TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

We invest in responsible startups driving social and environmental change to make the world a better place. We believe in profit with a purpose.

Year 1 Impact Report

Our inaugural impact report reviews our busy first year, building a team, refining our investment thesis, closing 10 deals and partnering with trailblazers.

Our purpose and mission

The TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good is a $100-million social-impact fund that invests in for-profit companies and founders committed to driving innovation and transformative solutions that help make the world a better place.

We power the boldest, bravest ideas and the next generation of startups building tech for good. We invest in entrepreneurs addressing the biggest challenges in health, education, agriculture and the environment, by connecting them with the resources and capital they need to grow and thrive.

Our approach

  • Invest for profit with a purpose. We look for financially compelling businesses that can scale and generate financial returns as well as measurable impacts.

  • Get in early. From seed to series A, we focus on companies with a proven product-market fit.

  • Back compelling founders. We back mission-driven founders and diverse teams that can scale effectively and sustainably.

  • Provide more than just money. Leveraging the full strength of TELUS, we open doors and provide strategic support to our companies

Impact Pillars

We focus on profit with purpose businesses taking on challenges in 4 key areas.

Supporting responsible agriculture

Creating sustainable food systems, improving access to healthy food and promoting  zero food waste. 

Transforming healthcare

Enabling equitable access to healthcare for vulnerable populations, promoting preventive health care and harm reduction.

Caring for our planet

Promoting wide-spread adoption of zero-emission solutions, strengthening climate resilience and zero waste.

Enabling inclusive communities

Enabling quality jobs and income, supporting work readiness and care outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Ready to pitch your company?

We’re looking for mission-aligned, for-profit startups. Please contact us to discuss if there’s a strong fit.

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Scaling social innovation: $100-million TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good celebrates one year of supporting new, responsible businesses