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Fund Investments

We invest in these venture capital funds. If you're an entrepreneur with a plan for success, talk to one of our investment fund partners listed below. If you’re a venture capital investment manager looking to focus on Canadian agriculture and food, contact us.

Funds open for investment

Forage Capital Ag and Food Business Solutions Fund

A $100-million fund, fully invested by FCC, providing convertible debt investments to enable proven, viable companies the stability and flexibility they need to rebuild their business models through unexpected business disruptions.

Avrio Sub Debt Fund III

A $100-million fund launched in 2019, fully invested by FCC, providing subordinated debt to growth-stage companies as well as certain mature operations considering a growth opportunity in the agriculture and food sectors in Canada.

Ag Capital Canada Limited Partnership

A $24-million equity fund aimed at discovering, developing and nurturing Canadian agricultural businesses through capital investment and entrepreneurial expertise. The focus is on established businesses in need of growth capital and business management mentorship. FCC’s commitment is $12 million, which represents 50% of the fund. 

District Ventures CPG-1 LP

A $100-million fund that focuses solely on investing in companies operating in the food and beverage sector, health, wellness and beauty consumer goods categories. In addition to capital, District Ventures Capital provides recipient companies with marketing, programming and commercialization support. FCC’s commitment to this fund is $20 million.

InvestEco Sustainable Food Fund III

A $100-million equity fund to invest in expansion-stage private companies with the goal of promoting health and sustainability in the food and agricultural sector. The fund manager offers expertise in sustainable agriculture and food production and believes these activities are important to environmental and health outcomes. InvestEco has previously invested in many leading food and agriculture brands across North America. FCC’s commitment to this fund is $20 million.

Outstanding funds (closed for new investment)

  • Avrio Sub Debt Fund II
  • Avrio Equity Fund II
  • New Acres Capital Ag & Food Equity Fund

Strategic support partnerships

Are you an entrepreneur at an early stage of development? Talk to one of our partners.

Bioenterprise

This non-profit corporation, established in 2000, provides accelerator, mentorship and support services for entrepreneurs and innovative companies in Canada’s agribusiness and agri-food sector. Through its network of regional offices, Bioenterprise provides hands-on mentorship for innovative entrepreneurs and start-up companies. FCC committed program support to facilitate expansion of Bioenterprise’'s services to underserved areas across Canada.

SVG Ventures|THRIVE

As the leading global agri-food investment and innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley, SVG is composed of top agriculture, food and technology corporations, universities and investors. The THRIVE platform invests, accelerates and creates access for entrepreneurs to scale globally to solve the biggest challenges facing agriculture and food. FCC entered a three-year strategic partnership with SVG to provide Canadian companies with more access to mentorship, business knowledge and industry connections.