Venture capital firms in Canada

A definitive list of the VC funds in Canada, their investment levels and criterias.

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. (You can also find a list of UK venture capital funds here.)

List of Venture Funds


Innovative Calgary

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.

Contact/Apply: Contact details here.


BC Advantage Funds

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.

Portfolio: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Contech Inc, Mobidia – full list here.

Contact/Apply: Contact details here.


ArcTern Ventures

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)

Portfolio: GreenMantra, Polar Sapphire, Sparq Systems – full list here.

Contact/Apply: Application form here, contact details here.


Aviro Capital

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.

Portfolio: Baby Gourmet, Sunworks Farm, SunSelect Produce Inc.


Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

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

Portfolio: Enbala, Agilyx, purfresh – full list here.


Emerald Technology Ventures

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.

Portfolio: ABN, ARXX ICF, Senscient


AIP Private Capital

Note: Seems to be closed, website is now defunct.

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

Portfolio: Smart Autonomous Solutions, Cannabix Technologies f.k.a. West Point Resources, Next Door Lending – see the list here.

Contact/Apply: Full contact details here.