MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund Founded 2008
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Total investments 173
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 158
Rounds per year 12.15
Lead investments 9
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.08
Exits 47
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed
Areas of investment
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise
Health Care
Software
Summary

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 2007. The company was established in North America in Canada. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Artificial Intelligence. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Top Hat, Fiix Software, Dejero Labs. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada.

The top activity for fund was in 2015. This MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund is 5-10 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The overall number of key employees were 7.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, startups are often financed by Creative Destruction Lab, Golden Ventures, BDC Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are BDC Venture Capital, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Extreme Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by BDC Venture Capital, Ontario Centres of Excellence, iGan Partners.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
AmacaThera
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Therapeutics
Early Stage Venture
10M22 Feb 2021 Canada, Old Toronto
Homewise
Consumer Lending
Financial Services
FinTech
Real Estate
Seed
2M15 Jan 2021 Canada, Toronto
Aya
FinTech
Health Care
Payments
Seed
2M19 Nov 2020 Canada, Old Toronto
Fluence Technologies
Accounting
Cloud Management
Financial Services
Seed
23 Jun 2020 Canada, Old Toronto
Doorr
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Internet of Things
Seed
1M06 May 2020 Canada, Old Toronto
Knockri
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Human Resources
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Predictive Analytics
Seed
2M27 Apr 2020 Canada, Toronto
e-Zinc
Clean Energy
CleanTech
Energy
Energy Storage
Hardware
Seed
2M09 Jan 2020 Canada, Toronto
Seed
01 Jan 2020
Bright Angel Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Seed
03 Dec 2019 Canada, Old Toronto
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