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DescriptionVenture arm of OMERS Pension Fund



200 Bay Street
Suite 1410, South Tower
Toronto, M5J 2J2, CAN


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OMERS Ventures

OMERS Ventures is the venture arm of OMERS. OMERS, the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System, is one of Canada’s leading pension funds.

OMERS Ventures is interested in investing in early or later stage companies in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications sectors in North America.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Wattpad 4/2014Series C$46M8
Shopify 12/2013Series C$100M6
PasswordBox 11/2013Series A$6M4
Wave Accounting 10/2013Venture Round$6M3
Ranovus 9/2013Venture Round$11M5
InteraXon 8/2013Series A$6M6
HootSuite 8/2013Series B$165M3
Fusebill 4/2013Venture Round$2M2
Vidyard 3/2013Series A$6M4
Pressly 3/2013Seed$1.5M2
Extreme Startups 2/2013Venture Round$1.8M5 1/2013Venture Round$7.65M2
LeadSift 11/2012SeedC$1.1M8
Wattpad 9/2012Venture Round1
Desire2Learn 9/2012Private Equity$80M2
Vision Critical 8/2012Venture Round$20M1
Hopper 8/2012Series B$12M3
AppHero 7/2012Seed$1.8M3
BuildDirect 6/2012Venture Round$16M1
Wave Accounting 5/2012Series B$12M6
Sweet Tooth 5/2012SeedC$1M2
HootSuite 3/2012Venture Round$20M1
Extreme Startups 1/2012Venture Round$7M5
Wave Accounting 10/2011Series A$5M2
Wave Accounting 5/2011SeedC$1.5M1



  1. Wattpad Raises $46M From OMERS Ventures And Others To Grow Its Social Publishing Network ( [edit]
  2. Shopify Raises $100M To Drop The ‘E’ And Become The Commerce Company That Spans On- And Offline ( [edit]
  3. After Passing 1M+ Users, PasswordBox Closes $6M Series A To Scale Its Team & Hook Into Biometrics ( [edit]
  4. Wave Accounting, Inc raises $6M as noted in SEC Filing ( [edit]
  5. Ranovus Closes $11M Financing ( [edit]
  6. InteraXon Raises $6M Series A Round From Horizon, A-Grade And Others For Its Brainwave-Sensing Headset ( [edit]
  7. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring ( [edit]
  8. Fusebill Raises $2M From OMERS And Covington To Expand Its Subscription Billing Software For SMBs ( [edit]
  9. ‘YouTube For Business’, Vidyard, Raises $6M Series A Led By OMERS Ventures To Build Out Its Video Marketing & Analytics Platform ( [edit]
  10. Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Raises $1.5 Million, Launches To Public At Last ( [edit]
  11. VC Funding: 2014 Source [edit]
  12. Secures $7.65M Round Led By OMERS For B2B And Consumer Sales Incentive Platform ( [edit]
  13. LeadSift Raises $500K To Make Twitter, Foursquare More Fertile Ground For Sales Leads ( [edit]
  14. Wattpad Received Investment from OMERS Ventures ( [edit]
  15. Online Education Platform Desire2Learn Raises Massive $80M Round From NEA & OMERS Ventures ( [edit]
  16. Vision Critical Secures $20M Investment from OMERS Ventures ( [edit]
  17. Founded By Former Expedia Engineers, Stealthy Travel Startup Hopper Closes $12 Million Series B ( [edit]
  18. AppHero Raises $1.8 Million For App Recommendation Service Which Learns Your Interests From Facebook ( [edit]
  19. Raises $16M from OMERS Ventures ( [edit]
  20. Wave Accounting Raises $12M from Social+Capital Partnership, Charles River Ventures & OMERS Ventures ( [edit]
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  22. Omers takes $20m Stake in Hootsuite ( [edit]
  23. Extreme Startups Launches Accelerator With $7 Million In Funding From Top Canadian VCs ( [edit]
  24. Wave Accounting Raises $5 Million In Series A ( [edit]
  25. Wave Accounting Closes Investment Round ( [edit]
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