Alberta Enterprise Corp.

Stage focus : Scaling


Primary Contact
Kenya Kondo


Preferred company stage: Scaling

Invests in Alberta-focused venture capital funds that finance early stage, technology start-ups in Alberta and beyond. What we do/provide: Investments in VC funds Our main sector: ICT Some companies in our portfolio: Yaletown Ventures, Relay Ventures, Azure Capital, McRock Capital, Enertech Capital, Accelerate Fund I, Accelerate Fund II, Chrysallix, Avrio Capital, iNovia, 32 Degrees Capital

Events programs

Valley Tech Talk Series, Founders & Funders, Mental Resilience for Entrepreneurs, Sponsor of AccelerateAB, Banff Venture Forum, PROPEL Energy Tech Forum, VCAA Annual Conference, CVCA Annual Conference, Geeky Summit, Startup Calgary Launch Party, Startup Edmonton Launch Party, 321 Sales Academy, the C100, the VCAA.


April 24, 2018

AccelerateAB is a province-wide technology industry conference designed to connect Alberta’s next-generation entrepreneurs with experienced tech executives from Alberta (through the A100) and Silicon Valley (through the C100), as well as other key industry advisors, service providers and others. Click herefor more information.

Banff Venture Forum

September 20 & 21, 2018

Alberta Enterprise is a Foundation Partner of the Banff Venture Forum. Hosted on September 20 & 21, 2018, the Forum is designed to showcase the hottest hi-tech companies from across North America, offer insight into key issues within the industry, provide a premium networking opportunity and give companies a chance to learn from world-class professionals in the investment community.

INVEST CANADA ’18 provides a finger on the pulse on all that impacts Canada’s private equity and venture capital industry—from macro-economic issues, to in-depth discussions relevant to specific industries and sectors. Hear from leading global thought leaders, investors, and today’s innovation pioneers on various issues impacting the private capital environment.

This is the premier opportunity to network and engage with all of your peers and contacts in the industry. Connect with more than 700 industry influencers, including international VC and PE investors, debt and equity providers, institutional funds, high-growth entrepreneurs at the forefront of innovation, government entities, corporations and service providers who all have a vested interest in accelerating Canada’s innovation and growth ecosystem.

Hear inspirational and captivating stories from investors and entrepreneurs both on the cusp and the heels of Canadian and global success. Reflect on the insights and intelligence gathered here to navigate your own deal flow and improve returns.

Click here for more information


Propel Energy Tech Forum

February 7 & 8, 2018

Calgary, AB

PROPEL is the annual Energy Technology Venture Forum that brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies. Technology adoption is critical to the long-term viability and stewardship of global energy resources – now more than ever. The driving sources of energy are changing as we move from a hydrocarbon fuel focus toward renewables. Calgary is at the forefront of this revolution, standing as the key setting for fostering, commercializing, and integration of new energy technologies. PROPEL Energy Tech and its global industry partners are seizing this leadership opportunity, and have created the platform for building the energy industry of the future – and you won’t want to miss it. Read more here.

VCAA Conference & Ski Day

Feb 26 & 27, 2018 – Lake Louise, AB

Please join the Venture Capital Association of Alberta (VCAA) and the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), for the 8th VCAA Conference & Ski Day at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in beautiful Banff National Park.  The event is unique and by invitation only opportunity to network and experience high value sessions and speakers complimented by a full day of guided or individual skiing at Lake Louise.  Please visit the for more information.


Panache Ventures is an active Canadian seed stage venture capital fund. The firm is led by a team of experienced operators with a strong record of angel investments, years of institutional VC experience, and a solid network in Canada, Silicon Valley, and globally. The fund has a founders-first philosophy, a commitment to diversity, and a strategic seed/angel co-investment model.

