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Top 50 EdTech Startup Investors in Canada

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

Top 50 EdTech Startup Investors in Canada

Investor EdTech Canada investments
Real Ventures 8
Inovia Capital 8
Amplify Capital 7
Ontario Centres of Excellence 7
Rhino Ventures 6
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 5
Anges Quebec 5
Panache Ventures 5
Capital Angel Network 5
Business Development Bank of Canada 5
BDC Venture Capital 5
Brightspark Ventures 4
Uncork Capital 4
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners 4
Maple Leaf Angels 4
Fondaction 3
Desjardins Venture Capital 3
Roger Martin 3
BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund 3
Westdale Properties 3
Canada media fund 3
GrowthWorks Capital 3
Reach Capital 3
Golden Ventures 3
Garage Capital 3
Whitecap Venture Partners 3
Wesley Clover 3
Business Development Bank of Canada 3
Relay Ventures 3
HCS Capital 3
Calian 3
Ideal Ventures 2
N49P 2
Calm Company Fund 2
Quiet Capital 2
Formentera Capital 2
SiriusPoint 2
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 2
Futurpreneur 2
Alex Khein 2
Fresco Capital 2
University Ventures 2
Emerson Collective 2
Liquid 2 Ventures 2
Point Nine 2
WUTIF 2
OMERS Ventures 2
Mitacs 2
Yaletown Partners 2
Differential Ventures 2
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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.
Amplify Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Invest in transformational technologies that can achieve large scale solutions globally.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Sylvatex Inc — Energy solutions that meet the needs of both people and the planet.
  • Moozoom — Enabling elementary school students to effectively handle issues and problems encountered in daily life. Includes critical thinking, problem-solving, responsible decision-making, communication, collaboration, and much more.
  • LUCID — LUCID curates and creates personalized therapeutic music using biometrics, psychometrics, and AI to improve mental health and wellness.
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
Rhino Ventures VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
There is more to choosing an investor than selecting the term sheet with the highest valuation. Strategic capital, in its true form, extends the founding team’s capacity. That’s what we do at Rhino. We invest in companies where we can add tangible value. We’ve been on the other side of the table and appreciate the importance of funder and founderalignment. From startup, growth to exit; it is entrepreneurial ambition that drives value, not venture capitalists. We invest in individuals; trust and values fit are a centerpiece in every investment.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, Isle of Man, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Super Advisor — Super Advisor helps Advisors gain independence with the best advisor and client experience in the industry. Use our automations to streamline your business and give your top-tier service to every single client.
  • Contact — Contact is the fast, simple way to book creative talent.
  • Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies — Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ) is a Toronto-based VFX studio focusing on premium TV series. We deliver feature-film quality on TV timelines.
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Working with Ontario talent to develop World Class Companies Learn More
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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.
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.
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!
Capital Angel Network VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Our goal is to build the region's entrepreneurial community, to make the region the best place to start a business and to facilitate access to investment opportunities for qualified investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Hardware
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • LearnExperts — You've invested in your product. We're invested in getting it adopted. Learnexperts is the first Education as a Service provider that takes the full burden off you. We have experts who know how to do it right the first time so you don't have to.
  • Planetary — Planetary Technology is on a mission to remove 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2035.
  • Neurovine — Connecting concussion patients with their own brain data so they can take control of their recovery. Click to learn more!
Business Development Bank of Canada VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 14 investments in the past 12 months
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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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Science/Engineering
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Canada, United States, Argentina
Portfolio highlights
  • Good Natured Products — good natured Products are better everyday products made from plants, not petroleum. Compostable take out containers, bioplastic food packaging, and products made from plant based materials.
  • Fieldless Farms — Fieldless farms is an Agri business which uses innovative indoor farming technology to produce greens.
  • Dynamic Capital Equipment Finance — Dynamic Capital is a Western Canadian company providing capital and financing solutions to industries in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Kelowna, and Saskatchewan. We offer leasing and loans and debt equity financing options.
