Technology and venture capital

We are a leading global technology investor, driven by a commitment to supporting promising and successful companies at every stage of their development.

As one of the world’s leading venture capital investors and the number one in Canada, we have a structured approach that allows us to anticipate and seize opportunities created by technologies and new business models.

Some key figures

$83 B

Technology investments as at December 31, 2021

30+

Partner funds we invest with

$1.5 B

Amount deployed in venture capital in 20+ companies

3,000+

Technology companies monitored by our teams

A one-stop shop for global technology investing

Our objective

We aim to provide tailored support to our technology portfolio companies to accelerate their growth and generate long-term value by being active across the investment continuum – from early stage development to public markets.

Our investment approach

  • Invest constructive capital with a long-term horizon in technology companies that are transforming the digital economy
  • Offer customized support at different stages: venture capital funds, venture capital, growth technologies, pre-IPO (initial public offering) and public stage
  • Provide access to our team of technology experts and leverage our global and diverse network of portfolio companies (in transportation, technology, insurance, health care and energy)

Our added value

  • Long-term commitment
    Ability to invest early in your business, reinvest in future rounds, and continue to support you after an IPO
  • Experienced international team
    Leading geographic and industry expertise to guide you in transactional, strategic and value creation components
  • Networking opportunities
    Extensive network of portfolio companies across global markets and industries, representing a pool of potential customers for your business
  • Global approach
    Collaboration with our technology specialists – including venture capital, private equity and public equity markets – to better capture opportunities in the sector

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Venture capital

We want to work with innovative entrepreneurs leading promising technology companies to help them reach their full potential and conquer their market.

Stage and type of investment

  • Start-ups and later-stage companies
  • Opportunity to take a leadership position, which sets the company’s valuation
  • Governance rights and board representation
  • Focus on B2B SaaS companies, across all industries, in North America, Asia and Europe

In figures

3,000+

B2B SaaS companies identified in the start-up stages, series A‑B

20+

Portfolio companies

Some direct venture capital investments

Logo Hopper

Mobile Apps
Canada and global
Significant minority interest

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Logo Talent.com

Human resources technologies
North America and Europe
Significant minority interest

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Logo eSentire

Cybersecurity
Canada and global 
Minority interest

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Logo Dialogue

Telemedicine services
Canada
Significant minority interest

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Logo AlayaCare

Health technologies
North America and Australia
Significant minority interest

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Logo Onapsis

Cybersecurity
United States and Europe
Significant minority interest

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Logo Track Tik

Safety
Canada 
Significant minority interest

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Logo Poka

Application to connect workers
Global
Minority interest

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An integrated technology strategy that goes beyond investment

Offensive pillar

Invest

  • Invest in promising technology companies
  • Contribute to the acceleration of their development to create the champions of tomorrow

Defensive pillar

Protect

  • Protect our assets against the risk of technological disruption by applying an adapted and systematic method
  • Integrate the assessment of technology risk into all our decisions

Digital strategy pillar

Transform

  • Leverage technological innovation to benefit CDPQ
  • Continue our transformation to a fully digital culture