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Top 30 Non Profit Startup Investors in Canada

A list of 30 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Non profit startups based in Canada. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Non profit companies from Canada. We update this investor list every month.

Top 30 Non Profit Startup Investors in Canada

Investor Non Profit Canada investments
Western Economic Diversification Canada 2
Ontario Centres of Excellence 2
Higher Ground Labs 2
Fondaction 1
Vancity 1
Angel One Network 1
Google.org 1
Government of Canada 1
XPND Capital 1
BDC Venture Capital 1
Active Impact Investments 1
Impact Engine 1
Microsoft for Startups 1
Wesley Clover 1
Scotiabank 1
Amazon Web Services 1
Government of New Brunswick 1
Acumen 1
Fonds de solidarité FTQ 1
Will Anderson 1
Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec 1
Luminate Group 1
Rhiza Capital / Sunshine Coast Venture Partners 1
Magna International 1
Capital Angel Network 1
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation 1
Right Side Capital Management 1
New Media Ventures 1
WUTIF 1
Pallasite Ventures 1
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Western Economic Diversification Canada VC Fund · Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
As Canada's regional economic development agency for Western Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) strives to maintain Western Canada’s competitive position by investing in projects and activities that help improve productivity and competitiveness through the development, adoption and commercialization of new technologies andbusiness processes. WD also supports higher value-added production and access to international markets.Abundant natural resources, thriving technology and services sectors, and low business costs make Western Canada an attractive place to do business. Its geographic proximity to Asian markets, access to inland and sea ports, and excellent transportation services to locations throughout North America have created increased efficiencies in exporting products to international markets.Western Canada is a significant contributor to the overall Canadian economy. In 2014, Western Canada accounted for 38% of Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) by industry and 42% of Canada’s exported goods.1 Western Canada’s export activity is closely linked to the largest economy in the world, the United States, and increasingly to the large and growing economies of the Asia-Pacific. The United States is Western Canada’s closest trading partner accounting for roughly 77% of goods exported from Western Canada in 2014. In the same year, exports to the Asia-Pacific region accounted for roughly 15% of Western Canada’s total exports; a 24% increase over the past 5 years.2Economic growth in Western Canada is anchored by the natural resources sector, with resource-based goods accounting for approximately 68% of total exported products in 2014. This focus has been a benefit to the economy by providing the foundation for the creation of industry clusters in sectors such as mining, forestry, oil and gas and agriculture.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Debt Financing, Grant, Seed
  • Canada, Sri Lanka, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Co.Labs — We work with exceptional founders & teams to navigate the path from idea to $1M in annual revenue.
  • Platform Calgary — Platform Calgary focuses on supporting Calgary's innovation-driven companies by providing access to space, programming, and advocacy, while also championing the vision for the new Platform Innovation Centre's design, activity, and culture. The firm is formerly known as Calgary Technologies Inc. and rebranded as Platform Calgary in 2019.
  • Virtual Gurus — Our virtual assistants provide superhero admin support to help busy organizations accomplish more. Find out today how our assistants in Canada and the United States can help you.
Ontario Centres of Excellence VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
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, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Grant, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Uride — Welcome to Uride - your reliable and affordable ridesharing service with a community-focus. Enjoy the ease of quick pickups, lower fares, and a user-friendly app designed to make your travels smoother. Start riding today!
  • FluidAI Medical — Real-Time Monitoring for Anastomotic Leaks with Origin, by FluidAI. Early data shows FluidAI's Origin can detect leaks an average of 1.6 days earlier.
  • Novel Biotechnology — Novel Biotechnology is building high-throughput bacterial platforms for the biotech industry, with a focus on plasmid DNA manufacturing.
Higher Ground Labs VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Higher Ground Labs is a venture fund and ecosystem builder investing in technology for political progress.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Politics, Government
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Quiller — Quiller is an artificial intelligence copilot campaign helps to develop quality, effective fundraising content.
  • Plural — Plural is a company that provides public policy tools to help teams save time and discover opportunities in workflows.
  • Measure Studio — Measure Studio is a social media data intelligence and analytics suite for publishers, brands, and influencers. Connect Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and more!
