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Laurier Start-up Fund

Investor type Angel Group


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Total investments 7
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 6
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
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Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Developer Platform

The company was established in North America in Canada. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Waterloo.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Sensor. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Nicoya Lifesciences.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Laurier Start-up Fund, startups are often financed by MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Real Ventures, Mike Stork. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, University of Waterloo, Garage Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Radical Ventures, FedDev, BDC Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nicoya Lifesciences

Developer Platform
$7M14 Jan 2020 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Nicoya Lifesciences

Developer Platform
$2M29 Jan 2018 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Information Technology
10 May 2017 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
$1M16 Aug 2016 Canada, Ontario


Cloud Infrastructure
Information Technology
22 Feb 2016 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Machine Learning
27 Nov 2014 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tacit Innovations

Information Technology
$450K11 Aug 2014 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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