We Like Smart Things.

We are going "hands free". Smart cities, autonomous cars, and intelligent factories are coming. A new technology era is upon us and the impact will be transformational.
That is why we like smart things.

We Like Smart Investors.

We partner with disciplined, strategic, and patient investors who aren't looking for a quick exit. We think wealth creation is hard-won and requires a long-view. We are Generation Ventures for a reason.

Mohan Rao, Computer Scientist

We Like Smart Companies.

Smart people build smart companies - they aren't just born smart. We invest when smart people are solving enormous problems with innovative products that people value.
That is what we call a smart company.

Sylvain Cote, Chief Architect (left)
Ben Smith, Chief Data Scientist (right)

We Like Smart Things.

We Like Smart Investors.

We Like Smart Companies.

Team

Generation Ventures is part of a large multi-generational family office based in Toronto, Canada. Through Generation Ventures we fund leading VCs in Toronto, Montreal, Silicon Valley, New York, and Beijing. We make an equal allocation of direct investments in the Canada and the US. Generation Ventures is managed by a multi-disciplinary team that supports our active investment posture.

Geoff Beattie

Chairman

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Geoff Beattie

Chairman

Geoff runs Generation Capital, a private investment company based in Toronto. He is a director with GE, Baker Hughes, and Maple Leaf Foods; Chair of the Prosperity Institute; and, a member of General Atlantic’s executive advisory board. Before all of this, Geoff was CEO of Woodbridge, Vice Chairman of Thomson Reuters, and a Partner with Torys.

Alistair Mitchell

President

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Alistair Mitchell

President

I’m an operator-oriented investor with over two decades of on the job training – as both tech entrepreneur and corporate executive. At BlackBerry, I led product management and engineering for messaging and multimedia. And during the Napster years, I built one of the world’s first licensed music download companies.

Hamilton Petropoulos

Senior Associate

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Hamilton Petropoulos

Senior Associate

I’m a recent JD/MBA graduate with a passion for investing in alternative assets. During my grad-school tenure, I was the managing director of the largest student-run alternative asset fund in the country. I’ve also spent time working in mutual fund sales and real estate. While I’m new to venture capital, I come from an entrepreneurial family, which fuels my desire to build and grow innovative companies.

Aashna Kumar

Associate

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Aashna Kumar

Associate

I’m a Queen’s University graduate with experience in investment banking across industries at RBC and CIBC. At RBC, I started and led a junior networking initiative. During my time at Queen’s, I directed an economic thinktank, chaired a trading committee and founded a magazine. I’m passionate about innovation and working alongside entrepreneurs.

Alistar Mitchell

Venture Capitalist

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Geoff Beattie

Chairman

| Bio

Geoff Beattie

Chairman

Geoff runs Generation Capital, a private investment company based in Toronto. He is a director with GE, Baker Hughes, and Maple Leaf Foods; Chair of the Prosperity Institute; and, a member of General Atlantic’s executive advisory board. Before all of this, Geoff was CEO of Woodbridge, Vice Chairman of Thomson Reuters, and a Partner with Torys.

Alistair Mitchell

President

| Bio

Alistair Mitchell

President

I’m an operator-oriented investor with over two decades of on the job training – as both tech entrepreneur and corporate executive. At BlackBerry, I led product management and engineering for messaging and multimedia. And during the Napster years, I built one of the world’s first licensed music download companies.

Hamilton Petropoulos

Senior Associate

| Bio

Hamilton Petropoulos

Senior Associate

I’m a recent JD/MBA graduate with a passion for investing in alternative assets. During my grad-school tenure, I was the managing director of the largest student-run alternative asset fund in the country. I’ve also spent time working in mutual fund sales and real estate. While I’m new to venture capital, I come from an entrepreneurial family, which fuels my desire to build and grow innovative companies.

Aashna Kumar

Associate

| Bio

Aashna Kumar

Associate

I’m a Queen’s University graduate with experience in investment banking across industries at RBC and CIBC. At RBC, I started and led a junior networking initiative. During my time at Queen’s, I directed an economic thinktank, chaired a trading committee and founded a magazine. I’m passionate about innovation and working alongside entrepreneurs.

Portfolio

Generation Ventures is part of a large multi-generational family office based in Toronto, Canada. Through Generation Ventures we fund leading VCs in Toronto, Montreal, Silicon Valley, New York, and Beijing. We make an equal allocation of direct investments in the Canada and the US. Generation Ventures is managed by a multi-disciplinary team that supports our active investment posture.

