NBIF’s Venture Capital Fund

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Total investments 8
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 7
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Industrial
  • Internet of Things
  • Industrial Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Renewable Energy

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the NBIFu2019s Venture Capital Fund, startups are often financed by New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Momenta Ventures, Creative Destruction Lab. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Opportunities New Brunswick, New Brunswick angels, Globalive Technology. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Eigen Innovations Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Industrial Automation, Internet of Things.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Electronics
Food and Beverage
Mobile Apps
Water Purification
$67K15 Jun 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

SolarSteam Inc.

Renewable Energy
$298K01 Jun 2020 Calgary, Canada

3D Planeta

Information Technology
$25K14 Apr 2020 Fredericton, New Brunswick

Eigen Innovations

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Internet of Things
$2M01 May 2019 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$300K31 Mar 2019 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


$100K01 Jan 2019 Canada, Ontario

Eigen Innovations

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Internet of Things
$3M12 Oct 2018 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


Emerging Markets
$200K01 Jan 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sonrai Security Announces $50M in Series C Funding Led by ISTARI to Scale Multicloud Security for Global Enterprises

– Sonrai Security announced a $50M Series C funding round.
– The round was led by ISTARI, a global cybersecurity platform dedicated to helping clients build cyber resilience, with participation from existing investors Polaris Partners, Menlo Ventures, TenEleven Ventures and New Brunswick Innovation Fund.
– The Series C round brings the total capital raised by Sonrai to $88 million.
– Sonrai plans to use new funding to accelerate research and development and expand sales and marketing globally for the company’s industry-leading cloud security platform.
– Public cloud complexity for global enterprises is exploding as microservices, workloads and associated ‘non-people’ identities proliferate rapidly.
– Sonrai has identified 17,000 unique permissions settings across AWS, Azure and GCP cloud platforms with approximately 20 new permissions added daily.


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