If you want to scale your innovation into a new business, you’re going to need money.
Our Startup Investment Fund (SIF) provides up to $200,000 of pre-seed equity investment to eligible New Brunswick companies. This investment is to be used to develop a product or idea into a commercially viable venture. Our investment is made through preferred shares, common shares or convertible debentures.
This first investment is for you to focus on developing your business from New Brunswick, with specific emphasis on refining and commercializing your technology, innovative product or service. The goal for you is to reach your next round of financing in the next 12-18 months to further grow your business.
If your start-up is raising a larger round of financing such as a seed or Series A round, see our Venture Capital Fund.
When we evaluate start-up investment opportunities, we look at a company’s product, market, team, and financials. While initial pre-seed investment will help you get started, you’ll need to raise another round. As an early-stage investor, we like to see a plan towards raising additional rounds of investment. We like to see your path with milestones that allow you to raise larger rounds of financing.
Here are some of the qualities we look for in potential investments:
*All investments are subject to due diligence, negotiation, and appropriate approvals. We aim to deliver decisions as soon as possible.
More Than Money
- $15,000 AWS credits, over 2 years
- $100,000 AWS credits, over 1 year
- Sales & marketing support
- 90% off Growth Stack Package – Seed Stage
- 50% off CRM – Series A
- Marketing & Sales training, education & experts
- 25% off 1st year fees of ctrl