Rogers Ventures

Rogers Ventures

Rogers Ventures is a venture-style funding mechanism for start-ups with lots of value add. We invest our money, our leverage, our experience, and other strategic contributions to get Rogers Venture portfolio companies on the path of accelerated development and market growth.

Technology innovation was fundamental to our founder, Ted Rogers, and remains a strategic pillar of our company today. Rogers Ventures is also committed to supporting community-level programs and initiatives that accelerate innovation momentum in this country.

We look for great talent and powerful ideas and invest in their success. We work with the community to support a healthy innovation funnel. We believe that the start-up community and Rogers Ventures need each other right now. It’s about our collaborative success.


News on Rogers Ventures

Toronto's SecureKey Raises $30 Million from Intel, Visa, MasterCard, Rogers, and Telus
Toronto's SecureKey Technologies announced this morning that it has raised $30 million in growth capital to fund the commercial rollout of its innovative online and mobile authentication solutions.... more
Roger Ventures funded search engine Thoora to shut down this week
In January of 2010 at the EpCon 2010 conference in Waterloo Thoora founder and CTO Chul Lee stated with boldness and conviction that he wanted "Thoora to be the Google of Canada." Today the... more
Rogers Acquiring Banking License, Also Invests $5 million in Zoove
The long-term plans of Rogers Communications seem to be a bit of a mystery lately. Facing more and more competition in the mobility sector from companies such as Mobilicity, Public Mobile, and... more
Rogers invests $5 million in Zoove
Zoove announced has secured $5 million in funding from Rogers Ventures, the venture capital arm of Rogers Communications. Zoove also announced that Mike Lee, Vice President of Rogers Ventures will... more
Are you a Vancouver Startup? Get some facetime with Rogers Ventures this week
The DEMO Innovation Tour is coming to Vancouver this Thursday, June 23rd and it is a huge opportunity for Vancouver's startup community. In addition to the evening DEMO Tour party at the Granville... more
DEMO Innovation Tour returning to Canada
Techvibes is excited to announce that we are the a Canadian media partner for the upcoming nationwide DEMO Innovation tour. Executive Producer Matt Marshal and the DEMO team will be visiting three... more
The art of pitching to investors – what worked and what didn’t at the DEMO Innovation Tour event in Toronto
The DEMO Innovation Tour, sponsored by Rogers Ventures, stopped by Toronto yesterday in search of the best product innovation to showcase at the DEMO Spring 2011 conference in Palm Desert, CA. In... more
'Innovation is everywhere and DEMO Is coming to find it' – DEMO sets crosshairs for Toronto next week
Innovation is everywhere and DEMO Is coming to find it. That's the tagline heading the DEMO Tour website as the event travels across North America. Of particular interest is next Thursday, where... more
DEMO looking to find the best of Canada's innovators out east
Calling all East Coast start-ups; DEMO wants you! The conference for emerging technology and investment is calling for anyone with a great idea for a technology product to present their idea... more
Digital Zone to give small businesses insight into new media at Enterprise Toronto's 10th Small Business Forum
On October 19th, more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners will attend Enterprise Toronto's 10th annual Small Business Forum. And this year Enterprise Toronto is... more
Toronto's Saul Colt leaves Rogers Ventures
I first came across Saul Colt when he was doing his magic at Toronto-based start-up, Freshbooks.  I actually first met him when he moved to Rogers Ventures portfolio company, Zoocasa as their... more
Toronto-based Zoocasa to offer real estate search on Yahoo! Canada
Early this morning Yahoo! and Toronto-based real estate search engine, Zoocasa announced the launch of a new application.  This new real estate search application will enable Canadians to... more
Pitch to Rogers Ventures in Vancouver
Rogers Ventures is coming to Vancouver for the GROW Conference and Wavefront is hosting a matchmaking session on August 23rd for Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators to meet one-on-one with them.... more
Jonas Brandon of StartupNorth joins Rogers Ventures
StartupNorth reported yesterday that co-founder Jonas Brandon has joined Rogers Ventures. Jonas Brandon will be assisting Vice President Mike Lee "to look at new deals and work with existing... more
Mike Lee, Head of New Ventures, Rogers Ventures
Rogers Ventures', Mike Lee was the kickoff speaker at EPIC's EpCon 2010 conference in Waterloo, Ontario.  He is heading up a growing list of companies which are looking to inspire and lead the... more
Tech leaders of tomorrow to meet in Waterloo
  We all know that Waterloo, Ontario has been home to cool tech start-ups headed up by Research In Motion.  And it doesn't look like anything is going to stop it. Enter EPIC (Educate,... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Ontario in 2010
2009 saw the further introduction of the Techvibes brand in the Toronto tech community.  In the coming 12 months we will be highlighting many insightful people, innovative companies and... more
GridCentric - simplifying cluster management
There are many cool companies and people in the Toronto area.  Tim Smith of GridCentric is one of those people and companies.  GridCentric was founded in April, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario.... more
You should pitch to Rogers Ventures
Rogers Ventures, a new source of early stage seed level investment for technology start-ups, is continuing its cross-Canada tour to looking to invest money into people, ideas and startups.... more
DemoCamp Vancouver 9 lineup announced
DemoCamp Vancouver 9 is tonight at 6:30pm in the Atrium of The Landing at 375 Water Street (next to Steamworks) and it is sold-out. The event lineup is set but as always there will be time for... more
Rogers Ventures launches today as a new source of early-stage and seed investment for technology start-ups
Led by Melinda Rogers, Rogers Ventures is a new source of early stage seed level investment for technology start-ups. They find great talent with powerful ideas and invest in their business... more

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