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101 Top Canadian Investors and Investment Firms

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This article showcases the top 101 Canadian based investors including the number of companies they have invested in (among other stats).

Creative Destruction Lab


Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science- and technology-based ventures.


Investments512
Exits17
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations509
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

BDC Venture Capital


BDC Venture Capital works as a strategic partner that enables, encourages, and unlocks the underlying market potential of Canadian VC.


Investments491
Exits89
Lead Investments100
Portfolio Organizations319
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

DMZ


The DMZ at Ryerson University is a business incubator for tech startups, fuelling the success of emerging entrepreneurs.


Investments267
Exits17
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations266
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Velocity


Velocity is a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, overseeing the most productive startup incubator in Canada.


Investments258
Exits15
Lead Investments242
Portfolio Organizations232
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Real Ventures


Real is an early-stage venture capital firm that backs entrepreneurs and builds the ecosystems in which they thrive.


Investments250
Exits26
Lead Investments48
Portfolio Organizations163
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Inovia Capital


Inovia Capital specializes in investments in early stage, seed, mid venture, late venture, growth capital and start-up stage companies.


Investments213
Exits36
Lead Investments75
Portfolio Organizations132
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ontario Centres of Excellence


The Ontario Centres of Excellence invests in projects and people to accelerate industry R&D to impact the Ontario economy through the


Investments204
Exits18
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations183
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Sustainable Development Technology Canada


SDTC fund Canadian cleantech projects and coach the companies that lead them as they move their ground-breaking technologies to market.


Investments195
Exits15
Lead Investments142
Portfolio Organizations180
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund


IAF is Canada’s most active early stage venture capital firm, investing in B2B software, Fintech and Digital Health companies.


Investments194
Exits43
Lead Investments23
Portfolio Organizations178
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

VA Angels


VA Angels, also known as VA Angels, is an Angel Investor Network


Investments183
Exits12
Lead Investments4
Portfolio Organizations154
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Innovacorp


Innovacorp, an early-stage venture capital firm, helps knowledge-based startups commercialize their technologies in the global marketplace.


Investments171
Exits7
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations121
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Relay Ventures


Relay Ventures specializes in startup, seed, early stage, mid venture, late venture, and growth capital investments.


Investments164
Exits41
Lead Investments50
Portfolio Organizations90
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board


Our mandate is to invest in the best interests of Canada Pension Plan contributors and beneficiaries and to maximize investment returns


Investments145
Exits75
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations137
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Desjardins Venture Capital


Desjardins Venture Capital is the venture capital fund management arm of the Mouvement des caisses Desjardins.


Investments132
Exits13
Lead Investments8
Portfolio Organizations121
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Anges Quebec


Anges Québec is a network of 230 angel investors who invest capital and time in innovative Québec-based companies aiming to scale globally.


Investments128
Exits5
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations117
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

GrowthWorks Capital


GrowthWorks Capital is a Vancouver-based venture capital firm focused on the management of regionally-based venture capital funds.


Investments125
Exits38
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations83
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Fonds de solidarité FTQ


Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a private equity and venture capital firm.


Investments124
Exits28
Lead Investments32
Portfolio Organizations95
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

GE Capital


One of General Electric’s largest growth engines, GE Capital Solutions offers lending products, growth capital, revolving lines of credit,


Investments117
Exits62
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations108
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

MMV Capital Partners


MMV Capital Partners is dedicated to providing timely and effective growth capital to emerging technology.


Investments117
Exits71
Lead Investments11
Portfolio Organizations110
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Business Development Bank of Canada


BDC is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.


Investments116
Exits28
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations97
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Hedgewood


Hedgewood is a Canadian company specializing in venture capital, internet businesses, real estate, private equity, and more.


Investments115
Exits15
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations106
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

TELUS Ventures


TELUS Ventures is the venture capital arm of TELUS, a North American telecommunications company.


Investments114
Exits26
Lead Investments20
Portfolio Organizations62
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Fondaction


Fondaction CSN is a labor fund that invests savings collected from officials and SMEs, among which companies in the social economy.


