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Supporting an InnovativeQuebec

About the Fund

Our mission: Support seeding and start-ups of innovative businesses for international markets to shape the future of Quebec.

The automated project submission process allows Fonds Innovexport to quickly meet the financing needs of entrepreneurs, allowing them to focus on expanding their business.

Fonds Innovexport comprises twenty-five experienced entrepreneurs, as well as the Government of Quebec represented by Investissement Québec, fonds espace cdpq de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Desjardins - Innovatech, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, and Fondaction CSN. They all work together to support the establishment of innovative businesses with the potential of becoming global leaders. Fonds Innovexport also receives financial support from the Economic Development Strategy of the City of Quebec.

Requested Projects

Requested Projects

We believe in entrepreneurs who distinguish themselves through their personal and professional achievements and who surround themselves well to attain their objectives.

You must be supported by a start-up incubator, a business accelerator or a committee comprised of experienced people.

We support projects that provide innovative products or services that solve real problems here and elsewhere. Your aim should be meeting market needs and doing so more effectively than others.

Our investments are based on structured and realistic business plans with clear development milestones and well-defined human, material and financial resources that ensure execution.

We focus on exportable projects that showcase Quebec's know-how and creativity abroad.

We seek simple corporate structures conducive to investment with realistic medium-term profitability objectives.
Fonds Innovexport invests through convertible debt or equity. Investment amounts vary from $50,000 to $1 million for each round of funding, up to a maximum of $3 million per business. Amounts are determined according to required resources to attain each significant development milestone. Fonds Innovexport generally invests in successive installments based on these development milestones.

Ineligible Business Sectors or Companies:

  • Farming and forestry operations
  • Mining operations and exploration
  • Biotechnology (development of pharmaceutical and therapeutic products)
  • Financing for construction projects and purchase or management of real estate
  • Brick and mortar retail sales such as shops
  • Businesses involving sexual, religious, political and similar activities
  • Companies with legal, environmental, ethical or governance issues
  • Any project of a company that already has the required financial resources

Your project meets the qualification requirements?
The next deadline for submitting your project is January 25, 2019.

Investment
Process

Investment
Process

Fonds Innovexport has adopted a strict and structured investment process enabling effective and timely cooperation with entrepreneurs.

Quarter

Project submissions.

Next project submission deadline:
January 25, 2019

Validation of eligibility and issuance of a letter of interest by the Fund team usually within one week following the submission deadline.

Request for additional information for a first interview.

First interview with entrepreneurs on a fixed date, usually one or two weeks pursuant to submission deadline. In collaboration with Le Camp à Québec, a one-day event filled with workshops and conferences is organized on this day.

Issuance of a letter of intent, usually within two or three weeks, and deeper assessment of the project upon receipt of the letter of intent by the entrepreneur.

This initial offer is subject to approval by the Investment Committee and the Board of Directors.

After the Fund team has completed evaluating the project, the entrepreneur is invited to present the project to the Investment Committee, usually comprised of members of the G25.

Based on the recommendations of the Investment Committee and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, issuance of a formal letter of final offer and closing of the investment, as the case may be, in the following weeks.

Our sponsors
and partners

Sponsors and partners share a common goal, supporting the expansion of innovative Quebec businesses whose goals are attaining international markets to contribute to the prosperity of Quebec’s future.

Sponsors
Gouvernement du Québec Investissement Québec Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec Desjardins Fonds de solidarité FTQ Fondaction CSN G25
Partners
Ville de Québec Le Camp

