OMERS Ventures

OMERS Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $85 billion in net assets. OMERS Ventures is a multi-stage investor in growth-oriented, disruptive technology companies across North America.

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OMERS Ventures:

Launched in 2011, OMERS Ventures is the venture capital arm of OMERS, the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees. OMERS Ventures now has a total of $800 million of assets under management.

Over the last five years, OMERS Ventures has invested more than $340 million of capital in nearly 30 disruptive technology companies across North America, creating over 5,000 jobs, and attracting an additional $1.2 billion for our portfolio companies.  

We believe that by combining collaboration with bold action, we can help innovative ideas to scale up. With a clear focus on technology with market-disrupting potential, we are lifecycle investors, allowing us to act as a patient long-term partner that provides capital throughout a company's entire financing lifecycle.

Our investment team is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our portfolio companies. In tandem with our advisory board, representing some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, we leverage our contacts and expertise to ensure our network has the best access to talent, customers and capital.


Themes:

Future of Retail is helping businesses understand their customers to create personalized shopping experiences.

The Fintech Revolution is changing the way banks and financial intermediaries control the movement of money.

Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and quantum computing will change the Future of Work.

Future of Transportation will change mobility, logistics and infrastructure.

Synthetic Biology and artificial intelligence will help prolong life and create artificially developed organisms.