iNovia Capital

iNovia Capital

iNovia is an early stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build the next generation of digital platforms and services. We leverage our distributed team and network of experienced founders, company builders and engineers to foster the growth of category-defining businesses. Headquartered in Canada, iNovia manages $450M and invests across North America.

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iNovia Capital Strengthens Western Canada Investment Team
iNovia Capital has brought on Hugues Lalancette as a Senior Analyst for his insights into the Canadian financing ecosystem. “Hugues brings strong analytical experience to our investment... more
Chronogolf Raises $1.5 Million from iNovia Capital to Improve Golf Experience
Chronogolf has raised a Series A round. The Montreal startup raised $1.5 million in a round led by iNovia Capital, THCAP, Business Angels QC and BDC Technologies Group. Chronogolf, founded in... more
Industry Veteran Dan Freedman Joins iNovia Capital’s Investment Team
iNovia announced today that Dan Freedman, former VP of Security Products at McAfee, has joined the firm’s investment team. Freedman joins the iNovia after serving for years on the... more
iNovia Capital Raises $175 Million to Bolster Fund
iNovia Capital has raised $175 million for its latest venture capital fund. The Montreal-based VC firm raised more than its original target of $150 million due to a weak Canadian dollar.... more
AppDirect Raises $140 Million to Power the Global Cloud Service Economy
AppDirect, a leader in cloud service commerce, announced today during the AppDirect Partner Summit that it has raised $140 million in funding led by an investment fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset... more
Granify Raises $9 Million from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures
Edmonton's Granify announced today that Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures has led a $9 million Series A investment in the company. Existing investors iNovia Capital, Social Starts, and angel investors... more
TrackTik Lands New Client and Raises $1.5 Million
Montreal's TrackTik announced today the addition of Securitas North America to their list of clients, and the closing of a new round of $1.5 million in seed financing, led by iNovia Capital and... more
iNovia’s New Presence in Waterloo to be Led by Shaunvir Sidhu
For what felt like forever, growth capital seemed almost nonexistent for mature Waterloo Region startups looking to level up. But for a couple of years now, substantial follow-on rounds have been... more
Pressly Raises $2.1 Million from Gibraltar Ventures, iNovia, Omers
Pressly has raised $2.1 million. The round was led by Gibraltar Ventures. Existing investors iNovia Capital and Omers Ventures also participated. Jeff Brenner, CEO of the Toronto startup, says... more
Vidyard Raises $18 Million from Bessemer Venture Partners at $100 Million Valuation
Kitchener's Vidyard announced today it has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from existing investors iNovia Capital, OMERS Ventures,... more
Chronogolf Raises Seed Round to Disrupt Golf Industry with Tech
Chronogolf has raised a seed round. The Montreal-based startup actually raised the round over the summer, but now we've learned the value of the transaction: $1.2 million. We also learned that... more
iNovia Opens Waterloo's First Venture Capital Office
iNovia is the first venture capital firm to open an office in Waterloo. The Montreal-based VC firm says that setting up shop 100 kilometers west of Toronto is "a natural, normal evolution of... more
Montreal's Busbud Raises $9 Million Series A Round Led by OMERS Ventures
Montreal's Busbud announced this morning the closing of a $9 million Series A funding round, co-led by OMERS Ventures and Revolution Ventures. iNovia Capital and Real Ventures, who co-led an... more
Allocadia Raises a $7 Million Series A Round led by Altos Ventures and iNovia