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.
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.
Uncork Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Uncork Capital is a seed-stage venture firm that commits early, helps with the hard stuff, and sticks around.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Messari — Gain an edge over the crypto market with professional grade data, tools, and research.
  • Arch Systems — Analyze your data and increase current workflow with our artificial intelligence and machine learning predictive data analytics tools.
  • Continuum Technology — Connecting world-class executive talent to the best venture-backed companies for consulting, advising and full-time roles.
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MaRS Innovation (MI) is a commercialization engine that integrates, centralizes and accelerates time to market of the discovery and intellectual property assets from its 15 world-class research institutions. MI’s discovery and innovation pipeline is derived from $1 billion in annual R&D funding. Created as a not-for-profit organizationthrough the Government of Canada’s Center of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program (CECR), MI has raised $50 million from federal and provincial governments, member institutions and industry partners. MI’s vision is to transform the Toronto-based research enterprise into one of world’s most successful commercialization clusters.Through detailed, market facing due diligence, MI identifies opportunities from Canada’s largest academic cluster for further development and commercialization through project management, intellectual property management, investment and technology development. By crossing the innovation gap, MI transforms these opportunities into successful high-value licensing transactions and financeable start-up companies.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Science/Engineering, Software
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • PhenoTips — Imagine an Electronic Health Record designed for Genetics.
  • ODAIA — Empowering Pharma's Next Generation of Engagement with HCPs
  • Flybits — The Experience Design platform for data-led banking, turning data into personalized experiences that build trust. Book a demo today!
Maple Leaf Angels VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maple Leaf Angels are an experienced group of private investors looking for great entrepreneurs, great products and great companies. Bringing together investment, experience and knowledge, we help accelerate companies to become market leaders in their industry.We focus on four main investment areas as follows:- Information Technology- CleanTechnology- Advanced Manufacturing and Materials- Special Opportunities
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Wyvern — Intelligence from space, anywhere.
  • EmergConnect — Emergconnect is creating the first ever digital 'front door' for patients seeking same day care.
  • Grüvi — Gruvi is a line of craft brewed alcohol-free beers & wines.
Fondaction VC Fund · Clarke City, Quebec, Canada · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Since its creation in 1996, Fondaction has been based on the belief that it is not only possible to do things differently in the financial and business world, it is a necessity.Fondaction helps Québecers prepare for retirement by offering affordable retirement savings to everyone. The savings collected are invested in companies across Québec.This way, Fondaction helps create and maintain quality jobs, contributing to a stronger, more equitable and greener economy.Created in 1996, Fondaction is a labour-sponsored fund with assets in excess of one billion dollars collected as retirement savings from more than 131,000 shareholders. Fondaction's direct investments and those made through investment funds support the development of more than 1 050 SMEs in different lines of business, in large part involved in various components of the social economy.Fondaction has always been resolutely committed to socially responsible finance, from the moment it was created. The principles of sustainable development are integrated in everything it does. Whether investing in businesses directly or in capital markets, Fondaction always applies the principles of responsible investment to the money entrusted by its savers.Fondaction was one of the first institutions in Québec to make accountability reports an obligation in an effort to improve its practices and contribute to moving sustainable development forward in Québec. It produced its first report on sustainable development in 2006 in accordance with the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the highest standards of precision and transparency in economic, social and environmental accountability.In 2010 and 2012, Fondaction remained at the forefront with its 3rd and 4th sustainable development reports, having them reviewed by an independent firm and achieving an application level of A+ from the GRI. Fondaction is the only financial institution in Québec to achieve this level.In 2014, Fondaction tabled its 5th sustainable development report, produced in accordance with the latest GRI guidelines, the G4. Fondaction also opted for Comprehensive compliance, becoming the 1st financial institution in North America and the 9th in the world to voluntarily adhere to these requirements.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Real Estate, Food/Beverage
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • Canada, United States, France
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.
