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College applications for the world
Martin Basiri, Co-Founder & CEO

Applyboard connects universities with talented applicants from all over the world. Their approach gives new transparency to an otherwise opaque and stressful process. 150,000 applications later, Martin and his team are showing no signs of slowing down.

Home sales without the headache
Anshul, Co-Founder & CEO

Properly helps homeowners buy first, and sell later. Their platform allows homeowners to sell their homes at a guaranteed price, significantly reducing the stress and inconvenience around the process. Our team had long admired how the team operated. Eventually, there was an opportunity to invest and we jumped on it.

Reimagining banking
Kris, Andrew & Jeff, co-founders

Neo Financial is reimagining the way banking should be in Canada by using technology to simplify finances, create rewarding experiences and build community for all Canadians. We met Jeff and Andrew back in 2014 when we led the seed round in the company they had co-founded, SkipTheDishes. After Skip was acquired by Just Eat Takeaway, the team jumped at the chance to build together again.

Invested in 2019
College applications for the world
Martin Basiri, Co-Founder & CEO

Applyboard connects universities with talented applicants from all over the world. Their approach gives new transparency to an otherwise opaque and stressful process. 150,000 applications later, Martin and his team are showing no signs of slowing down.

Invested in 2019
Home sales without the headache
Anshul, Co-Founder & CEO

Properly helps homeowners buy first, and sell later. Their platform allows homeowners to sell their homes at a guaranteed price, significantly reducing the stress and inconvenience around the process. Our team had long admired how the team operated. Eventually, there was an opportunity to invest and we jumped on it.

Invested in 2019
Pre-clinical research, superpowered
Liran, Elvis, Tom & David, Co-Founders

BenchSci brings the power of machine learning to pharmaceutical R&D, decoding the world's biomedical data with machine learning to bring novel medicine to patients faster by increasing scientists’ experimental success. We greatly admire them and work very closely with Liran, who with his team has built a world-class company that continuously strives for excellence.

Invested in 2016
A plant-based plastic revolution
Kritika , Chang & Nuha, Co-Founders

Erthos creates plant powered alternatives to traditional plastic inputs. Single use plastics made with Erthos' solutions are 100% compostable, and compatible with existing plastic technology. In Nuha’s first pitch to Matt, she proved the plant-based resin’s organic qualities by eating a packing peanut live.

Invested in 2019
Storytelling for all
Allen & Ivan, Co-Founders

Wattpad began with the idea that anyone should be able to share stories on a mobile device and get instant and positive feedback. Today, it is home to millions of authors and readers, reimagining how content is created for books, movies and TV. Allen previously co-founded a mobile company with Matt--where Ivan was one of the earliest employees alongside Ameet--and Bert was the very first investor in Wattpad!

Invested in 2011
Restaurant operations for the 21st century
Kuljeev, Founder & CEO

ResQ is re-writing the restaurant operations playbook. The platform is a SaaS-enabled marketplace that gives operators access to on-demand repair and maintenance service providers, allowing restaurants to operate without interruptions to the customer experience. We loved the fact that KJ was living the problem he was trying to solve at his own restaurant.

Invested in 2018
Who we are

Former founders.
Trusted advisors.

Our past lives as founders and operators inform our hands-on approach. Our proximity to companies means that we share every achievement and weather the set-backs together.

Meet The Team
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How we invest

We invest early and put in the time.

Building a company can be a gruelling journey. We have started, scaled, sold, failed, and come out the other end. With over 70 investments to date, we are experts at the seed stage.

Investing at
Seed stage
Investing in
Canada and USA
Investment areas
Sector agnostic
Initial cheques between
$500K-$1.5M
Fund Size
$100M (2021)
Investing Since
June 2011