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Chrysalix Venture Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Dr. Wal Van Lierop


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Total investments 86
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 37
Rounds per year 4.10
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • CleanTech
  • Electronics

In 2001 was created Chrysalix Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in North America in Canada. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Vancouver.

The current fund was established by Dr. Wal Van Lierop, Michael J. Brown. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline HydroPoint Data Systems, Purfresh, MineSense Technologies Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Information Technology, CleanTech. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Chrysalix Venture Capital, startups are often financed by VantagePoint Capital Partners, Export Development Canada, DCM Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are VantagePoint Capital Partners, RockPort Capital, Export Development Canada. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VantagePoint Capital Partners, General Motors Ventures, Cycle Capital.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Chrysalix Venture Capital works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The high activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Luffy AI

Artificial Intelligence
Network Security
18 Jul 2022 -

Q5D Technology Limited

$2M02 Feb 2022 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom


Mining Technology
$5M27 Jul 2021 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


Clean Energy
Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Oil and Gas
Renewable Energy
$100M18 Mar 2021 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Applied Impact Robotics

Oil and Gas
$1M01 Feb 2021 Sterling, Virginia, United States

Sortera Alloys

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
13 Oct 2020 Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

DT Equipment

Industrial Automation
$5M04 Sep 2020 Iceland, Iceland


$5M26 May 2020 Quebec


Mining Technology
28 Apr 2020 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Novamera Closes $5 Million Series A Financing to Advance Its Precision Mining Solution – Sustainable Mining by Drilling

– Novamera closed its $5m Series A financing round.
– BDC Capital’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund was the lead investor and Chrysalix Venture Capital also participated with a follow-on investment.
– The financing will primarily fund Novamera’s full field trial of the Sustainable Mining by Drilling (“SMD”) solution.
– The field trial, which is taking place at Anaconda Mining’s project site in Newfoundland, has commenced and will be ongoing until the end of November.
– The Company is carrying out a proof of concept, testing the entire SMD system and process.


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