With more than $1 billion under management and almost 30 years’ experience, BDC Venture professionals know what it takes to help Canadian entrepreneurs realize the full potential of their ideas—for themselves and for their backers. They are the largest and most active early-stage technology venture investor in Canada, working with promising entrepreneurs and private sector investors to build outstanding Canadian companies.
Cherry Tree Investments is a family office investing exclusively in internet/tech companies. We use an hybrid approach investing in top tier venture capital fund managers as well as directly through co-investment opportunities. We focus geographically in the US, predominantly in San Francisco, Los Angeles and NYC. Cherry Tree Investments is a unique combination of entrepreneurship and fund management expertise. With more than 130 tech companies and an agnostic sector approach (consumers, transportation, financial services) we already outperform S&P and Nasdaq returns.
AAF Management Ltd. (AAF) is an early stage (Seed and Series A) venture capital fund manager with $125M in assets under management (AUM) and currently manages two funds: Arab Angel Fund (AAF I) and Yasi Ventures (AAF II). AAF carved out a niche in the venture capital fund manager ecosystem as the go-to experts for providing access to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions for brilliant entrepreneurs and venture partners. AAF has invested alongside over 600+ tier I and tier II venture capital firms, corporate venture arms, top performing incubators and accelerators and notable angel investors including: Founders Fund, Y-Combinator, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, Sequoia Capital, Goldman Sachs, Exxon Mobil, General Motors Samsung Ventures among others. AAF I was composed of over 65 family offices from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, UK, San Francisco and New York with over 70% of the LPs based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In aggregate, the general partners at the firm have made over 100 direct early stage venture backed investments of which 70% are located in Silicon Valley and New York and are LPs in over 16 early stage funds globally. AAF I has a portfolio of 70 of these direct early stage investments spanning a multitude of different sectors including SaaS, eCommerce, HealthCare and FinTech.
Third Wave Digital is a multifaceted communication design, creation and implementation firm servicing the needs of businesses trying to find a better way to communicate their core value proposition to other businesses and/or directly to their customers. Third Wave Digital’s team are veterans of riding the wave of change that is constantly reshaping the world of communication and we excel at providing non-traditional, out-of-box solutions for our client’s needs in the areas of Corporate Communications, Web Design & Development, Exhibit design & Creation and advertising creative services.
Headquartered in Perth, Kosmos Capital is a VC firm specialising in blockchain based assets and projects. We focus on providing capital investment and access to investors and advisors, as well as helping scale blockchain startups. Kosmos Capital is at the global forefront of blockchain and crypto investment and advisory, having taken strategic positions in several of the world’s leading online assets such as Aergo, Origo, PChain and Trias. Investment returns have quite often exceeded 20x initial market value.