IT Venture Fund

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Created in 2011, our IT Venture Fund was designed to give ambitious Canadian entrepreneurs the initial capital and strategic advice to turn early-stage software companies into global technology leaders.

A legacy of results

Our global networks and deep expertise have helped dozens of companies break into new markets and grow.

This fund is closed to new investments and now focused on supporting existing portfolio companies.

Our focus

  • Nurturing early opportunities
  • Supporting high-growth software companies
  • Forging global connections

Who this fund is for

Our IT Venture Fund focuses on innovative Canadian companies with software solutions including:

  • Enterprise software as a service (SaaS)
  • Analytics
  • Security
  • E-commerce infrastructure

For peak performers

IT Venture Fund investments target companies capable of breaking into large, international markets.


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companies backed by the fund


enterprise software companies

Our team

Robert Simon - Senior manager partner, IT venture fund at BDC
Robert Simon

Senior Managing Partner

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Ron Warburton - Managing partner, IT venture fund at BDC
Ron Warburton

Managing Partner

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Steven Abrams - Partner, venture capital at BDC
Steven Abrams


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Dinar Ahmed - Principal, venture capital at BDC
Dinar Ahmed


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Saif Hashmi - Principal venture capital at BDC
Saif Hashmi


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Angus Fudge


Sarah Mccullough, business manager in the venture capital team
Sarah McCullough


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Rainee Mistry, BDC employee
Rainee Mistry


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Latest news

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