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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
SION BALASS
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Managing Partner

SION
BALASS
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Managing Partner

CHANDA 
CARR
CHANDA 
CARR
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Chairman

ANATOL 
VON HAHN
ANATOL 
VON HAHN
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 vast industry experience in Data/Analytics/AI, Financial Services, Retail, Loyalty, Healthcare and Manufacturing  

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CFO & COO

SHARON
TAYLOR
SHARON TAYLOR
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Senior Advisor

MARLA
SCHWARTZ
MARLA SCHWARTZ
CHARAKA
KITHULEGOA
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Senior Advisor

CHARAKA
KITHULEGODA
RON
DEMBO
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Senior Advisor

RON
DEMBO
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Senior Advisor

CHIKO
NANJI
CHIKO NANJI
LEXIE BLAUM
VON HAHN
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Analyst

LEXIE BLAUM
VON HAHN
STRATEGIC
ADVISORS
STRATEGIC
ADVISORS
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Senior Advisor

KEVIN DOUGHERTY
KEVIN DOUGHERTY

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

 
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.

Mirato developed a next-generation Third Party Risk

Management (TPRM) platform designed to orchestrate and

automate the TPRM processes across all risk domains, from

initial assessment to ongoing monitoring.

Mirato’s solution allows for real

time monitoring, aggregated and event specific analytics across all risk domains.

Pitch Your Startup

Reach out and apply to become a future portfolio company.

Email us at: general@thegroup.ventures.

 
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Contact Us

360 Dupont St
Toronto, M5R 1V9
Canada