We are excited to share our recent investments into a few B.C.-based companies that are driving innovation, creating quality jobs and generating impact in the province. In addition to the potential for financial returns and benefits to British Columbia, these investments align with our impact objectives innovate for the future and elevate inclusive communities.
To continue growing our investing capacity and the number of investors in the province, we have also invested into additional venture funds. These funds are committed to investing in B.C.-based companies and specialize in specific sectors to support companies across various stages of growth in their respective industries.
InBC has invested $4 million into 4AG Robotics, an agritech company which develops and builds leading robotics solutions for agriculture producers to grow sustainably. 4AG’s harvesting robot is helping mushroom farmers to improve their yields and increase operational efficiencies, while addressing labour challenges and reducing food waste in the agriculture sector. Learn more
Clarius Mobile Health
InBC has invested $5 million into Clarius Mobile Health Corp., producers of wireless handheld ultrasound scanners enabling healthcare practitioners to manage and perform exams from anywhere. Clarius is improving patient outcomes and accessibility to care with scanners that are affordable, ultra-portable and using artificial intelligence to deliver accurate and high-definition imaging. Learn more
InBC has invested $10 million into Amplitude Ventures Fund II, a venture fund that will invest in life sciences and biotechnology companies, bringing healthcare innovations to market to help improve the lives of patients. Amplitude’s Fund II will invest in early-stage companies in the areas of high-value therapies, medical technology, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn more
InBC has invested $10 million into the Pender Technology Inflection Fund II, a venture fund investing in healthtech and B2B technology startups to drive efficiencies and improve clinical decision-making, patient outcomes and healthcare operations. Pender’s Fund II is focusing on companies at the growth stages between commercialization and scale up. Learn more
InBC’s investments are working in parallel with the province’s Stronger BC Economic Plan to accomplish inclusive and clean growth over the long term, including the strategic growth of sectors playing a significant role in the B.C. economy, such as agritech, life sciences and biomanufacturing. These investments are driving innovation, creating quality jobs, increasing research and development spend, and retaining intellectual property in the province.
We are currently investing in growing, innovative companies looking for an equity investment. Are you a company fundraising a total of at least $5 million (typically a Series A or later)? Consider InBC as an investor by learning more and expressing your interest here.