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Top 14 Venture Capital Firms in Montréal in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 3, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Montréal in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in Montréal.

14 Venture Capital Firms in Montréal

1) BDC Venture Capital

BDC Venture Capital

BDC Venture Capital is one of Canada's most active VC firms with themed funds to support startups across multiple sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, USA
  • City: Montréal, Wakefield, Worcester, Bedford, Hartford, Portland, Providence
  • Started in: 1975
  • Industries: Healthcare, Climate & Sustainability, AI & ML, Robotics, Food & Beverage, Industrial, Supply Chain & Logistics, Proptech & Real Estate, Aerospace & Space, Cloud, Enterprise, IoT, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics, SaaS, Manufacturing, Energy, Agriculture
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 509
  • Number of exits: 117
  • Funds raised: $605,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Wave, Zymeworks, Finn AI

You can find their website here.

2) Inovia Capital

Inovia Capital

Inovia Capital backs founders building global technology companies from seed to IPO stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, USA, United Kingdom
  • City: Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco, London
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Chris Arsenault
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, SaaS, Robotics, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 284
  • Number of exits: 52
  • Funds raised: $2,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: North, Tracktik, Milestone Pharmaceuticals

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@inovia.vc.

3) Sofinnova Ventures

Sofinnova Ventures

Sofinnova is a European-based venture capital investing in life sciences companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada
  • City: Montréal, San Francisco
  • Started in: 1974
  • Founders: Jean Deleage
  • Industries: Biotech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 282
  • Number of exits: 107
  • Funds raised: $1,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Invitae, Seagen, Natera

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@sofinnova.com.

4) Real Ventures

Real Ventures

Real is a Canadian VC firm that invests in game-changing technology leaders in their early stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Montréal
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Alan Macintosh, Jean-Sebastian Cournoyer, John Stokes
  • Industries: AI & ML, Robotics, Crypto & Blockchain, Consumer, Education, Enterprise, Health & Wellness, Marketplace, Transportation, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Construction, Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $150,000
  • Maximum check size: $350,000
  • Number of investments: 281
  • Number of exits: 35
  • Funds raised: $272,300,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Clarity, Breathe Life, Sonder

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@realventures.com.

5) QED Investors

QED Investors

Based in Virginia, QED exclusively invests in fintech companies across the U.S., the U.K. and Latin America.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA, Austria, Canada, Sweden, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands
  • City: Washington, Vienna, Vancouver, Shanghai, Seattle, São Paulo, Santa Monica, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Rio de Janeiro, Quebec City, Pune, Overland Park, Oakland, New York, Mumbai, Montréal, Miami, Mexico City, Los Angeles, London, Houston, Dublin, Denver, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Boston, Bogotá, Bethesda, Bangalore, Austin, Atlanta, Mesa, Amsterdam, Alexandria, Alexandria, Porto Alegre
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Caribou Honig, Frank Rotman, Nigel Morris
  • Industries: Creator Economy, Crypto & Blockchain, Fintech, Education, Healthcare, InsurTech, Marketplace, Proptech & Real Estate, E-Commerce, Advertising, Human Resources
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 260
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: $4,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Shop Circle, Solfácil, Zubale

You can find their website here.

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6) White Star Capital

White Star Capital

White Star Capital is an international venture capital firm that invests in tech founders in their series A and series B stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Singapore, United Kingdom, France, Japan, China
  • City: New York, Singapore, London, Montréal, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Eric Martineau-Fortin
  • Industries: Healthcare, Internet & Mobile, Fintech, SaaS, Marketplace, DTC, Mobility, Productivity
  • Stages: Seed, Late Stage, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $6,000,000
  • Number of investments: 142
  • Number of exits: 27
  • Funds raised: $120,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Castle, DFNS, Webflow

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@whitestarcapital.com.

7) Rho Ventures

Rho Ventures

Rho Ventures is a private equity firm that invests in innovative accompanies across multiple stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada
  • City: Palo Alto, New York, Montréal
  • Started in: 1981
  • Founders: Joshua Ruch
  • Industries: Consumer, Enterprise, Healthcare, Climate & Sustainability, Fintech, Biotech, Cloud, E-Commerce, SaaS, Developer Tools
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 125
  • Number of exits: 43
  • Funds raised: $425,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: ChargePoint, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Tapjoy

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@rho.com.

8) Panache Ventures

Panache Ventures

Panache Ventures is a venture capital firm financing pre-seed and seed-stage companies across diverse industries.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Montréal, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Mike Cegelski
  • Industries: AI & ML, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Devops, Media, E-Commerce, Fintech, Gaming, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Supply Chain & Logistics, SaaS, Health & Wellness, Education, Climate & Sustainability, Energy
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 98
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $58,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Lane, Ehsai, Proof

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@panache.vc.

9) Lumira Ventures

Lumira Ventures

Lumira Ventures primarily invest in biotech and life sciences companies across the US and Canada.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, USA
  • City: Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Boston
  • Started in: 1989
  • Founders: Peter Van Der Velden
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 83
  • Number of exits: 19
  • Funds raised: $764,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Zymeworks, X4 Pharmaceuticals, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (416) 213 4223.

10) Yaletown Partners

Yaletown Partners

Yaletown Partners is a VC fund that supports growth-stage technology companies in Canada.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: Hans Knapp, Steve Hnatiuk
  • Industries: AI & ML, IoT, SaaS
  • Stages: Series A, Late Stage, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 75
  • Number of exits: 19
  • Funds raised: $110,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Finn Ai, Tasktop, Food.ee

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@yaletown.com.

11) Cycle Capital

Cycle Capital

Cycle Capital is a private VC firm investing in climate tech across North America, Europe and Asia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Montréal, Toronto
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: Andrée-Lise Méthot
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Energy, Industrial, Agriculture, IoT
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $1,500,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 63
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: $657,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ess, Energate

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at amethot@cyclecapital.net.

12) BrightSpark Ventures

BrightSpark Ventures

Brightspark Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in Canadian tech startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Montréal, Toronto
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Mark Skapinker, Sophie Forest, Tony Davis
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Consumer, Hardware, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,500,000
  • Number of investments: 57
  • Number of exits: 11
  • Funds raised: $56,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Nudge, Borderfree, Nguvu

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at dealflow@brightspark.com.

13) Theodorus

Theodorus

Theodorus is a Belgium seed-stage venture capital firm focusing on biotech, medtech, digital and engineering applications domains.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Belgium, Canada
  • City: Montréal, Brussels
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Olivier Belenger
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €250,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,500,000
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: €70,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ogeda, Epsynomics, CluePoints

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@theodorus.be.

14) BCF Ventures

BCF Ventures

BCF Ventures is a Canadian corporate VC firm investing in American and European technology companies at seed and Series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Montréal
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Anne-Marie Boucher, Sergio A. Escobar
  • Industries: Cloud, SaaS, Enterprise, AI & ML, Healthcare, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics, Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, Legal
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Maximum check size: $125,000
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $1,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Athennian, MedStack, Bridgr

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@bcfventures.vc.

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