Vancouver's Allocadia announced today that it has closed a $7 million Series A round led by Altos Ventures and iNovia. Additional investors include Illuminate Ventures, as well as current... more
Top Hat Raises $10 Million Series B Round For Its Mobile Teacher Tools
Education startup Top Hat has raised a $10.5 million Series B funding round led by Georgian Partners and including previous investors Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital. Today’s... more
AccelerateMTL Brings Wisdom from Silicon Valley on Building Value and Defining the Future
AccelerateMTL, an event sponsored by the C100, brought together various figures from Silicon Valley to talk with local investors on how best to build value, and create the startups that will define... more
Canadian Startup Award Nominee iNovia Affirms We're All Winners
iNovia is in the running for a 2013 Canadian Startup Award in the Venture Capital Firm of the Year category. What makes iNovia so great? It's hard to tell, even when you ask it. Chalk it up to... more
Edmonton Startup Lands Seed Funding from Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Others
Edmonton's Granify announced today that it has secured $1.5 million in seed funding from Valar Ventures, iNovia Capital, Klass Capital, BDC, Extreme Startups, Social Starts and nine angel... more
Vancouver-born Basis Raises $12 Million Series B Round from Intel Capital, iNovia Capital, and Others
Basis Science has raised $11.75 million in a Series B funding round. The Vancouver-born wearable technology company raised the money from Intel Capital, iNovia Capital, Dolby Family Fund,... more
New Calgary Startup Dissolve, Backed with $5 Million, Launches in Beta
Dissolve, a new stock video marketplace, aims to challenge companies like Getty Images on both quality and price. The Calgary-based startup, which was created to simplify the stock video purchase... more
AppDirect Acquires Standing Cloud, Raises $9 Million in Series B Funding Round
AppDirect, a cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a provider of cloud management services. The San Francisco-based AppDirect, which was founded... more
Edmonton's Drivewyze Lands $7.5 Million Series A Round
Edmonton-founded Intelligent Imaging Systems (IIS), and its sister company, Drivewyze, have announced a $7.5 million round of funding led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital.... more
Why More Venture Capital Firms Have Entrepreneurs in Residence
Toronto-based Omers Ventures announced this week that it is bringing on an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) in former CEO of Intel-acquired CognoVision, Haroon Mirza. The newest EIR addition to a... more
John Elton Leaves iNovia Capital to Join Greycroft Partners
New York's Greycroft Partners LLC announced today the addition of a new Partner, John Elton, to their investment team. Elton is leaving his post as a Partner with Canadian venture capital firm... more
Canadian Startup Busbud Raises $1 Million from iNovia Capital and Real Ventures
Montreal-based intercity bus travel startup Busbud today raised $1 million. The round was co-led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures and included participation from Peter Kern, Managing Partner... more
McGill iNovia Tech Innovation Day to Provide $7000 for Best Pitches
McGill University and venture capital firms in Montreal including iNovia Capital will host the McGill iNovia Tech Innovation Day today beginning at 1:00pm. Along with several prominent speakers... more Raises $5 Million and Names New CEO
Guelph's announced today the appointment of Rebecca McKillican as CEO as well as a $5 million round of funding led by iNovia Capital. founder Ali Asaria has stepped down from his... more
Canadian Startup Pressly Raises $1.5 Million from iNovia Capital and Omers Ventures
Toronto-based startup Pressly, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011, has raised $1.5 million in financing. The funding round was led by iNovia Capital and Omers Ventures. According to... more
Announcing the Winners of the 2012 Canadian Startup Awards!