Fondaction VC Fund · Clarke City, Quebec, Canada · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Since its creation in 1996, Fondaction has been based on the belief that it is not only possible to do things differently in the financial and business world, it is a necessity.Fondaction helps Québecers prepare for retirement by offering affordable retirement savings to everyone. The savings collected are invested in companies across Québec.This way, Fondaction helps create and maintain quality jobs, contributing to a stronger, more equitable and greener economy.Created in 1996, Fondaction is a labour-sponsored fund with assets in excess of one billion dollars collected as retirement savings from more than 131,000 shareholders. Fondaction's direct investments and those made through investment funds support the development of more than 1 050 SMEs in different lines of business, in large part involved in various components of the social economy.Fondaction has always been resolutely committed to socially responsible finance, from the moment it was created. The principles of sustainable development are integrated in everything it does. Whether investing in businesses directly or in capital markets, Fondaction always applies the principles of responsible investment to the money entrusted by its savers.Fondaction was one of the first institutions in Québec to make accountability reports an obligation in an effort to improve its practices and contribute to moving sustainable development forward in Québec. It produced its first report on sustainable development in 2006 in accordance with the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the highest standards of precision and transparency in economic, social and environmental accountability.In 2010 and 2012, Fondaction remained at the forefront with its 3rd and 4th sustainable development reports, having them reviewed by an independent firm and achieving an application level of A+ from the GRI. Fondaction is the only financial institution in Québec to achieve this level.In 2014, Fondaction tabled its 5th sustainable development report, produced in accordance with the latest GRI guidelines, the G4. Fondaction also opted for Comprehensive compliance, becoming the 1st financial institution in North America and the 9th in the world to voluntarily adhere to these requirements.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Information Technology, Software
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • Canada, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Dispersa — Harnessing the power of microbe-derived natural solutions to decarbonize the chemicals industry.
  • Aquatech BM — Commercial & industrial bottle washer cleaner and sterilizer. Perfect for winemakers, microbrewers, dairy farms, hotels, laboratories and more.
  • Recharge Véhicule Électrique inc. — RVE offers electric vehicle home charging solutions: unique technologies, specific expertise and free resources for all types of home.
Vancity VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancity is a credit union committed to a clean and fair world. Accounts, credit cards, mortgages, business banking and more.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • New/Mode — New/Mode is the multi-channel advocacy & civic engagement platform that organizations, campaigns & causes use to win. Join the New/Mode Community.
  • Clevest Solutions — Clevest Solutions provides software for mobile workforce management and smart grid deployment and post-deployment operations exclusively for electric, gas and water utilities. They are specialists at enabling utilities to transform their field operations by rapidly automating and optimizing virtually any field work activity or process to improveresponse time and effectiveness.
Angel One Network VC Fund · Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Health Care
  • 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 short wave infrared sample digestion technology to prepare samples for analysis, accuracy and safety.
  • fraction/al — Fan Ownership Platform that empower fans to own a piece of their favorite sports team.
Google.org VC Fund · Mountain View, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Google.org is a platform that pulls together Google's philanthropic efforts. Google.org funds teams with big ideas that have a long-term global impact.
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Investment focus
  • Non Profit, Education, Information Technology
  • Grant, Funding Round, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • InnovateUS — InnovateUS is an online learning initiative that provides public sector professionals with self-paced and live skills training in areas such as data, digital, and community engagement.
  • Global Sisters — Global Sisters is a Making Business Possible for ALL women
  • Climate Policy Radar — Climate Policy Radar is a nonprofit organization that offers machine learning, climate legislation, and digital ecosystem services.
Government of Canada VC Fund · Gatineau, Quebec, Canada · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to find and access government information and services online through its central website, Canada.ca. The website is the single entry point for all government information and services available online and is accessible using any device with an Internet connection, including tablets ormobile phones. Its portal shows how government works, its priorities, laws, finances, transparency, digital government, and policies.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Grant, Debt Financing, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Tech Spark AI — Tech Spark is Canada's first edtech company committed to culturally relevant and equitable tech education for Black and students of colour, girls, and teachers.
  • FluidAI Medical — Real-Time Monitoring for Anastomotic Leaks with Origin, by FluidAI. Early data shows FluidAI's Origin can detect leaks an average of 1.6 days earlier.
