BDC Venture Capital

Investor type Government Office
Founders David Carman


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Total investments 509
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 328
Rounds per year 10.83
Lead investments 52
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 102
Key employees 19
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile
  • Biotechnology
  • Enterprise Software

In 1975 was created BDC Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Montru00e9al. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

The fund was created by David Carman. The overall number of key employees were 19.

When the investment is from BDC Venture Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this BDC Venture Capital performs on 10 percentage points less the average number 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 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2009.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the BDC Venture Capital, startups are often financed by HIGHLINEvc, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Export Development Canada. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are iNovia Capital, Fonds de solidaritu00e9 FTQ, Desjardins Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Ventures West, iNovia Capital, OMERS Ventures.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, SaaS. 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 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Celator Pharmaceuticals, Clementia Pharmaceuticals, GridPoint. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Real Estate
$19M26 Oct 2021 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Food Delivery
$9M27 Jul 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Swift Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$34M15 Jul 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Big Data
Cloud Computing
Information Technology
$16M15 Jun 2021 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Smart Skin Technologies

$8M03 Jun 2021 New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Outcast Foods

Food and Beverage
Life Science
$7M26 Feb 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

R-Hauz Solutions Inc.

Real Estate
$3M10 Nov 2020 Canada, Ontario


Home Decor
$1M29 Oct 2020 Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Canvass AI

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Industrial Automation
Industrial Manufacturing
Predictive Analytics
$6M28 Oct 2020 Canada, Ontario
SkyWatch Space Applications Raises $17.2M in Series B Funding

– SkyWatch is a space technology startup based in Waterloo, Canada.
– The company raised $17.2M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Drive Capital with participation from existing investors Bullpen Capital, Space Capital, Golden Ventures, and BDC Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations, growth and business reach.


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