Startups

STARTUPS

Growth PROGRAM

We invest in the top 1% of companies that represent the best match with our Advisory network, with $30K upfront and up to an additional $100K if pre-established milestones are met, all while providing guidance and connecting with hundreds of the most relevant Advisors.

FOLLOW-ON FUNDING

After portfolio companies obtain their initial investment and complete our value added due diligence program, we assess fit for follow-on investment in which we would co-Lead the Seed and the Series A rounds.

Key metrics bucket

We currently support 35 active investments, 12 of which are from Canada and the remaining international companies have set up teams in the country.

TIMELINE

Applications are accepted year-round

Thought eXchange: International Events

May 19, 2022, deal acceptance closure for the year

Selection Days (Q2 2022)

Platform onboarding (Q3, 2022)

Fintech Show 5.0 (Q4, 2022)

TIMELINE

HOLT ADVISOR ARMY

Our advisor network makeup is one-third financial institutions, one-third banks, and one-third experts. Together, we pick the top 8 to 12 applicants to partner with.

Our network of advisors stands 500-strong, and are carefully chosen based on how well suited they are to support early-stage fintechs. The majority reside in Canada (approximately 70%) while the remaining are located internationally, giving our fintechs an edge into entry for all markets.

Beyond this, we have a large expert base made up of universities, governments, regulators, service providers, non-profits, and incubators/accelerators, giving our partners the support they need to succeed.

Partners

Corporate Champions
Sponsors - Gold
Sponsors - Silver
Community Partners
Community Supporters

Success stories

Owl.co just raised $30M in Series-B funding to address the insurance industry’s $80 billion fraud problem

Curu secures $3M in funding as the demand for credit skyrockets during the global pandemic

Talem Health Closes $2.3M Round

Sentro and HBM+ have combined their capabilities to create the most powerful solution on the market for managing group insurance and processing claims.