Investments114
Exits9
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations106
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Version One Ventures


Version One Ventures is an early-stage fund investing in outstanding consumer internet, SaaS, and mobile entrepreneurs.


Investments106
Exits20
Lead Investments14
Portfolio Organizations70
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Loyal VC


Investing using innovative strategies and processes that are aligned with social equity and investors’ incentives


Investments106
Exits
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations92
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec


Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec is a Canadian fund management company focused on retirement plans and insurance policies.


Investments99
Exits31
Lead Investments48
Portfolio Organizations86
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Fashion Zone


Fashion Zone is a Canadian incubator and accelerator for fashion-inspired businesses.


Investments98
Exits
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations97
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation


New Brunswick Innovation Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that provides startups with venture capital investments.


Investments93
Exits6
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations75
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Accelerator Centre


Accelerator Centre is a network of facilities dedicated to developing and commercializing technology startups.


Investments90
Exits4
Lead Investments63
Portfolio Organizations90
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Celtic House Venture Partners


Celtic House Venture Partners is an independent Canadian investment firm that invests in technology and innovation companies.


Investments90
Exits27
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations50
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

BDC Capital


BDC Capital exists to help turn great ideas into great companies. And great companies into engines of jobs, growth and wealth creation.


Investments89
Exits11
Lead Investments39
Portfolio Organizations86
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

OMERS Ventures


OMERS Ventures is a multi-stage investor in growth-oriented, disruptive technology companies around the globe.


Investments87
Exits9
Lead Investments52
Portfolio Organizations55
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

FounderFuel


FounderFuel is a mentor-driven venture accelerator that helps new startups make progress on the venture path.


Investments86
Exits12
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations85
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Georgian


Georgian is a fintech company that invests in high growth software companies that harness the power of data in a trustworthy way.


Investments85
Exits17
Lead Investments49
Portfolio Organizations56
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Golden Triangle Angel Network


Golden Triangle Angel Network is a Canadian angel investment firm that invests in early stage businesses.


Investments85
Exits12
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations81
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Golden Ventures


Golden Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund, based in Toronto and investing across North America.


Investments83
Exits10
Lead Investments11
Portfolio Organizations52
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre


Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre is a not-for-profit corporation and is British Columbia’s first clean technology accelerator.


Investments80
Exits5
Lead Investments78
Portfolio Organizations80
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Export Development Canada


Export Development Canada supports Canada’s export trade by helping companies react to international business openings.


Investments80
Exits13
Lead Investments15
Portfolio Organizations65
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Chrysalix Venture Capital


Chrysalix is an early-stage industrial innovation venture capital firm.


Investments78
Exits11
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations32
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

VenGrowth Asset Management


VenGrowth Asset Management is a private equity venture capital firm that specializes in venture capital and mezzanine investments.


Investments73
Exits22
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations41
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Extreme Venture Partners


Extreme Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in start-up, early and seed stage investments.


Investments71
Exits13
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations59
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Yaletown Partners


Yaletown Partners specializes in investing in software, data, and device technologies.


Investments70
Exits14
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations43
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Lumira Ventures


Canada’s leading health care & life sciences venture capital firm with a 30-year reputation building companies across North America.


Investments69
Exits16
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations37
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Advanced Technology Centre


Advanced Technology Centre is a business incubator for growth-stage technology companies in Edmonton.


Investments65
Exits3
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations65
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

BEST Funds


BEST Funds provides technology companies with the capital they need to accelerate growth and is a Toronto-based venture capital company.


Investments65
Exits35
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations64
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

District Ventures Capital


District Ventures Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in food & beverage with health & wellness sectors.


Investments64
Exits
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations63
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

FedDev


FedDev Ontario aids the southern Ontario economy by supporting innovation, commercialization, business growth, productivity and communities.


Investments62
Exits6
Lead Investments38
Portfolio Organizations58
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Panache Ventures


Panache Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage startup investments.


Investments62
Exits
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations52
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Investissement Quebec


Investissement Québec is the right partner in terms of consulting and financing to support your expansion project in Québec.


Investments61
Exits4
Lead Investments20
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

HIGHLINEvc


HIGHLINEvc is a Canadian pre-seed venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies.