After two months of nominations and voting, the 2012 Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG boils down to this one moment. The winners. This year we received nearly 18,000 votes, up an... more
Announcing the Canadian Startup Award Finalists: Vote for Your Favourite
With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these people and their companies. Presented by KPMG, the... more
Canada's Top 5 Angel Investors by AngelList Popularity
AngelList is increasingly becoming the place where early-stage and seed deals first get off the ground. Of late, the growing community of startup founders and investors has been transitioning... more
Canadian Venture Capital Firm Profiles Portfolio CEOs
Venture Capital firm iNovia Capital has assembled a great video highlighting some of their Canadian portfolio and its worth checking out if you need a little entrepreneurial motivation. The four... more
Taleo Exit Generates Positive Effects for Quebec's Startup Ecosystem
Capital Innovation recently organized a conference in Montreal about venture capitalism in the technology sector. Capital Innovation and the International Venture Forums grew since their launch in... more
Mitre Media Raises $8.6 Million From iNovia and Goes on Shopping Spree
Late last week Edmonton's Mitre Media quietly announced that it has raised $8.6 million in capital led by iNovia Capital with participation from industry veterans and a group of angel investors.... more
Top Hat Monocle Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding
Toronto's Top Hat Monocle announced this morning that it has closed an $8 million Series A financing round led by Emergence Capital Partners and iNovia Capital, along with SoftTech VC, Version One... more
iNovia raises $110 Million Fund for Internet, Digital Media, and Communications
iNovia Capital announced this morning that it has raised $110 million for its third fund, iNovia Investment Fund III L.P. (“iNovia III”). iNovia III’s investment focus is in... more
Montreal's Beyond the Rack raises a whopping $36 Million Round
Montreal's Beyond the Rack today announced that it has closed a $36.6 million investment round led by Silicon Valley-based Panorama Capital with additional investment from Export Development... more
Calgary's CoolIT Systems raises $6.2 Million led by iNovia Capital
Earlier this week Calgary's CoolIT Systems completed a $6.2 million series B growth financing led by existing investor iNovia Capital and new investor Chart Venture Partners, L.P. of New York.... more
Montreal's Gamerizon raises $5 million from Vanedge and iNovia
Montreal's Gamerizon announced this morning that it closed a $ 5 million investment round with a syndicate led by Vanedge Capital and including iNovia Capital. Gamerizon us a gaming studio that... more
Montreal's Woozworld raises $6 Million from Telesystems and iNovia
According to VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi, Montreal's Woozworld has raised an additional $6 Million from Telesystems Ventures and iNovia Capital as well as unnamed angel investors. In 2009... more
Montreal's Localmind raises $600K seed round
Montreal startup Localmind announced today that they have raised $600K in angel funding led by Granite Ventures with Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, Ian Sobieski, Peter Bordes, Ty Danco, Zach... more
iNovia Capital wants to send you and a friend to the 2011 Grow Conference in Vancouver
iNovia Capital, together with Teralys Capital, wants to send you and a friend to Vancouver's GROW 2011, happening August 18 to 19. Fortunately, iNovia has made it quite simple to get... more
AppDirect raises $3.25 Million led by iNovia Capital
At the Under the Radar Conference yesterday in Mountain View, San Francisco's AppDirect announced a $3.25 million seed round led by iNovia Capital and introduced a new way for businesses to find,... more
C100 visits Quebec for Accelerate MTL
The C100,  Real Ventures, iNovia Capital and BDC Venture Capital have collaborated to bring the Montreal tech entrepreneur community a major event about the "What" and... more
Toronto's Chango closes $4.25 Million round
TechCrunch reported this morning that Toronto's Chango has completed a $4.25 Million Series B financing. The investment was led by Rho Canada, a division of NY-based Rho Capital Partners, and... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Quebec in 2011
For 2011 Techvibes is adding a Quebec list to our popular Digital Media People to Watch series. We've done a pretty good job tracking the movers and shakers in Alberta, BC, and Ontario over the... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Alberta in 2011
Who doesn't love to ring in the New Year with lists? We've put together a list of people we think you'll need to keep an eye on in 2011. With so much happening in Alberta, it was difficult to... more
Woozworld hits 1.7 Million users
This time last year Montreal-based virtual world developer Tribal Nova launched Woozworld - a massive multi-player virtual world for tweens. Fast forward five months... more
Celtic House leads $8 Million Follow-On Investment in Peraso Technologies
Celtic House Venture Partners announced this morning that it has led an $8 Million equity financing round of Toronto's Peraso Technologies. In addition to existing investors iNovia Capital and... more
Knockout Entrepreneurs!
After attending “Knockout Entrepreneurs! Venture Capitalists Boxing For a Cause“, the first word that comes to mind is simply: RESPECT. I mean, you have to respect these... more
On the new MacBook Air. And why we’re investing in the Cloud above it.
