Deep Tech Venture Capital Fund

Investing in Canadian deep tech. Helping companies change the
world, one investment at a time. By engineers for engineers.

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Canadian deep tech is underinvested.

Despite being one of the most educated nations in the world, Canada is failing to protect and invest in our deep tech innovations.

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Lack of education in deep tech

The RiSC Capital team has 35+ years of combined experience operating and investing, best IRRs when backing seed/deep tech.

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No technical risk takers

At RiSC, we welcome technical risk because we understand it. We know how to identify great opportunities that scare others off.

Why RisC Capital

Engineers funding other engineers

As engineers, we are dedicated to finding and digging deep into creative, game-changing tech and investing in what it can become and do for Canada’s future. We are developing the next generation of leaders by bringing deep management experience and support to every company we invest in.

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“RiSC has demonstrated an exceptional deep-tech prowess coupled with a broad understanding of how early-stage technologies get to market. In my experience, this combination is very rare. At Nexera, we consider our relationship with RiSC foundational to our future success.”

Roy Belak - CEO, Nexera Robotics

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A Proven Model

Across the 70+ investments we’ve made over the last 20 years, our  biggest wins were in deep tech investing. That’s why we launched RiSC and brought our proven model with us.

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Send us a presentation

It all starts here. Send us a business presentation to review. This pre-qualifying step ensures we don’t waste any time—ours or yours.

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Pitch us your business

This is where the magic happens. We get to hear about what inspires you and how you plan to change the world.

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Build the future

The sky’s the limit. You now have the capital to execute on your plan and show the world what you have built.

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Portfolio

Check out the incredible companies we have worked with.

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Innovere Medical

Innovere Medical

Innovere Medical

City:

Toronto

Stage:

Seed/Series A

Year:

2020

Innovere Medical makes wireless video screens for MRI machines, reducing the anxiety caused by the tight space and increasing the communication between the technician and patient.

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Semantic Health

Semantic Health

Semantic Health

City:

Toronto

Stage:

Seed

Year:

2020

Semantic Heath is an AI platform software that uses NLP to process Hospital records and turn them into billable codes.

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Aeroflux Brakes

Aeroflux Brakes

Aeroflux Brakes

City:

Toronto

Stage:

Pre-Seed

Year:

2021

Design magnetic frictionless brakes for airplanes/trains

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Skygauge Robotics

Skygauge Robotics

Skygauge Robotics

City:

Toronto

Stage:

Seed

Year:

2020

Skygauge has reinvented the drone to perform work not possible with drones today. Their patented design with tilting rotors results in stability and force that can be appied to a wall surface. With an initial target market in Ultrasonic Testing of industrial structures, the company will branch out into a wide array of work like pressure washing, painting, coating, scrubbing, welding, and other maintenance. ‘Workforce in the Sky’.

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Brink Bionics

Brink Bionics

Brink Bionics

City:

Toronto

Stage:

Pre-seed

Year:

2020

Brink Bionics makes a gaming glove for "First Person Shooter" gamers that allows them to shoot 80ms faster than their opponent. The glove grabs the nerve impulse from the brain as it moves across the hand to the index finger and sends the signal directly to the game, before it gets to the mouse click.

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Nexera Robotics

Nexera Robotics

Nexera Robotics

City:

Vancouver

Stage:

Pre-Seed

Year:

2021

Develop a robotic arm grasper for a wide range of diverse objects‍

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Read about deep tech
in the news

We are constantly sharing news about what RiSC Capital is doing in the deep tech space. Read on to see how we have helped others in this industry and how we can help you too.

Meet The Team

We have 35+ years of combined experience operating and investing, best IRRs when backing seed/deep tech.

25 years’ entrepreneurial and investing experience
  • Founded reBOOT Canada, Truition, First Coverage, Jatheon, Dos Cielos and Hero Ventures
  • Invested in 25 companies since 2004 with 32% IRR on all exits
  • First investor in Well.ca, Visualase, Medchart, Home Away, Antibe Thera, Hol Food, X-Matic
  • 2 patents on cycling glasses/swim goggles
  • Golden Jubilee Medal from the Queen
  • B.Sc. (electrical engineering), Princeton University 1988
  • Machine Learning, Stanford 2017
  • Loves olive oil and treasure hunting
  • Deep experience in e-commerce, AI, blockchain, software, med-tech devices

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Colin Webster

Co-Founder
20+ years' as a Canadian VC
  • Extensive VC investing experience at large & small funds and one bank.
  • Best IRRs have been from early stage commercialization investments.
  • Prior to VC career worked in consulting and dev/ops roles.
  • B.Eng.Mgt./Computer Engineering from McMaster University.
  • Enjoys skiing, tech projects and craft beer.
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Scott Pelton

Co-Founder
  • Co-founder of Scalar Decisions and a strong proponent of Scalar’s “architect led” vision
  • Ex-CTO, Rubikloud, where he led the engineering team developing a machine learning platform focused on the retail vertical
  • Active member of Toronto’s IT community with over 20 years of experience in systems architecture, business analysis, operations, and software in advising customers, partners, and start-ups
  • Consults on many councils, ranging from technology exchanges, product development, security, and cloud computing initiatives
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Roger Singh

Advisor
  • Chemical engineer by training
  • Five years developing IP in the water treatment and environmental industry
  • 26 years helping clients develop chemical process technology and take it from the lab through pilot and demonstration plants to commercialization
  • Helped build Zeton Inc. into the world leader in modular pilot and demonstration scale plant design and manufacture
  • Former clients include Monolith, which recently received a $1 billion loan from US DOE for its commercial plant to make carbon black and hydrogen from natural gas
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Paul Martin

Advisor
  • Start-up entrepreneur, tech investor and philanthropist, best known as the co-founder of Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), then later as founder of Source Metrics
  • Currently a general partner at Hello Ventures, where he leverages all the learning from his entrepreneurial journeys to invest in and advise early-stage tech companies
  • He and his wife, Jess, play an active role as philanthropic funders of diverse social and public health causes
  • In his past lives, has been a bike messenger, a university lecturer, a driver at NATO, and a political science Ph.D.

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Scott Lake

Advisor

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