Venture capital investment is key to supporting early, middle and late staged businesses in Canada. VC funding is an important part of the startup ecosystem. The list below provides information on the major venture funds in Canada.
List of Venture Funds
Location: Alberta Targeting: Canada
Bio: Formerly known as Alberta Deal Generator, is an Alberta based hybrid Incubator-Investment, partnered with the University of Calgary, and investing in technology.
Investment Level: Investments are run through Invest-Tech which invests in Seed and Early-Stage.
Portfolio: Please see here.
Location: Vancouver Targeting: British Columbia
Bio: ‘Advantage’ are a technology, life science and clean technology investor, investing in Early-Stage companies. Their investors receive a 30% refundable tax credit on investments up to $200,000 p.a.
Investment Level: Early-Stage companies with less than 100 employees for an undisclosed amount.
Contact/Apply: Contact details here.
Location: Ontario Targeting: Canada | Moscow | Seoul | Dubai
Bio: AIP offer both private equity and venture capital, we’ll focus on the latter. AIP provide growth/acquisition capital for financial services, technology and resource industries.
Investment Level: Seed & Early-Stage $100,000 – $2,500,000
Contact/Apply: Full contact details here.
Location: Ontario Targeting: Canada
Bio: ArcTern Ventures f.k.a. MaRS Cleantech Fund, is a venture capital fund that supplies capital to early-stage companies in the cleantech industry.
Investment Level: Seed and Early-Stage (idea to exit)
Location: Alberta | Quebec | Ontario Targeting: Canada as well as companies that will benefit Canada.
Bio: Aviro Capital invest in food and agriculture growth-stage companies over several years.
Investment Level: $3,000,000 – $5,000,000 with capital reserved for future funding rounds.
Location: British Columbia Targeting: Canada | United States
Bio: Chrysalix is a cleantech investor, working with early-stage companies that aid in economy, environment and energy.
Investment Level: Early-Stage, undisclosed amount
Contact/Apply: All contact details here.
Location: Toronto | Zurich, Switzerland Targeting: Europe | North America
Bio: Emerald invest in technology based companies which focus on; energy, water and advanced materials. Investing in both early and expansion-stage companies.
Investment Level: Early-Stage and Expansion-Stage looking to exit within 4-6 years.
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