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Top 50 Hardware Startup Investors in Canada

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

Top 50 Hardware Startup Investors in Canada

Investor Hardware Canada investments
BDC Venture Capital 45
Real Ventures 28
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 26
Business Development Bank of Canada 26
Ontario Centres of Excellence 22
Anges Quebec 19
Business Development Bank of Canada 16
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation 16
Capital Angel Network 15
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 14
Angel One Network 14
WUTIF 13
GrowthWorks Capital 13
Innovacorp 12
VA Angels 11
Desjardins Venture Capital 11
Fonds de solidarité FTQ 11
Right Side Capital Management 11
Panache Ventures 11
Export Development Canada 11
Celtic House Venture Partners 11
Sustainable Development Technology Canada 10
Brightspark Ventures 9
Golden Ventures 9
Inovia Capital 9
Mistral Venture Partners 9
Cycle Capital 9
Fonds Innovexport 9
Round13 Capital 8
Hedgewood 8
FundersClub 8
Relay Ventures 7
ScaleUP Ventures 7
GreenSky Capital 7
Killick Capital 7
Maple Leaf Angels 7
Golden Triangle Angel Network 7
Somel Investments 7
Yaletown Partners 7
Globalive Capital 6
Ecofuel Fund 6
Espresso Capital 6
Garage Capital 6
Jacky Chen 6
Pelorus Venture Capital 6
Good News Ventures 6
Ventures West 6
Vanedge Capital 6
OMERS Ventures 6
Government of Canada 6
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation VC Fund · Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Director of Investments Every half-year, the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) reports on the status of venture capital investment in Canada, and the 2021-H1 edition is impressive.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Passiv — Passiv makes it easy for you to manage your portfolio so that you can save more for retirement and spend more of your time enjoying life.
  • ProcedureFlow — With ProcedureFlow, following company processes has never been easier. Our cloud-based knowledge management software will help you make your employees experts faster.
  • Soricimed — Soricimed is a privately-held, clinical stage company focused on the development and commercialization of applications originally derived from its unique and proprietary family of peptides found in the paralytic venom of the northern short-tailed shrew
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!
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency VC Fund · Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians,we are building a stronger economy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Debt Financing, Grant, Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Verschuren Centre — Verschuren Centre helps cleantech companies develop sustainable technologies and bring them to market.
  • Novonix Battery Testing Services — NOVONIX is a battery materials and technology company, enabling an electrified future for electric vehicles and grid energy storage.
  • Rally — Rally is the perfect software for lawyers who want to automate legal documents, offer legal subscription services, streamline client intake, and offer a client portal. Law firms choose Rally as an end-to-end workflow for a better client experience.
Angel One Network VC Fund · Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Angel One Network Inc. is a member-based, not-for-profit organization.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Hardware
  • Angel, Seed, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • Torum — Torum is the SocialFi ecosystem (Social + NFT + DeFi + Metaverse) that is specially designed to connect cryptocurrency users. The Web3.0 ecosystem is built on a social media platform, coupled with a yield farming platform for DeFi players, an NFT marketplace for crypto artists and Avatar NFT for Metaverse enthusiasts.
  • Coldblock — ColdBlock Technologies Inc. delivers sample digestion technology to the laboratory, enabling faster sample preparation with improved precision and safety.
  • Fraction/al — Fan Ownership Platform that empower fans to own a piece of their favorite sports team.
WUTIF VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
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
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • VoxCell BioInnovation — Creating an extraordinary line of solutions for the drug development industry and the field of Oncology research.
  • Care2Talk — Care2Talk is a video call mobile app for senior citizens that is secure, fast, and easy to navigate with 7-day battery life.
  • Frontly — Frontly's no-code internal admin tooling platform empowers businesses to build custom applications to solve their greatest business challenges in minutes without writing a line of code.
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.
Innovacorp VC Fund · Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada · 4 investments in the past 12 months
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
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bright — Bright offer on-site and virtual amenities for companies and employees. whether your team is on-site, working from home, or in between.
  • Planetary — Planetary Technology is on a mission to remove 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2035.
