National Bank of Canada

Founded 1859


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Total investments 33
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 0.14
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Health Care
  • Software

National Bank of Canada appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1859. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Calgary.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from National Bank of Canada is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this National Bank of Canada works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Financial Services, FinTech. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Enerkem, MX Technologies, Sensibill.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the National Bank of Canada, startups are often financed by Ferst Capital Partners - FCP, Mistral Venture Partners, Desjardins Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Desjardins Venture Capital, White Star Capital, Toronto Dominion Bank Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, White Star Capital, Walter Capital Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

WeCook - Repas WeCook

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Early Stage Venture
7M26 Jan 2021 Canada, " Canada"}


Financial Services
Loyalty Programs
Transaction Processing
Debt Financing
21 Jan 2021 Canada, London


250M10 Oct 2020 Canada, Montreal

D-BOX Technologies

Digital Entertainment
6M27 Jul 2020 Canada, Longueuil


Big Data
Developer APIs
Financial Services
Debt Financing
4M06 Jul 2020 Canada, Montreal

Martello Technologies

Information Services
Information Technology
Post-IPO Debt
5M01 Jun 2020 Canada, (Old) Ottawa


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
01 May 2020 Canada, Montreal


Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
Financial Software
Transaction Processing
Post-IPO Debt
4M05 Nov 2019 Canada, Old Toronto

D-BOX Technologies

Digital Entertainment
5M31 Jul 2019 Canada, Longueuil
ShopperPlus Raises CAD $20M in Series A Funding
– ShopperPlus is a Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada-based e-commerce platform. – Company raised CAD $20m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Celtic House Asia Partners with participation from Canada Business Growth Fund, Celtic House Venture Partners and the National Bank of Canada, as well as individual investors e-commerce shopping app Wish co-founder Danny Zhang and Sequoia China managing director Kevin Pan. – The company intends to use the funds to expand the platform to include more vertical p... Read more


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