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Creative Destruction Lab

Investor type Entrepreneurship Program
Founders Ajay Agrawal


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Total investments 743
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 730
Rounds per year 67.55
Lead investments 37
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 30
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology

Creative Destruction Lab is the famous VC, which was founded in 2012. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada.

The fund has no 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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Analytics, Machine Learning. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Atomwise, Datalogue, MedStack Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Creative Destruction Lab, startups are often financed by Velocity, Techstars, NEXT Canada. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are iNovia Capital, Vancouver Angel Forum, Ramen Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Radical Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, SOSV.

Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 19 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Creative Destruction Lab works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The current fund was established by Ajay Agrawal, Ajay Agrawal.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Advanced Materials
18 Oct 2022 Orlando, Florida, United States


31 Aug 2022 -


Sharing Economy
$214K07 Dec 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
02 Nov 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Arkangel AI

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
01 Oct 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Consumer Lending
Credit Bureau
Financial Services
Risk Management
15 Sep 2021 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Nanology Labs

Life Science
$3M17 May 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Stockholm Water Technology

Water Purification
$1M19 Apr 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Milk Moovement

Cloud Data Services
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Supply Chain Management
$3M15 Apr 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nanology Labs Secures $3 Million in Oversubscribed Seed Round

– Nanology Labs announced that its seed capital raise was oversubscribed at $3M.
– The round was led by FACIT with co-investors Creative Destruction Lab Angels, Ontario Brain Institute, Ontario Center of Innovation, and MEDTEQ.
– The capital will advance development of T-MX (aka Manganescan), a smart nanomedicine designed to overcome tumor hypoxia, a common cause of resistance in cancer treatment.
– The financing is timely as T-MX completes GLP-toxicology and GMP-manufacturing in readiness for a Ph1/2 study in patients with oligometastatic brain cancer, planned to start at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center, recognized internationally for expertise in tumor hypoxia.


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