, Sports
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
Xfund
Xfund is the early-stage venture firm designed to back lateral thinkers. Partnering with Harvard University and others of the world’s preeminent universities, Xfund looks beyond the stereotypical technical pedigrees to seek out extraordinary people who are being systemically ignored by traditional venture capital: technically-gifted liberal artsentrepreneurs. We believe it’s our responsibility to help these unconventional, high potential founders align their ambition and passion with opportunity we help them create, to build the sort of ground-breaking companies that can create a better tomorrow. Xfund has offices in Palo Alto, California, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more about Xfund, please visit http://www.xfund.com.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
Innovacorp
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, Health Care, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
CVP Management
CVP Management is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startup, early Series A, and early stage investments. It does not invest in life sciences, medical devices and energy production companies as well as businesses that require $5 million to $10 million of upfront capital before validating the concept. CVP Management seeks to invest inbeta, working prototype, and go-to-market stages. It prefers to invest in Information Technology infrastructure with focus on software application, internet, digital media, digital marketing, vertical SAAS, cloud, embedded software, mobile, financial service technologies, and cutting-edge information technology ventures. CVP Management invests in companies based in the Northeast corridor with a concentration on Boston, New York and Toronto. It typically invests between 0.1 million and $1 million and for Seed and Series A rounds it invests between $1 million and $3.5 million. CVP Management invests in companies with enterprise value of $5 million. It prefers to have a seat on the company’s board of directors in its portfolio companies. CVP Management prefers to invest in preferred stock. It began operation on June 1, 1998, with its headquarters in Cambridge in Massachusetts with an additional office in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Sales/Marketing, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
Mo Larbi Bennis Angel
Mo Larbi Bennis
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Other, Events
  • Seed, Convertible Note
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • bottlebeez — bottlebeez is a multipurpose suite of mobile and web applications aimed for consumers and businesses within the hospitality and nightlife space.
Business Development Bank of Canada
We are BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada.
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  • Software, IT, Science/Engineering
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
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