Our Investments

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Accelerate Fund II
Accelerate Fund II is an early-stage angel co-investment fund in Alberta. We co-invest alongside angel investors in financing rounds and will typically invest up to $500,000 on the same terms and conditions as private investors. We work with formal angel groups, super-angels, family funds, and individual angel investors. Accelerate Fund II invests in private, early-stage Alberta companies in knowledge-based industries including: information and communications technology, clean and energy technology, as well as life sciences, including agriculture and biotech.  Read the news article here.   For more information about Accelerate Fund II or to pitch for capital visit www.acceleratefund.ca.

 


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Relay Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on mobile software, services, technology and content with offices in Toronto and Menlo Park, CA. Read the news article here.  Find more about Relay Ventures at www.relayventures.com


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McRock Capital is a venture capital firm making investments in North American companies offering Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software and sensor solutions for the grid automation, digital oilfield, advanced manufacturing and smart city markets. Read the news article here.  Find out more about McRock at http://www.mcrockcapital.com/


The Accelerate Fund is an early stage, Angel co-investment fund available to Alberta technology companies. Launched in 2012 with a $10 million investment from Alberta Enterprise, the Accelerate Fund provides additional financing options to early stage technology companies. The fund is managed by AVAC Ltd. which will review applications; perform due diligence; rule on investment decisions; and provide ongoing support to portfolio companies. An extensive advisory network called the Accelerate Fund Industry Committee has been designed to serve as a “hands on” resource to the fund and its portfolio companies. The A100 will manage the industry committee.  Read the news article here. Find out more about the Accelerate Fund at www.acceleratefund.ca


Avrio Capital was established in 2006 to identify and invest in innovative food and agriculture companies that provide solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability. Avrio is a hands-on investor who works alongside its portfolio companies to provide the support and resources needed to transform emerging companies into successful globally competitive enterprises.  Read the news article here.  Find out more about Avrio Capital at www.avriocapital.com


Founded in 2004, 32 Degrees Capital is an energy-focused private equity firm based in Calgary, Canada. The firm follows a diversified energy strategy, making investments in partnership with management teams in early stage oil and gas companies and energy service, TECHNOLOGY, equipment and manufacturing businesses. Typically they look to make investments in business models that have significant growth opportunities and that operate with or provide a significant cost advantage. The majority of the firm’s investments are made in Canada.  Read the news release here. Find out more about 32 Degrees Capital at www.32degrees.ca


Azure Capital Partners III is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage information technology companies. With headquarters in San Francisco and an office in Menlo Park, California, Azure Capital brings its extensive connections from Silicon Valley to Alberta-based technology startups. The fund will hire an Alberta-based investment professional to cover investment opportunities across Canada.  Read the news release here. Find out more about Azure Capital Partners at www.azurecap.com


EnerTech Capital, a pioneer of the clean tech space founded in 1996, is a firm focused on mid and growth-stage ventures that use innovative technologies and business models to address the global need for cleaner, cheaper, more efficient energy. EnerTech is located in Philadelphia and Toronto, and will open a new office in Calgary in 2012. Read the news release here. Find out more about EnterTech Capital at www.enertechcapital.com


iNovia partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful companies in high growth technology sectors. The team is comprised of entrepreneurs and sector experts focused on Mobile, Internet and Digital Media. iNovia has $275M under management across three seed and early stage funds. Read the news release here. Find out more about iNovia Capital at http://inovia.vc/


Chrysalix is a venture capital firm investing in technologies that will drive the new energy economy. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world’s most important energy and environmental issues. In the past few years, the firm has consistently ranked among the top most active clean energy technology venture capital firms in the world and in 2010, was listed as the most active cleantech VC by the Cleantech Group. The Chrysalix team has an exceptional track record in this emerging industry. Collectively, it has over 120 years of experience in the energy industry and over 120 years in the venture capital business. The Firm is backed by a strong group of international blue-chip industrial and financial Limited Partners, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read the news release here. Find out more about Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital at www.chrysalix.com


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Yaletown invests in emerging-growth technology companies in Canada that enhance productivity and sustainability for enterprise and industrial customers. Our investments help Canadian technology companies in their initial growth phase to accelerate their growth, shorten exit time-frames and achieve strong exit premiums. With offices in Vancouver and Calgary, Yaletown is led by a team that brings together industry relationships and more than 120 years collective experience building and financing technology companies. Founded in 2002, Yaletown is backed by leading institutional investors and a network of successful technology entrepreneurs, executives, and angel investors. Read the news release here. Find out more about Yaletown and our portfolio of companies at www.yaletown.com.