  • Moozoom — Enabling elementary school students to effectively handle issues and problems encountered in daily life. Includes critical thinking, problem-solving, responsible decision-making, communication, collaboration, and much more.
  • Talent.com — Find jobs, salary & company information on Talent.com. Discover your next career today. Your job search starts here!
Desjardins Venture Capital VC Fund · Lévis, Quebec, Canada · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Desjardins Capital makes it easy to grow your business with financial and strategic support. Investment capital and venture capital can help you meet your business goals.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Science/Engineering
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HALEO Clinic — HALEO is an online insomnia clinic that fits in your pocket
  • POTLOC — Potloc is a consumer research company, extracting consumer insights by targeting respondents by interest or location on the social networks consumers trust.
  • WALO — Meet WALO, the app and card that helps you teach your teens the value of money while easily managing allowances and tasks
Roger Martin Angel
Roger Martin is Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean. Previously, he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where heserved as co-head of the firm for two years.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Kira Talent — Make your admissions process more human. Kira transforms your admissions process with on-demand, timed video and timed written assessments. Kira works with more than 300 programs worldwide to build applicant-first assessments that identify and select their best-fit students.
  • Taplytics — Taplytics provides zero bloat, cross-platform AB Testing solutions that power the experiences within today's leading apps and websites. Learn more.
  • Borrowell — Get your credit report and credit score for free. No credit card, SIN number or bank account required. It will take less than 3 minutes to check your credit and free monthly tracking forever.
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.
Westdale Properties VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Westdale Properties is owns, manages and developes real estate across North America.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • PolicyMe — Online, affordable term life insurance. Simple application. Backed by Canadian Premier Life Insurance. No obligation. Same-day coverage.
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.
GrowthWorks Capital VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Invest in our experienceGrowthWorks* offers you more: more accountability, more experience and more proven know-how to make the most of your investment.A principled approach to adding valueOver the last 20 years, we've built GrowthWorks into one of Canada's venture capital management companies. We've done that by managingfunds that rigorously follow core principles: structure strategic investments in growth-oriented companies, value portfolio assets conservatively, build vital industry connections and minimize risk through diversification. It's a simple formula that delivers powerful results.Regional know-how. National ReachAt GrowthWorks, we offer regionally based retail venture capital funds (RVCs) right across Canada.GrowthWorks specializes in the management of and growth of regionally based venture capital funds. The funds under management include the following RVCs: Working Opportunity Fund, GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund and GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund.Partners in performanceWe have specialized teams in each of our core sectors to identify and structure investments in potential winners. These skilled teams also help create success by helping the companies that GrowthWorks managed funds invest in to grow with strategic management support and advice. This way, the companies get guidance from experienced leaders. In turn, the funds’ investors know that these companies receive direction to help them thrive.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Hardware
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • ClearRisk — Our easy-to-use risk management software increases productivity, creates differentiation, and adds a simple and efficient process to manage risk!
  • HIGHLINEvc — HIGHLINE is a Pre-Seed investor & Acceleration Platform that helps digital startups get follow-on capital, backed by leading VCs with offices in Vancouver & Toronto.We believe in providing our founders with far more than capital. Yet unlike most accelerators, we have no rigid start/end dates throughout the year. By joining theHIGHLINE family, you get to call on us for advice on an ongoing basis, gain access to our premium network and monthly founder events. We’ll do our best to help with fundraising challenges and partner with incubators to help deliver specialized programming.
  • SWITCH Materials — SWITCH Materials develops revolutionary new materials based on proprietary organic molecules that "switch" optical properties on command.SWITCH’s molecular switches can be developed for a number of applications, especially in the areas of molecular electronics and health sciences, including optical filters, photochromic inks, paintsand fibers, high-density optical information storage systems, molecular sensors and biomarkers for labeling and tracking of live cells.SWITCH has assembled a team of cutting-edge materials scientists with combined expertise in synthetic chemistry, polymer processing, optics, and molecular & materials engineering. SWITCH conducts its research and development activities in our own laboratories and the state-of-the-art analytical and clean room facilities at 4D LABS, Simon Fraser University's new $40 million materials science research centre.