  • London Children's Museum — Offering family-friendly entertainment and activities, the London Children's Museum, located in Southwestern Ontario, encourages children to explore history, heritage, and science through art, play, and creativity.
XPND Capital VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada
As a growth equity investor, They seek out exceptional companies and talented entrepreneurs looking to accelerate their development in new markets or new geographies through internal growth and acquisitions.
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Investment focus
  • Railroad, Automotive, Blockchain
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Taxelco — Taxelco is to consolidate the interests of the taxi industry to the benefit of its stakeholders and for the citizens of Montreal. With this approach, we can ensure that the economic and social benefits derived from the use of fully electric vehicles, the creation of operational synergies and the efficient use of information technologies will remainin the hands of its constituents. A collaborative and supervised pilot project will start in November 2015 with 50 electric vehicles driving around Montreal. The objective of this project is to optimize the performance of electric vehicles operating as taxis and in Montreal's rigorous weather conditions. This ambitious project will help position Montreal as a green, avant-garde city where public transports are a means to responsible economic and social development, echoing the unique, cultural and innovative personality of its citizens.
  • Gora — Goracle is a oracle network built on the Algorand blockchain, designed to bring real world data to smart contracts.
BDC Venture Capital VC Fund · Calgary, Alberta, Canada · 20 investments in the past 12 months
BDC Venture Capital is a major venture capital investor in Canada, active at every stage of the company's development cycle, from seed through expansion, with a focus on technology-based businesses that have high growth potential and that are positioned to become dominant players in their markets. The company helps create and develop strongCanadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.BDC Venture Capital has been involved in venture capital since 1975 and has to date invested in more than 400 companies involved in the areas of Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Advanced Technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Maxa AI — Maxa AI provides automated machine intelligence technology solutions.
  • Science&Humans — At Science & Humans we use evidence-based practices to transform human life. We know that beautifully aging is possible. We also know that the effects of aging on the mind, body and soul can dampen the spirit, leaving you demotivated and feeling older than you are.Thanks to modern science, early detection and treatment of a hormone imbalancerestores energy levels, leaves the skin glowing, improves longevity and increases vitality in every aspect of life.S&H is a platform that works everyday to reduce the gap between Science and Humans. We transform lives through scientifically-proven products, treatments, clinical services, and devices that help manage hormone imbalances. The results are transformative, and it shows.
  • Forcen — Forcen improves surgical safety through force-sensing technology.
Active Impact Investments VC Fund · North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 6 investments in the past 12 months
We support environmental resiliency through profitable investment. We provide capital and talent to accelerate the growth of early-stage climate tech ventures catalyzing the transition from finite to infinite sources of energy, food, water & products.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, CleanTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SWTCH — SWTCH provides electric vehicle charging & energy management solutions for businesses and individuals.
  • Optiwatt — Optiwatt integrates your exact electricity rates so you can save on EV charging and HVAC. Automatically use electricity off-peak and earn rebates in utility programs.
  • ThinkLabs AI — ThinkLabs AI is a specialist AI development and deployment firm. Its mission is to empower critical industries and infrastructure with trustworthy AI towards global energy sustainability.
Impact Engine VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Impact Engine is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies driving positive impact in economic empowerment, education, environmental sustainability, and health.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Education, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Mae Health — Mae is a maternal health platform that connects expectant mothers with critical resources to drive positive pregnancy outcomes.
  • Pear Suite — Pear Suite enables anyone—community health workers, other healthcare staff, and volunteers—to assess and address the social drivers of health for older adults in a scalable, cost-effective, and person-centered way.
  • Watershed Health — Revolutionize healthcare connectivity with Watershed Health's community-wide care coordination platform. Join our network for improved patient outcomes and seamless data sharing.
Microsoft for Startups VC Fund · Redmond, Washington, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Microsoft for Startups is a global program designed to help startups scale with free access to Azure cloud and a streamlined path into selling alongside Microsoft and our vast partner ecosystem.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • VitVio — VitVio is a platform built around AI and computer vision with the goal of improving efficiency and quality of care in operating rooms.
  • UniPay — UniPay is an eCommerce platform for infrastructure and industry-lacking regions that offers 5 products that enable trust, promote transparency, and enforce accountability.