Algolux is a Montreal-based AI software company that specifically focuses on computer vision system optimization and image processing. The Company specifically addresses the issues that OEMs currently face when deploying cameras in their new products.

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Pollen is a marketplace for the best in shared experiences. Bring your friends and unlock incredible rewards.

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Synapse automates the instructional design process, empowering learning and development teams to manage training requests, gather requirements, and develop course blueprints through a collaborative platform, saving both time and money in rolling out effective training.

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RANK is an enterprise/defense-grade threat detection platform that uses behavioural analytics and machine learning to surface known and unknown threats facing enterprise networks.

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Blue Cedar is the leading no-code mobile app security integration platform that saves organizations significant time and money, by eliminating the need for developer resources to secure custom and third-party mobile apps.

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EVRYTHNG is an Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web and managing real-time data to drive applications and analytics throughout the product lifecycle.

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Exited December 2018, KeyFactor provides a highly scalable PKI Management software platform that allows Global 2000 customers to issue, manage, and support their digital certificates.

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Street Contxt provides high touch coverage and prospecting solutions that help sales, trading, and research professionals understand their existing clients and find new revenue sources.

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Blueprint is an established provider of requirements management software, as a part of the broader application lifecycle management sector

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Solink is a data-driven, cloud-based security platform that helps business owners capture and audit their video and transactional data to reduce fraud and employee theft proactively.

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Nudge Rewards helps brands communicate more effectively with their front-line to improve in-store execution and drive sales.

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Kaptivo utilizes a unique cloud-connected camera to transform any standard dry-erase whiteboard into an online collaboration tool for sharing and video conferencing.

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Kiite has built the world’s first Intelligent Sales Coach using machine learning and natural language processing to give employees more autonomy and make managers dramatically more productive.

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CausaLens is building a self-configurable machine learning software system that discovers valuable data, cleans the data in real-time and deploys predictive models on any device with real-time processing and adaptability.

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Speech recognition that improve the accuracy, speed and usefulness of voice-enabled smart devices.

Website

Sales acceleration platform for retail sector creating authentic 1:1 relationships.

Website

Algolux is a Montreal-based AI software company that specifically focuses on computer vision system optimization and image processing. The Company specifically addresses the issues that OEMs currently face when deploying cameras in their new products.

Pollen is a marketplace for the best in shared experiences. Bring your friends and unlock incredible rewards.

Synapse automates the instructional design process, empowering learning and development teams to manage training requests, gather requirements, and develop course blueprints through a collaborative platform, saving both time and money in rolling out effective training.

RANK is an enterprise/defense-grade threat detection platform that uses behavioural analytics and machine learning to surface known and unknown threats facing enterprise networks.

Blue Cedar is the leading no-code mobile app security integration platform that saves organizations significant time and money, by eliminating the need for developer resources to secure custom and third-party mobile apps.

EVRYTHNG is an Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web and managing real-time data to drive applications and analytics throughout the product lifecycle.

Exited December 2018, KeyFactor provides a highly scalable PKI Management software platform that allows Global 2000 customers to issue, manage, and support their digital certificates.

Street Contxt provides high touch coverage and prospecting solutions that help sales, trading, and research professionals understand their existing clients and find new revenue sources.

Blueprint is an established provider of requirements management software, as a part of the broader application lifecycle management sector

Solink is a data-driven, cloud-based security platform that helps business owners capture and audit their video and transactional data to reduce fraud and employee theft proactively.

Nudge Rewards helps brands communicate more effectively with their front-line to improve in-store execution and drive sales.

Kaptivo utilizes a unique cloud-connected camera to transform any standard dry-erase whiteboard into an online collaboration tool for sharing and video conferencing.

Kiite has built the world’s first Intelligent Sales Coach using machine learning and natural language processing to give employees more autonomy and make managers dramatically more productive.

CausaLens is building a self-configurable machine learning software system that discovers valuable data, cleans the data in real-time and deploys predictive models on any device with real-time processing and adaptability.

Speech recognition that improve the accuracy, speed and usefulness of voice-enabled smart devices.

Sales acceleration platform for retail sector creating authentic 1:1 relationships.

We Live Here

Based in Toronto, Generation Ventures invests in Canada and the continental US.