Relay Ventures - Unicorn Nest

Relay Ventures

Headquarters Location

Canada, Toronto


In 2008 was created Relay Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Toronto. The company was established in North America in Canada.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Relay Ventures, startups are often financed by BDC Venture Capital, First Round Capital, Storm Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are First Round Capital, GrandBanks Capital, Alexa Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kensington Capital Partners Limited, Verizon Ventures, GrandBanks Capital.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Relay Ventures performs on 7 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The current fund was established by John Albright, Kevin Talbot. The overall number of key employees were 12.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Internet, E-Commerce. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight TouchBistro, QuickPlay Media, Achievers. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

93.9% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

36.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

BDC Venture Capital, First Round Capital, Storm Ventures

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