Investments

Portfolio

UCeed is making investments in early-stage UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy.

Innovate Calgary in partnership with the Investment Advisory Groups, make UCeed investment decisions following a robust vetting process and thorough third-party validation. UCeed uses a milestone investment model to focus investees on key technical or business models that will help them engage with the private sector.

In addition to capital, UCeed provides commercialization expertise, mentorship and networking, and education and programming to make companies investor-ready. In order to build a sustainable innovation ecosystem, UCeed re-invests any returns back into the fund of origin to create an “evergreen” funding model.

Portfolio of Investments

Haskayne Student Fund

Cadence

Cadence

Cadence is helping families, funeral homes and estate professionals navigate the complex process of estate settlement through their online platform.

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Cohesic Solutions

Cohesic Solutions

Cohesic Solutions provides decision intelligence to physicians and healthcare executives that harnesses cutting-edge data science to inform care, reduce uncertainty, improve communication, increase efficiency, and accelerate research.

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Innovere

Innovere

Innovere Medical has developed the world’s first wireless TV that operates inside an MRI scanner. With this innovation, Innovere hopes to improve patient comfort during MRI exams, which cause anxiety in one out of three patients.

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Child Health Fund

AazeinTx

AazeinTx

AazeinTx is commercializing a novel, fast-acting, orally delivered compound for the treatment of acute and chronic asthma.

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Fluid Biomed

Fluid Biomed

Fluid Biomed is revolutionizing the approach to vascular disease by creating the first bioabsorbable brain stent to treat aneurysms. 

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Nimble Science

Nimble Science

Nimble Science is developing an ingestible medical device capsule that samples small intestine contents for microbiome diagnostic applications obviating the need for invasive endoscopy procedures.

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Trexo Robotics

Trexo Robotics

Trexo Robotics has developed a sophisticated wearable robotic device (Trexo) to provide physiotherapy for children with walking impairments. The device monitors a child’s ability to move his/her legs with artificial intelligence algorithms and provides a level of assistance that maximizes therapeutic benefit. 

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Zymedyne

Zymedyne

Zymedyne is developing therapeutics for the treatment of chronic pain that targets a recently discovered biological process that is abnormally activated in chronic pain conditions, offering an alternative to opioids.

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Health Fund

All Skin

All Skin

All Skin is making it easier for people with skin conditions to measure sensitivities and find the right products adapted to their needs, through their bespoke at-home patch test and mobile app.

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Circle Neurovascular Imaging

Circle Neurovascular Imaging

Circle Neurovascular Imaging is on a mission to improve the outcomes of stroke patients through its clinically validated StrokeSENSTM technology. Using AI-assisted advanced technology, it can identify the right treatments for patients more quickly than traditional methods.

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Deep Surface AI

Deep Surface AI

Deep Surface AI is developing cosmetic surgery software that uses artificial intelligence and high-resolution models of human facial shape variation to provide fast and accurate cosmetic surgery planning.

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Fluid Biomed

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Fluid Biomed is developing a bioabsorbable flow diversion stent to treat brain aneurysms that offer improved safety and post-surgical brain imaging over conventional metallic stents.

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freddie

freddie

PurposeMed has developed a digital platform, Freddie, to provide quick, discrete, and expert telemedicine services to prescribe and deliver HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs to vulnerable populations, reducing the incidence of HIV infection and healthcare costs.

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HelpWear

HelpWear

HelpWear is developing a non-invasive, wearable, heart monitoring system to record and diagnose heart rhythm disorders that offers substantial ease-of-use and longer patient recording time over conventional medical devices.

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Medhesion

Medhesion

Medhesion is developing a solution for post-surgery abdominal adhesions, a potentially life-threatening complication that affects hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

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Nimble Science

Nimble Science

Nimble Science is developing an ingestible medical device capsule that samples small intestine contents for microbiome diagnostic applications obviating the need for invasive endoscopy procedures.

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PulseMedica

PulseMedica

Pulse Medica is developing a medical device to treat retinal eye diseases that affect over 400 million people worldwide. Their state-of-the-art technology will improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

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Qualisure Diagnostics

Qualisure Diagnostics

Qualisure is developing a precision diagnostic test to guide the treatment of thyroid cancer, improving patient outcomes by reducing unnecessary surgical procedures and chemotherapy treatments and saving healthcare costs.

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Reach Orthopaedics

Reach Orthopaedics

Reach Orthopaedics is developing a shoulder implant to treat patients suffering from massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. Their design can increase mobility and function while eliminating chronic pain.

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Syantra DX

Syantra DX

Syantra Diagnostics is developing a blood-based diagnostic test to detect breast cancer.

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Tactile Orthopaedics

Tactile Orthopaedics

Tactile Orthopaedics manufactures anatomically accurate human joint models that incorporate artificial bone, cartilage, and tendon components that have material properties that mimic that of living human tissue for arthroscopic surgical training, providing a cost-effective alternative to human cadaveric samples.

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ViTAA Medical Solutions

ViTAA Medical Solutions is using AI and diagnostic imaging to help doctors assess aortic aneurysms more accurately and ensure that patients receive the lifesaving care they need.

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Zymedyne

Zymedyne

Zymedyne is developing therapeutics for the treatment of chronic pain that targets a recently discovered biological process that is abnormally activated in chronic pain conditions, offering an alternative to opioids. 

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Social Impact Fund

Areto Labs

Areto Labs

Areto Labs is making digital spaces safer by protecting companies and their employees from online abuse through their cybersecurity software.

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LyfeMD

LyfeMD

LyfeMD is empowering people with chronic digestive and inflammatory diseases to take control of their health and wellness through an online platform developed by gastroenterologists, hepatologists and registered dietitians.

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Stagehand

Stagehand

Stagehand is reimagining live performances through an integrated web-based platform that allows businesses and other nontraditional venues and artists to work together to create meaningful experiences for the community.

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Investment Advisory Groups

Investment Advisors

Each UCeed fund is supported by an Investment Advisors who review and advise on Fund investments. These advisors are experienced professionals with deep sector experience, proven leadership, and knowledge and experience in early-stage investing. Advisors provide mentorship, deep-rooted community connections, and critical support through the investment decision-making process.

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Our Funds

Haskayne Student Fund

Haskayne Student Fund

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Child Health Fund

Child Health Fund

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Health Fund

Health Fund

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Social Impact Fund

Social Impact Fund

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