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BC Advantage Funds

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jim Heppell


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Wireless
  • Manufacturing
  • iOS
  • App Discovery
  • Advertising

The company was established in North America in Canada. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the North Vancouver.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this BC Advantage Funds works on 17 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2007.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the BC Advantage Funds, startups are often financed by BDC Venture Capital, GrowthWorks Capital, Yaletown Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GrowthWorks Capital, Discovery Capital, BDC Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Porton Group, Pangaea Ventures, Oxford Technology Management.

The fund was created by Jim Heppell.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Wireless, Chemical Engineering. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight NPS, Mobidia Technology, Microvisk Technologies. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Redlen Technologies

$2M21 Nov 2014 British Columbia

Microvisk Technologies

Health Care
Medical Device
$3M09 Sep 2010 St Asaph, United Kingdom

$7M09 Feb 2010 British Columbia

Microvisk Technologies

Health Care
Medical Device
$2M28 Jan 2010 St Asaph, Wales

Zeugma Systems

Web Hosting
$8M17 Mar 2009 Ontario

Inimex Pharmaceuticals

$22M02 Jun 2008 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


Chemical Engineering
Product Design
$9M16 May 2008 England

Mobidia Technology

App Discovery
Mobile Apps
Mobile Devices
$9M29 Apr 2008 Canada, Ontario

Zeugma Systems

Web Hosting
$20M01 Dec 2007 Canada, Ontario


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