Investments61
Exits20
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations59
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Anges Québec Capital


Anges Québec Capital is an investment fund created to provide financial support to members of the Réseau Anges Québec.


Investments60
Exits3
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations55
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Anges Québec Capital


Anges Québec Capital is an investment fund created to provide financial support to members of the Réseau Anges Québec.


Investments60
Exits3
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations55
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

RBC Venture Partners


RBC Venture Partners invests venture capital and growth equity on behalf of the Royal Bank of Canada.


Investments60
Exits26
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations43
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Angel One Network


Angel One Network Inc. is a member-based, not-for-profit organization.


Investments59
Exits5
Lead Investments7
Portfolio Organizations56
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ventures West


Ventures West is one of Canada’s largest privately owned venture capital companies.


Investments59
Exits23
Lead Investments20
Portfolio Organizations39
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kensington Capital Partners Limited


Kensington Capital Partners Limited is a leading Canadian alternative investment manager founded in 1996.


Investments58
Exits13
Lead Investments14
Portfolio Organizations48
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Pangaea Ventures


Pangaea Ventures invests in early- and growth-stage companies with advanced materials innovation.


Investments57
Exits3
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Cycle Capital


Cycle Capital provides venture capital fund management solutions to companies at their development and commercialization stages.


Investments57
Exits1
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations27
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Government of Canada


The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to find and access government information and services.


Investments56
Exits4
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations54
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Canaccord Genuity Group


Canaccord Genuity is a global, full-service investment bank focused on growth companies.


Investments55
Exits42
Lead Investments34
Portfolio Organizations51
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency


The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada


Investments55
Exits4
Lead Investments23
Portfolio Organizations52
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Conconi Growth Partners


Conconi Growth Partners is committed to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build great companies.


Investments55
Exits4
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations53
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Wesley Clover


Wesley Clover is a private, global investment management and holding company, with interests in new Cloud/SaaS technology companies.


Investments55
Exits7
Lead Investments31
Portfolio Organizations48
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

LaunchYU


York University’s entrepreneurship program, where they support early-stage entrepreneurs to build, launch and grow their startups


Investments53
Exits
Lead Investments5
Portfolio Organizations51
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan


Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invests and administers the pensions of active and retired teachers in Ontario.


Investments53
Exits28
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations48
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Paradigm Capital


A research-driven investment dealer


Investments51
Exits35
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations38
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

L-SPARK


The L-SPARK Accelerator is the destination for market ready SaaS and cloud companies to connect with Canada’s SaaS experts.


Investments51
Exits
Lead Investments37
Portfolio Organizations51
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners


Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners is a member-driven not-for-profit organization


Investments49
Exits8
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations46
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Capital Angel Network


The Capital Angel Network is a network of angel investors in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.


Investments48
Exits12
Lead Investments10
Portfolio Organizations46
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Vanedge Capital


Vanedge Capital focuses on gaming, digital media, and SaaS solutions for small and medium business, enterprise software, and cyber security.


Investments46
Exits11
Lead Investments23
Portfolio Organizations35
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kli Capital


Kli Capital focuses on investing in entrepreneurs who are building foundational enterprise technologies and ubiquitous consumer brands.


Investments46
Exits1
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations46
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Brightspark Ventures


Brightspark Ventures finds exceptional startups, and work closely with these companies as they grow to achieve stellar returns.


Investments45
Exits10
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations29
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Espresso Capital


Espresso Capital offers lines of credit and term loans to enable entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.


Investments44
Exits12
Lead Investments35
Portfolio Organizations32
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

RBC Capital


Royal Bank of Canada is a financial services company that focuses on banking, wealth management, insurance, investment, and capital markets.


Investments44
Exits14
Lead Investments12
Portfolio Organizations37
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

TandemLaunch


Seed investor & incubator for consumer electronics innovation.


Investments43
Exits1
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations31
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Tiny Capital


Tiny Capital makes investments in both private and public companies and have a base of permanent capital from a family office.


