Venture capital – Early stage funds

Venture capital – Early stage funds



AmorChem is focused on investing in promising life science projects originating from Québec-based universities and research centres.


Anges Quebec

Anges Québec is a network of more than 180 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative and high-potential companies in Quebec. 2 pillars: innovation and real estate.
Angel investors invest, on average, between $25,000 and $100,000 per project. Depending on their level of syndication, angel investors, as a group, will invest between $250,000 and $1,000,000 per project. Anges Québec Capital can add up to $500,000 to the angels’ investment.


BDC (Canada’s business development bank) – Venture capital

Venture capital for startups with three highly-focused funds in the IT, energy/cleantech and healthcare sectors.
The initial direct venture investments usually range from $250,000 to $3,000,000 and are part of a financing round that may range from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000. 


Capital intelligent MTL

Capital Intelligent Mtl helps arrange vital financial backing for innovative companies offering solutions for present and future urban challenges. Funding is available both for start-ups and established businesses wishing to grow their operations.
Required profile: Start-up or a growing company offering innovative urban solutions with a business model that creates jobs in Montreal.
Investment of $ 150,000 to $ 5,000,000


CTI Life Sciences

CTI Life Sciences, a Canadian venture firm makes venture capital investments in high quality emerging life sciences companies at the pre-clinical and clinical development stage.



Investor and accelerator for startups in the clean technology sector. Ecofuel was launched by Cycle Capital Management, a Montreal based leader in cleantech venture capital.


Execution Labs

Help early-stage game studios grow. 



Investor and accelerator with a 13 week program focused on the pre-seed to seed stage.
The investment terms for 2016 are 100K for the equivalent of 5% in equity. FounderFuel is powered by Real Ventures, the most active seed stage VC firm in Canada.


INovia Capital

iNovia Capital is one of the most important startup venture capital fund in the Canada. iNovia currently manages $450M across three active early stage IT-focused funds. Their investment focus lies in next generation digital platforms and services.


Investissement Québec – venture capital – direct investment

Direct venture capital investment, in the form of either equity or quasi-equity. Generally, an initial investment of at least $1 million.
In addition, Investissement Québec participates in more than 70 funds specialized in financing high-potential businesses, while also providing support and mentoring services as well as a network of contacts. 


Interaction Ventures

Entrepreneur-led angel fund that invests in the future of commerce. Typical investment of $50 K only in early rounds (seed/angel round sizes of $50K-$1.5M).


Rho Canada Ventures

Rho Canada Ventures is a division of Rho Capital Partners focusing on early-stage investing in Canada’s most innovative technology companies.
Their portfolio companies are a diverse group of investments that span new media, mobile applications, wireless infrastructure, semiconductors & materials, and software (including SaaS)


Tandem Expansion

Tandem Expansion is a private growth capital fund seeking to invest in small and mid-sized Canadian companies in a variety of technology-based sectors. 
Their objective is to accelerate the growth of established businesses. Later-stage opportunities typically have $5 Million – $50 Million in revenues. They invest between $ 10 million and $ 30 million per company.


White Star Capital

White Star Capital is committed to startups in the new technologies sector.
They invest at Seed and Series A and typically write checks from $500k to $5m.  They can be the lead investor or co-invest with other investors.