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Venture capital funds in Canada

A list of venture capital funds in Canada with details including location, investment levels and contact details

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.

Innovative Calgary

Formerly known as Alberta Deal Generator, Innovative Calgary is an Alberta based hybrid Incubator-Investment, partnered with the University of Calgary, and investing in technology.

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Location: Alberta Targeting: Canada

Investment Level: Investments are run through Invest-Tech which invests in Seed and Early-Stage.

Contact/Apply: Contact details here.

BC Advantage Funds

This fund has dissolved.

BC 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.

Location: Vancouver Targeting: British Columbia

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

ArcTern Ventures f.k.a. MaRS Cleantech Fund, is a venture capital fund that supplies capital to early-stage companies in the cleantech industry.

Location: Ontario Targeting: Canada

Investment Level: Seed and Early-Stage (idea to exit)

Portfolio: GreenMantra, Polar SapphireSparq Systems – full list here.

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

Aviro Capital

Aviro Capital invest in food and agriculture growth-stage companies over several years.

Location: Alberta | Quebec | Ontario Targeting: Canada as well as companies that will benefit Canada.

Investment Level: $3,000,000 – $5,000,000 with capital reserved for future funding rounds.

Portfolio: Baby Gourmet, Sunworks FarmSunSelect Produce Inc.

Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Chrysalix is a cleantech investor, working with early-stage companies that aid in economy, environment and energy.

Location: British Columbia Targeting: Canada | United States

Investment Level: Early-Stage, undisclosed amount

Portfolio: EnbalaAgilyxpurfresh – full list here.

Emerald Technology Ventures

Emerald invest in technology based companies which focus on; energy, water and advanced materials. Investing in both early and expansion-stage companies.

Location: Toronto | Zurich, Switzerland Targeting: Europe | North America

Investment Level: Early-Stage and Expansion-Stage looking to exit within 4-6 years.

Portfolio: ABN, ARXX ICF, Senscient

AIP Private Capital (Closed)

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.

Location: Ontario Targeting: Canada | Moscow | Seoul | Dubai

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.

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Contact/Apply: Full contact details here.


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