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VenGrowth Asset Management

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders David Ferguson Mike Cohen


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Total investments 76
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 44
Rounds per year 1.90
Lead investments 14
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 26
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Wireless
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile
  • Semiconductor

VenGrowth Asset Management is the famous VC, which was founded in 1982. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in Canada. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Toronto.

This organization was formed by David Ferguson, Mike Cohen. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The top activity for fund was in 2003. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2009. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. This VenGrowth Asset Management works on 1 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Wysdom, Neterion, Cytochroma. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Telecommunications, Internet. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the VenGrowth Asset Management, startups are often financed by Prism Venture Management, Newbury Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Newbury Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, GrowthWorks Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Prism Venture Management, Newbury Ventures, Desjardins Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nakina Systems

Cyber Security
Network Security
Web Hosting
19 Jul 2011 (Old) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Clinical Trials
$35M30 Jul 2008 Kingston, Ontario


$28M02 Apr 2008 Cupertino, California, United States

OnCorp Direct

$6M11 Mar 2008 Ontario

NewStep Networks

$9M29 Jan 2008 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

BelAir Networks

Service Industry
$17M30 Dec 2007 Canada, Ontario, Canada

BTI Systems

Cloud Computing
$12M10 Sep 2007 Canada, Ontario

SiGe Semiconductor

Consumer Electronics
$20M30 May 2007 Canada, Ontario


Consumer Electronics
$8M06 Feb 2007 Chiyoda


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