Our holistic investment approach to AgriFood realizes value across the entire value chain from pre-production to distribution. Growth and late-stage investments are an underserved market need in Agriculture and Food, and we’re biased towards underinvested sub-sectors within these verticals.
Our exhaustive, metric-driven underwriting process ensures we invest in the best of the best. We lean towards tech-enabled, sustainable AgriFood companies in the late stage VC/growth stage with converging to positive operating cash flow. This limits risk and leads to outsized returns.
We lead deals and work with entrepreneurs through active board participation. We create distinctive, highly effective Value Enhancement Plans for each of our investments to ensure our entrepreneurs reach scale.
The BDC Industrial Innovation Venture Fund invests in companies and entrepreneurs who are accelerating the transformation of core Canadian industries that form the backbone of the national economy, including agriculture and food technologies, resource extraction technologies, and advanced manufacturing.
Our experienced team manages $250 million in capital to ensure that Canada’s most competitive industries remain global leaders with access to the latest innovations in Ag-tech. Food-tech, Manufacturing 4.0, and Extractive tech (oil & gas, mining).
We invest in early- to late-stage firms with the genius and ambition to drive improvements in productivity and competitiveness through combinations of innovative and transformative technologies, processes, and business models across the value chains of key Canadian industrial sectors.
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