  • Impactful Health R&D — Impactful Health R&D is a developer of compostable active packaging materials designed to prolong the shelf life of fresh foods, starting with fresh fish as an entry market. The company's active packaging materials are made of naturally-derived resources and helps in preserving the texture of a fish by maintaining its water content andtargeting bacteria, enabling fish processing companies to reduce wastage of fish.
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.
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
Fonds de solidarité FTQ VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-ups, early venture, mergers, business acquisitions, management buyouts, market development project or a buyout, financing for new programs, organic growth and cash flow, growth and expansion financings, development capital, business succession,financial restructuring, business transition financing, family and non-family buyout, consolidations, turnaround, and leveraged management buyouts. It also invests in new markets, product and business line developments, market diversification, interim financings, new product marketing, additional working capital, purchase of tangible and intangible assets, equipment modernization, equipment purchases or upgrades, and integrator projects. The firm has regional funds that do not invest in retail, real estate, farming, biotechnology, and financial services. Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests in small and medium-sized businesses. It typically invests in export projects, forest products, productivity improvement, natural resources, aerospace, agri-food, wood, pulp and paper, chemicals, construction and construction materials, printing, transportation equipment and automobiles, transportation services, furniture and fixtures, combinatorial chemistry and other lead generating technologies, mining and exploration, social economy, textiles, plastics, life sciences, business services, telecommunications, distribution and consumer goods, environment, equipment and machinery, financial services, information and communication technology, metal products, recreational tourism, and culture sectors. Within the culture sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest in pre-production and creative projects, production projects, infrastructures and services, post-production projects, distribution, and broadcasting and multiplatform broadcasting. Within the environment sector, it invests in waste management and energy conversion for residual waste; air treatment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; processes to reduce industrial energy and water consumption; water treatment; and soil rehabilitation and decontamination (metals and organic compounds). Within the life sciences sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ focuses on services for the biopharmaceutical industry; nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals; diagnostics and medical supplies and equipment; biopharmaceuticals and generic drugs; biotechnology, and animal health. Within the tourism sector, it focuses on urban tourism, nature tourism, resort type tourism, and local tourism for Quebecers, and in the textiles sector it invests in companies engaged in development and production of specialty textiles as well as development of industrial applications for the construction, transportation, health and safety, and work apparel industries. Fonds de solidarité FTQ prefers to invest in Quebec and in companies impacting the Québec economy. It focuses on investing in the following regions- Abitibi –Témiscamingue, Bas Saint Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord, Estrie, Gaspésie Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Mauricie - Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie, Nord-du-Québec, Outaouais, and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest in projects of $3 million or more and also provides loans of up to $ 2 million. It invests in companies in business succession sector having minimum capitalization of $500,000 and EBITDA of over $35.5 million in case of majority interest; equipment and machinery sector with average investment in excess of $3 million; environment sector with funding needs of more than $500000; financial services sector having net assets between $20 million and $50 million in equity; metal products sector having annual sales of over $5 million and financing needs of at least $2 million; and printing sector having investment needs of over $1 million. In the information technology sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest $2 million as initial investments while total investments can be more than $10 million. It invests in the form of equity financing (common or preferred shares) and unsecured debt requiring no collateral (debenture). Fonds de solidarité FTQ can take both a minority interest including an equity stake of up to 49 percent as well a majority interest in its portfolio companies in case of business succession financing. It seeks a minority stake for the portfolio companies in the equipment and machinery sector. It typically holds its investments for a period of five to ten years in case of equity financing and for more than ten years in case of business succession financing. Fonds de solidarité FTQ began operation on June 23, 1983. It has its headquarters in Montreal in Canada with additional offices in the same city and Quebec in the same country.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Science/Engineering, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • 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.
  • Inversago Pharma — Inversago Pharma is a preclinical-stage, biotech company specialized in the development of new therapies focusing on CB1 blockade, based on first-in-class, peripherally-acting, CB1 inverse agonists.
  • 7 Gen — 7Gen develops charging infrastructure and vehicle leasing projects that enable commercial fleet managers to convert to electric vehicles.
