Venture Capital

Founded by Conexus Credit Union, Conexus Venture Capital invests time, knowledge and capital in Saskatchewan and Canadian high-growth startups, helping to fuel growth in the local innovation economy.

Conexus Venture Capital currently has two venture capital funds: the Conexus Venture Capital Fund; and the Ag tech venture capital fund.


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There’s a lack of venture capital funding for Saskatchewan startups, leaving these promising startups undervalued and underfunded. In 2018, Saskatchewan startups received less than half a percent of all venture capital funds deployed across Canada. Knowing our province’s startups were being overlooked for funding, we sought out ways that we could fill this funding gap. In early 2019, we launched the Conexus Venture Capital Fund, continuing our commitment in supporting Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurs and economy.

This $32 Fund aims to bring together a variety of partners and investors eager to build Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused on investing in high growth Saskatchewan-based technology startups. The Limited Partner base, all entirely from Saskatchewan, represent a strong mix of credit unions, individual business leaders, and a Saskatchewan-based retail venture fund with approximately 28,000 Saskatchewan-based shareholders.

The Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of approximately 15 Saskatchewan-based high-growth startups and other investments as permitted within the Fund’s investment policy over the next four to five years.

Current portfolio companies include:

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Canada is a country of innovators, yet most of our agriculture products are shipped as raw materials and almost 70% of the machinery on Canadian farms comes from other countries. With lack of capital funding, the entrepreneurs often leave their province to launch high-growth companies elsewhere, taking jobs, wealth and IP along with them.

This new ag tech venture capital fund will invest in high-growth companies that are focused on Canadian Ag-Tech, Food-Tech and agri-business innovation.

The Fund will be led by a collaboration of Conexus Venture Capital, along with an investment committee of 5-8 individual investors that are leaders in Canadian agriculture, technology and finance.  We’re currently searching for more investors to join the Fund’s investment Committee. Interested investors should contact Conexus Venture Capital (contact details below)

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For general inquiries, contact the Conexus Venture Capital Team via email: vc@conexus.ca

For media inquiries, contact Conexus’ Media Relations at:
Email: publicrelations@conexus.ca
Phone: 306-751-8201