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 We are an operator driven venture capital firm working with the most exciting startups and entrepreneurs to produce Canada’s next big thing

The Group Ventures is exactly what the name suggests. We are a Group of experienced operators with a track record of building value that have come together to Invest and work together with exceptional entrepreneurs. We believe in the Canadian tech ecosystem, its growth potential and the global impact it can have. Our job is to make sure that happens and help accelerate our portfolio companies’ growth.

 

Our Thesis

We are operationally and strategically involved providing our portfolio companies with resources accross four key operational areas

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COMMERCIALIZATION, SALES & GROWTH

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STRATEGIC MARKETING

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PEOPLE & CULTURE

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FINANCE

Longitudinal Due-Diligence

Rigorous and disciplined DD built on years of operational, consulting and investing experience with a relentless focus on what matters.

Investment Focus

Data driven platform tech companies with B2B and double-sided network effect business models poised to have a global impact.

 
The Team

We have a team of hands-on operators, builders and value creators

SION BALASS
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Managing Partner

SION
BALASS
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Chairman

ANATOL 
VON HAHN
ANATOL 
VON HAHN

We have vast industry experience in Data/Analytics/AI, Financial Services, Retail, Loyalty, Healthcare and Manufacturing  

MICHAEL
O'SULLIVAN
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MICHAEL O'SULLIVAN

Partner

KEVIN
O'BRIEN
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KEVIN O'BRIEN
KEVIN O'BRIEN

Partner

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ANTHONY TOLDO
ANTHONY
TOLDO

Partner

MOHIT
KIRPALANI
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MOHIT KIRPALANI

Partner

We have global working experience in 14 countries across all continents and now, we are coming together to focus on Canada’s next big thing.

DOUG
FINLEY
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DOUG
FINLEY

Strategic Advisor

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Senior Advisor

MARLA
SCHWARTZ
MARLA SCHWARTZ
CHARAKA
KITHULEGOA
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Senior Advisor

CHARAKA KITHULEGODA
LAURENT MARESCHAL
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CFO & COO

LAURENT MARESCHAL
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Senior Advisor

CHIKO NANJI
CHIKO NANJI
RON
DEMBO
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Senior Advisor

RON
DEMBO
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Strategic Advisor

IAN MCINTOSH
IAN MCINTOSH
DAVID
SAFFER
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DAVID
SAFFER

Strategic Advisor

CHRIS
HODGSON
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CHRIS 
HODGSON

Venture Partner

We have collectively founded 14 companies, made over 25 investments and hold board and advisory positions with 22 start ups and leading Canadian incubators/accelerators.

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Our Portfolio

MindBridge Analytics Inc. is committed to revolutionizing how internal and external audits are conducted. The tools available to auditors assessing risk in the review of financial statements are just not keeping pace with the rapid growth of financial data that is impacting corporations today.

With Flybits, you get a deeply sophisticated system that unifies proprietary and public data in one easy-to-use dashboard. It learns intelligently from large data sets and adapts with your input in real time. As a result, information you want to share appears through your digital channels at exactly the right moment to be useful and actionable.

Belong is the world’s largest social network for cancer patients and caregivers. The Belong app provides people with cancer and their families a unique and innovative personalized solution to help manage and fight cancer more effectively.

The iAngels mission is to open up this unique Israeli ecosystem. We offer accredited investors from around the globe the opportunity to co-invest with prominent angel investors in Israeli startup companies, enjoying massive deal flow, exclusive opportunities, favorable deal terms and hand-in-hand support by iAngels professionals.

Tactile Mobility, the leading tactile data and virtual sensing technology company, develops a first of its kind- tactile sensor fusion software, which allows vehicles to “feel” the road, including black ice, potholes, and more, under their tires. The software generates and collects tactile data using the vehicles’ existing sensors, then transforms this data into tactile insights.

Pitch Your Startup

Reach out and apply to become a future portfolio company.

Email us at: general@thegroup.ventures.

 
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360 Dupont St
Toronto, M5R 1V9
Canada