Top 50 SaaS Investors in Canada

A list of 50 Canada investors investing in saas. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Saas Canada companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
SaaS Investors in Canada
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Real Ventures 167 106 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; Science/Engineering 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
BDC Venture Capital 238 103 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Internet; Hardware 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.
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 129 96 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; IT; Data and Analytics Working with Ontario talent to develop World Class Companies Learn More
Panache Ventures 106 69 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Data and Analytics; IT Canada's leading nationwide pre-seed venture fund.
Ontario Centres of Excellence 138 68 Seed; Grant; Pre-Seed Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering 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
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation 104 64 Seed; Funding Round; Grant Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
Business Development Bank of Canada 178 63 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; IT; Hardware 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.
Anges Quebec 124 62 Seed; Funding Round; Angel Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering Value-added investors for innovative entrepreneurs.
Inovia Capital 193 61 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Data and Analytics Inovia Capital is a full stack venture firm that invests in passionate tech founders with global ambitions. With over US $1B across early and growth stage funds, Inovia offers capital, coaching, and access to talent in the most valuable ecosystems in Canada, the US, and Europe. Inovia invests in applied services and infrastructure platforms focusedon transforming complex legacy industries, such as financial services, healthcare, commerce, transportation, travel, and others.
Golden Ventures 130 56 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; IT 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.
Desjardins Venture Capital 121 40 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; IT; Science/Engineering 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.
Angel One Network 60 38 Angel; Seed; Series A Software; Internet; Hardware Angel One Network Inc. is a member-based, not-for-profit organization.
Innovacorp 121 38 Seed; Funding Round; Grant Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering 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.
GrowthWorks Capital 112 38 Funding Round; Series B; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Hardware 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.
Business Development Bank of Canada 105 36 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; IT; Science/Engineering 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.
VA Angels 104 36 Seed; Funding Round; Debt Financing Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering 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.
OMERS Ventures 130 36 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Financial; Data and Analytics OMERS Ventures Home Page.
Hedgewood 104 35 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Health Care; Financial Hedgewood is an investment firm active in venture capital, internet businesses, real estate, specialty finance, asset management, and private equity.
Export Development Canada 109 35 Funding Round; Series B; Series A Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Export Development Canada supports Canada’s export trade by helping companies react to international business openings.
WUTIF 64 34 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering 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.
Brightspark Ventures 57 33 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; Internet 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.
Yaletown Partners 75 33 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; IT 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.
Capital Angel Network 49 32 Seed; Angel; Funding Round Software; Internet; Hardware 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.
Relay Ventures 128 31 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Mobile; Internet 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.
Garage Capital 60 31 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; IT; Other Built by founders, for founders. Garage Capital helps best-in-class companies jump from garage to growth.
Accelerate Fund 46 28 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; IT; Hardware Accelerate Fund supports the growth of early-stage Alberta technology companies with a multi million dollar fund that combines co-investment from angel investors.
Right Side Capital Management 510 27 Seed; Convertible Note; Pre-Seed Software; Data and Analytics; IT 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.
Mistral Venture Partners 50 27 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; Internet 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.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 76 27 Debt Financing; Grant; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care 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.
Celtic House Venture Partners 97 26 Series B; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; IT 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.
Round13 Capital 45 26 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; IT; Internet 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.
E-Fund 52 25 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Health Care; Software; Science/Engineering Angel Investing via Teams is our approach to seeking higher returns and more exits. We leverage the expertise of our investors to do more due diligence and provide post investment expertise to our portfolio companies.
GreenSky Capital 39 23 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; IT 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.
Radical Ventures 49 22 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; Science/Engineering Radical Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs applying deep technology to transform massive industries. With a primary focus on artificial intelligence, Radical Ventures partners with entrepreneurs with global ambition to build enduring companies.The firm is based in Toronto, Canada, and is backed by globalinvestors.
East Valley Ventures 43 22 Seed; Funding Round; Angel Software; IT; Hardware East Valley is a startup accelerator and angel investor group in Atlantic Canada.
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners 54 22 Pre-Seed; Seed; Funding Round Health Care; Science/Engineering; Software MaRS Innovation (MI) is a commercialization engine that integrates, centralizes and accelerates time to market of the discovery and intellectual property assets from its 15 world-class research institutions. MI’s discovery and innovation pipeline is derived from $1 billion in annual R&D funding. Created as a not-for-profit organizationthrough the Government of Canada’s Center of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program (CECR), MI has raised $50 million from federal and provincial governments, member institutions and industry partners. MI’s vision is to transform the Toronto-based research enterprise into one of world’s most successful commercialization clusters.Through detailed, market facing due diligence, MI identifies opportunities from Canada’s largest academic cluster for further development and commercialization through project management, intellectual property management, investment and technology development. By crossing the innovation gap, MI transforms these opportunities into successful high-value licensing transactions and financeable start-up companies.
Maple Leaf Angels 37 21 Seed; Pre-Seed; Angel Software; Science/Engineering; Internet 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
Good News Ventures 42 21 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Software; Internet; IT We invest in founders who are driven to push the limits of what is possible
ScaleUP Ventures 42 20 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
TELUS Ventures 109 19 Funding Round; Series C; Series B Software; IT; Hardware TELUS Ventures strives to seamlessly connect millions of people, companies, and communities by strategically investing in the most advanced and innovative solutions that have the potential to drive significant growth, impact and scale and are strategically aligned to the broader TELUS mandate.
Globalive Capital 36 19 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; Data and Analytics 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.
Killick Capital 36 19 Funding Round; Seed; Pre-Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Hardware 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.
Canada media fund 29 18 Seed; Grant; Funding Round Software; Media and Entertainment; Hardware The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms.
Concrete Ventures 22 18 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Software; IT; Science/Engineering Concrete Ventures finds great ideas and founders in Atlantic Canada that are ready to build massively scalable businesses and work with them to grow their businesses.
Vanedge Capital 58 18 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
Wesley Clover 58 18 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; IT; Internet 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.
Golden Triangle Angel Network 27 17 Seed; Angel Software; Hardware; Internet 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.
FundersClub 224 17 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; IT; Commerce/Shopping 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.
Version One Ventures 114 17 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Other; Mobile Version One Ventures is an early-stage venture fund investing in the next generation of mission-driven founders.
Build Ventures 30 17 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Hardware The mission at Build Ventures is to help founders build companies. Period. They provide early stage capital to emerging, game-changing Atlantic Canadian technology companies. Their team has deep operational and investment experience. The startup journey can be challenging, but they know what it takes and they are here to help.They’re based inHalifax, Nova Scotia, and are focused on companies in Atlantic Canada. They like to invest after your seed round. Ideally, you have begun to build a great team, have a product solving a meaningful problem and are working in what is – or one day will become -- a huge market.
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