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Velocity

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Total investments 270
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$31M
Portfolio companies 242
Rounds per year 19.29
Lead investments 180
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.10
Exits 16
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Grant

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Apps
  • Medical
Summary

In 2008 was created Velocity, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Waterloo. The company was established in North America in Canada.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Velocity, startups are often financed by University of Waterloo, Creative Destruction Lab, SOSV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are University of Waterloo, Ontario Centres of Excellence, NEXT Canada. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Creative Destruction Lab, HAX, SV Angel.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of less than 50 thousands dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This Velocity works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Internet, Manufacturing. 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 Fuzzbuzz, Couple, mappedin.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

WorldVUZE

Education
$8B21 Sep 2022 Turkey, Canakkale, Turkey

Able Innovations Inc.

Computer Vision
Health Care
Medical Device
Robotics
Social Impact
$3M13 Jun 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CaroMeats

$2M19 May 2022 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Hyivy Health Inc.

Home Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
mHealth
Personal Health
Rehabilitation
$874K18 Jan 2022 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Cuddly Tails

Communities
E-Commerce
Health Care
Messaging
Pet
Retail
$100K15 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Faire

E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
Retail Technology
Wholesale
$596M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

1Mentor Inc.

EdTech
Education
Higher Education
Universities
01 Nov 2021 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Hyivy Health Inc.

Home Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
mHealth
Personal Health
Rehabilitation
$874K01 May 2021 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

HERBIO

Business Intelligence
Intelligent Systems
$1M20 Jan 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

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