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This article directly stems from the research process for our global venture capital investors database. Based on this list and our advanced keyword crawler technology, we created a list of venture capital investors that mention cleantech-related keywords on their website. The list – offered as an Excel file – is perfectly suited to get in touch with the most relevant investors in the field.
This article offers an insight into three interesting startup investors in Canada from our keyword crawler based global cleantech VC investor list.
1. BDC Venture Fund (Montreal)
The Healthcare Venture Fund was created in 2013 to invest in companies that aim to increase healthcare productivity and reduce costs. $270M were allocated to fund innovations in medicine, biotech, and medical imaging. Since the beginning, the fund has branched out into other sectors too, including agriculture, data intelligence, hardware, industrial systems, mobility, and cleantech. In 2017 the company invested in CarbonBook, a software that measures, documents, and improves carbon scores for indoor farmers.
2. Chrysalix Venture Capital (Vancouver)
Chrysalix is a VC fund that was founded in 2001. They focus on early-stage investments in resource intensive industries. The company is interested in intelligent systems, energy technology, and resource productivity solutions. Verai is a portfolio company in the cleantech industry. They are developing an AI platform that can detect mineral deposits in covered terrain to accelerate the global zero-carbon transformation.
3. GreenSky Capital (Toronto)
GreenSky Capital is not only a venture capital fund but also provides financial advisory services for early-stage companies in IT, medtech, and cleantech. An interesting portfolio company is anessa, a software created for the biogas industry that assists clients in operating anaerobic digestion plants.
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