Reach Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Reach supports entrepreneurs that develops technology solutions for challenges across early childhood, K-12, higher education, and workforce reskilling and upskilling. They invest in early-stage tech tools, applications, content, and services to improve educational opportunities for all learners. The Fund also acts as a catalyst, inspiring andenabling traditional and non-traditional investors to provide capital to the fast-growing ed-tech market.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Empower3d — Empower3d provides athletes with the opportunity to connect with and learn from industry leaders across all facets of business. The goal is to provide athletes with unbiased advice and a network of experts to support the next chapter of their careers.
  • Immigo — 1.5B English learners around the world struggle to find effective yet affordable ways to practice and improve their English. One-on-one classes are expensive, one-to-many classes don’t give you enough time to speak and self-learning apps like Duolingo don’t really hold you accountable. So we founded Immigo, Lambda School for learning English. AtImmigo, learners can quickly find the right cohort of peers to practice with through enrolling in a structured English course that works. Using a peer-to-peer approach, learners hold each other accountable and learn effectively at a much lower cost
  • Xip — Creators use Xip to monetize their expertise and interact 1-on-1 with their followers. Deliver personalized help at scale, earn real money, and hear directly from your biggest fans.
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.
Garage Capital VC Fund · Waterloo, Ontario, Canada · 16 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.
Whitecap Venture Partners VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Whitecap Venture Partners is a Canadian-based Venture Capital fund investing in early stage technology companies. Whitecap is headquartered in Toronto and invests across Canada and the Northeastern US. Since Whitecap’s inception the early 1990s, Whitecap recognises the power of real collaboration between entrepreneurs and investors. This rapportenables them to provide significant value to companies along with strong returns across investment cycles.Whitecap specialises in Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) and Medical Technologies. Whitecap is continually searching for upcoming ventures to support as the next generation of exceptional enterprises.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Science/Engineering
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Altrio — Altrio is bringing real estate capital markets online
  • Mash — The internet is fundamentally broken. It's because of monetization. “Show me the incentives and I'll show you the outcome.”Our mission is to remonetize the web by enabling value for value monetary exchanges between pubs/creators/orgs and their users. A new business model for the open internet.We are unlocking this withfriction-minimized streaming payments that are no/low cost, instantly settled, trust-minimized.It is built on the best global digital monetary network ever conceived, Bitcoin. Enabled by Lightning Network. Most users don't need to know this or be a Bitcoiner. Over time we suspect many will.
  • 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.
Wesley Clover VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Terry Matthews is founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies, including Mitel and Newbridge Networks. Today, Wesley Clover has interests around the world in next-generation companies focused on technologies and applications across many industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Martello Technologies — Prioritize and resolve performance problems and optimize the Microsoft 365 and Teams user experience with Martello Vantage DX.
  • HYAS — HYAS takes a preemptive stance and leverages its infrastructure knowledge to stop cyber attacks before they can get started.
  • Codeherent — SaaS cloud management platform that helps businesses to visualise, analyse and optimise their Infrastructure as Code.
Business Development Bank of Canada VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 14 investments in the past 12 months
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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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Science/Engineering
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Canada, Argentina, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Good Natured Products — good natured Products are better everyday products made from plants, not petroleum. Compostable take out containers, bioplastic food packaging, and products made from plant based materials.
  • Fieldless Farms — Fieldless farms is an Agri business which uses innovative indoor farming technology to produce greens.
  • Dynamic Capital Equipment Finance — Dynamic Capital is a Western Canadian company providing capital and financing solutions to industries in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Kelowna, and Saskatchewan. We offer leasing and loans and debt equity financing options.
