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Ontario Centres of Excellence

Investor type Angel Group


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Total investments 453
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 410
Rounds per year 12.94
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 36
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Analytics

In 1987 was created Ontario Centres of Excellence, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2020. This Ontario Centres of Excellence works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The overall number of key employees were 6.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Ontario Centres of Excellence, startups are often financed by MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Velocity, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), BDC Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), BDC Venture Capital, SOSV.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline MedStack, gShift, Distil Interactive Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Big Data, Software.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Real Estate
$1M25 Feb 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Human Computer Interaction
$39K08 Feb 2021 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Hopeful Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Non Profit
Predictive Analytics
$198K10 Oct 2020 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Clean Energy
Electric Vehicle
Energy Management
$874K26 Aug 2020 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Health Care
$39K25 Aug 2020 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Big Data
Language Learning
Natural Language Processing
Speech Recognition
Test and Measurement
$38K09 Jul 2020 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Intelense Inc

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Smart Cities
$238K01 Jun 2020 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Epineuron Technologies

Health Care
Medical Device
28 May 2020 London, Ontario, Canada


$1M12 May 2020 Kentucky, United States


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