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StandUp Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Michelle McBane


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Total investments 29
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 5.80
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS
  • Machine Learning
  • Construction

StandUp Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The main department of described VC is located in the Toronto. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the StandUp Ventures, startups are often financed by MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, RBC Generator Fund, Kirsten Torokvei. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, ScaleUP Ventures, Information Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by CIBC Innovation Banking, Business Development Bank of Canada, Vanedge Capital.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Coconut Software, Sampler, Bridgit. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. The fund has exact preference 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. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Enterprise Software, Software.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Supportbench Services Inc.

Customer Service
Knowledge Management
Technical Support
$1M06 May 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mercator AI

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Lead Generation
Market Research
$795K01 Apr 2022 -


$13M10 Feb 2022 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Supply Chain Management
$40M14 Dec 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Real Estate
$19M26 Oct 2021 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


$2M21 Oct 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

My Intelligent Machines

Artificial Intelligence
Clinical Trials
Health Care
Information Technology
Life Science
Machine Learning
$5M15 Apr 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Content Creators
Information Technology
$4M24 Mar 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Arteria AI

Artificial Intelligence
Contact Management
Machine Learning
$10M22 Mar 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Arteria AI Raises $11M in Series A Funding

– Arteria AI is a global leader in enterprise digital contracting.
– The company raised $11m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Information Venture Partners and Illuminate Financial Management with participation from Golden Ventures and StandUp Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to scale its technology.

AmacaThera Announces Close of Oversubscribed Series A Financing to Advance a Novel Post-Operative, Nonopioid Pain Therapy in Clinical Trials

– AmacaThera announced the close of an oversubscribed $10.3m Series A financing to support development of AMT-143, the company’s lead clinical asset, and pipeline expansion.
– The Series A round was led by Lumira Ventures and includes a global investor syndicate of existing investors, Viva BioInnovator and Sprout BioVentures, as well as new investors, BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Fund, Inveready, MBX Capital, CR Capital Management, StandUp Ventures, and MaRS IAF.


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