Posted: February 4, 2022


No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:



Brightspark is one of Canada’s top-performing venture capital firms, actively investing in exceptional entrepreneurs since 1999. It provides growth capital and expertise to market-transforming Canadian tech companies in seed to growth stages. It is one of the only VC firms in Canada to provide access for individual accredited investors to invest in the VC asset class alongside it.

Comments on Funding:

Brightspark Ventures aims to lead or co-lead the first round investment, and reserve follow-on capital as the companies they invested in grow.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must be:

  • talented and experienced tech entrepreneurs;
  • early-stage Canadian tech companies.

Brightspark Ventures' portfolio companies have this in common:

  • ambition to build a global company;
  • markets where money is being spent today;
  • a technology component: deep IP, etc;
  • some traction, validation, and customers they can talk to;
  • aligned interests and a positive culture.

Applications Steps:


The best introductions come through someone Brightspark Ventures knows, and we highly recommend that applicants first look for a referral. If applicants can’t find one, please connect with them using the button on the website or email

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must include in their submission:

  • a short elevator pitch;
  • pitch deck or business summary doc;
  • their contact information.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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