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Venture Capital and Investment Funds

As a Québec leader in venture capital, Investissement Québec invests in innovative, visionary projects that promise a bright future. This funding, which is vital for businesses, may be contributed directly or indirectly through specialized funds.

Direct Investment

  • Direct venture capital investment, in the form of either equity or quasi-equity
  • Generally, an initial investment of at least $1 million

The Key to Growth

To be eligible for venture capital invested directly by Investissement Québec, your company must:

 

  • Be located in Québec
  • Have an experienced management team
  • Operate in one of the following industries: manufacturing, information technology, life sciences and green technologies
  • Have an expectation of profitability in the short term (usually 24 months), strong growth potential and globally competitive advantages
  • Have a sound financial and operating structure

Specialized investment funds 

More than 70 funds - Total capitalization of $3.1 billion.

Investissement Québec participates in more than 70 funds specialized in financing high-potential businesses, while also providing support and mentoring services as well as a network of contacts. These funds may become involved at the seed, start-up, growth or business repurchase stages.

Investment Criteria

Each fund has its own specific investment criteria and processes. Investissement Québec can steer you to the fund best suited to your needs.

Learn more

Contact an Investissement Québec expert
at 1 844 IQINFOS (1 844 474-6367).

 

November 2015

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André Williot

Client Service Officer

1 844 474-6367