AVAC Ltd. is a Canadian venture investor with over 18 years of active investment in early stage technology ventures. We recently established Verdex Capital as our key Ag Tech investment arm. Verdex Capital has partnered with Finistere Ventures – a top-tier US Ag Tech investor – to assist with the management of the Finistere FVII Fund. We also manage an early-stage venture capital fund-of-funds investment pool and the Accelerate Fund, an angel co-investment fund.
Verdex Capital invests in unique agricultural technology businesses. We provide early-stage to later-stage financing to imaginative and innovative companies that can demonstrate a robust plan that addresses large commercial market needs with proprietary technology implemented by a capable management team.
Accelerate Fund I
The Accelerate Fund is an early stage, angel co-investment fund. It is available to Alberta technology companies, allowing them to secure additional financing for their current angel round, and tap into a broader network of industry support.
Fund of Funds
AVAC Ltd. has invested in several venture capital funds targeting early stage technology and growth investments with Finistere Ventures, iNovia Capital and Yaletown Venture Partners.
Through Verdex Capital and The Accelerate Fund, AVAC's mandate is to help bridge the critical investment gap that exists between innovative ideas and commercial business success.
We are a unique investment company with significant experience in the global agriculture sector. Since 1996 we have been a direct investor in more than 115 early-stage commercial businesses, over 50 agricultural research projects and programs, and an indirect investor (Limited Partner) in five venture capital funds. Since inception, we have invested more than $118 million, with our portfolio companies reporting in excess of $1 billion in sales.
Years in Ag Tech Business
Million $ of additional investment in portfolio