Right Side Capital Management VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Right Side Capital Management is a venture capital firm that helps startups build their company. It invests exclusively in the pre-seed round of technology startups and makes 75-100 investment per year. The firms prefers to invest in diversified technology sectors such as the internet and cloud companies.RSCM was established in 2010 and is basedin San Francisco, California.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, IT
  • Seed, Convertible Note, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Qeepsake — The easiest way to capture and preserve memories about your child or pregnancy.
  • Fyrii — Fyrii.ai builds an AI based platform to enable individual experts to brand and monetize their individual innovative potential while driving business growth for organizations
  • Nife Labs — Nife Edge Computing Solutions transforms your services edge architec
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!
Export Development Canada VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Export Development Canada supports Canada’s export trade by helping companies react to international business openings.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Science/Engineering
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Canada, United States, India
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.
  • Muse — Muse is an immersive meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your mental activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements to help you build a consistent meditation practice.
  • Evidence Partners — DistillerSR automates every stage of your literature reviews to produce evidence-based research faster and more accurately.
Celtic House Venture Partners VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Celtic House Venture Partners is an independent Canadian investment firm.Since 1994, Celtic House has been one of Canada’s most active investors in technology and innovation. Capitalizing on the deep domain expertise of its partners, Celtic House has consistently provided superior financial returns to its investors. Celtic House has collaboratedwith management teams and repeat entrepreneurs to develop technology companies from the inception phase through to exit, generating 25 initial public offerings and successful acquisitions.Celtic House has collaborated with management teams and repeat entrepreneurs to develop technology companies from the inception phase through to exit, generating 25 initial public offerings and successful acquisitions.From offices in Toronto and Ottawa, Celtic House manages in excess of $425 million across three funds. Celtic House is currently making new investments out of Celtic House Venture Partners Fund IV, which closed in 2012.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, IT
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Snappy — Snappy provides technology to run your restaurant efficiently. Increase sales, streamline customer operations and bring your guests back faster with Snappy.
  • GrubMarket — GrubMarket develops a website where sellers can offer foods and other items at wholesale prices to customers. It offers products such as organic foods, vegetables, gluten-free foods, snacks, drinks, pantries, home goods, health and beauty products, baby and kids' products, pets, non-GMO foods, paleo foods, cholesterol-free, and no trans-fatfoods.GrubMarket also offers foods from local farms, fisheries, commercial kitchens, certified home kitchens, and restaurants. Mike Xu founded GrubMarket in 2014, with its headquarters in Newark in California with an additional office in San Francisco in California.
  • Snappy Innovation — Snappy provides technology to run your restaurant efficiently. Increase sales, streamline customer operations and bring your guests back faster with Snappy.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 26 investments in the past 12 months
At Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), they fund Canadian cleantech projects and coach the companies that lead them as they move their ground-breaking technologies to market.SDTC’s support of cleantech translates into jobs, growth, and export opportunities for Canadian companies, as well as economic, environmental and healthbenefits for all Canadians. They are independent but don’t work alone. A big part of their role is building and sustaining networks of partners and stakeholders from private industry, academia and governments, at home and abroad. They operate at arm’s length and receive funding from the Government of Canada.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Sustainability, Energy
  • Grant, Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ZeroIN — ZeroIN is a provider of formulations and added-value ingredients to small and medium-sized food and beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar in their products while maintaining good taste.
  • Drinkable — At Drinkable we're passionate about water autonomy. We believe everyone has the right to know what's in their water, so they have the agency to manage their own risks. We've harnessed that passion into the worlds first effortless, affordable, and accurate handheld testing device, that detects drinking water contamination with thepress of a button. With a simple thumbs up/down display you'll know within seconds if your water requires further attention. You can pair our device with your smart phone to receive an expanded contamination report, risk profile, and a treatment plan that's tailored just for you.
  • PLAEX Building Systems — We are committed to manufacturing environmentally responsible, simple, innovative green building materials, made from currently unused and under used waste streams; for the construction of Eco-friendly, sustainable structures that will withstand storms, floods, earthquakes, and insects; all while re
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.
