Investments

We invest in venture capital funds, not companies.

The future viability of Alberta’s technology sector will be heavily influenced by the amount of investment capital that is available to entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to foster a thriving venture capital industry in Alberta that provides the capital and other resources needed to bring Alberta technologies to market, and create globally successful companies. We achieve this by investing as a Limited Partner in VC funds that meet the criteria outlined in our Investment Policy. These criteria include – but are not limited to – a successful track record, strong global networks, operational expertise, and a demonstrated commitment to the province of Alberta (including an Alberta office).

We support our investment strategy by:

  • Engaging regional VC fund managers, as well as leveraging VC fund networks across Canada, the US and abroad.
  • Requiring any funds we invest in include Alberta-based fund managers.
  • Investing in funds that target next-generation technologies.
  • Leveraging our province’s strengths by seeking Alberta investors who target Alberta innovation.
  • Developing a strategy that will yield more early stage and angel investment capital for Alberta’s knowledge-based entrepreneurs.