I am rarely seen without my much-loved MacBook Air (MBA) — which is 33 months old — so several people have asked me whether I will be upgrading to the newly announced MBAs, and... more
iNovia Capital strengthens team with NYC and Edmonton appointments
iNovia Capital announced today announced that Super Angel investor Geoff Judge and entrepreneur-investor Kevin Swan have joined the iNovia team as Partner and Principal, respectively. Geoff Judge... more
Mobile App Publisher Airborne Mobile acquired
As reported by TechCrunch earlier today, Montreal's Airborne Mobile has been acquired by Cellfish Media. The newly formed Airborne Studios will combine Cellfish Media's original-content... more
'Enterprise software is sexy again'—Montréal's StatusNet raises new round worth more than $2 million
The Montréal-based open source microblogging service, StatusNet, has reeled in $2.3 million worth of investment, led by FirstMark Capital, which is based out of U.S. financial hub New York... more
Chango completes $1.4 Million Series A financing and opens NYC Office
Toronto-based Chango announced today the completion of their $1.4 million Series A financing with the addition of Metamorphic Ventures and Geoff Judge. Chango's search targeted advertising... more
iNovia Capital dabbles in Babble
TechCrunch reported today that Montreal's iNovia Capital along with Village Ventures and Greycroft Partners have participated in a $3 Million in Series B financing round with Babble - a... more
Digital and new media in Vancouver: Panel discusses investment trends
New Media is a rapidly growing sector in our local economy. The combined wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0 and social media, interactive marketing and e-learning sectors... more
Tween Virtual World spins off from Tribal Nova and raises $3 Million
Woozworld, a virtual world for tweens, has scored $3 Million in Series A financing round and will be spinning off from virtual world developer Montreal-based Tribal Nova, which incubated and... more
Montreal's Standout Jobs acquired
Montreal-based social recuiting site Standout Jobs has been acquired according to blog post written by co-founder Ben Yoskovitz: Around 3 years ago I started Standout Jobs with two great guys... more
Rick Segal continues to raise for Fixmo
Former JLA Ventures VC Rick Segal continues to prove that Canada may be the the best place on the planet to start a business. Segal's Toronto-based mobile software utilities startup announced... more
Montreal's microblogging StatusNet raises $875K
TechCrunch reported this morning that Montreal-based StatusNet is closing an $875K seed round today with Montreal Startup, iNovia Capital, and Fotolia co-founder Oleg Tscheltzoff. StatusNet... more
Chango closes $750K Series A Financing
Toronto search advertising startup Chango has completed a $750K series A financing round led by iNovia Capital with participation from Extreme Venture Partners. Chango's search targeted... more
iNovia Capital makes Urgent New York Investment
Montreal's iNovia Capital announced today that it has made an investment in New-York-based Urgent Career as part of the company's Series A funding round. Urgent Career seeks to... more
Airborne Mobile adds $500K and a Director
Airborne Technology Ventures - parent company of Montreal's Airborne Mobile -  announced the appointment of mobile industry entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen to its Board of Directors today. In... more
Kid Gamer Tribal Nova raises $3 Million
Montreal's Tribal Nova announced yesterday the closing of a $3 Million growth financing round from Montreal's iNovia Capital and ID Capital.  The funds will be used to launch virtual worlds... more
iNovia backs online advertising network
Montreal-headquarted iNovia Capital tweeted today that they were involved in a $20 Million round backing online advertising network and technology provider Collective Media. The growth equity... more
CoolIT Systems Closes $6.2 Million Financing
CoolIT Systems, the industry leader in advanced electronics cooling solutions, has completed a CDN $6.2M financing package. The investment was led by iNovia Capital, a leading venture capital... more
Tynt Multimedia closes $5 Million Series A Investment
iNovia Capital announced this morning its investment in Calgary-based Tynt Multimedia to complete the closing of a $5 Million financing round that included existing angel investors and the... more
Airborne Mobile Closes $2 Million Growth Financing Round
Montreal's Airborne Mobile announced earlier this week the closing of a $2 Million growth financing round with iNovia Capital. The injection of capital will be used to finance Airborne’s new... more

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