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bestfunds.ca

Investments

30

Portfolio Exits

9

Funds

1

About BEST Funds

BEST Funds, engaged in the venture capital arena since 1996, focuses on rapidly growing Canadian companies, where new technology can fundamentally change the way people conduct business or enjoy their lifestyles. After identifying an emerging market that has tremendous growth potential, BEST Funds' experienced management team then selects companies poised to be leading players in that market for the investment portfolio. The company's extensive experience in the venture capital arena helps ensure that all of BEST Funds's investors partake in unique opportunities otherwise available only to high net worth and institutional investors.

Headquarters Location

15 Toronto Street Ste 400

Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2E3,

Canada

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Latest BEST Funds News

Meet the winners of the Best Funds Awards – Investment Funds

Sep 30, 2022

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BEST Funds Investments

30 Investments

BEST Funds has made 30 investments. Their latest investment was in Perch as part of their Series A on October 10, 2022.

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BEST Funds Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/18/2022

Series A

Perch

$4M

Yes

7

11/16/2015

Seed VC

ZoneTV

$4M

Yes

1

7/20/2015

Seed VC

GroupBy

$3M

Yes

3

11/13/2014

Debt

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10

5/22/2014

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

10/18/2022

11/16/2015

7/20/2015

11/13/2014

5/22/2014

Round

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC

Debt

Series A

Company

Perch

ZoneTV

GroupBy

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Amount

$4M

$4M

$3M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

1

3

10

10

BEST Funds Portfolio Exits

9 Portfolio Exits

BEST Funds has 9 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AcuityAds on June 17, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/17/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

1

12/17/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/14/2017

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

8/22/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

4/29/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/17/2021

12/17/2018

12/14/2017

8/22/2017

4/29/2016

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

1

10

10

10

10

BEST Funds Fund History

1 Fund History

BEST Funds has 1 fund, including The Business, Engineering, Science & Technology Discoveries. Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/31/2011

The Business, Engineering, Science & Technology Discoveries. Fund

Expansions & Growth

Closed

$46.67M

1

Closing Date

10/31/2011

Fund

The Business, Engineering, Science & Technology Discoveries. Fund

Fund Type

Expansions & Growth

Status

Closed

Amount

$46.67M

Sources

1

BEST Funds Team

5 Team Members

BEST Funds has 5 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, John Michael Anthony.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

John Michael Anthony

Chief Executive Officer

Current

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Name

John Michael Anthony

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Work History

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Chief Executive Officer

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Status

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