We Like Smart Things

Our world is going "hands-free". Smart cities, autonomous cars, and intelligent factories - they are already an emerging reality. A new technology era is upon us: the impact will be transformational, and the value creation will be enormous.

That is why we like smart things.

We Like Smart Money

The real investment is time-spent. We partner with disciplined, strategic and patient investors – those not looking for a quick exit. We think wealth creation is hard-won and requires a long-view.

We are Generation Ventures for a reason.

We Like Smart Companies

Companies get smart - they aren't born smart. Talent gets them there. Battle-tested, domain intelligent, and innovative people build smart companies. We invest in smart people solving big problems with innovative products that people are using - right now.

That is what we call a smart company.

We Like Smart Things

Our world
is going
hands-free.

We Like Smart Money

The real
investment is
time-spent.

We Like Smart Companies

Companies get smart - they aren't born smart.

Team

Generation Ventures is the venture arm of Generation Capital, a family office based in Toronto, Canada. Through Generation Ventures, we fund leading VCs in Canada, the US and China, and we make a commensurate amount of direct investments. Generation Ventures is managed by a multi-disciplinary team that supports our active investment posture.

Geoff Beattie

Chairman

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Alistair Mitchell

President

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Laura Lenz

VP Investments

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Hamilton Petropoulos

Associate

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Geoff Beattie

Chairman

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Alistair Mitchell

President

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Laura Lenz

VP Investments

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Hamilton Petropoulos

Associate

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Portfolio

We will invest early, we will invest late. We can lead the deal, we can follow. We have an investment thesis, but won't be slaves to it. Without fail, we invest in people - smart, experienced, and above all else, honest people. We think of our portfolio as a portfolio of trusted relationships, and we build accordingly. Yes we focus on smart things, yes we look for smart investors, but first and foremost every investment we make is built on mutual trust and shared values with management. Can we rely on each other to be open and transparent? Can we count on each other to do what we say we will do? Can we have faith in each other to work hard and act ethically? Gladly, yes - in the case of these fantastic companies, and more to follow.

RANK is an enterprise/defense-grade threat detection platform that uses behavioural analytics and machine learning to surface known and unknown threats facing enterprise networks.

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Blue Cedar enables the enterprise to deliver secure access to high value data, via corporate apps, on any device, for any user, across the extended enterprise.

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EVRYTHNG is an Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web and managing real-time data to drive applications and analytics throughout the product lifecycle.

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CSS provides a highly scalable PKI Management software platform that allows Global 2000 customers to issue, manage, and support their digital certificates.

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Blueprint is an established provider of requirements management software, as a part of the broader application lifecycle management sector

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Solink is a data-driven, cloud-based security platform that helps business owners capture and audit their video and transactional data to reduce fraud and employee theft proactively.

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Nudge Rewards helps brands communicate more effectively with their front-line to improve in-store execution and drive sales.

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Kaptivo utilizes a unique cloud-connected camera to transform any standard dry-erase whiteboard into an online collaboration tool for sharing and video conferencing.

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Kiite has built the world’s first Intelligent Sales Coach using machine learning and natural language processing to give employees more autonomy and make managers dramatically more productive.

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Speech recognition that improve the accuracy, speed and usefulness of voice-enabled smart devices.

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Sales acceleration platform for retail sector creating authentic 1:1 relationships.

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RANK is an enterprise/defense-grade threat detection platform that uses behavioural analytics and machine learning to surface known and unknown threats facing enterprise networks.

Blue Cedar enables the enterprise to deliver secure access to high value data, via corporate apps, on any device, for any user, across the extended enterprise.

EVRYTHNG is an Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web and managing real-time data to drive applications and analytics throughout the product lifecycle.

CSS provides a highly scalable PKI Management software platform that allows Global 2000 customers to issue, manage, and support their digital certificates.

Blueprint is an established provider of requirements management software, as a part of the broader application lifecycle management sector

Solink is a data-driven, cloud-based security platform that helps business owners capture and audit their video and transactional data to reduce fraud and employee theft proactively.

Nudge Rewards helps brands communicate more effectively with their front-line to improve in-store execution and drive sales.

Kaptivo utilizes a unique cloud-connected camera to transform any standard dry-erase whiteboard into an online collaboration tool for sharing and video conferencing.

Kiite has built the world’s first Intelligent Sales Coach using machine learning and natural language processing to give employees more autonomy and make managers dramatically more productive.

Speech recognition that improve the accuracy, speed and usefulness of voice-enabled smart devices.

Sales acceleration platform for retail sector creating authentic 1:1 relationships.

We Live Here

Based in Toronto, Generation Ventures invests in Canada and the US.

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