Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

Founded 2017


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Total investments 14
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 3.50
Lead investments 8
Exits 5
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Automotive

In 2017 was created Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Canada. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged more than 20 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Canadian Food Innovators Network (CFIN), BlackBerry QNX, Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN). Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Food and Beverage, Wearables. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 80 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) works on 0 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), startups are often financed by Spark Capital, Real Ventures, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are PeakSpan Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Intel, Fidelity, Amazon.

Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Redline Communications

$14M31 Mar 2021 Markham, Ontario, Canada

Immune Biosolutions

Health Care
$10M16 Mar 2021 Canada, Sherbrooke

Edesa Biotech

Life Science
$11M02 Feb 2021 Markham, Ontario, Canada


Industrial Automation
$34M15 Dec 2020 Canada


Mining Technology
07 Jul 2020 Canada, Ontario

Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN)

$39M22 Jul 2019 Edmonton, Canada

MindBridge AI

Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Machine Learning
$29M12 Jun 2019 (Old) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Health Care
$37M05 Mar 2019 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

BlackBerry QNX

Intelligent Systems
Software Engineering
$40M15 Feb 2019 Canada, Ontario


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