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.
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.
Mistral Venture Partners VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Mistral Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. The firm invests in startups that solve critical business problems, regardless of the business model– enterprise software, B2B SaaS, marketplaces, etc. It also partners with founders who value experience, commitment, and the higheststandards of integrity and respect.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Nook — Nook is a personal knowledge base that helps capture, organize, and intelligently resurface what you need to know and do throughout your day. Get early access.
  • Unito — Connect the tools you're already using with deep 2-way integrations and optimize workflows for Asana, Jira, Trello, Google Sheets and more.
  • Passiv — Passiv makes it easy for you to manage your portfolio so that you can save more for retirement and spend more of your time enjoying life.
Cycle Capital VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Cycle Capital is a pioneer in Canadian Cleantech venture capital fund management investing in companies at the development and commercialization stages in North America. Founded in 2009 by Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital’s Platform has become an important venture capital investor of the Cleantech industry with its 3funds totaling $230M Assets Under Management (AUM). Cycle Capital is looking to invests in promising ventures that are not capital intensive and/or that can benefit from the leverage brought by Cycle Capital extensive network of investors, strategic partners and advisors.In addition to its core investments, Cycle Capital targets companies with high growth potential – especially those with strong intellectual property, leading edge technologies and with exceptional management talent that would benefit from the firm’s network of strategic industrial partners and expert advisors. With its core investment and business expertise, Cycle Capital plays an active role adding meaningful and tangible value to its portfolio companies at all stages of their life.
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Investment focus
  • Sustainability, Energy, Hardware
  • Funding Round, Series B, Seed
  • Canada, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • VueReal — VueReal is engineering the next electronic systems by mass integration of high-efficiency nano/micro-devices into large-area substrates (e.g., displays, sensors, system on panel, and more). They have started by making the true-life experience of micro-LED displays affordable for all applications (TV, laptop, smartphone,virtual/augmented reality, etc.). VueReal technology platform is based on the interplay of cutting-edge micro/nano-device processing, sophisticated integration technologies and advanced system design (hardware and software). VueReal technologies can enhance the experience of existing electronic systems and enable new applications by integrating millions of highly efficient micro-devices (micro-LED) into system substrate. As our Solid Printing (TM) technology works across all substrate sizes, it can develop displays ranging from super high ppi (>4000 ppi) to very large.
  • Mysa — Control your electric heating and cooling with Mysa Smart Thermostats. Use the mobile app to control remotely - Save energy and money with smart home features.
  • Encycle Corporation — REGEN Energy Inc. designs, develops, and markets wireless energy management solutions in Canada and the United States. The company’s products include EnviroGrid swarm-logic controllers, which are attached to electrical loads to communicate and coordinate with each other to reduce electrical demand for commercial, industrial, institutional, andmulti-unit residential facilities. Its products are used to control electrical demand for heaters, fans, compressors, chillers, cold storage systems, batter chargers, pumps, and dehumidifiers and humidifiers, as well as for new construction, retrofit, and ongoing building operations.
Fonds Innovexport VC Fund · Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Fonds Innovexport is an Investing Service that provides in targeting international markets to forge the Quebec of tomorrow.
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Software, Consumer Electronics
  • Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • CONTXTFUL Technologies — Contxtful is a patent pending AI-driven technology leverages sensors from mobile smart devices such as phones, tablets & smart watches to identify user intent and context. It's designed with privacy in mind to be compliant with GDPR so we don't need to request permission from users. No need for GPS, camera or microphone. CONTXTFULprovide attention, viewability and predictive marketing analysis, performance improvement and business intelligence on the environment context of any digital audience. Our technologies generates different strategic activities like audience engagement, segmentation, online marketing security and real-time marketing data insights and can be used in many industry, including Adtech, Martech, Insurance/Banking, Fintech, Video Streaming and Game Engines providers to gather better context aware intel about their audience and customers.Our solution is respect privacy, it’s real-time and always-on.
  • Botpress — Botpress is the leading open-source conversational assistants platform. Hundreds of thousands of developers and organizations use Botpress to power their conversational strategy.