Relay Ventures VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Relay Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in start-ups, seed, early-stage, mid venture, late venture, and growth capital investments.It seeks to invest in the mobile computing industry with a focus on applications and services including mobile commerce such as payments, advertising, retailing, and consumer banking; vertical andhorizontal enterprise applications; communications; social networking; location-based and location-aware applications and services such as navigation and mapping; media and entertainment; commercial services and supplies; wireless application service providers; wireless devices software; wireless networking equipment; and lifestyle and personal productivity applications for the BlackBerry and other mobile platforms.Relay Ventures also focuses on investments in mobile-related software and services and mobile eco-system sectors. It seeks to invest in mobile technology with a focus on software for mobile devices and the connected Internet.John Albright and Kevin Talbot founded Relay Ventures on January 1, 2010. It has its headquarters in Toronto in Canada, with an additional office in San Francisco and Calgary.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Thanks Boomerang — Boomerang is a technology-powered service that collects, stores, and returns lost valuables back to their owners.
  • Blue J Legal — Experts know that the best answers cannot simply be looked up in a statute or found in a publisher’s online research database. The best answers are novel and ingenious. They are bespoke and draw support from hard-won real-world experience and many authoritative sources. Blue J harnesses the power of machine learning and AI to bolster thecapabilities of experts, augmenting their professional experience and knowledge to help them formulate the best answer, every time. Blue J enables experts to build better answers.
  • Bird Canada — Bird Canada holds the exclusive license from Bird Rides Inc to operate their micro-mobility platform in Canada
HCS Capital VC Fund · Miami, Florida, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We partner with individuals and corporations to invest in technology - driven companies across Latam, North America and Israel.
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Investment focus
  • IT, Financial, Internet
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Chile, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • PolicyMe — Online, affordable term life insurance. Simple application. Backed by Canadian Premier Life Insurance. No obligation. Same-day coverage.
  • DeNexus — DeNexus revolutionizes the way infosec leaders measure and manage OT Cyber-Risk. The company's DeRISK SaaS platform quantifies real-time network and cyberthreat information into financial impact for the business and removes communication gaps between the tech team and the business team.
  • RedCapital — Plataforma de financiamiento digital
Calian VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Calian delivers innovative solutions that help the world communicate, learn, lead healthy lives and stay safe. Highly specialized solutions for advanced technologies, IT and cyber security, learning and healthcare.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Convertible Note
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Cliniconex — Cliniconex believes that patient engagement is at the heart of a better healthcare system and that effective patient engagement must be personalized, autonomous, and manageable. Driven by your clinic’s preferred workflow, our light touch, automated communication, and reporting software not only streamlines pre and post-visit outreach but alsooffers an extremely customizable platform for preventive patient care and individualized patient health education.
Ideal Ventures VC Fund
Ideal Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Other, Software, Education
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Knowledgehook — Knowledgehook combines deep domain expertise with data science to create a technology platform that helps school boards and teachers assess gaps in math education, and apply predictive insights. Knowledgehook’s insights have led to major partnerships with leading universities, research institutes, and leading educational companies. Knowledgehook isutilizing its access into the classroom to enable at-home tutoring and additional support and insights for parents being the first in class to create this vertically integrated educational ecosystem. Knowledgehook has won several awards in the Tech community including the Google Game Changer award, and B.N.N. Knowledgehook has recently partnered with UCL Educate research and investment fund to be the first EdTech company to be backed by them globally.
  • Cognota (formerly Synapse) — L&D teams use Cognota to manage training intake, planning, capacity and design in one place. While getting insights. Learn more now.
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.
Calm Company Fund
Early stage funding, resources, and mentorship for founders building profit-driven calm businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
Quiet Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 39 investments in the past 12 months
Quiet Capital invests in technology businesses early to build long-term value.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Pano — Pano offers hardware and software technology solutions for fire professionals to detect threats and respond faster.
  • Fondue — Fondue helps Brands drive profitable growth with CashBack. Seamlessly brand-embedded, CashBack replaces discount codes and empowers shoppers to choose the incentive that means the most to them. Brands are rewarded more conversions, more profit, more engagement, and better cash flow.
