TELUS Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 143
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 80
Rounds per year 6.81
Lead investments 26
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 27
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Mobile
  • Health Care

In 2001 was created TELUS Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada. TELUS Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Vancouver.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Lavastorm, sentitO Networks, AppNeta. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Wireless, Internet. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the TELUS Ventures, startups are often financed by Skypoint Capital, Partech, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Qualcomm Ventures, Technology Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Matrix Partners, Technology Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures.

When the investment is from TELUS Ventures the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. This TELUS Ventures works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2003. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Electronics
Internet of Things
Smart Home
Speech Recognition
$105M27 Apr 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Mapping Services
$23M21 Feb 2022 Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia


Health Care
Information Services
$95M31 Dec 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Full Harvest

Food and Beverage
$23M17 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Ukko Agro

Internet of Things
$4M16 Dec 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Unmanned Life

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
11 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


02 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Cyber Security
Network Security
Quantum Computing
$18M26 Oct 2021 Canberra, Australia


Health Care
Information Services
$33M08 Sep 2021 California, United States
Car IQ Raises $15M in Series B Funding

– Car IQ from Oakland develops a payment solution for fleet vehicles.
– Series B $15m round was led by Forté Ventures with participation from Ally Ventures, BlackBerry Limited, State Farm Ventures, and TELUS Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand the company’s business reach.

Rise Gardens grows with $9M Series A to help anyone be an indoor farmer

– Rise Gardens, an indoor, smart hydroponic company, raised $9m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by TELUS Ventures and joined by True Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, and Listen Ventures.
– The company has a total of $13m in venture-backed investments since Rise was founded in 2017.


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