Brightspark Ventures

Founded 2000
Founders Mark Skapinker Sophie Forest Tony Davis

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Total investments 45
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 1.24
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.38
Exits 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Apps
  • SaaS
  • Software
Summary

Brightspark Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Montru00e9al. The company was established in North America in Canada.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. 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 successful fund investment fields, there are Enterprise Software, E-Commerce. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Hubba, gShift, AOMS Technologies Inc..

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Brightspark Ventures, startups are often financed by Mantella Venture Partners, Flagship Pioneering, BDC Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Investissement Quebec, Flagship Pioneering, OMERS Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by OMERS Ventures, Investissement Quebec, Groupe Roski.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Brightspark Ventures works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Brightspark Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2009. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

This organization was formed by Mark Skapinker, Sophie Forest, Tony Davis. The overall number of key employees were 8.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Classcraft

Education
Gamification
Real Time
3M26 Mar 2021 Canada, Sherbrooke

POTLOC

Consumer Research
Market Research
Software
Early Stage Venture
15M09 Dec 2020 Canada, Montreal

BuyBack Booth

Recycling
Seed
5M14 Jul 2020 Canada, Montreal

PreVu3D

3D Technology
Internet
Mobile
Software
Seed
1M18 Jun 2020 Canada, Montreal

Elevate Farms

AgTech
Farming
Seed
1M10 Feb 2020 Canada, Old Toronto

Nudge

Application Performance Management
Business Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Hospitality
Mobile Apps
SaaS
Service Industry
Early Stage Venture
9M16 Aug 2019 Canada, Old Toronto

AdHawk Microsystems

Computer
Facial Recognition
Hardware
Human Computer Interaction
Early Stage Venture
9M24 Jun 2019 Canada, Kitchener

InVivo AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
Seed
1M25 Apr 2019 Canada, Montreal

Hopper

Apps
Big Data
Mobile Apps
Predictive Analytics
Travel
Late Stage Venture
100M03 Oct 2018 Canada, Montreal

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