Chrysalix Venture Capital

Founded 2001
Founders Dr. Wal Van Lierop


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Total investments 78
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 1.55
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • CleanTech
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Clean Energy
Oil and Gas
Late Stage Venture
100M18 Mar 2021 Canada, Burnaby

DT Equipment

Industrial Automation
Early Stage Venture
5M04 Sep 2020 Iceland, " Iceland"}


5M26 May 2020 Canada, Montreal


Mining Technology
Venture - Series Unknown
28 Apr 2020 Canada, Mississauga

General Fusion

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
Late Stage Venture
65M16 Dec 2019 Canada, Burnaby


Information Technology
Venture - Series Unknown
24 Jun 2019 United States, " United States"}

MineSense Technologies

Mining Technology
Late Stage Venture
18M08 Aug 2018 Canada, Vancouver


Clean Energy
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
Early Stage Venture
5M01 Aug 2017 United States, Denver


Clean Energy
Oil and Gas
Early Stage Venture
7M11 Jul 2017 Canada, Burnaby
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 carryin... Read more


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