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BEST Funds

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders John Richardson


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Total investments 70
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 67
Rounds per year 2.59
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 38
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • E-Commerce

In 1996 was created BEST Funds, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The company was established in North America in Canada.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Dejero Labs, ERMS Corporation, TeamBuy The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Internet, Software.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the BEST Funds, startups are often financed by TTV Capital, Second City Capital, RoyNat Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are RoyNat Capital, Covington Capital, BDC Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VenGrowth Asset Management, Newbury Ventures, BDC Venture Capital.

The current fund was established by John Richardson.

The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. This BEST Funds works on 28 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 22 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2013.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Real Estate
$3M18 Oct 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Financial Services
$4M17 Oct 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PowerBand Solutions

$2M14 Nov 2016 Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Social Media
$4M16 Nov 2015 Pickering, Ontario, Canada


Big Data
Search Engine
$3M20 Jul 2015 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


01 Jan 2015 Houston, Texas, United States


Consumer Lending
Financial Services
$9M13 Nov 2014 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dejero Labs

Cloud Management
$4M22 May 2014 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

XipLink, Inc.

Satellite Communication
$1M26 Feb 2014 Montréal, Quebec, Canada


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