Investments42
Exits3
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations42
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Portag3 Ventures


Portag3 Ventures (“Portag3”), focused on the financial technology sector.


Investments42
Exits4
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Startup Edmonton


Startup Edmonton is a campus and community hub for hackers, artists, and entrepreneurs.


Investments42
Exits1
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations42
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Mistral Venture Partners


Mistral Venture Partners invests in early stage technology companies (Seed stage) in Canada


Investments42
Exits3
Lead Investments12
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

SaskWorks Venture Fund


SaskWorks Venture Fund is a Saskatchewan-based retail mutual fund.


Investments40
Exits7
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations40
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ryerson Futures


Ryerson Futures operates accelerator programs for early stage technology companies, corporate programs, and an innovation for hire practice.


Investments40
Exits4
Lead Investments5
Portfolio Organizations39
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

East Valley Ventures


East Valley is a community of innovative entrepreneurs in the business of transforming early stage ideas into successes.


Investments39
Exits8
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations35
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Skypoint Capital


Skypoint Capital provides early-stage equity to new or growing businesses in the telecommunications and information technology sectors.


Investments39
Exits17
Lead Investments10
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Renewal Funds


Renewal Funds is a mission venture capital firm investing in early growth stage companies in Canada and the United States.


Investments38
Exits9
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations31
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

500 Startups Canada


Geo-fund of the world-wide 500 Startups fund


Investments38
Exits5
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations35
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

DigitalCPR


DigitalCPR is a software development firm and creative studio that also runs its own startup pre-accelerator


Investments38
Exits
Lead Investments3
Portfolio Organizations37
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

ideaBOOST


Business accelerator with a difference — a bootcamp for technology platforms and interactive applications for the entertainment industry.


Investments37
Exits1
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations37
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

E-Fund


E-Fund was established in 2011 to invest in promising new ventures in British Columbia in a wide range of industry sectors.


Investments37
Exits2
Lead Investments30
Portfolio Organizations27
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

ACE Management


Ace Management is a company that leads rather than follows and has associates throughout North America, London, and Dubai.


Investments36
Exits10
Lead Investments8
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program


National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program


Investments35
Exits4
Lead Investments10
Portfolio Organizations32
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

CIBC Capital Partners


CIBC Capital Partners develop customized solutions that enable them to access capital, expand their operations and actively invest.


Investments35
Exits16
Lead Investments7
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

ScaleUP Ventures


ScaleUP Ventures is a venture capital firm that supports creative entrepreneurs and assists with investments.


Investments34
Exits
Lead Investments8
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

iGan Partners


iGan Partners is the leading Canadian seed stage VC in the Digital Health and Enterprise Software industry.


Investments33
Exits6
Lead Investments11
Portfolio Organizations25
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Dream Maker Ventures (DMV)


Investing in early-stage tech companies with founding teams inclusive of diverse entrepreneurs such as #Women and #PersonsofColour.


Investments32
Exits2
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations31
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Investeco Capital


Investeco is a Canadian investment company financing high growth sustainable food and agriculture companies.


Investments32
Exits7
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations28
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

NEXT Canada


NEXT Canada is a national non-profit charity with a focus on increasing national prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship.


Investments31
Exits4
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Bank of Montreal (BMO)


Bank of Montreal, a financial services provider, offers retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.


Investments31
Exits11
Lead Investments10
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Good News Ventures


Good News Ventures invest in tech companies founded by true grit entrepreneurs. We back founders as they turn their ideas into businesses.


Investments31
Exits2
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations29
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Plaza Ventures


Plaza Ventures is an early growth-stage venture capital firm connecting growing B2B companies to private capital from successful families.


Investments31
Exits7
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations24
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

The Ontario Capital Growth


The Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC) was established by the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation Act, 2008 and was launched on


Investments31
Exits12
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations26
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Northwater Capital


Northwater Capital, a Canadian investment company, provides asset management services and financial solutions to institutional investors.


Investments31
Exits7
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations17
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Summerhill Venture Partners


Summerhill Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the wireless, digital media, and IT sectors.


Investments31
Exits11
Lead Investments5
Portfolio Organizations15
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

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