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Making a difference through investments in platforms and companies that can have an extraordinary impact on society and the planet while building wealth.
Pantree is a leading provider of modern, healthy, and sustainable office services. The company provides food and beverage products and services to the office and food service segments.
Electriq Power, founded in 2014, provides intelligent energy storage and management solutions for residential and small businesses. Reimagining the way to deliver and use energy, Electriq Power provides solutions through a broad range of industry partnerships, including global manufacturers, high-growth providers of turnkey microgrids, and sustainable communities.
Greensoil PropTech Ventures
Greensoil PropTech Ventures is one of Canada’s leading players in the proptech sector, which over the last five years has seen over $100 billion of venture capital invested in North American companies.
The Toronto-based company targets mid-stage venture capital opportunities in the proptech sector, which is rapidly transforming existing buildings into vastly more energy efficient, and hence profitable, properties.
ArcTern invests in entrepreneurs obsessed with solving humanity’s greatest challenges—climate change and sustainability. They’re former startup founders who get it and believe technology will save our planet. They believe cleantech is no longer a narrow investment sector and is quickly becoming ubiquitous and so invest broadly in technology companies that have a positive impact on climate change and sustainability.
Inmotive is the Canada-based inventor of the Ingear transmission, an ultra-efficient multi-speed powertrain technology for a wide range of applications. Ingear extends electric vehicle range by 7-15% while lowering cost and weight. Its highly reliable design increases torque, acceleration, gradeability and top-speed while providing continuous torque during smooth shifts. Inmotive is headquartered in Toronto, operates a WFOE in Shanghai, and has sales offices in Stuttgart and Tokyo.
Green Mantra Technologies
GREENMANTRA Technologies is a leader in advanced recycling that transforms waste plastics into value-creating specialty waxes and polymers. GREENMANTRA’s products are used as performance enhancers and processing aids in roofing, asphalt roads, extruded plastic pipes, and other construction infrastructure applications with useful lifespans of 20-50+ years. In each application, GREENMANTRA improves product performance, provides a more efficient manufacturing process, and allows manufacturers to greatly increase the recycled content of their end products without sacrificing performance. GREENMANTRA annually diverts thousands of tons of waste plastic from our oceans and landfills into new applications.
Hydrostor, a private company founded in 2010 and based in Toronto, is the world’s leading developer of utility-scale energy storage facilities. Hydrostor’s proprietary Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) product improves on the mature Compressed Air Energy Storage technology by eliminating emissions, increasing efficiency, and providing location flexibility. Hydrostor is uniquely situated to provide long duration, non-emitting, cost-effective energy storage enabling direct replacement of fossil generation, deferral of costly transmission investments and greater integration of renewable generation as the grid decarbonizes. By leveraging proven construction techniques with known standard equipment and using only air, gravity, and water – Hydrostor offers a bankable product that they are working with global EPC firms and partners to deliver around the world.
Lumenix is a leading provider of progressive building technologies and solutions, currently serving and trusted by a national base of clients across healthcare, commercial, residential, industrial and retail sectors. Lumenix is committed to its vision of providing continuous value creation and enhanced safety for its partners and clients through the application of artificial intelligence, robotics engineering, inter-connectivity and clean technologies.
MMB is a trusted connectivity partner, building products that move humanity forward. They are a one -stop Internet of Things shop, guiding the world’s largest brands at any stage of development, from strategy, to concepting, to design, to manufacturing to shipping at scale, all to create truly purposeful and secure products.
The Innovation Economy is the wealth-generation engine of our future. Plaza Ventures is focused on deploying capital into the technology sector. With a range of diversified offerings and unique fund structure, they allow global institutions, family offices and UHNW to access the innovation economy in a transparent, aligned and open platform. By connecting great entrepreneurs with investors and deploying capital into high-potential growth-stage investments, they seek to maximize value for both operators and investors.
Polar Performance Materials
Polar Performance Materials has developed a novel technology to produce ultra-high purity High Purity Alumina (HPA) cost-effectively. Polar’s patented HPA process technology has consistently demonstrated excellent product quality and performance. The company moved into pilot production in 2018 and has since been working with customers in the sapphire, battery, semiconductor, and technical ceramics markets.
Smarter Alloys is at the forefront of the smart materials revolution. An innovator in shape memory materials, Smarter Alloys is enabling a transformation in design and utility of products and devices used by everyone, everywhere. Smarter Alloys’ Multiple Memory Material™ technology unlocks the full potential of shape memory alloys to be materials that truly function like machines.
With applications ranging from wearable technology to medical devices, Multiple Memory Material is a platform technology that expands the application space of shape memory materials across a wide range of industries.
Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 Global winner for its technology and international recognition as one of the technology industry’s most exciting and innovative private companies, FileFlex Enterprise is the new zero trust data access normal for remote workers and contractors to share data seamlessly and minimize ransomware by protecting your unstructured data. Significant global partnerships include Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and NEC.
Rna Diagnostics is a cancer diagnostics company building a platform of predictive biomarkers to improve the lives of cancer patients. Founded in 2010, Rna Diagnostics’ platform technology is the RNA Disruption Assay™.
The RNA Disruption Assay™ (RDA™) will provide physicians with an evaluation of how individual patients are responding to cancer therapy. If the cancer drugs are likely to provide the patient with a benefit, the physician and patient can continue treatment with confidence. If the cancer drugs are not likely to benefit the patient, physicians may consider alternate treatments. For patients, this means avoiding harmful side effects and increasing the possibility of improved survival outcomes.