  • C2RO — C2RO is a leading provider of cutting-edge privacy-aware, biometric-free AI video-analytics solutions for physical spaces. C2RO PERCEIVE is enabling data-driven decision-making, optimization of operations, and transformation of physical facilities into safe, engaging, and immersive environments for visitors.
Round13 Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Round13 Capital are different than a typical Venture Capital fund. Round13 are more than just capital, and are a thought partner for management with deep experience in building businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ChainSafe Systems — ChainSafe Systems is a global leader in blockchain protocol and infrastructure development located in Toronto.
  • myCaribou — myCaribou is a digital platform where 42,000+ manufacturers and distributors from 150+ countries build and manage successful partnerships.
  • Qui Identity — Qui Identity builds the distributed identity tools that people and businesses will rely on for digital and real-world interactions.
Hedgewood VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hedgewood is an investment firm active in venture capital, internet businesses, real estate, specialty finance, asset management, and private equity.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Financial
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Ready, Set, Food! — Ready, Set, Food! makes it easy for parents reduce their baby's risk of developing peanut, egg, and milk allergies by up to 80% with our gentle, daily system.
  • 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.
  • Unito — Connect the tools you're already using with deep 2-way integrations and optimize workflows for Asana, Jira, Trello, Google Sheets and more.
FundersClub VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 17 investments in the past 12 months
FundersClub focuses on Seed and early stage investments. Investments include Coinbase, Instacart, Flexport, Le Tote, Teespring, Memebox, GitLab.FundersClub is the world's first online venture capital platform. Backed by Y Combinator, First Round Capital, Spark Capital, Intel Capital, Draper, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, and more;FundersClub Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in the United States.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Other
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • JITX — JITX is a way to design circuit boards faster and with fewer errors. Instead of manually drafting and reviewing designs, write code to generate your hardware.
  • Arpeggio Bio — Arpeggio Biosciences leverages state of the art sequencing approaches coupled with powerful machine learning to uncover novel insights into a compound's biological mechanism of action.The company is diverse set of molecular biologists, computer scientists, and biotechnology enthusiasts passionate about understanding where, why, and howtherapeutics work.
  • Paragon — Our embedded integration platform (eiPaaS) is the easiest way to integrate your product with third-party SaaS apps, providing your customers with an embedded, native integration experience.
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
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.
GreenSky Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
GreenSky Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm that manages venture capital and provides financial advisory services.It makes investments in early-stage technology companies through its affiliated venture capital funds, GreenSky Accelerator Fund I, II and III. Their principals bring a unique combination of experience in technology,law, and finance to high-growth potential companies and dedicated entrepreneurs.GreenSky Capital was founded in Toronto, Ontario in 2010 by Geoff Simonett and Michael T. R. List.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, IT
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Direct-C — Direct-C is an Alberta based company that has created a breakthrough proprietary nanocomposite coating based on compounds specifically designed to only react to liquid hydrocarbons (typically C4-C20). The end result is a leak detection solution that provides unparalleled performance for the integrity monitoring of oil and gas infrastructure. Zerofalse positives, instant alerts, and precise locations – all which lead to enhanced response times to unexpected incidents. Originally developed at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, Direct-C’s head office is located in Edmonton with staff satellite offices also located in Calgary and Bath, England.
  • Wisedocs — The Wisedocs platform makes it easy to sort, understand, and organize messy, unstructured medical, legal, and insurance documents.
  • Funnelytics — Align your marketing strategy with data. Visualise & create actionable insights to better understand your customer's drivers and bottlenecks.
Killick Capital VC Fund · St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Killick Capital is a leading Atlantic Canadian private equity firm, dedicated to partnering with Atlantic Canadian businesses and Aerospace businesses. Our team of professionals work closely with portfolio companies to maximize success.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Hardware
  • Funding Round, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • frenter — Helping equipment rental businesses manage their day-to-day operations so they can focus on growing their business in-person and online. Request a Demo today
  • Mysa — Control your electric heating and cooling with Mysa Smart Thermostats. Use the mobile app to control remotely - Save energy and money with smart home features.
