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NEXT Canada

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Ajay Agrawal Claudia Hepburn Reza Satchu Tim Hodgson


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Total investments 341
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 321
Rounds per year 28.42
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology

NEXT Canada is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The company was established in North America in Canada.

The current fund was established by Ajay Agrawal, Claudia Hepburn, Reza Satchu, Tim Hodgson.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Mobile, Health Care. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Revlo, Kira Talent, Bridgit. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The important activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. This NEXT Canada works on 17 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from NEXT Canada is 1-5 millions dollars.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the NEXT Canada, startups are often financed by Velocity, Creative Destruction Lab, Techstars. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Hedgewood, Anthony Lacavera, Y Combinator. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Creative Destruction Lab, SOSV, Roger Martin.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
Service Industry
$7K03 May 2022 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


$795K13 Apr 2022 -

Honest Empathy

Health Care
01 Jan 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sawback Technologies

$59K01 Aug 2021 Calgary, Canada

Sawback Technologies

$477K01 Mar 2021 Calgary, Canada


01 Jan 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Consumer Lending
Financial Services
Real Estate
14 Oct 2020 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

02 Oct 2020 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


24 Sep 2020 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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