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Business Development Bank of Canada

Investor type Government Office


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Total investments 159
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 138
Rounds per year 2.04
Lead investments 18
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 36
Key employees 18
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing

Business Development Bank of Canada appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1944. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Montru00e9al. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Business Development Bank of Canada, startups are often financed by Celtic House Venture Partners, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, VentureLink LP. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Ventures West, VenGrowth Asset Management, T2C2 Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VenGrowth Asset Management, Menlo Ventures, Chrysalix Venture Capital.

The overall number of key employees were 17.

Opposing the other organizations, this Business Development Bank of Canada works on 7 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Business Development Bank of Canada the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. 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 successful fund investment fields, there are Semiconductor, Manufacturing. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Celator Pharmaceuticals, Assent Compliance, Colubris Networks.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Dynamic Capital Equipment Finance

Financial Services
$200M11 May 2022 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Andion Global

Waste Management
$214M22 Feb 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Industrial Automation
$3M09 Feb 2022 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Information Services
Information Technology
$21M08 Feb 2022 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

KOHO Financial

Financial Services
Mobile Payments
Personal Finance
$119M01 Feb 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sierra Wireless

Internet of Things
$47M20 Jan 2022 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Nicoya Lifesciences

Developer Platform
$15M16 Dec 2021 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

General Fusion

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$131M30 Nov 2021 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


Information Technology
$1M23 Nov 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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