About

 
Founded by John Richardson in 1996, we are a boutique Canadian venture firm with a track record spanning over 15 years.  Since our inception, we have been involved with over 350 transactions, and we are proud of the portfolios we’ve built and of the achievements of our portfolio companies past and present.  We are actively seeking to build on our track-record by continuing to identify tomorrow’s winning companies.

 

Our Focus

We invest across a broad range of sectors including cleantech and financial services. However, our focus is on emerging companies engaged in software, cloud computing, and SaaS business models.  We provide growth capital to companies that are seeking to expand on the market penetration of their unique and compelling intellectual property.

We invest in equity and debt securities, but our main focus is on providing loans to growing companies.  Our capital allows our clients to achieve the milestones they need to in order to drive the value of their business while minimizing dilution and leaving ultimate control in the hands of the entrepreneur.

It is our aim to help budding businesses successfully transition into public companies or to position them for a strategic sale. It is this process that creates liquidity for BEST Funds and maximizes value for our shareholders and investors.

 

Accredited Investor Funds

BEST Funds offers high-yield private placement opportunities for accredited investors seeking access to Canada’s most promising private companies in the software, cloud computing, financial services and clean tech fields.