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University of Waterloo Velocity


Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo and the largest free startup incubator in the world. Velocity runs programs on the University campus and in the broader Waterloo region. There are no fees to the programs Velocity runs and it does not take any equity from startups.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Primary Office
  • Velocity Start South Campus Hall, 2nd Floor
  • 200 University Ave West
  • Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
  • Canada

University of Waterloo Velocity Investments (175)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Nicoya Lifesciences 17-Dec-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Discovery Tools (Healthcare) Profitable
0000000000 27-Mar-2019 000000000000 0000 Diagnostic Equipment Generating Revenue
000000000 27-Nov-2018 00000 0000 Other Consumer Durables Startup 000 0000
000000000 27-Nov-2018 00000 00.000 Industrial Supplies and Parts Startup
000000 27-Nov-2018 000000000000 0000 Medical Supplies Generating Revenue
00000 0000000000 27-Nov-2018 000000000000 0000 Other Commercial Products Startup
0000000 25-Jul-2018 000000000000 0000 Other Software Generating Revenue
0-0000 00000000000 29-Mar-2018 000000000000 0000 Surgical Devices Startup
Fuzzbuzz 27-Mar-2018 Grant 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
CoFounded 01-Jan-2018 Accelerator/Incubator Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
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University of Waterloo Velocity Exits (27)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Kik (Application Software) 18-Oct-2019 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • MediaLab
0000 (000000 00000 28-Sep-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000
0000000 00 01-Aug-2019 000 00 00000000 Completed
000000000 18-Mar-2019 000 00 00000000 Completed
000000000 01-Dec-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000000000 0000000 01-Oct-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
0000 0000 01-Sep-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000000 00000 000 01-Apr-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
AIRO Health 01-Mar-2018 Out of Business Completed
Six 01-Feb-2018 Out of Business Completed
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University of Waterloo Velocity Team (6)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Jay Shah Director 0 0 Waterloo, Canada
Mike Kirkup Director 0 0 Waterloo, Canada
Srinivasan Keshav Ph.D Professor Waterloo, Canada
Vanessa Thomas Programs Manager Waterloo, Canada
Nancy Heide Associate Director Waterloo, Canada
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University of Waterloo Velocity Co-Investors (6)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Garage Capital 1
JumpStart 0
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund 0
The Accelerator Centre 0
Whitecap Venture Partners 0
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