Proven Entrepreneurs and Company Builders
The “Cloud” delivers operating efficiency by providing ubiquitous on-demand access to computing resources, both hardware and software. As this evolution continues, white spaces emerge in the software that powers the cloud, and businesses form to democratize higher level functions such as “big data” analytics and machine learning. We look for companies that are developing “hard to build” technology that power the cloud and services that run on it.
Vanedge Capital is based in Vancouver, BC and the investment team is comprised of technology executives who bring a deep track record of successfully identifying, securing, and developing technology investments. Our disciplined investment approach combines proprietary research that identifies technology trends early, with our domain expertise, to identify companies and entrepreneurs who are poised to disrupt incumbents, or create new markets. The Principals provide a broad network of high-level relationships, unparalleled domain knowledge, and significant operating experience gained through the management of, and investment in, technology and digital media business.
We invest worldwide, with a focus on the US and Canada, in companies where our unique combination of operating leadership and management, background in technology, creative and management talent, and subject matter expertise will generate out-sized returns. We provide world-class access to partnership opportunities, customer introductions and leadership to a select group of companies where growth and profitability can be enhanced through the strategic use of technology and licensing, improvements in core marketing, distribution and operating processes.
We generally invest in a Series A round between $2M - $5M; and will invest in earlier or later stage deals where we see exceptional teams and technologies. Ideal companies should be post-revenue with a fast-growing user base and have demonstrated product market fit. While we typically lead an investment round, we are also happy to partner with other investors to support your company's growth.
The fund is also one of the designated organizations that secure an investment from as part of Canada's Startup Visa Program.
Vanedge Capital is currently investing out of its $200M Fund II, launched in Janaury 2016. The original $134M Fund I was launched in May 2010. Investors in the funds include major institutional investors as well as a number of high net worth individuals. These investors are successful entrepreneurs and bring substantial connections and insight to the fund.
Canalyst is a fast-growing fintech company serving both the sellside and buyside of the financial industry. Their equity research platform helps analysts and portfolio managers save time in their research, efficiently ramp up and expand coverage, and generate better investment ideas.
Bridgit's product, Closeout, is a cloud-based communications platform that aims to tackle the issue of deficiency management on construction sites. Through a smartphone application, photos of deficiencies can be taken and sent directly to the responsible subcontractor. The technology allows for real-time notifications and subcontractors are integrated via email.
Boundless is a software company that delivers and supports the leading open source Geographic Information System (GIS) with a suite of products and services. GIS consists of a software stack that is used to capture, store and display all forms of geospatial data, which is information about the location of objects, assets, living creatures, etc. on the planet. The Company has over 50 paying customers, including several large marquee accounts including US federal and state government agencies as well as major corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed and Ericsson.
HyTrust virtual appliances provide the essential foundation for cloud control, visibility, data security, management and compliance. HyTrust mitigates the risk of breach or catastrophic failure— especially in light of the concentration of risk that occurs within virtualization and cloud environments. With HyTrust, organizations can now confidently take full advantage of the cloud, and even broaden deployment to mission-critical applications. HyTrust solutions are used worldwide by Fortune 1000 organizations including Visa, McKessen, Intel, Bank of America and Lockheed Martin.
Gamerizon Studio Inc. develops mobile and casual games and has developed a number of games. The company’s games are accessible by iPods, iPhones and iPads and utilize cartoon like characters marketed at children of all ages.
Karma Gaming International Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and designs and develops online and social games for regulated lotteries. The company’s management team brings over 30 years of gaming industry experience and an in-depth understanding of online casual and social gaming.
With 700 thousand monthly active developers and nearly 4.5 million
registered developers, Unity claims such customers as Cartoon Network,
Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nexon, Nickelodeon, Square, Ubisoft, US Army, Warner Bros., large and small studios, independent professionals, students and hobbyists.
Recon Instruments is the world-leading, award-winning innovator of Heads-up Display (HUD) technology for action sports and passionately leads the innovation of customized solutions for direct-to-eye communications. The company integrates Micro Optics Display (MOD) systems with state-of-the-art sensors and GPS technology, providing real-time access to navigation, communication, and performance-based information. Their MOD product be found in Ski goggles from Oakley, Smith, Zeal and Scott. The first HUD for biking, the Recon Jet, was launched in Q2 of 2015.