News

19.12.18

LynX Inspection ready to hit the Industry 4.0 market

QUÉBEC CITY, DECEMBER 19, 2018 –LynX Inspection, a company that offers innovative inspection solutions for the industrial sector, is proud to have successfully completed its first round of financing. Over $1 million was raised thanks to the support of Anges Québec’s members, its sidecar investment fund Anges Québec Capital, Fonds Innovexport and ACET Capital. “This first round of financing is an important step in the company’s development, letting us move from R&D to the market,” said Luc Perron, President and CEO of LynX Inspection. “This capital is the stepping stone we need to prove ourselves by meeting the expectations of our first clients. We’ll also get our name out there on the international stage.” By combining three-dimensional analysis and X-ray imaging, LynX Inspection can analyze the internal and external structure of precision parts and detect defects much more quickly and at a significantly lower cost than tomography. The main applications are for moulded and engineered parts and components produced through additive manufacturing.A fast and cost-effective technology·         Target markets: automotive, aerospace, defence·         Size of pieces: 2 to 40 cm·         Cost of inspection: 5 to 10 times less expensive than traditional radiographic solutions·         Scanning, detection and imaging in under 5 minutes·         Results of 3D inspection 10 to 20 times faster than tomography ·         Automation allows for a less specialized workforce“LynX has a technology that integrates seamlessly with Industry 4.0, allowing the company to jump straight to international markets. We’ve watched this young company evolve within the INO centre of expertise in Québec City and as part of the oN DuTy! university research initiative. We’re extremely confident in its potential,” said Philippe Ducharme, angel investor with Anges Québec.   “We believe that LynX’s patent-pending technology will be able to meet the needs of industrial clients for integral, non-destructive and systematic quality control in a variety of manufacturing sectors,” emphasized Richard Bordeleau, President of Fonds Innovexport.A promising futureRecently, LynX has already hired three new employees to help bring its innovations to market. Representatives from the company will be travelling overseas next spring to give presentations and demonstrate the technology’s full potential. According to Luc Perron, President and CEO of LynX Inspection, “We’ve made a great deal of progress over the past two years to transform a simple concept into a viable inspection solution for manufacturers and companies specializing in non-destructive testing, or NDT. Our predictive 3D radiography technology fills numerous gaps in current solutions for the automotive, aerospace and defence sectors. We’ve already generated keen interest from key players in the industry.” “ACET Capital believes that LynX Inspection is offering a powerful and innovative technological solution adapted to Industry 4.0,” said Roger Noël, President of ACET Capital, the investment fund for ACET, a Sherbrooke-based accelerator for tech companies. “We’re very proud to lend our support as investors and advisors to this Québec tech firm so they can continue to innovate and build their reputation on the international market.” About LynX InspectionLynX Inspection is a young high-tech company based in Québec City that develops innovative inspection solutions for the industrial sector based primarily on three-dimensional analysis and X-ray imaging.About Anges Québec and Anges Québec Capital Anges Québec is a network of over 230 angel investors whose mission it is to invest financially and personally in innovative Québec companies. Anges Québec members have already invested no less than $75 million in the Québec economy through over 200 investments in more than 100 groundbreaking companies. In 2012, Anges Québec launched Anges Québec Capital, a sidecar investment fund of over $86 million to coinvest along with the network’s members. Anges Québec Capital is supported by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Investissement Québec and the members of Anges Québec.About Fonds InnovexportFonds Innovexport is an early-stage venture capital firm that supports the development of Québec-based innovators seeking growth in international markets. Based in Québec City, Innovexport has partnerships with twenty-five experienced entrepreneurs, as well as the Gouvernement du Québec, represented by Investissement Québec, Fonds Espace CDPQ de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Desjardins – Innovatech, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, and Fondaction CSN. Innovexport also receives financial support from Québec City’s economic development strategy. All of these parties work together to support the growth of innovative companies with the potential of becoming global leaders.About ACET CapitalACET Capital is a venture capital investment fund providing private capital to selected companies that are ready to go to market or have just begun the process. These companies receive support during their first round of financing to help maximize their chances of success.For further information:Chu Anh PhamSenior AdvisorTact Intelligence-conseilOffice: 514 667-0196 x414    Mobile: 514-213-6163capham@tactconseil.caSource: LynX InspectionAnges Québec   

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08.11.18

Aerial Technologies Raises $3M US Additional Funding Led by Intel Capital to Boost Functionality Offering and Patent Portfolio

