Ontario Centres of Excellence

Founded 1987

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Total investments 363
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$155K
Portfolio companies 355
Rounds per year 10.68
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.07
Exits 32
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

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

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

NURO CORP.

Biotechnology
Human Computer Interaction
Medical
Neuroscience
n/a
$39K08 Feb 2021 Canada, Waterloo

Hopeful Inc.

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Non Profit
Predictive Analytics
1
$198K10 Oct 2020 Canada, Old Toronto

SWTCH

Automotive
Clean Energy
CleanTech
Electric Vehicle
Energy Management
Software
1
$874K26 Aug 2020 Canada, Old Toronto

SnapSmile

Dental
Health Care
n/a
$39K25 Aug 2020 Canada, Old Toronto

Coldblock

1
$1M12 May 2020 United States, " United States"}

Mavennet

Blockchain
Financial Services
Information Technology
1
01 Jan 2020 Canada, Old Toronto

Cheelcare

Health Care
Medical Device
Personal Health
Robotics
Software Engineering
1
$492K15 Dec 2019 Canada, Richmond Hill

NURO CORP.

Biotechnology
Human Computer Interaction
Medical
Neuroscience
1
$99K06 Nov 2019 Canada, Waterloo

TAKU Retail

Computer
E-Commerce
Point of Sale
Retail Technology
Software
1
$71K01 Nov 2019 Canada, Old Toronto

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