Accelerate Fund II

Accelerate Fund II is an early-stage angel co-investment fund in Alberta. We co-invest alongside angel investors in financing rounds and will typically invest up to $500,000 on the same terms and conditions as private investors. We work with formal angel groups, super-angels, family funds, and individual angel investors. Accelerate Fund II invests in private, early-stage Alberta companies in knowledge-based industries including: information and communications technology, clean and energy technology, as well as life sciences, including agriculture and biotech. Read the news article here.  For more information about Accelerate Fund II or to pitch for capital visit


Relay Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on mobile software, services, technology and content with offices in Toronto and Menlo Park, CA. Read the news article here. Find more about Relay Ventures at

McRock Capital is a venture capital firm making investments in North American companies offering Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software and sensor solutions for the grid automation, digital oilfield, advanced manufacturing and smart city markets. Read the news article here. Find out more about McRock at

The Accelerate Fund is an early stage, Angel co-investment fund available to Alberta technology companies. Launched in 2012 with a $10 million investment from Alberta Enterprise, the Accelerate Fund provides additional financing options to early stage technology companies. The fund is managed by AVAC Ltd. which will review applications; perform due diligence; rule on investment decisions; and provide ongoing support to portfolio companies. An extensive advisory network called the Accelerate Fund Industry Committee has been designed to serve as a “hands on” resource to the fund and its portfolio companies. The A100 will manage the industry committee. Read the news article here. Find out more about the Accelerate Fund at

Avrio Capital was established in 2006 to identify and invest in innovative food and agriculture companies that provide solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability. Avrio is a hands-on investor who works alongside its portfolio companies to provide the support and resources needed to transform emerging companies into successful globally competitive enterprises. Read the news article here. Find out more about Avrio Capital at

Founded in 2004, 32 Degrees Capital is an energy-focused private equity firm based in Calgary, Canada. The firm follows a diversified energy strategy, making investments in partnership with management teams in early stage oil and gas companies and energy service, TECHNOLOGY, equipment and manufacturing businesses. Typically they look to make investments in business models that have significant growth opportunities and that operate with or provide a significant cost advantage. The majority of the firm’s investments are made in Canada. Read the news release here. Find out more about 32 Degrees Capital at

Azure Capital Partners III is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage information technology companies. With headquarters in San Francisco and an office in Menlo Park, California, Azure Capital brings its extensive connections from Silicon Valley to Alberta-based technology startups. The fund will hire an Alberta-based investment professional to cover investment opportunities across Canada. Read the news release here. Find out more about Azure Capital Partners at

EnerTech Capital, a pioneer of the clean tech space founded in 1996, is a firm focused on mid and growth-stage ventures that use innovative technologies and business models to address the global need for cleaner, cheaper, more efficient energy. EnerTech is located in Philadelphia and Toronto, and will open a new office in Calgary in 2012. Read the news release here. Find out more about EnterTech Capital at

iNovia partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful companies in high growth technology sectors. The team is comprised of entrepreneurs and sector experts focused on Mobile, Internet and Digital Media. iNovia has $275M under management across three seed and early stage funds. Read the news release here. Find out more about iNovia Capital at

Chrysalix is a venture capital firm investing in technologies that will drive the new energy economy. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world’s most important energy and environmental issues. In the past few years, the firm has consistently ranked among the top most active clean energy technology venture capital firms in the world and in 2010, was listed as the most active cleantech VC by the Cleantech Group. The Chrysalix team has an exceptional track record in this emerging industry. Collectively, it has over 120 years of experience in the energy industry and over 120 years in the venture capital business. The Firm is backed by a strong group of international blue-chip industrial and financial Limited Partners, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read the news release here. Find out more about Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital at

Yaletown Fund II and III

Yaletown invests in emerging-growth technology companies in Canada that enhance productivity and sustainability for enterprise and industrial customers. Our investments help Canadian technology companies in their initial growth phase to accelerate their growth, shorten exit time-frames and achieve strong exit premiums. With offices in Vancouver and Calgary, Yaletown is led by a team that brings together industry relationships and more than 120 years collective experience building and financing technology companies. Founded in 2002, Yaletown is backed by leading institutional investors and a network of successful technology entrepreneurs, executives, and angel investors. Read the news release here. Find out more about Yaletown and our portfolio of companies at