Velocity

Investor type Incubator

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Total investments 262
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 240
Rounds per year 18.71
Lead investments 180
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.08
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

Faire

E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
Retail Technology
Wholesale
$400M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

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

Agrisea

Agriculture
Biotechnology
Farming
Food Processing
23 Nov 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Bakedin

E-Commerce
Food Processing
Local
$924K02 Jul 2020 Basingstoke and Deane, England, United Kingdom

Able Innovations Inc.

Computer Vision
Health Care
Medical Device
Robotics
Social Impact
$1M22 Jun 2020 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Beauty
Cosmetics
Marketplace
SaaS
$5K03 Apr 2020 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Theraphage

Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Personal Health
Product Research
12 Mar 2020 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Caribou

Financial Services
Health Care
Personal Health
$50K27 Feb 2020 -

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