  • Emission Sentri — Drive emission management and reduction with insights
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, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • RFence — RFence is a start-up company that analyzes the radio frequency environment. They control the threats and risks involved, which is essential to keeping the site running smoothly and efficiently. They offer solutions that are designed for all sites with critical security needs for industrial sites such as logistics sites, government buildings, ports,airports, penitentiary facilities, etc.
  • VizioSense — VizioSense optimizes operations of Cities and Companies through Edge AI computer vision sensors respecting people's privacy.
  • Martello Technologies — Prioritize and resolve performance problems and optimize the Microsoft 365 and Teams user experience with Martello Vantage DX.
Scotiabank VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Scotiabankers are committed to helping individuals, companies, and communities to thrive in a changing world. From personal and business banking, brokerage, and insurance, to private wealth, and the most sophisticated commercial, corporate and institutional services, they serve the diverse needs of some 21 million customers in more than 55countries.Founded in 1832 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, their growth has always been fuelled by the success of their customers and their longevity secured by an unshakable commitment to carefully and expertly managing risk and capital.That focus on doing what's right for customers—short- andlong-term—has made us a global financial services leader.Headquartered in Canada, they are over 86, 000 Scotiabankers strong. Each of us are committed to being the best at understanding their customers' needs and all of us working together to deliver practical advice and relevant solutions that help their customers become financially better off.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Oil and Gas, Mining
  • Post-IPO Debt, Debt Financing, Post-IPO Equity
  • Canada, United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Ecopetrol — Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest integrated oil & gas company.
  • Ecora Resources — Ecora Resources is the leading royalty and streaming company focused on investing in future-facing commodities integral to a sustainable future.
  • WELL Health Technologies — WELL aims to positively impact health outcomes by leveraging technology to empower and support patients and doctors. Learn about our mission and purpose.
Amazon Web Services VC Fund · Seattle, Washington, United States · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Amazon Web Services provides information technology infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services. Its products and solutions include cloud computing, compute, networking, storage and content delivery, databases, analytics, application services, deployment and management, mobile services, applications, AWS marketplace software,startups, enterprises, partners, government and education, websites and web applications, big data and HPC, gaming, and digital media as well as backup, storage, and archive. The company also provides AWS management console, documentation, SDKs and tools, downloads, platforms, Java, JavaScript, mobile, PHP, Ruby, Python, Windows, .NET, resources, forums, tutorials and articles, whitepapers, training and certification, and AWS user groups for developers. In addition, it offers compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services; and mobile services, websites, and backup and recovery services. Amazon Web Services serves the government, education, and non-profit sectors in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and internationally. Amazon Web Services was founded in 2006 and is based in Seattle, Washington. It has data center locations in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. It operates as a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Grant, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Lebanon, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • NVolume — At NVolume (&Volume), we develop advanced AI/ML models that autonomously engage in digital currency trading. We crafted a user-friendly platform that allows even those without extensive expertise to sidestep FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and seizing opportunities in this dynamic market. By sharing these models with users, we enable them toselect the most suitable risk level, offering a range of options to make cryptocurrency trading more accessible and effective.
  • Parksby — parksby is the sustainable solution for urban parking in Nairobi and beyond. Find parking near you, book them, and get directions. Download the App today.
  • FWD Creatives — Design and Development Agency
Government of New Brunswick VC Fund · Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Government of New Brunswick is a government portal that offers information and news on government programs and services.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Gaming, Sports
  • Grant, Series A, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Curl Moncton — Discover the joy of curling at Curl Moncton. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of curling and help you improve your skills. Join us today! learn to curl
  • ARC Clean Energy — ARC Clean Energy is a clean energy technology company that offers safe, reliable, and economical carbon-free power. It is developing the ARC-100, an advanced small modular reactor (SMR). It leverages the proven technology developed by the US government’s Argonne National Labs, which operated successfully for thirty years in Idaho. The ARC-100’ssimple, modular design provides 100 megawatts of electricity that is cost-competitive with fossil fuels. The ARC-100 has been selected by New Brunswick Power in Canada for implementation on their Point Lepreau site with completion targeted for the late 2020s.
