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17 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Vancouver

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 3, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Vancouver has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Vancouver investing across various sectors and industries.

17 Venture Capital Firms in Vancouver

1) Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a healthcare investment fund financing biotechnology companies discovering and developing therapeutics.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA, Canada
  • City: Basel, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Toronto, Vancouver
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Barbara Lubash, Brian Atwood, Donald B. Milder, Rebecca Robertson, Samuel Colella, William Link
  • Industries: Healthcare, Biotech
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Number of investments: 355
  • Number of exits: 99
  • Funds raised: $3,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Crispr Therapeutics, Gritstone Bio, Vectivbio

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (415) 801-8100.

2) 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.

3) Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners

Founded in 1999, Acton Capital is a growth-stage venture capital firm investing in European tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Canada
  • City: Munich, Vancouver
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Christoph Braun, Paul-Bernhard Kallen, Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Frank Seehaus
  • Industries: Marketplace, E-Commerce, Media, DTC, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 114
  • Number of exits: 51
  • Funds raised: €700,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: AlphaSights, Clio, Etsy

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@actoncapital.de.

4) 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.

5) Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Chrysalix is an early-stage global venture capital fund investing in industrial innovation through funding intelligent systems, energy technology and resource productivity solutions.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, Netherlands
  • City: Vancouver, Delft
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: Dr. Wal Van Lierop
  • Industries: AI & ML, IoT, Robotics, Crypto & Blockchain, Big Data & Analytics, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Construction
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 84
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $25,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enbala, Brammo, Liquid Light

You can find their website here.

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

6) 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.

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7) 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.

8) Pallasite Ventures

Pallasite Ventures

Pallasite Ventures is a Canadian venture capital firm financing early-stage consumer-focused companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada
  • City: Chicago, Vancouver, Boston, Denver, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: David Light
  • Industries: Biotech, Consumer, Fintech, Hardware, Marketplace, Healthcare, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,500,000
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $50,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ionomr, Phoenix Molecular Designs, Oncoustics AI

You can find their website here.

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

9) Pangaea Ventures

Pangaea Ventures

Pangaea Ventures is a VC organization that invests in advanced materials to solve the world’s most fundamental challenges.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, USA
  • City: Vancouver, Phoenix
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Chris Erickson, Purnesh Seegopaul
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Biotech, Advanced Materials
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $500,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,500,000
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 5
  • Funds raised: $162,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Ess, Redlen Technologies, Kovio

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at chris@pangaeaventures.com.

10) Vanedge Capital

Vanedge Capital

Vanedge Capital, based in Silicon Valley and Vancouver, invest in tech companies in the gaming, digital media, and SaaS solutions industries.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, USA
  • City: Vancouver, Waterloo, Toronto
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Glenn Entis, V. Paul Lee
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Cybersecurity, SaaS, Media, Biotech, IoT, Cloud, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 56
  • Number of exits: 13
  • Funds raised: $297,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Hytrust, Boundless Spatial, Bitfusion.Io

You can find their website here.

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

11) ScaleUp

ScaleUp

ScaleUP Ventures, based in Toronto, Canada, is a venture capital firm that supports early-stage technology companies in scaling their company to the international market.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto, Vancouver
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Kevin Kimsa, Razor Suleman
  • Industries: Fintech, Enterprise, SaaS, Creator Economy
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 43
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Mojix, Sonder, Fusebill

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at christian@suv.vc.

12) Renewal Funds

Renewal Funds

Renewal Funds specializes in the sustainable economy by financing early-growth-stage startups in environmental innovation and sustainable consumer products sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Carol Newell, Joel Solomon, Paul Richardson
  • Industries: Food & Beverage, Consumer, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 42
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: $243,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Opus One Solutions, Seventh Generation, Aquatic Informatics

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at emily@renewalfunds.com.

13) Quark Venture

Quark Venture

Founded in 2016, Quark Venture is a Canadian investment firm funding biotech and health sciences companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Mr. Jesson Chen, Ms Karimah Es Sabar
  • Industries: Biotech, Health & Wellness, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Number of exits: 8
  • Funds raised: $24,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Calcimedica, Raziel Therapeutics, V-Wave

You can find their website here.

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

14) Shoreline Ventures

Shoreline Ventures

Shoreline Ventures is an early-stage tech venture capital firm in the Bay Area.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada
  • City: Los Angeles, Nashville, Vancouver, San Francisco
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Peter Craddock, Bob Spears
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, Enterprise, Healthcare, SaaS, Internet & Mobile, Cloud, Cybersecurity
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $8,000,000
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $77,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: DBM Cloud Systems Inc, Blab, Coinflip Solutions

You can find their website here.

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

15) Saltagen Ventures​

Saltagen Ventures​

Saltagen Ventures specializes in funding early-stage biotech startups in North America and Asia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Hong Kong, Canada, South Korea, USA, Denmark, Australia
  • City: Seoul, Toronto, San Diego, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Melbourne
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Joseph Fung
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare, Health & Wellness
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $120,000
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Funds raised: $41,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Oncoustics AI, Helpwear Inc, Juno Diagnostics

You can find their website here.

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

16) Badhouse Ventures

Badhouse Ventures

Badhouse Ventures invest in founders with a beta-version software product who is ready to build and launch their startup.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Vancouver
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Bijan Vaez, Ralph Baddour
  • Industries: SaaS, Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, Climate & Sustainability, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Early Stage, Pre-Seed
  • Maximum check size: $100,000
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Number of exits: 1
  • 3 remarkable investments: Trunkit, Bandit Labs, Aboard

You can find their website here.

17) CE Venture Capital

CE Venture Capital

CE Venture Capital is a VC firm supporting entrepreneurs ready for cross-boarder expansion.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Canada, China
  • City: Vancouver, Calgary, Hangzhou
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Bruce Hong
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Biotech, AI & ML, Smart Cities
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • 3 remarkable investments: Vyrill, InsiderSherpa, Askdata

You can find their website here.

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