Grand Challenges Canada


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Total investments 8
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.73
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Medical Device
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance

Grand Challenges Canada appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 60 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 partaker. Despite the Grand Challenges Canada, startups are often financed by Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF), Creative Destruction Lab, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Threshold, Khosla Ventures, Data Collective DCVC.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Atomwise, Atomo Diagnostics. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise, Manufacturing. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Australia. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nivi, Inc.

Big Data
Health Care
$422K01 Jan 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Medical Device
$100K20 Nov 2017 Quebec

Atomo Diagnostics

Health Care
Medical Device
$1M01 Feb 2017 New South Wales

KA Imaging

Information Technology
Medical Device
$795K21 Jul 2016 Ontario


Medical Device
04 Sep 2015 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Medical Device
$2M27 May 2015 Canada, Ontario

Health Care
Medical Device
08 Sep 2014 Canada, Ontario


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
$225K01 Jan 2013 San Francisco, California, United States


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