Acumen VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Acumen is a nonprofit venture fund that invests in early-stage companies bringing critical services like agriculture, clean energy, education, financial inclusion, healthcare and workforce development to low-income communities in 14 countries across East and West Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Since 2001, Acumeninvested $128 million in 128 companies that have transformed the lives of over 308 million low-income people.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, Agriculture
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, India, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • AquaRech — AquaRech includes Farm management that enhances fish production, enables access to the market & promotes equal trade.
  • Ampersand — Ampersand catalyzes and power mass-market electric mobility. By supplying the battery swap network and operating system the company makes sustainable mobility rapidly accessible and affordable for developing markets, to improve livelihoods and the environment. With over a million km already covered by e-motorcycles in Africa using our plug-and-playpowertrain and energy network.
  • ReCircle — They are a Waste Management service that provides a free doorstep pick-up service for offices, institutions, households and schools to dispose their recyclable waste (Raddi). They further supply this recycled waste to authorized recycling centres, ensuring safety and sustainability.
Fonds de solidarité FTQ VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-ups, early venture, mergers, business acquisitions, management buyouts, market development project or a buyout, financing for new programs, organic growth and cash flow, growth and expansion financings, development capital, business succession,financial restructuring, business transition financing, family and non-family buyout, consolidations, turnaround, and leveraged management buyouts. It also invests in new markets, product and business line developments, market diversification, interim financings, new product marketing, additional working capital, purchase of tangible and intangible assets, equipment modernization, equipment purchases or upgrades, and integrator projects. The firm has regional funds that do not invest in retail, real estate, farming, biotechnology, and financial services. Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests in small and medium-sized businesses. It typically invests in export projects, forest products, productivity improvement, natural resources, aerospace, agri-food, wood, pulp and paper, chemicals, construction and construction materials, printing, transportation equipment and automobiles, transportation services, furniture and fixtures, combinatorial chemistry and other lead generating technologies, mining and exploration, social economy, textiles, plastics, life sciences, business services, telecommunications, distribution and consumer goods, environment, equipment and machinery, financial services, information and communication technology, metal products, recreational tourism, and culture sectors. Within the culture sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest in pre-production and creative projects, production projects, infrastructures and services, post-production projects, distribution, and broadcasting and multiplatform broadcasting. Within the environment sector, it invests in waste management and energy conversion for residual waste; air treatment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; processes to reduce industrial energy and water consumption; water treatment; and soil rehabilitation and decontamination (metals and organic compounds). Within the life sciences sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ focuses on services for the biopharmaceutical industry; nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals; diagnostics and medical supplies and equipment; biopharmaceuticals and generic drugs; biotechnology, and animal health. Within the tourism sector, it focuses on urban tourism, nature tourism, resort type tourism, and local tourism for Quebecers, and in the textiles sector it invests in companies engaged in development and production of specialty textiles as well as development of industrial applications for the construction, transportation, health and safety, and work apparel industries. Fonds de solidarité FTQ prefers to invest in Quebec and in companies impacting the Québec economy. It focuses on investing in the following regions- Abitibi –Témiscamingue, Bas Saint Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord, Estrie, Gaspésie Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Mauricie - Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie, Nord-du-Québec, Outaouais, and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest in projects of $3 million or more and also provides loans of up to $ 2 million. It invests in companies in business succession sector having minimum capitalization of $500,000 and EBITDA of over $35.5 million in case of majority interest; equipment and machinery sector with average investment in excess of $3 million; environment sector with funding needs of more than $500000; financial services sector having net assets between $20 million and $50 million in equity; metal products sector having annual sales of over $5 million and financing needs of at least $2 million; and printing sector having investment needs of over $1 million. In the information technology sector, Fonds de solidarité FTQ seeks to invest $2 million as initial investments while total investments can be more than $10 million. It invests in the form of equity financing (common or preferred shares) and unsecured debt requiring no collateral (debenture). Fonds de solidarité FTQ can take both a minority interest including an equity stake of up to 49 percent as well a majority interest in its portfolio companies in case of business succession financing. It seeks a minority stake for the portfolio companies in the equipment and machinery sector. It typically holds its investments for a period of five to ten years in case of equity financing and for more than ten years in case of business succession financing. Fonds de solidarité FTQ began operation on June 23, 1983. It has its headquarters in Montreal in Canada with additional offices in the same city and Quebec in the same country.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Pultrall — Pultrall is a solid company that has been involved in its community. Pultrusion is a manufacturing process that is at the center of Pultrall. They provide the efficiency and adaptive manufacturing team delivering of corrosion-resistant composite reinforcement for concrete infrastructure at the best price.
