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 makes investment decisions with the Investment Advisory Groups 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

3E Nano

3E Nano

3E Nano is reducing energy consumption and making buildings more energy efficient through its nano-thin window coatings.

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Cadence

Cadence

Cadence is helping families, funeral homes and estate professionals navigate the complex process of estate settlement through its 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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KnowHow

KnowHow, with its mobile and AI-enhanced platform, offers companies in trades services industries an efficient way of capturing internal expertise, which simplifies onboarding, training and problem-solving on the job site.

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MACH32

MACH32 brings together expertise in engineering and health sciences to create innovative medical devices that protect lives.

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Retinalogik

RetinaLogik

RetinaLogik, by loading customized software onto virtual reality headsets, uses artificial intelligence to make vision healthcare more portable, accessible, and affordable — starting with eye exams.

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AazeinTx

AazeinTx

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

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Child Health Imprints

Child Health Imprints is giving preterm babies a better chance at life with data-monitoring technology that supports clinicians.

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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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Noa Therapeutics

Noa Therapeutics is developing multimodal therapeutics to address the complexity of immune diseases, innovation that will help break the cycle of trial-and-error treatment failures.

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Trexo Robotics

Trexo Robotics

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

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Xploro Inc.

Xploro Inc. uses artificial intelligence to ease procedural anxiety and reduce stress in children with cancer.

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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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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 its 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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Difinity Solutions

Difinity Solutions — through it flagship device, NeedSwitch — is advancing disruptive technologies to deliver lifesaving medications in emergency situations.

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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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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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ILLUCIDx

ILLUCIDx founders are developing a point-of-care diagnostic device that is simple, fast to use, accessible by more people in more places and able to produce results in minutes. 

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InventoRR MD

InventoRR MD

InventoRR MD is commercializing groundbreaking trauma and surgery devices, like the AbClo, to create better outcomes for patients, reduce surgery times and lower healthcare costs.

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MACH32

MACH32 brings together expertise in engineering and health sciences to create innovative medical devices that protect lives.

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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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Noa Therapeutics

Noa Therapeutics is developing multimodal therapeutics to address the complexity of immune diseases, innovation that will help break the cycle of trial-and-error treatment failures

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Oncoustics

Oncoustics is accelerating the detection and surveillance of disease through its AI-powered technology that measures the sound in ultrasound.

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PulseMedica

PulseMedica

PulseMedica is developing a medical device to treat retinal eye diseases that affect more than 400 million people worldwide. Its state-of-the-art technology will improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

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PurposeMed

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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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. Its 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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True Angle

True Angle — a medical technology company focusing on disorders that affect an aging market — has developed unique at-home solutions, allowing people to get better and more convenient care.

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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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Alto

Alto is a comprehensive platform that helps families find trusted, rigourously vetted caregivers, making it easier and safer for seniors and individuals with disabilities to receive quality home care.

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Areto Labs

Areto Labs

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

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Chroma Property Technologies

Chroma Property Technologies has created a renter-centric technology that helps those involved in the rental market with the many challenges that come with it.

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Fledge

Fledge provides web-based — and research-backed — programming that teaches children in elementary school the essential skills for maintaining mental health.

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Immigrant Services Calgary

Immigrant Services Calgary supports newcomers through the Gateway initiative, helping them access the right resources as they build a new life in Canada. The community collaboration brings together a network of partners to streamline the onboarding process for immigrants.

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Included by Design

Included by Design works with organizations to create more inclusive and accessible spaces for everyone using universal design. 

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Knead Technologies

Knead Technologies is a revolutionizing food-rescue operations by connecting excess food to those who need it, helping to fight poverty, reduce food waste and save the environment.

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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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Monark

Monark is automating the science of leadership development through its digital platform that gives new and emerging leaders access to personalized training backed by research.

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RetinaLogik

RetinaLogik, by loading customized software onto virtual reality headsets, uses artificial intelligence to make vision healthcare more portable, accessible, and affordable — starting with eye exams.

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Shoelace

Shoelace is gamifying learning content through evidence-based technology that helps kids grow their reading skills and build their confidence with literacy.

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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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Ayrton Energy

Ayrton Energy is solving the challenges of storing and transporting hydrogen, a clean fuel. With its developing technology, hydrogen can be distributed at room temperature, at room pressure, while making use of existing infrastructure.

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Litus

Litus is a Calgary-based startup developing a process to efficiently extract lithium from low-concentration sources, with minimal impact on the environment.

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Investment Advisory Groups

Investment Advisors

Each UCeed fund is supported by a group of 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.

Meet our Advisors