We invest in technologies that heal the planet

Emend Vision Fund - technologies heal planet
Innovators tackling the planet’s biggest sustainability issues need a different kind of investor:

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We invest in commercially-ready technologies in the following sectors:

Industrial Transformation

Customized technologies for manufacturing, production, construction and energy production to address environmental concerns

Big Data & Critical Infrastructure

Implementing data-driven energy-efficient technologies that support decision-making processes, and protect critical infrastructure with intelligent cyber-security tools

Clean Water & Food Security

Utilizing clean water and soil remediation technologies to secure natural resources for the future

Our General Partners

Owen Matthews

Managing Partner

  • Founded $110M market cap
    public company while in Universtity
  • Founding investor in companies with financing and exit values in excess of $500M
  • Founding investor at CERTN
  • Created the Alacrity Foundation Model, which expanded globally as a center for entrepreneurs

Richard Egli

Managing Partner

  • Built and managed Alacrity programs that have created more than $500M of value for the Canadian tech ecosystem Co-founder of the CINdicates community venture fund – Serves on the investment committee, approves term sheets, completes due diligence on various early- stage companies

Todd Tessier

CFO and Finance Partner

  • CFO at Vanedge Capital (7 years) with investor responsibilities for $408M and 47 portfolio companies. Led deal structuring involving SpaceX, GoTo, Rigado and Raxium
  • CFO at Recon Instruments (3 years) that was acquired by intel in 2015
  • VP of Investments of the BC Renaissance Capital Fund (6 years) and implemented the BC Angel Investor Tax Credit programin 2001

Our success stories

You can be next

echosec
Streamlines access to social media, deep web, and dark web networks to catch and identify early risk indicators. We nurtured growth by assembling the initial team, sourcing customers, introducing Echosec to government partners, and assisting with funding
tutela
We were involved in the development and commercialization of the product since the company’s early days and worked with the team through the process of business development, funding, and their exit
cert
We assembled the founding team to start the company and guided them through the product development process. We also endorsed initial commercialization steps and provided expert advice throughout their funding journey

Getting disruptive technologies deployed requires deep ecosystem knowledge

Identifying market opportunities is only half the battle. We also need to assess adjacent policy and processes to ensure that there is a viable path to implementation. 

We have spent many years building an international network of experts who provide insight and guidance as to the potential obstacles that may prevent a great product or idea from succeeding.

You will appreciate our ability to:

UNDERSTAND THE MILESTONES that sustainability startups need to get to viability and profitability

… HELP TECHNICAL FOUNDERS get access to co-investment capital and global markets

… FIND GLOBAL ADVISORS that provide opportunities to test and refine your product

Are you looking to add sustainability and climate tech investments to your portfolio?

We apply the same ROI requirements as a traditional venture fund but strictly focus on planet-healing technologies.
 
Investors looking for a co-investor to lead due diligence, board oversight and reporting will appreciate our experience, market knowledge and global network.

We make it easy to shift your portfolio

Family Office

We help make the portfolio shift to clean and climate tech without sacrificing ROI

Institutional

We provide the investment lead that you need to place some of your green funds into venture

High net worth individuals

We can profitably fulfill your green mandate including oversight and reporting

We are part of a global ecosystem

We didn’t start in venture, we started as entrepreneurs that have built a track record of multi-hundred million dollar exits. Our formula is simple, take a markets-first approach which means assess the market need and the viability for a successful outcome.

It takes great knowledge and experience to build the ecosystem needed to assess the viability of a technology. This is even more so with clean and climate tech given the complexity and interdependency with infrastructure and policy frameworks.

We are part of a global ecosystem

A fund built by successful entrepreneurs, who have a track record for growing business. Our formula is simple, take a markets-first approach which means assess the market need and the viability for a successful outcome.

It takes great knowledge and experience to build the ecosystem needed to assess the viability of a technology. This is even more so with clean and climate tech given the complexity and interdependency with infrastructure and policy frameworks.