This article showcases our top picks for the best Toronto based Impact Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Impact Investment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Toronto Impact Investment Companies
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Our mandate is to invest in the best interests of Canada Pension Plan contributors and beneficiaries and to maximize investment returns without undue risk of loss. We are a professional investment management organization that invests the assets of the Canada Pension Plan not currently needed to pay pension, disability and survivor benefits.
Our critical purpose is to help provide a foundation upon which 18 million Canadians build their financial security in retirement.. .
Venulum develops an investment management platform. The company advises on the purchase and sale of wine and alternative asset classes.
The products offered by Venulum include mutual funds that invest in fine wines, real estate, and other venture capital projects. It was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada..
Trusted by the world’s leading law firms, growth organizations, and startups, DealMaker is a cloud-based platform designed to drastically eliminate friction in the capital-raising process. Designed by veteran securities lawyers, developed by a world-class software team, and supported by a client-first customer support team, DealMaker empowers issuers and their representatives to manage, circulate and track documents swiftly and securely.
DealMaker also provides an unparalleled, seamless investor experience that mitigates headaches and subscription deficiences. Learn more at https://dealmaker.tech..
Wealthsimple offers financial tools to help investors grow and manage their money. Wealthsimple is a new kind of financial advisor — one that’s intuitive, affordable, and human.
Wealthsimple takes the guesswork out of investing and get investors on the right track. Wealthsimple builds a diversified portfolio of ETFs on the investors’ behalf and guides them in achieving their financial goals.
Wealthsimple is backed by a team of world-class financial experts and the best technology talent. Our talented team of software engineers, designers, and data scientists have previously worked at such companies as Amazon, Google, and Apple.
Wealthsimple’s Investment Advisory Committee are recognized thought leaders in the investment community. They play an advisory role in Wealthsimple’s investment management process and serve as a sounding board for Wealthsimple’s management team..
goPeer is a Canadian financial wellness company that makes responsible lending accessible to everyone. Our technology disrupts the traditional lending model and enables us to help individuals take control of their finances.
goPeer is able to offer better rates to borrowers than traditional lenders while allowing everyday Canadian investors to access a previously inaccessible asset class.. .
Explora is an entrepreneurial investment firm that manages and grows small to medium-sized businesses for the long-term. Explora is a team of hands-on, growth-minded entrepreneurs who believe lasting success is rooted in integrity, passion, humility, and hard work.
They focus all of their time, energy, and capital into partnering with a transitioning owner to operate and own a business for many years to come. They provide business owners with an exit and a succession plan so that they can preserve their legacy and discover the next adventure in their lives.
The company was Co-Founded by Cyrus Symoom and Jake Dancyger.. .
Ahava Holdings & Ventures
Ahava Holdings & Ventures is a holding company, private equity and early-stage venture firm that focuses on building great technology and media companies while preserving history through real estate. We’ve aligned with best-in-class innovators and partner with a strong investment syndicate at the seed stage of a company’s development.
Our difference compared to many seed investors, is our commitment to co-found and co-invest in our future portfolio of companies to ensure the companies are operationally sound. The fund honors the legacy of Janét Aizenstros and her continuous commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs by helping to solve the sub-standard funding and support black women businesses receive globally.
Ahava Holdings & Ventures formalizes the Janét Aizenstros family legacy by establishing a multi-generational commitment to supporting talented women entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. We work actively with underfunded women entrepreneurs who have sustainable, scalable business models to implement best practices in operational finance, creative strategy, and board development processes..
At the heart of Canadian society, young entrepreneurs work and dream. Risk-takers and trail-blazers, they exist to innovate.
They are creative, productive and daring. They work hard, they give back and they play a vital role in our economy.
TEN is all about supporting entrepreneurship since it can play as a conduit for inclusiveness. It paints a picture of the scale and scope of self-employment and entrepreneurship activities.
Also examines barriers and provides guidance for everyone on how these barriers can be overcome, focusing on business creation by the unemployed, the design of business development services and making economic systems friendly to entrepreneurship and self-employment. The key message of TEN is that societies can make a difference, in terms of both increasing the quantity of businesses created by people and increasing the quality of their business activities.
Key factors in their success include setting down clear and specific objectives in terms of addressing the barriers to entrepreneurship and ensuring that the target clients are aware of the support that exists and able to access it easily. Our Vision is to empower entrepreneurs with a road-map and support that guides them through the transition from start‑ups, to micro‑enterprises, and on to small and medium‑sized businesses that create jobs, lead innovation, and increase economic development in their local communities.
TEN looks at the interrelationships between brands, customers, content and markets to find opportunities or leverage points that can take the performance of the entire economies & businesses to a higher level. We look at transforming the totality of the entrepreneurs’ market presence.
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