  • Ability biologics — Ability develops innovative, targeted, immune modulating biotherapeutics to address unmet medical needs in patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases.
  • SMT HAUTES TECHNOLOGIES — SMT HAUTES TECHNOLOGIES provides circuit electronics assembly manufacturing services.
Will Anderson Angel · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Will Anderson is an experienced operating executive with 10+ years of experience in the technology space. After starting his career as a strategy Consultant with Monitor Group, Will joined Constellation Software’s Jonas Operating group in 2003. While with Constellation, Will led divisions in both North America and Europe, and completed three highROI acquisitions in the club, construction and logistics software spaces. In 2010 will joined Iron Data Solutions as an Executive Vice President, becoming the General Manager of the 430 person Public Sector Division in early 2012.Will’s role at Klass Capital is as the CEO of Klass Software where he is searching for mid-sized mission critical solution providers to acquire. Will holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree from Queen’s University. He lives in Toronto, with his wife of 7 years and their two children.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, GovTech, Politics
  • Pre-Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • New/Mode — New/Mode is the multi-channel advocacy & civic engagement platform that organizations, campaigns & causes use to win. Join the New/Mode Community.
Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec VC Fund · Montréal, Quebec, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
The Caisse is a global fund manager. Its clients, which it calls its depositors, are mostly Québec public and private pension funds and insurance plans. The funds entrusted to the Caisse are invested in financial markets in Québec, in Canada and around the world to generate a profit.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Financial Services
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Post-IPO Equity
  • Canada, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Vooban — WE BRING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO LIFE!
  • PharmEasy — PharmEasy is one of India's most trusted online pharmacy & medical stores offering pharmaceutical and healthcare products at a FLAT 20% OFF*. Used by 50 lakhs+ customers in India in 1.2K+ cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, etc.
  • Transportadora Associada de Gás — Transportadora Associada de Gás operates in the natural gas transport segment through pipelines.
Luminate Group VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Established in 2018, Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation with the goal of empowering people and institutions to work together to build just and fair societies.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, GovTech, Politics
  • Seed
  • Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Stears — Stears Business has a simple mission: deliver original, analytical, well-written stories that make sense of the Nigerian economy
  • New/Mode — New/Mode is the multi-channel advocacy & civic engagement platform that organizations, campaigns & causes use to win. Join the New/Mode Community.
Rhiza Capital / Sunshine Coast Venture Partners VC Fund
Rhiza is a social impact fund whos focus is on building communities- connecting community to opportunity
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, GovTech, Politics
  • Seed
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • New/Mode — New/Mode is the multi-channel advocacy & civic engagement platform that organizations, campaigns & causes use to win. Join the New/Mode Community.
  • SHM Control — The SHM Controller is a patented low-cost smart wireless HVAC controller for buildings and offices that reduces average energy consumption by up to 30%. It also offers full remote access, control and...
Magna International VC Fund · Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Magna is a leading global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. Magna has over 130,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. Magna's product capabilitiesinclude producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Software, Transportation
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Israel, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Yulu — Yulu is a micro-mobility platform that is solving for traffic congestion and air pollution in India by providing human and battery powered micro-light 2 wheelers. Yulu uses IoT, Cloud, and AI to create a vast network of shared dockless vehicles that can be rented easily by an app in pay per use business model.
  • Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Corporation — Sanctuary AI is an artificial general intelligence company founded in January 2018, and is based in Vancouver, B.C. Sanctuary's mission is to build synthetic humans – “synths” – that are indistinguishable from us physically, cognitively and emotionally. The company is structured to explore both cutting edge technology and the ethical issuesthat arise from creating human-like machines.
