Discovery Capital

Discovery Capital

A venture capital firm in Canada specializing in early and growth stage investments

Discovery Capital is a venture capital firm in Canada specializing in early and growth stage investments. Founded 1986 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by Harry Jaako and John McEwen, this firm invests in seed, early stage ventures and late stage ventures. Its portfolio companies include One97, Cardlytics, PHEMI Health Systems, Spotify, Cardlytics, SoFi, Lat49, Gatekeeper Systems, Inimex Pharmaceuticals, and Navarik. As of February 2020, Discovery Capital has made 19 investments. Their most recent investment was on Nov 25, 2019, when One97 raised $1B. Discovery Capital has had 9 exit, the most notable of which include Spotify, Cardlytics, and Vivonet. The company focuses on hardware and software companies, communications sector that includes mobile technology, new media, health and life sciences focused on biotechnology, environmental and energy technology, water purification, electric power by wind energy and solar energy, and other advanced technologies.

Timeline

1986

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
One97

One97 is a mobile-internet company providing mobile content and commerce services to mobile consumers.

Mobile payment
Noida
Lat49

In Motion Technology

In Motion Technology is a Vancouver-based company.

Vancouver
GaleForce Solutions

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Charles Cook

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Manager

Harry Jaako

Founder

John McEwen

Founder

Further reading

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Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Cardlytics

Gatekeeper Systems

Inimex Pharmaceuticals

Lat49

Navarik

One97

PHEMI Health Systems

SoFi

Spotify

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