About BDC Venture Capital
BDC Venture Capital is a venture capital investor in Canada that is active at all stages of a company's development cycle, from seed through expansion, with a focus on technology-based businesses. It aims to get involved right at the beginning of a business venture - the seed stage - and stay involved to later stage situations, such as pre-IPO mezzanine rounds. As of 2010, the firm invested in more than 400 companies and has offices located across Canada, including: Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa.BDC Venture Capital's Initial InvestmentBDC Venture Capital's typical initial investment ranges from $500,000 to $3,000,000 as part of a financing round in the $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 range.
BDC Venture Capital Headquarter Location
5 Place Ville Marie Suite 400
Montreal, Quebec, H3B 5E7,
Latest BDC Venture Capital News
Apr 7, 2021
Coveo is backed by investors that include Fonds de Solidarite FTQ, Evergreen Coast Capital, OMERS Private Equity, Investissement Quebec, and BDC Venture Capital. Last year, it also made CB Insights’ first annual Retail Tech 100 . Coveo was one of three Québec-based startups to crack the list, joining software startup Algolux and commercial HVAC company Brainbox AI, both of which are based in Montréal. Algolux develops AI-based perception software. According to CB Insights, the startup has raised approximately $19 million from investors that include Drive Capital, Playground Global, Real Ventures, Intact Ventures, and GM Ventures. Founded in 2017, Brainbox AI aims to develop autonomous HVAC technology for commercial use. According to CB Insights, the startup is backed by Desjardins Capital and Esplanade Ventures. The company raised a $12 million CAD round” last April to expand into new markets. TensTorrent, a Toronto startup that develops AI-based computer processors, also made CB’s latest list. Founded in 2016 and backed by Eclipse Ventures and Real Ventures, TensTorrent has raised approximately $21 million to date, according to CB Insights. Kitchener-Waterloo’s DarwinAI, which made last year’s list as well, cracked CB Insights’ 2021 AI 100. Backed by Obvious Ventures, Inovia Capital, Honeywell Ventures, Plug and Play Accelerator, and ACVC Partners, DarwinAI wants to help developers accelerate deep learning development. The startup aims to combat the “black box” problem by facilitating explainable AI that allows enterprises to build AI models they can trust. In December, DarwinAI raised approximately $5 million USD . Last year, the startup set its sights on detecting COVID-19, partnering with Red Hat to accelerate the deployment of its coronavirus solution, which it first revealed in March. Last year, seven other Canadian tech startups made CB Insights’ AI 100 list: Xanadu, Invenia, Deeplite, Korbit, Cyclica, ProteinQure, and Integrate.ai. This represented a significant increase compared to 2019, when only one Canadian startup made the list—Montreal’s Element AI. Earlier this year, Element AI was acquired by ServiceNow for $230 million USD. According to CB Insights, over half of all companies on last year’s AI 100 secured additional financing after being named to the list, raising a total of $5.2 billion, including 16 rounds valued at more than $100 million. Six of all the startups listed in 2020 also exited, three with an initial public offering, two by acquisition, and one via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). “As industry after industry adopts AI, we expect this year’s class will see similar levels of interest from investors, acquirers and customers,” said Sanwal. Photo courtesy of Coveo
BDC Venture Capital Team
4 Team Members
BDC Venture Capital has 4 team members, including current Managing Partner, Charles Cazabon.