Radical Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in deep technology companies that is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and was founded in 2017 by Benji Sucher, Jordan Jacobs, Maks Volkovs, and Tomi Poutanen. The firm focuses primarily in investing in machine learning and artificial intelligence companies.
Notable investments made by Radical ventures include: Roadbotics, Sensibill, Xanadu, Tread, Landis, Inkbox, Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, Phenomic AI, and BenchSci.
In 2017 Radical Ventures raised $13 million CAD for their first investment fund that will focus on making pre-seed and seed stage investments.
On May 7, 2019 Radical ventures announced raising $350 million dollars for an investment fund that will focus on investing in artificial intelligence companies. Fund II will focus on making series A investments. Limited partners of the fund include Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), TD Bank Group and Wittington Investments Limited. Jordan Jacobs, a managing parter of Radical Ventures, made the following statement regarding the firms new fund:
AI is perhaps the most disruptive technology since electricity. It will transform the world, impacting everyone, and we are just at the beginning of its application. Toronto and Canada have led the world in developing AI that is disrupting industries from healthcare to finance to smart cities and everything in between. We are now seeing an explosion of AI startups in Toronto, across Canada and globally. Radical aims to back the most ambitious founders seeking to make a positive impact on the world.
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