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Ryerson Futures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 3.10
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
  • Insurance
  • Information Technology

Ryerson Futures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada. The main department of described VC is located in the Toronto.

The high activity for fund was in 2014. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Ryerson Futures is 5-10 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. This Ryerson Futures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of 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. 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 country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sensibill, Borrowell, Veerum. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Machine Learning, Banking.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3 partakers. Despite the Ryerson Futures, startups are often financed by Impression Ventures, Boomtown Accelerators. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, Vodafone Ventures, Version One Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Information Venture Partners, Version One Ventures, Portag3 Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Artificial Intelligence
Real Estate
$2M28 May 2019 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


08 Aug 2018 Canada, Ontario


Information Technology
Internet of Things
Project Management
$3M11 Apr 2018 Calgary, Canada


Mobile Apps
20 Sep 2017 Canada, Ontario


$1M29 Nov 2016 Canada, Ontario

Litmus Automation

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Oil and Gas
Predictive Analytics
$1M01 Nov 2016 San Jose, California, United States


Real Time
$1M26 Sep 2016 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Swift Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
02 May 2016 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Ad Retargeting
Ad Targeting
$500K22 Mar 2016 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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