  • Verkada — Manage cameras from an easy-to-use platform and access footage remotely. Free 30-day trial. Simple, secure and scalable enterprise security camera system.
Formentera Capital
Formentera Capital is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage tech-enabled companies across the globe.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
SiriusPoint
SiriusPoint Ltd. is a global insurance and reinsurance company, created from the merger of Third Point Reinsurance and Sirius Group. We are a top 20 global (re)insurer, writing a worldwide portfolio of business including Accident & Health, Liability, Property and Specialty.
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Other, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians,we are building a stronger economy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Debt Financing, Grant, Seed
Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young .
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Investment focus
  • Software, Other, Media and Entertainment
  • Debt Financing, Seed, Grant
Alex Khein
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer @ BlueCove
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Investment focus
  • Other, Software, Video
  • Angel, Seed
Fresco Capital
Investing at the intersection of people and technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
University Ventures
University Ventures (UV) is the only investment firm focused exclusively on the global higher education sector. UV pursues a differentiated strategy of 'innovation from within'. UV has the deepest respect for the missions and traditions of colleges and universities around the world and is confident that through innovation, these sameinstitutions will be successful in fulfilling and expanding their missions. By partnering with top-tier universities and colleges and then strategically directing private capital to develop innovative programs of exceptional quality that address major economic and social needs, UV is setting new standards for student outcomes and advancing the development of the next generation of colleges and universities on a global scale.UV is a thought-leader on trends impacting global higher education and disseminates analyses on key issues to the higher education community. UV is viewed by many colleges and universities as a trusted <a href="https://www.dissertationcorp.co.uk/">dissertation help</a> counselor and partner in navigating the major changes underway.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Professional Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
Emerson Collective
Emerson Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, we center our work on education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives. We use a wide range of tools and strategies—partnering withentrepreneurs and experts, parents and policymakers, advocates and administrators—to develop and execute innovative solutions that will spur change and promote equality.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
Liquid 2 Ventures
Liquid2 Ventures provides technology startups with seed-stage investments and is based in San Francisco, California. The firm was founded in 2015 by Joe Montana, Mike Miller, and Michael Ma.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
Point Nine
Point Nine Capital is a Berlin-based venture capital firm focused exclusively on early-stage Internet investments in areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), online marketplaces, and mobile.The fund and its managers, Pawel Chudzinski and Christoph Janz have backed a number of highly successful Internet companies such as Delivery Hero, Clio,Shiftplanning, Vend, Typeform, and Zendesk from their earliest stages.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
WUTIF
WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc. is a novel angel fund that co-invests with angel investors in promising new technology ventures in British Columbia. WUTIF was formed in mid-2003 and made its first investments in late 2004.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
OMERS Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Data and Analytics
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
Mitacs
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 19 years. Working with 60 universities, more than 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Education
  • Grant, Seed
Yaletown Partners
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
Differential Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Early-stage venture capital fund founded by data scientists and entrepreneurs for data-focused entrepreneurs
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Cyolo — Cyolo's Zero Trust Access Solution securely connects onsite and remote users to authorized assets, in the organizational network, cloud or IoT environments and even offline networks.
  • Konnecto — Market Intelligence | Konnecto | Prescriptive Analytics Konnecto is a GTM Intelligence Platform that provides brands with an ongoing blueprint on how to increase online sales and improve marketing ROI
  • Retrocausal — Retrocausal is the industry leader in intelligence augmentation systems that help manufacturing workers avoid assembly mistakes, train better, and improve the processes they drive. Our RetroActivity "Virtual Supervisor" platform uses an AI-enabled camera to analyze the tasks performed on your assembly line in real-time, offering audibleand visual alerts when mistakes happen to ensure the operator completes the build correctly before the next step in the process. Our platform also continuously performs time studies on assembly processes to help your business accelerate Kaizen events.
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