Accel-KKR is a leading technology-focused private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of capital under management. The firm is dedicated exclusively to investing in lower middle market software and technology-enabled services companies. They have a high level of interest in vertically-focused technology businesses.
The Accessible Technology Program will co-fund innovative projects led by the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and research institutes to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies in order to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to more fully participate in the digital economy.
The AgriScience program aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians. The Projects component aims to support specific shorter-term research activities to help industry overcome challenges and address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors.
ALTOS Ventures invests in early and growth stage companies that can grow without raising much more capital after their investment. These companies are in the following sectors: software, digital media, and infrastructure.
The Archon Genomics XPRIZE is a $10 million which creates an open forum to the worldwide genetics community to help further define appropriate standards for measuring the quality of whole human genome sequencing as well as create an international consensus on a standard with the creation of the Validation Protocol.
Azure is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies. Azure supports its portfolio companies in key aspects such as team building, strategy, operations and governance.
BASF Venture Capital invests in start-up companies and venture capital funds worldwide. The investments focus on innovative technologies with a high growth potential where chemistry plays an important role, as well as new materials and substances with significant market opportunities. BASF also supports investments through targeted interaction between BASF Group’s worldwide know-how and research network and its portfolio
BCF Ventures will act as an investor in the pre-seed and seed stages of technology-based companies, which it will have previously selected by means of an advisory committee comprising some of Canada’s best angel investors, venture capitalists, and business leaders. BCF Ventures will also benefit from the expertise, resources and insights from Panache Venture Capital fund.