  • Addionics — Addionics creates the next generation of rechargeable batteries by using smart 3D structures to improve battery performances
Capital Angel Network VC Fund · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Our goal is to build the region's entrepreneurial community, to make the region the best place to start a business and to facilitate access to investment opportunities for qualified investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • RainStick — The RainStick shower is a recirculating shower that saves 80% energy and 80% water but still feels like a luxurious shower.
  • CarbonGraph — CarbonGraph is a platform that allows businesses to measure and share their carbon footprint in a standard format. CarbonGraph is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
  • LearnExperts — You've invested in your product. We're invested in getting it adopted. Learnexperts is the first Education as a Service provider that takes the full burden off you. We have experts who know how to do it right the first time so you don't have to.
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation VC Fund · Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Director of Investments Every half-year, the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) reports on the status of venture capital investment in Canada, and the 2021-H1 edition is impressive.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Analytics
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Solyntek — Solyntek is a startup that specializes in using the latest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform standard security cameras into 24/7 guardians that detect and alarm risky situations at work.
  • Triple Hair — Triple Hair is a clinical-stage Canadian biotechnology company specialized in the development of innovative treatments for alopecia. Prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
  • Potential Motors — Enabling electric off-road adventure through the Adventure 1 ORV and Off-Road OS.
Right Side Capital Management VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 8 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, SaaS, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • ASETS — ASETS develops software for engineers and created the first cloud-based Integrated Design Suite.
  • HLRBO — HLRBO is an online hunting network that connects landowners and hunters. List your property on HLRBO. No fees. No commissions. Hunters contact you directly with questions or to lease.
  • Precision Compounding — Precision Compounding compounds customized medications to meet the specific needs of patients and their pets. They benefit patients by providing formulations customized for dosage, taste, and ingredients. Their services include proscripts, concierge pick-up options, and professional delivery. They respond to customer inquiries by phone, contactform, and email.
New Media Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
New Media Ventures is the first seed fund and national network of angel investors supporting media and tech startups that disrupt politics and catalyze progressive change.
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Investment focus
  • Non Profit, Government, Software
  • Seed, Grant, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • co:census — co:census is a collaborative workspace for urban planners and their team to Learn, Plan, Create, Analyze, and Work as they conduct research projects for stakeholder engagement.
  • New/Mode — New/Mode is the multi-channel advocacy & civic engagement platform that organizations, campaigns & causes use to win. Join the New/Mode Community.
  • The Juggernaut — We're The Juggernaut. We tell in-depth, nuanced stories on South Asians around the world. Join thousands and subscribe today.
WUTIF VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc. is a novel angel fund that co-invests with angel investors in promising new technology ventures in British Columbia. WUTIF was formed in mid-2003 and made its first investments in late 2004.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Frontly — Turn your Google Sheets into modern dashboards and internal business tools in minutes.
  • Care2Talk — Care2Talk is a video call mobile app for senior citizens that is secure, fast, and easy to navigate with 7-day battery life.
  • VoxCell BioInnovation — Creating an extraordinary line of solutions for the drug development industry and the field of Oncology research.
Pallasite Ventures VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Pallasite Ventures is an agile venture capital firm providing early-stage financing for high-growth companies across a variety of industries.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
  • Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Ionomr — Ionomr designs & manufactures advanced ion-exchange polymers & membranes that enable high performance and efficiency in applications like water & wastewater treatment, hydrogen production and advanced energy storage.
  • Oncoustics AI — Oncoustics is creating and deploying advanced AI solutions for low cost, non-invasive surveillance, diagnostics, and treatment monitoring of diseases with high unmet clinical need. Unlike other players in the space, Oncoustics does not do image recognition. Instead, Oncoustics applies AI to raw ultrasound signals from readily available handheldultrasound devices to rapidly differentiate healthy versus diseased tissues. There's a wealth of information in these raw signals and this approach reveals novel biomarkers that can be aligned with existing standards and categorization systems. Initially targeting liver disease, a $30B global diagnostic market, Oncoustics has filed a Breakthrough Device Designation Request with the FDA for the OnX that detects liver fibrosis and the 510K is underway. Several follow-on liver products are in development. Oncoustics also has clinical data on other organ indications including prostate, kidney, breast and thyroid diseases and cancers.
  • Zeno Power — Clean, plug-and-play power, anywhere in the universe.
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