We build, fund and empower ventures to work effectively with corporate partners to drive value creation of scalable opportunities that couldn’t be imagined without either stakeholder being deeply committed. Like the founders we work with, we punch far above our weight. We provide startups the strategic guidance of investors, but as fellow operators we never hesitate to roll up our sleeves. Through diverse perspectives we will build a better future.
Highline Beta announces first close of $20 million fund to invest in and scale startups with the roster of global corporate partners
With RBC as the lead private investor, Highline Beta’s inaugural fund forms part of the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced federal VCCI investment recipients, including Highline Beta, focused on helping promote gender parity in the industry—and strengthen the Canadian economy.
We invest in transformative companies
MedStack is a privacy compliance automation solution built specifically for the needs of the digital health industry.
ChargeLab builds OCPP-compliant software for managing EV charging stations, making charging accessible to everyone.
Relay is an online SaaS solution helping ceding teams, insurance underwriters, MGAs and brokers to structure and secure reinsurance and large insurance placements simpler and faster.
BanQu is a software company using non-cryptocurrency blockchain to help unbanked populations in developing countries build financial identities. BanQu provides complete supply chain transparency to global brands.
Drop is the free app that rewards you for shopping at your favorite brands. Drop is a financial technology company focused on bringing value to millennials. Anyone can earn rewards, even if they don’t use a credit card.
And great entrepreneurial leaders
CEO @ Drop
CEO @ BanQu
COO @ BanQu
CEO @ Relay Platform
CEO @ Chargelab
COO @ Chargelab
CEO @ Moselle
Co-founder @ Moselle
CEO @ MedStack
CTO @ MedStack
General Partners’ investment track record*
Cash on cash distribution
Meaningful exits (5x+)
Total equity value created
Active portfolio startups
* Performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Any historical returns or unrealized returns may not actually reflect actual future performance. All securities involve risk and may result in loss. Startup investing is a particularly risky asset class and may result in total loss.
“Here’s my take on Highline Beta startup creation magic: It accelerated our growth by 1-2 years. I came in as a CEO and hit the ground running. Relay had a Fortune 500 corporate partner from day one in AmFam, an investor in Highline Beta, a team of 5 people, an office — and I didn’t have the constant stress of figuring out how to pay my bills. It just works.”Greg Boutin, CEO of Relay
Diversity to Build a Better Future
Entrepreneurs, corporate executives and emerging technologies are driving our future. However, among corporations, VCs and angel investors, the early stage capital decision makers remain embarrassingly skewed. Earlier this year Highline Beta and Female Funders published the Women in Venture Report – including data gathered covering 300+ institutional and corporate VC firms across North America. The report has received extensive media coverage, acknowledging the role that investors and funding plays in solving industry problems that matter for a diverse population.Read the report
Highline Beta has integrated its Female Funders investment education program into their overall fund operations, resulting in a more diverse group of investors, executives and founders at the table. This unlocks new pools of capital and expertise for startups and investors across the broader venture capital ecosystem, while driving better returns for our portfolio.
Highline Beta and founding partner Aviva Canada announced the startups joining the inaugural cohort of the Safe x Connected Cities Accelerator. Over the next six months, selected startups will receive mentorship, develop proof concepts and pilot their solutions.
Creating a sustainable future: How the world’s largest brewer built a global accelerator program to create solutions for some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our time.