  • Swiftsure Innovations — Swiftsure Innovations provides registered nurses with the tools required to improve patient outcomes.It develops a medical device that enhances oral care for patients on life support with the aim of decreasing the incidence of ventilator-acquired pneumonia, length of mechanical ventilation, and length of hospital stay.Creative Destruction Labssupports the company.
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.
Golden Triangle Angel Network VC Fund · Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
The Golden Triangle Angelnet is a not-for-profit corporation operating under the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation's Angel Network Program. It is a members-only organization comprised of Angel investors seeking investment opportunities in promising, early-stage businesses. In addition to the financial support, as part of theirall-encompassing commitment to assist the companies they invest in, its Angels often provide valuable mentorship and access to strong relationship capital networks to their investee companies. It is this priceless assistance that aids in the facilitation of learning, networking, and growth.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Internet
  • Seed, Angel
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Motion Gestures — Motion Gestures is a Canadian machine learning startup specializing in gesture recognition software. Motion Gestures specializes in machine learning-based gesture recognition software and was founded in Waterloo, Canada in 2016. The company aims to enable the rapid development and deployment of gesture-enabled interfaces for systems, devices, andapps. Its software supports advanced 2D and 3D gestures using motion, touch, and vision sensors and can be deployed on the cloud, gateway/hub, and embedded platforms. Developers are offered free licenses to the cloud SDK and can quickly create and test any gesture using their smartphones.
  • Justo — Call Toronto real estate brokerage, agents and MLS listings provider - Justo to sell or buy houses or condos in Greater Toronto Area.
  • LabsCubed — LabsCubed manufactures automated multi-sample tensile testing robots that manufacturers use to increase lab efficiency and reduce labor by up to 85%.
Somel Investments VC Fund
Somel Investments
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Software, IT
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Deeplite — Deeplite provides an AI-Driven Optimizer to make Deep Neural Networks faster, smaller, energy-efficient from cloud to edge computing.
  • Noviflow — Programmable Network Solutions
  • Kaloom — Kaloom is an emerging company developing a fully automated, programmable data center networking software solution that will disrupt how cloud and data center networks are built, managed and operated for enterprises, cloud providers, gaming companies, data center operators and 5G wireless providers. Kaloom comprises technology veterans with proventrack records of delivering large-scale networking, analytics and AI-based solutions for the world’s largest networks. The company is backed by leading investors including Fonds FTQ and Somel Investments. Kaloom has research and development offices located in the heart of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal, Quebec and a sales and marketing office in the Silicon Valley.
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.
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.
Ecofuel Fund
Ecofuel is a venture capital fund specialized in cleantech startups. Ecofuel Fund invests smart money in startups that develop and commercializes clean technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Hardware, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
Espresso Capital
Espresso Capital empowers companies in technology, healthcare, and other high-growth verticals with innovative venture debt and growth financing solutions.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Debt Financing, Series B, Seed
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.
Jacky Chen Angel
Jacky is dedicated to angel investment and has built up a portfolio of more than thirty startup companies in Canada and the US. His target investments are the early-stage B2B companies with disruptive technologies and business potential in enterprise software, information technologies, MedTech, and Advanced Manufacturing.Jacky has acquiredconcrete business experiences as a successful founder in the startup ecosystem and an executive of Fortune 500 companies over two decades. His remarkable accomplishments range from building startups from scratch to leading a billion-dollar business with the leverage of 14,000 enterprise channel partners. The unique journey has shaped Jacky's outstanding of investing in early startups.Jacky holds the degrees of Mater's E.E. and MBA, and he graduated from CEIBS and The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Hardware
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Agile Devices — Agile Devices offer catheter-based interventional procedures helping patients during a stroke. It helps medical practitioners reduce the procedure time to respond to time bound emergencies.
