What makes us different
Leading with empathy
Our team of 40+ team members, supporting early and growth stage businesses, is composed of company builders. This team has walked your path many times over. While no two companies’ stories are the same, we know what it takes to win, and are eager to roll up our sleeves to help accelerate your journey.
Committed to founders' success
To support this strong partnership, we have a deep bench of investment professionals, operators, entrepreneurs, and dedicated talent. Every team member has significant investing and operating expertise needed to accompany our entrepreneurs throughout their journey. While we operate globally with a distributed team in three Canadian cities, the Bay area, and in London, UK, our True North finds itself in our Canadian roots.
Building massive global companies
We are well aware that growing massive companies is so much more than chasing valuations and exits. We focus on building companies for the long-term; we create a supportive and robust ecosystem with the capital, the talent, and the management experience to bring startups and scale-ups to the next level.
Bringing the community together
Our work would not be possible without the trust and support of our Limited Partners, as well as the successful founders, who share our vision, and who join us to actively support our company builders and our flourishing tech ecosystems.
A few words from Dax Dasilva, Founder & CEO of Lightspeed
"Lightspeed is fortunate to have an incredible investment partner in Inovia. We first found strong alignment between our values – they understood our business and saw the potential for global growth, believing in Lightspeed’s role in shaping the landscape of omnichannel commerce. As our first Canadian investor, they were supportive partners at every step of our journey; from startup to a publicly-traded company. Their support also brought significant Canadian investors to the table. Inovia looks to invest in tech founders with global ambitions – I’ve always believed in our product and technology and the potential it had to impact the future of commerce on a global scale. In the eight years that we’ve been working together, Lightspeed has rapidly increased our footprint with omnichannel customers around the world, and staff across North America, Europe and Australia."
— Dax Dasilva, Founder & CEO of Lightspeed