Montreal, November 8, 2018 (GlobeNewswire) – Aerial Technologies, the pioneer in wireless motion analytics powered by AI, today announced $3 million US additional capital investment led by Intel Capital, with follow-on investments from Fonds Innovexport, Kibo Ventures, and Telefónica Open Innovation. The growing list of both strategic investors and venture capital companies illustrates Aerial’s momentum in the smart home, security, home care/healthcare, energy management, and hospitality industries.This capital will be used to accelerate the addition of new functionalities requested by the market and to further advance Aerial’s IP portfolio. Aerial is actively recruiting new talents for its Engineering, R&D, and Operations teams based in Montreal, one of Canada’s hubs for artificial intelligence research and development. Aerial is also hiring in sales and customer support to expand its global reach.“I am both excited and delighted that Intel Capital has become a strategic investor in Aerial. We are looking forward to work closely with Intel and our existing investors on our quest to enable Aerial smart motion everywhere there is WiFi,” says David Grant, Aerial’s CEO.“Applications for artificial intelligence continue to accelerate innovation across industries, including the field of wireless communications,” said David P. Ryan, General manager of Health & Life Sciences Sector, Internet of Things at Intel. “AI can discover deeper insights from data and the versatile capability of Aerial’s wireless technology is well positioned to drive intelligence at the IoT edge.”About Intel Capital Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, datacenter and cloud, 5G, next-generation compute and a wide range of other disruptive technologies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US $12.3 billion in 1,544 companies worldwide, and more than 660 portfolio companies have gone public or participated in a merger. Intel Capital curates thousands of business development introductions each year between its portfolio companies and the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.About Fonds InnovexportFonds Innovexport is an early-stage venture capital firm that supports the development of Quebec-based innovators seeking growth in international markets. Based in Quebec City, Innovexport is partnering with twenty-five experienced entrepreneurs, as well as the Government of Quebec represented by Investissement Québec, the Fonds Espace CDPQ de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Desjardins - Innovatech, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, and Fondaction CSN.  Innovexport also receives financial support from the Economic Development Strategy of the City of Quebec. They all work together to support the growth of innovative companies with the potential of becoming global leaders.www.fondsinnovexport.comAbout Kibo VenturesKibo Ventures, based in Madrid, Spain, is a VC Fund focused on early-stage investments in digital companies. Kibo Ventures invests in teams with global ambition, unique technologies and scalable business models. Kibo Ventures manages $130 million from a mix of institutional and private investors, including IEF, Telefonica, the Spanish Government (through CDTI), Mutua Madrileña, FondICO and CaixaBank. Kibo Ventures has invested in over 50 companies in Europe, the Americas and Spain, including Flywire, Carto, Job and Talent, and WorldSensing, and has co-invested with many of the largest US and European VC Funds. www.kiboventures.comAbout Telefónica Open InnovationTelefónica Open Innovation is Telefonica’s global area designed to connect entrepreneurs, startups, investors and public and private partners around the world to capture innovation and business opportunities. The programme incorporates all of Telefónica Group’s open innovation, entrepreneurship and investment initiatives through over 50 spaces and different investment vehicles. To date, over 800 startups have been invested. Telefónica Open Innovation is present in 16 countries. https://www.telefonica.com/es/web/innovation/telefonica-innovacion-abiertaAbout Aerial TechnologiesAerial provides ISPs and MSOs, healthcare players, security systems integrators, and smart object manufacturers with a unique cloud-based, low-cost solution that leverages existing wireless infrastructure and machine learning to give context, meaning and value to motion. Aerial’s passive and contextual solutions do not require users to interact with them, they recognize users and background. With our Wi-Fi motion analytics SaaS, customers have access to new revenue streams with a minimum investment. Our customers also gain from accessing end-user actionable data to help them make better business decisions. We aim at becoming the wireless standard for smart motion detection through continuous innovation, passion, simplicity and inventiveness for the smart home, home care, security, healthcare and targeted media applications. Aerial’s headquarters is based in Canada; we also operate from two regional offices in the USA and in Europe. For more information about how Aerial is making IoT more human, visit www.aerial.ai.Media contactAerial TechnologiesPatrice Belmonte – Marketing, Communications, PRpatrice.belmonte@aerial.ai

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