through and through
We are a deeply Canadian-rooted venture capital firm built for founders advancing the forefront of their industries. We know what it takes to build a meaningful company – as ex-operators, we’ve done it ourselves.
We invest early and we're there for the long haul
We look for a strong team above all, and aim to work with you through your entire journey. Usually, we aim to lead or co-lead your first round, and reserve follow-on capital as you grow.
2007: Brightspark was Hopper's initial and only investor with a $500K Seed Investment.
2021: Brightspark continues to be a trusted advisor and Board member. Hopper now is valued at US$3.5B.
"Hopper would not be here if it weren't for Sophie and the Brightspark team's support"
- Fred Lalonde, Co-Founder and CEO of Hopper
We are founder-centric
We’re excited to work with the best, no matter what you’re building. Our portfolio is the strongest testament to our thesis, and our team’s decades of investing experience has taught us to never shy away from opportunity.
Our portfolio companies have this in common:
- Ambition to build a global company
- Markets where money is being spent today
- A technology component: deep IP, etc
- Some traction, validation, and customers we can talk to
- Aligned interests and a positive culture
Why entrepreneurs love working with us
Add a team of veteran operators and investors to your team; we have 23 years of lessons learned to share.
We've been called the "OGs" of the Canadian tech ecosystem; we can make valuable connections thanks to our deep roots.
We are proud to be the first phone call when our founders need advice, want to celebrate, vent, or just chat.
Our most important criteria when investing is to ensure our interests are aligned with yours.