  • Workwolf — Workwolf is a Toronto-based start-up with a management team who has led 7 start-ups, had 2 successful exits, and has taken a company public with a $1.8B IPO. Workwolf CEO Erik Simins is an SME in HR who previously founded MAGNUS HRS, a staffing company now servicing over 150 enterprise customers. The technology at Workwolf solves two of the biggestpain points in employment: applicant filtration and verification, and does so by empowering users to identify better candidates faster. Winner of global awards in both 2020 and 2021 for innovation and market potential, Workwolf is ramping up for its multi-national roll-out with ManpowerGroup in September that will coincide with a $4.5M Seed financing round.
  • Traction Technology Partners — Traction is a powerful SaaS collaboration platform for evaluating, adopting and managing new technologies across the enterprise. The platform includes Project Management and CRM tools designed specifically for enterprise teams tasked with discovering and evaluating new technologies. Traction is used by IT, Innovation and Corp Dev teams toaccelerate their digital transformation projects, and to speed up the way they find, manage, and adopt new technologies. Traction also offers On-Demand Research services delivered through its platform.
Pelorus Venture Capital VC Fund · St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Pelorus Venture Capital focuses on investment for seed and early stage companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cyno — Cyno is a mind & body platform. Book a demo now!
  • Swiftsure Innovations — Swiftsure Innovations provides registered nurses with the tools required to improve patient outcomes.It develops a medical device that enhances oral care for patients on life support with the aim of decreasing the incidence of ventilator-acquired pneumonia, length of mechanical ventilation, and length of hospital stay.Creative Destruction Labssupports the company.
  • BreatheSuite — The BreatheSuite MDI is an inhaler add-on and app that collects information and provides feedback on inhaler adherence and technique. BreatheSuite develops innovative self-management devices that help asthma and respiratory patients live healthier and happier lives.
Good News Ventures
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
Ventures West
Ventures West is one of Canada's largest privately owned venture capital companies. In addition to providing capital, they contribute a wealth of resources to each investment.With 10 professional technology investment managers, and one of the most productive Entrepreneur-In-Residence programs in Canada, the Ventures West team has over 120years of technology venture investing and hands-on operating experience.Ventures West has a unique set of capabilities - a long and successful track record in venture capital investing, management depth, extensive contacts in North American technology, financial, and venture capital industries, and the ability to form investor syndicates.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
Vanedge Capital VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Vanedge Capital is a venture capital firm which invests in the enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, security, digital media and cloud computing sectors. The firm targets companies that are post-revenue with a fast-growing user base and have demonstrated product market fit.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Echodyne — Echodyne develops and manufactures meta-materials-based radar technologies. The company combines the patented technology of metamaterials with powerful software to create a radar sensor with unprecedented performance at commercial price points. Echodyne's patented technology and powerful software create a high-performance radar platform thatproduces security and machine autonomy solutions for government, defense, and industry.Echodyne was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.
  • ALICE Technologies — ALICE is a construction optioneering platform that empowers the world's leading contractors to plan, bid, win, and build more profitable projects.
OMERS Ventures VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 29 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial, Data and Analytics
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Altana AI — Altana AI enables trusted commerce by providing the single source of truth on the global supply chain.
  • Falkon AI — Simplify your product led growth workflow with a platform that finds your best product qualified leads in minutes, then sends them to your CRM and MAP.
  • Qui Identity — Qui Identity builds the distributed identity tools that people and businesses will rely on for digital and real-world interactions.
Government of Canada VC Fund · Gatineau, Quebec, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to find and access government information and services online through its central website, Canada.ca. The website is the single entry point for all government information and services available online and is accessible using any device with an Internet connection, including tablets ormobile phones. Its portal shows how government works, its priorities, laws, finances, transparency, digital government, and policies.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Manufacturing, Health Care
  • Grant, Debt Financing, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Myanmar
Portfolio highlights
  • Technopole maritime du Québec — Technopole maritime du Québec (TMQ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of Quebec’s innovative maritime sectors, including maritime transportation, marine technologies, and marine biotechnologies.
  • BioVectra — BIOVECTRA is a global contract drug manufacturing organization specializing in small molecules and biologics manufacturing. Learn more about our solutions:
  • AMG Brands Network Inc. — AMG Brands Network Inc is a digital publisher that owns and operates numerous Digital Brands around the world.
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