BDC Venture Capital

BDC Venture Capital

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Headquarters Location

Canada, Montréal


BDC Venture Capital was established in 1975, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in North America, Canada. The the headquarters of this VC is in Montréal.

The fund was created by David Carman. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 19.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Along with BDC Venture Capital, start-ups are often financed by HIGHLINEvc, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Export Development Canada as well as 149 other investors. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are iNovia Capital, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Desjardins Venture Capital, the total number of co-investors is 193. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Ventures West, iNovia Capital, OMERS Ventures, as well as 196 other investors.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 48 more areas of investment. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Canada. However, start-ups from 5 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Celator Pharmaceuticals, Clementia Pharmaceuticals, GridPoint. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

The fund's activity peaked in 2016. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In comparison with other funds, BDC Venture Capital makes 10 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. When BDC Venture Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 3 percentage points more exits than other funds. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2009. The fund typically enters into 13-24 deals annually.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, last, first '0' last, first_initial last, first last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

99.4% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

24.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.4 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.23 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Following

Ventures West, iNovia Capital, OMERS Ventures

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